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Philippine Passport

BLS International operates the PaRC, which is located in Al Shoumoukh Towers. It would accept applications from Filipinos with normal passports, which do not require the holder’s passport record to be changed.

The Philippines Embassy keeps an eye on the PaRC applications. The passports must still be produced by the Embassy, which will take four to six weeks to complete. All passports that have been renewed at PaRC should be picked up at the Center.

“Despite the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) remains proactive in finding solutions that would continue to improve its services, whatever the challenges may be,”  Ambassador Timbayan stated at the opening.

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The Ambassador added that the launch of the PaRC and the government’s commitment to ease access to services for Filipinos globally was prompted by the volume of applications due to the estimated 250,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) operating in various sectors in Qatar.

“To ensure that health regulations are rigorously followed on its premises, the Philippine Embassy in Doha has introduced an online appointment system for passport renewal applications.

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Even though the Embassy accepts and processes over 200 passport renewal applications per day on average, the demand for passport services remains high. “It is with great pleasure to welcome every one of you to the BLS-International Philippine Passport Renewal Center (PaRC).

The realization of this Center is through the unwavering efforts of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs in providing more accessible and convenient passport services to the Filipino community in the State of Qatar,” he added. After Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Qatar is the third Gulf country where the Philippine government has established a PaRC.


On a first-come, first-served basis, the services will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays through Saturdays. A QR240 passport price will be levied for the application process, with an extra QR91 convenience fee collected by BLS. For many Filipinos who have had to wait longer for an appointment at the Embassy, this would be a minor price to pay.

Source: The Peninsula