The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia

Filipinos remain one of the fastest growing immigrant communities in Australia as of today. To protect the interest and welfare of its countrymen, the Philippine Consular Offices are established to provide specific services.

 

This is the list of Philippine Consular Offices in Australia:

 

The Philippine Embassy in Canberra


The Philippine Embassy in Canberra The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia
Location The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia
Phone The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia+61 262732535 / 36

New South Wales
Consulate-General of the Philippines


Location The Philippine Consular Offices in AustraliaLevel 1, Philippine Center 27-33 Wentworth Avenue
     Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Phone The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia(02) 9262 7377

South Australia
Consulate-General of the Philippines


Location The Philippine Consular Offices in AustraliaLevel 1/204 Portrush Road
     Trinity Gardens, South Australia 5068
Phone The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia0434 911 202

Queensland
Consulate-General of the Philippines


Location The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia69 Ann Street
     Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Phone The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia0411 359 182

Northern Territory
Consulate-General of the Philippines


Location The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia22 Mirrakma Crescent
     Lyons, Northern Territory 0810
Phone The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia(08) 8927 3926

Tasmania
Consulate-General of the Philippines


Location The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia29 Argyle St
     Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Phone The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia(03) 6213 5510

Victoria
Consulate-General of the Philippines


Location The Philippine Consular Offices in AustraliaLevel 5 Suite 11a 11 Queens Road
     Melbourne, Victoria 3004
Phone The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia(03) 9869 7182

Western Australia
Consulate-General of the Philippines


Location The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia1/21 Biscayne Way
     Jandakot, Western Australia 6164
Phone The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia(08) 6174 9500

Vanuatu, Port Villa
Philippine Honorary Consulate


Location The Philippine Consular Offices in AustraliaLot 66 Tassiriki Park
Port Villa, Vanuatu
Phone The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia(678) 25589
 

The Consulate is a foreign mission established by the Philippine Government to provide consular services for persons wishing to visit the Philippines. They also provide passport, civil registry, and notarial services for Filipino nationals.

 

Passport Services

  Passport Services The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia  

Passports are the first thing in mind when you think about the consular offices. These are essential entry documents for all Filipinos.

 

Luckily, you don’t have to go back to the Philippines for Passport-related concerns. You can renew your Philippine passport in Australia. You can also change your married name and process dual citizenship in the same consular office.

 

But take note that passport related services are only available in the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney and Canberra.

 

If you are not in both, worry not. The Philippine Consulate conducts Mobile Passport Missions for people outside these areas. We will keep you posted if there are announcements for succeeding Mobile Passport Missions.

 

Civil Registry Services

  Civil Registry Services The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia  

The need for civil registration arises when a vital event affects a citizen’s status. This can be:

 
  • Registration of the birth of a Filipino child born overseas (report of birth).

  • Registration of the overseas marriage of a Filipino citizen (report of marriage).

  • Registration of the death of a Filipino Citizen (report of death).

 

The Consulate forwards the report to the NSO for updating the person’s official records. So that when you have your Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate delivered door-to-door, it would be up-to-date.

 

Notarial Services

  Notarial Services The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia  

The Consulate offers notarial services for documents to be used in the Philippines. Such services can be Acknowledgement, Authentication, Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG), and Depositions.

 

Acknowledgement (or Consularization)

 

Acknowledgement or Consularization is the act by which a person declares that an instrument (e.g. special power of attorney, affidavits, sworn statements, etc.) was executed in his/her voluntary act and deed. The affiant must sign the document in front of a consular officer.

 

Requirements:

 
  • Original and photocopy of the document/s to be acknowledged.

  • Original and photocopy of valid identification with photograph and signature (passport, driver license or other Government-issued identification with the photograph of the holder). The identification must bear the name that appears on the document to be acknowledged.

  • A non-refundable fee to be paid either in cash or postal money order payable to the “Philippine Consulate General in Sydney”.

 

Source: Philippine Consulate General (Sydney, Australia)

 

Authentication

  Authentication The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia  

To have legal force, authentication should be done to confirm the official character of the Australian Official that has performed the notarization on the document.

 

Also, Authentication is done on documents issued by government agencies, corporate offices, banks, and any other institutions.

 

Requirements:

 
  • The original document, which must first undergo authentication by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

  • A non-refundable authentication fee to be paid either in cash or postal money order payable to the “Philippine Consulate General”. Refer to Consular Fees.

  • Photocopy of the document.

  • If the request for authentication is lodged by mail:

    • A self-addressed Express Post or Registered Post envelope (must be of appropriate size to carry the document).

  • If the request for authentication is lodged in person:

    • Documents are received only during consular business hours and are released on the following business day.

    • If another person will collect on behalf of you, a written authorization and the issued official receipt must be presented upon collection of the document.

    • Alternatively, applicants may arrange for the return of the processed document through courier service. Or the applicant may provide a self-addressed Express Post or Registered Post envelope, which the Consulate will use to mail the processed document.

 

Source: Philippine Consulate General (Sydney, Australia)

 

Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG)

  Waiver of Exclusion Ground The Philippine Consular Offices in Australia  

You may not be able to accompany your children when traveling to the Philippines. It is a requirement by the government to apply for a Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) for your children ages 15 years old below.

 

Requirements for foreign children:

 
  • Personal appearance of either parent.

  • Signing of an Affidavit of Support and Consent for the child/children to travel to the Philippines unaccompanied (This Affidavit must be notarized by the Consulate. A Notary fee will apply).

  • Present the original and submit two photocopies of:

    • The birth certificate of the child.

    • Passport of the child.

    • Passport or driver’s license of both parents.

    • Passport of the traveling companion.

    • Marriage certificate of parents, if applicable.

  • A Notary fee will apply. Payment of a non-refundable fee to be paid either in cash or postal money order payable to the “Philippine Consulate General”. Refer to Schedule of Fees.

  • The WEG will be presented to the immigration official at the airport of entry in the Philippines. Immigration will charge a fee of PHP 3,120.

  • The WEG does not include the child/children’s visa. If the child/children will stay in the Philippines for more than thirty (30) days, a visa will be required.

 

Source: Philippine Consulate General (Sydney, Australia)

 

Depositions

 

Also, depositions requested by the regional trial court of the Philippines can be done in the Consulate. A deposition is a sworn witness’ out of court testimony used in legal proceedings.

 

A non-refundable deposition fee is paid for the service. Refer to Schedule of Fees.

 

NBI Clearance

 

You can also request an NBI Clearance in the Consulates. This is the step-by-step process for acquiring one.

 

Conclusion

 

The Philippine Consular Offices provide services that are essential to us Filipinos. As of writing, most of these services can only be done in Sydney or in Canberra. It is best to call the respective Consulate in your vicinity to confirm if the service you need is available there.

Rica J

I am a mother, a wife and a technology loving Filipina who loves reading hi-fiction books (dragons!) , good stories, dancing, laughter, lying on the grass and eating balut. I am born and raised in the Philippines and now resides in Australia but finds myself in the Philippines for at least 3 months a year. I am part of the Filipino Australian Community and have been living between Australia and the Philippines since 2007.

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