Assistance to Nationals

  •                      Who can request assistance?

a.    Overseas Filipino nationals in distress who are currently in Australia

b.    Next-of-Kin of Filipino nationals in distress in Australia

  •            How to avail of the service?

a.    Personal visit at the Embassy

b.    Send an accomplished Assistance to National (ATN) form by mail, e-mail or fax (Form is downloadable from Embassy website under Downloadable Forms)

c.    Contact the Embassy phone lines

  •             What is ATN?

Consular service is the third pillar of Philippine foreign policy.  Pursuant to the Philippine Foreign Service Act of 1991 and the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act, as amended, the Department of Foreign Affairs is mandated to formulate and implement policies and programs to promote and protect the rights and welfare of Filipino migrants, and provide assistance to overseas Filipinos in distress.