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  • COMELEC EXTENDS PERIOD FOR FILING OF APPLICATIONS FOR REACTIVATION FOR OVERSEAS VOTERS WHOSE RECORDS WERE DEACTIVATED

    The Philippine Embassy is pleased to inform the public that Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Resolution No. 10005 promulgated on 15 October 2015 extends the filing of applications for reactivation of voter registration from 31 October 2015 to    9 December 2015.

  • MOBILE EPASSPORT MISSIONS FOR 2016

    MOBILE EPASSPORT MISSIONS FOR 2016

    The Philippine Embassy is pleased to announce the schedule for Mobile Consular Missions for 2016.

    During the mobile missions, the Embassy will field personnel who will attend to the biometrics capture of Philippine ePassport applicants and administer the oath of allegiance to petitioners for dual citizenship.

    To ensure the orderly conduct of the Missions, ePassport applicants should pre-register and secure an appointment/slot with the Embassy within the dates indicated in the 4th column in the schedule below.

    Due to limited data capture equipment, walk-in applicants cannot be accommodated.

    The 2016 schedule and details for the mobile missions to the various Australian state/territory capitals follow:

    DATE AND TIME

    CITY

    VENUE

    DATES EMBASSY WILL RECEIVE MAILED EPASSPORT APPLICATIONS

    Passport Service:

    Tuesday to Friday, 13- 16 September 2016, 8AM – 5 PM

    Oath taking for dual citizens:

    Tuesday and Wednesday,

    13 and 14 Sept 2016 at 3:00 PM on both days

    Brisbane

    Chermside Kedron Uniting Church

    590 Gympie Road, Chermside

    20 June 2016 to

    23 August 2016

    HOW TO PRE-REGISTER/SECURE AN APPOINTMENT

    To pre-register/secure an appointment, an applicant should mail the following to the Philippine Embassy, 1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600:

          1.  A duly accomplished ePassport Application Form with the following supporting documents:     

           a. Photocopy of data page of current passport.

           b. Photocopy of Australian visa

    Additional Requirements:

    •              For women changing status from single to married – the original and copy of Report of Marriage or NSO-authenticated Marriage Certificate.
    •              For those applying for a new passport – the original and a copy of Report of Birth or NSO-authenticated Birth Certificate.
    •              If a dual citizen - a photocopy of the Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance and Order.
    •              If old passport is lost - an Affidavit of Loss, Police Report, plus same requirements as for new passport.

    It is important that applicants provide contact information (e-mail address preferred) in the Application Form so the Embassy can send an email confirming receipt and approval of the Application and informing the applicant of the date and time of his appointment.

    Please note that information on theappointment time/day will be emailed to the applicantwithin three (3) weeks afterreceipt of their passport application.  

    Applicants are advised to check their Spam folder as the Embassy’s confirmation email has sometimes ended up in the said folder.  

    If an email appointment has not been received, applicants are requested to call the Embassy to find out when their appointment is.

    Applicants are requested to confirm with the Embassy whether or not they will be able to attend their appointment so the slot can be given to someone else if they are unable to apply during the mobile mission.

    WHEN TO BE AT THE MOBILE SITE

    ePassport Applicants are advised to be at the mobile site 30 minutes prior to their appointment.

    WHAT TO BRING AT THE MOBILE SITE

    Applicants are no longer required to bring photographs since they will have their pictures taken using ePassport data capture equipment at the mobile site.

    When applicants show up for their appointment, they are to bring:

    1. their original old/current passport, and
    2. Postal Money Order for the ePassport service fee in the amount of AUD 118.00 payable to the “Philippine Embassy.”

    Families who may have several members applying for their passport may combine the total fee in one money order.

    PASSPORT RELEASE

    All passports are printed in Manila. From the time of application, it takes about 8 to 10 weeks for the Embassy to receive passports from Manila.

    Once available, the Embassy will post on its website the list of applicants whose passports are ready for release.

    To claim their ePassports by mail/post, applicants are advised to send the following to the Embassy at 1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600 through registered post/express post platinum:

    1. Original old/current Passport

    2. Photocopy of Official Receipt

    The old passport will be cancelled by the Embassy and will be mailed back to the applicant, together with the new passport.

    Further queries on the Embassy’s Mobile Missions for 2015 may be addressed to the Passport Section at Tel. (02) 62732535 or 62732536 extension 231, Fax No. (02) 62733984 or Email addresses: cbrpe@philembassy.org.au or canberra.pe@dfa.gov.ph. END