The entry into force of the Apostille Convention in the Philippines is on 14 May 2019.
In lieu of Authentication certificates, the Government of the Philippines will start issuing Apostilles on Philippine documents that need to be presented abroad.
Since Australia is also a signatory to the Apostille Convention, all Philippine documents intended for Australia with an affixed Apostille shall no longer be authenticated by the Australian Embassy. In the same manner, all Australian documents intended for the Philippines with an Apostille affixed shall no longer be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulates in Australia.
Philippine Government-issued Apostilles may be verified through the following link: www.dfa.gov.ph/verify-apostille,