Philippine Embassy, Canberra
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*
Mobile consular mission in Perth serves over 1,000 Filipinos
21 November 2022, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra deployed a mobile consular mission to Perth, Western Australia on 7 to 14 November 2022 that processed 1,073 passport applications and 87 dual citizenship petitions at the Filipino Australian Club of Perth Inc (FACPI) clubhouse.
The mission led by Consul General Aian Caringal is the second mobile mission in Perth this year to serve the needs of the growing Filipino community in Western Australia (WA). According to the 2021 Australian Census, there are over 46,000 Filipinos and Australians of Filipino descent in WA. Other members of the team included Vice Consul Angela Laurente, Ms. Irene Sadang, Mr. Rodrigo Gavino and Mrs. Gloria Celis.
The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Canberra, represented in the mission by Ms. Julienne Cavida, provided services including verification of employment contracts, post-arrival seminar, issuance of overseas employment certificates and visited work sites that employed Filipino workers.
Defense and Armed Forces Attachè Col. Alexander Gigantone supported the mission and engaged the Filipino community on the progress of peacebuilding efforts in the country. Vice Consul Laurente provided a briefing on Philippine priorities on gender and development in particular the campaign on violence against women.
The Embassy worked with Honorary Consul Virma Symons to ensure a successful productive mobile mission.
The Embassy reminds the Filipino community in all States and Territories that the online booking of passport appointment in the Philippine Embassy in Canberra and the Philippine Consulates General in Sydney and Melbourne is free and does not require payment of any fee. The application for civil registry documents such as birth certificate and marriage certificate should be done directly with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). -END-