The Philippine Embassy in Canberra deployed a mobile consular mission in Perth, Western Australia on 01-05 July 2019 to process passport applications.
PERTH, Australia – The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra completed a five-day mobile consular mission in Perth, Western Australia on 01-05 July 2019.
The mobile consular team processed 670 passport applications and administered the oath of allegiance of sixty-two (62) Filipinos who reacquired their Filipino citizenship through Republic Act No 9225 or the Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003.
There are approximately 35,000 Filipinos in the State of Western Australia. The Embassy holds the mobile mission in Perth twice a year. Perth is over 3,000 kilometers away from Canberra.
The mobile consular mission deployed by the Philippine Embassy in Canberra processed a total of 670 passport applications.
A total of 62 Filipinos took their oath of allegiance under the Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003.
The Embassy team was led by First Secretary and Consul Corina Reyes with consular assistants Ruel Peñaflorida and Gloria Celis. Mr. Antonio Saquing of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Canberra was also present to provide updates on POEA regulations to overseas Filipino workers in Perth. The Embassy worked with the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Perth led by Consul Michael Gillis to ensure an organized and productive consular mission. - END