The Philippine Embassy successfully conducted its first mobile mission in Adelaide and Melbourne from 6 to 9 March 2013, servicing a total of 1,038 individuals.
Consul Nina Cainglet, who headed the mission, administered the oath of allegiance to 31 Filipino dual citizenship petitioners in Adelaide and 137 in Melbourne.
With the Adelaide applicants numbering 265 and those from Melbourne at 605, the Embassy serviced a total of 870 epassport applicants.
The Embassy is pleased that, with pre-registration and the implementation of an appointment system, the biometrics data capture for the ePassport service was more systematic and orderly. The applicants did not have to queue in long lines or wait for a long time to be attended to.
The Embassy will field a mission to Perth on 29 May to 01 June 2013 to be held at the Filipino Australian Club of Perth, 1 Catherine Street, Bedford, Western Australia.
The Embassy has already begun accepting applications for the Perth mission.
Due to limited data capture equipment, walk-in applicants cannot be accommodated.
To ensure the orderly conduct of the mission to Perth, ePassport applicants are advised to read and carefully follow these instructions to pre-register and secure a appointment/slot on or before Friday, 17 May 2013:
Mail to the Philippine Embassy, 1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600 his duly accomplished ePassport Application Form (downloadable from www.philembassy.org.au) and the photocopy of data page of the old or current passport.
Additional requirements may be required depending on an applicant’s circumstances:
In case of change of name for married women, a copy of Report of Marriage or NSO-authenticated Marriage Certificate.
If applying for a new passport, a copy of Report of Birth or NSO-authenticated Birth Certificate.
If dual citizen, a photocopy of Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance and Order.
If passport is lost, an Affidavit of Loss, Police Report, and NSO-authenticated Birth Certificate.
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.
ePassport Applicants are advised to be at the mobile site 30 minutes prior to their appointment.
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 their original old/current passport and Postal Money Order for the non-refundable ePassport service fee in the amount of AUD 118.00 payable to the “Philippine Embassy.”
Further queries on the Embassy’s Mobile Missions may be addressed to the Passport Section at Tel. (02) 62732535 or 62732535 extension 231, Fax No. (02) 62733984.