The Mobile Consular Mission to Brisbane processed 563 passport applications on 12-17 July 2021
19 July 2021 - The six-day mobile consular mission conducted by the Philippine Embassy in Canberra on 12-17 July 2021 in Brisbane, Queensland processed 563 passport applications and administered the oath of allegiance of 64 Filipinos who reacquired their Filipino citizenship through Republic Act No. 9225 or the Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003.
The Embassy team was composed of Consul Nicole de Castro, Mrs. Rowena Sierra, Mrs. Gloria Celis and Mr. Eric Sierra. The Embassy worked with the Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Brisbane led by Consul General Margaret Grummitt.
The mobile consular missions to Queensland are held annually, however, due to the border restrictions and COVID-19 regulations, the mission in 2020 was cancelled.
For our kababayans in Queensland who were unable to secure an appointment, the Embassy provides the following information:
If your passport is not yet expired, please contact the Philippine Embassy through firstname.lastname@example.org or the Philippine Consulate General at email@example.com to apply for a one-year passport extension one (1) month before the expiry date of your passport;
This service can be done by mail and does not entail personal appearance at the Embassy/Consulate.
For those with expired passports, year-round passport renewal services continue to be available at the Philippine Embassy in Canberra and the Philippine Consulates General in Sydney and Melbourne, except during lockdowns and declared holidays. END
There were 64 Filipinos who took their oath of allegiance under the Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003 on 13 and 15 July 2021 in Brisbane, Queensland.