MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 07-08 APRIL 2017
12 January 2017 - The Philippine Embassy is pleased to announce that the Mobile Consular Mission to Adelaide, South Australia will be on 07-08 April 2017 (Friday-Saturday) from 8AM to 5PM at Enfield Uniting Church Hall, located at 2 Park Street, Sefton Park SA 5083. The Embassy will now start accepting applications until all slots are filled up.
During the mobile mission, the Embassy will field personnel who will (a) attend to passport applications, (b) administer the oath of allegiance to petitioners for dual citizenship and (c) register qualified overseas Filipino voters.
Applicants are required to secure an appointment/slot with the Embassy (see instructions below). Due to limited data capture equipment, walk-in applicants WILL NOT be accommodated.
A. HOW TO SECURE AN APPOINTMENT
To secure an appointment, please mail the following to the Philippine Embassy, 1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600:
1. A duly accomplished ePassport Application Form with the following supporting documents:
a. Photocopy of data page of current passport; and
b. Photocopy of Australian visa.
2. Additional requirements for the following:
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. Only those with complete requirements will be granted an appointment.
Please note that information on the appointment time/day will be emailed to the applicant not later than 28 February 2017.
Applicants are advised to check their spam folder as the Embassy’s confirmation email has sometimes ended up in the said folder.
B. WHEN TO BE AT THE MOBILE SITE
Please be at the mobile site 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
C. WHAT TO BRING AT THE MOBILE SITE
Applicants are required to bring the following:
1. Original old/current passport, and
2. Postal Money Order for the ePassport service fee in the amount of AUD 118.00 payable to the “Philippine Embassy.” Families who may have several members applying for passports may combine the total fee in one money order.
All passports are printed in Manila. From the time of application, it takes approximately 8 to 10 weeks for the Embassy to receive passports from Manila.
Once available, the Embassy will post on its website the list of applicants whose passports are ready for release.To claim your ePassport by mail/post, please send the following to the Embassy at 1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600 through registered post/express post platinum:
1. Original old/current Passport; and
2. Photocopy of Official Receipt.
The old passport will be cancelled by the Embassy and mailed back to the applicant, together with the new passport.
DUAL CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONS
Former natural-born Filipinos who have acquired citizenship of another country (for example, Australia) can reacquire their Philippine citizenship through the provision of the Philippine law Republic Act 9225 (Citizenship Re-acquisition and Retention Act of 2003).
Please visit https://www.philembassy.org.au/dual-citizenship for the complete list of requirements. Only those with approved applications and confirmed appointments will be allowed to take the oath during the mobile mission.
OVERSEAS VOTER REGISTRATION
The registration/certification of qualified overseas Filipinos has resumed for purposes of the 2019 National Election.
All citizens of the Philippines, who are abroad or will be abroad during the thirty (30) day voting period, at least eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the elections and not otherwise disqualified by law, may register.