Australian Embassy
The Philippines

Services for Australians

SERVICES FOR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS

For after-hours emergencies please call +63 2 757 8100 and follow the prompts to transfer (toll free) to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra or call direct on +61 2 6261 3305.

 

From 14 February 2017, appointments for passports, notarial and Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) services must be booked online.

 

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PASSPORTS

  • Appointments are required for all Passport Applications.

  • All passport applications/renewals will require a face to face interview with the applicant (16 years and over), with the exception of minors (below 16).  A parent or a person with parental responsibility must lodge on behalf of minors.

  • For children ages 16 and 17, the child and at least one parent are required to attend the interview.

  • All passport applications/renewals lodged overseas will be charged an additional ‘Overseas Application Fee’ of $103.00 for adults (including senior citizens) and $52.00 for minors (below 18).

  • Passport Information, Requirements, and Application Forms

  • General passport photo guidelines 

  • List of eligible guarantors/referee for passport applications

  • Passport Fees - Only Philippine Peso (cash) or a Bank Manager’s Cheque (in Peso) made payable to ‘Australian Embassy’.

  • Appointments are not required for passport collection. You may collect passports Monday to Friday from 9am to 12nn and 2pm to 4pm.

 

NOTARIAL SERVICES and CERTIFICATE OF NO IMPEDIMENT TO MARRIAGE

  • Appointments are required for Notarial Services and Applications for Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI).

  • Consular fees - We only accept Philippine Peso (cash) if you are lodging the application in person. For CNI applications sent by courier, payment should be in Bank Manager’s Cheque (in Peso) made payable to ‘Australian Embassy’.                                                                                    

  • We prefer that applicants obtain Australian bank drafts/cheques from the following banks: ANZ, Westpac, NAB, Commonwealth Bank, or St. George. In the past, we have had difficulty processing bank drafts/cheques issued by other Australian banks.

  • Marriage in the Philippines and Application for Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI) 

  • Notarial - including certified copies and witnessing of signature

  • Authentication and Apostilles

  • Note: In the Philippines a Notary Public can Certify True Copies of documents to support an application for Australian citizenship or visa. Certified True copies do not need to be processed at the Australian Embassy Consular Section.

  • Notarial Disclaimer - Please ensure that documents relating to notarial services you require from the Australian Embassy, are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for witnessing any signatures on the documents. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to witnessing signatures on a particular document, you should seek independent legal advice. Please note, by witnessing a signature on a document neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Embassy in the Philippines guarantees the legal effectiveness of the document or the accuracy of its contents.

  • Selling or buying land or property in Australia? - You should check with your Australian representative what is required before seeking the services of the Australian Embassy. If you require verification of identity for a property transaction, you must attend the mission with a prepared Client Authorisation or mortgage and Certification, original identification documents and the Subscriber or mortgagee's written instructions. It is a requirement that the instructions from your legal representative in Australia be provided in addition to the documents you need witnessed or certified. Where instructions from your legal representative are not provided, the services will be declined.

 

Visas and Citizenship Enquiries
  • The Consular Section does not process Citizenship or Visa applications and is not able to respond to Australian visa or citizenship enquiries.
  • For citizenship and visa enquiries visit the VFS website or contact info.auph@vfshelpline.com or +63 2 790 4900. 

 

Consular Section - What we can and cannot do
 
Travel Advice and On-line Registration for Australians Overseas
 
Services and Information Provided by Other Agencies – please contact these agencies directly

Australian Police clearances
Australian Citizenship
Birth, marriage and death certificates
Australian Government Benefits, Payments and Services
Centrelink - Department of Human Services (DHS) International Services
Returning to Australia

 
Elections

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How to vote while overseas and Going overseas
State and Territory Electoral Authorities 

Privacy

Consular privacy collection statement
• Your consent is required before we can disclosure your personal information to selected individuals/organisations. 

 

 

Consular Section Contact Details

Consular Section
Australian Embassy
Level 23 - Tower 2, RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City 1200, Metro Manila, The Philippines

Telephone: +63 2 757 8100
Facsimile: +63 2 757 8344

Email: consular.manila@dfat.gov.au

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