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.
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 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.
Notarial - including certified copies and witnessing of signature
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or +63 2 790 4900.
Consular Section - What we can and cannot do
Travel Advice and On-line Registration for Australians Overseas
- Australians travelling or living in the Philippines are encouraged to register through Smartraveller. This helps us to contact you in an emergency and provide travel advisory updates on the Philippines.
- Get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
We encourage Australians to take out travel insurance when travelling and/or residing 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
Consular Section Contact Details
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
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