Australian Embassy
The Philippines

Legal Advice

Legal Advice


The Consular Section does NOT: 

  • give you legal advice, interpret or translate documents, though we may provide details of some local lawyers 
  • intervene in another country's court proceedings or legal matters including employment disputes, commercial disputes, criminal cases and family law matters or child custody disputes 
  • get you out of prison or prevent you from being deported 
  • post bail or pay your fines or legal expenses 
  • enforce an Australian or any other custody agreement overseas or compel a country to decide a custody case