Welcome to the Site of the Philippine Consulate General Toronto, Canada

Welcome to the website of the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto, a portal for the latest news and announcements in the service of all kababayans in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Western Ontario and Manitoba. Please monitor our website for the latest news and announcements for the whole community. Enjoy browsing and Mabuhay!

Rosalita S. Prospero, Consul General

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Latest News & Announcements

WINTER ESCAPADE 4, 6-14 FEBRUARY 2017

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MEET OUR NEW SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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PERFECTO R. YASAY, JR.
SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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ANNOUNCEMENT

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THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL
WILL BE CLOSED ON:

Monday, 29 August 2016
(Heroes Day- Philippine Holiday)

and

Monday, 05 September 2016
(Labour Day- Canadian Holiday)

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 and Tuesday, 06 September 2016, respectively.

FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL TEL. NO. 416-346-3268 AND LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE TO ENABLE THE CONSULATE TO RETURN YOUR CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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POEA ADVISORY ON OFWS ON VISA RUNS

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued Advisory No. 33, Series of 2016 warning those seeking employment in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States of Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia not to do so using “visa run” mode. The “visa run” is one of the means used by human traffickers and drug syndicates to ply their trade within ASEAN nations taking advantage of the visa-free stay ASEAN member countries accord each other.

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PHILIPPINE BUREAU OF CUSTOMS ADDRESSES COMPLAINTS

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In response to complaints regarding the non-delivery of balikbayan boxes, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) wishes to inform the public that, in accordance with Customs Memorandum Order No. 79-90 of the Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Entry of Non-Commercial Inbound Consolidation Shipments from Filipinos Abroad and based on Customs practices and procedures, once the cargo arrives in the Philippines, the local consolidator and courier shall file the necessary documents with the BOC.

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ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL VISA APPLICANTS

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The Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform the public that effective 01 October 2016, this Office shall no longer accept non-machine readable passports and travel documents from all visa applicants. This is in view of the 24 November 2015 deadline set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the phasing-out of non-machine readable passports and travel documents. This notice applies to all types of non-machine readable passports including ordinary, official, diplomatic, and/or service documents, except for temporary travel documents designed for emergency situations as per ICAO guidelines.

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COMELEC RESOLUTION ON OVERSEAS VOTER WHO INTENDS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BARANGAY AND SANGUNIAN KABATAAN ELECTIONS

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Overseas voter who intends to participate in the Barangay and Sangunian Kabataan Elections may file an application for transfer of registration records from Post to local registry from 15-30 July 2016.

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