The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto wishes to inform the public that pursuant to the authority issued by the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa and upon the request of the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary, Alberta, a Consular Outreach Team will travel to Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to render consular services to the Filipino community according to the following schedule:
Venue: Holiday Inn Express and Suites South, 4255 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4S 3R6
23 August 2017, Wednesday, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
24 August 2017, Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown, 90 22nd Street East. Saskatoon, SK S7K 3X6
25 August 2017, Friday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
26 August 2017, Saturday, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
27 August 2017, Sunday, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SASKATOON APPLICANTS: Due to the unavailability of the venue on 25 AUGUST 2017, The following schedules are revised:
25 Aug 2017, 5:00-6:00 PM moved to 26 Aug 2017 at 6:31-7:30 PM
25 Aug 2017, 6:01-7:00 PM moved to 27 Aug 2017 at 4:31-5:30 PM
The revisions are reflected in the REVISED LIST OF CONFIRMED APPOINTMENTS FOR SASKATOON.
NOTARIAL SERVICES / NBI / POWERS OF ATTORNEY – NO NEED FOR AN APPOINTMENT. Service is on a “first come, first served” basis. – Requirements and forms for the various notarial services and civil registry are available at www.philcongen-toronto.com
• Applicants are enjoined to be on time for their appointments. Those who arrive late may still be accommodated, only after those who were given appointments for that particular hour shall have been served or, at the end of the day when all those who arrived on time would have been served.
• To ensure efficient processing and to maximize consular services, applicants are requested to accomplish fully and well the application form for the renewal of their passports prior to their appointment and to make sure that they have all necessary documentary requirements (original and photocopy) on hand. Forms can be downloaded from the following site http://www.philcongen-toronto.com/consular/docs/epptform.2017v3edit.pdf Forms will also be made available at the venue during the consular outreach.
• PROVIDING FALSE STATEMENTS IN PASSPORT APPLICATIONS IS PUNISHABLE BY LAW (R.A. 8239)
REQUIREMENTS FOR E-PASSPORT APPLICATION:
• Personal appearance is a must
• Applicant should bring the ORIGINAL latest passport for renewal;
• Two (2) Photocopies of data page of latest passport where photo is affixed;
• Starting 01 July 2016, all application for passport renewal of holders of green or MRP (Machine Readable Passport; Passport Number starting with “XX”) shall be required to submit the following: 1. Actual Passport (Green booklet or MRP); 2. PSA-Authenticated Birth Certificate (PSA-formerly NSO) 3. At least one (1) valid identification document, and 4. Other supporting documents as may be required by the processor. (i.e. PSA-MC if married and using married surname, etc.);
• Applicant must present the original and a photocopy of a VALID work permit or a VALID permanent resident card (PRC), or Canadian Landing papers (If recently landed), or any proof that Canadian citizenship has not been granted or obtained. If PRC or work permit has already expired, the original and a copy of the receipt of payment for its renewal must be submitted;
• Attire: Male applicants, both young and old, must wear a shirt with collar. Female applicants wear decent attire with sleeves. The following are not allowed for all applicants: plunging necklines, off-the-shoulder tops, earrings, oversized jewelry, necklaces, facial piercings, colored contact lenses, heavy make-up, headbands, hair clips, barrettes.
• Standard–sized pre-paid NATIONAL Xpresspost envelope, with signature sticker, is required per applicant. Large-sized envelopes are discouraged due to its tendency to tear while en route;
• Fee of C$81.00 shall be paid only in cash.* Credit cards and debit cards will not be accepted.
• Female applicants who wish to use their married surname for the first time on their passports need to submit a NSO authenticated marriage certificate.
The biometric capture of data, photo, signature, and fingerprint/s of each applicant takes some time. We ask for your patience while waiting for your turn.
Due to the large number of applications for the ePassport, the applicant should allow three (3) months from the date of filing of the application for the release of the new passport. Please be reminded that the new ePassport cannot be issued unless the old passport is surrendered to the Consulate General for cancellation.
OTHER SERVICES OFFERED:
1. Notarial Services (Affidavits, Powers of Attorney, other documents to be used in the Philippines – Applicant must personally appear to sign the document. An extra photocopy of the document to be notarized and of the ID presented must also be provided for the Consulate’s record. (e.g. If one (1) copy is required, then two (2) identical copies must be presented, if two (2) copies are required, then three (3) identical copies must be presented. And so on). Fee is C$33.75 per document.
2. NBI Clearance – Personal appearance is needed for fingerprint capturing. Please bring a 2 × 2 colored photo with white background taken within the last six (6) months. Fee is C$33.75. Please send your duly-notarized NBI form to the Philippines through your representative.
3. CERTIFICATION OF PHILIPPINE DRIVERS’ LICENSE: You need to get a certificate of driving experience from the LTO in the Philippines to confirm validity of the drivers’ license . You may ask a representative in the Philippines to facilitate this with LTO. Once your representative get hold of the certificate, this will be submitted to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Authentication Division for authentication. Please refer to DFA Authentication, for the procedure. Processing fee is C$33.75.
*Cash payments for fees, if possible, are preferred in exact amount/s.
09 August 2017, Toronto, Canada