Consular Services

Notarial and other Legal Services

Any individual who executes an affidavit or other documents requiring oath or any person who executes legal document, such as power of attorney, deed or other writings acknowledged before a notary public shall appear personally at the Consulate General, if the document is to be used in the Philippines. Appointment is not necessary and on a "first-come, first-served" basis.

Philippine passport (for Filipino citizens), Canadian citizenship card or Canadian passport (for Canadian citizens) should be presented as proof of identification. Please bring a photocopy of said document i.e. Philippine or Canadian passport, citizenship card.

The duly-notarized document will be released after two (2) business days from 1:00PM onwards. In case the applicant may not be able to pick-up the document personally, an authorized representative must present a letter of authorization from the applicant and his/ her ID card. For mailing of processed documents, applicant must provide a self-addressed/ stamped mailing envelope, preferably an XPRESSPOST from Canada Post for tracking purposes.

Authentication fee is CAD$28.75 per document, payable in cash, money order or certified check addressed to the Philippine Consulate General. Processing of notarial documents takes two (2) business days only upon compliance with the requirements. An extra photocopy of the document to be notarized must also be provided for the Consulate's record.

In case the document is executed by a resident of Manitoba and notarized by a notary public appointed in Manitoba, the said document should be submitted for authentication by the Department of Jobs and Economy of Manitoba located at 10th Floor, Rm. 1034, at 405 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3L6 at telephone number 1-204.945 26 54. The authenticated document should then be submitted via mail to the Philippine Consulate General for final authentication, including a self-addressed/ stamped mailing envelope, and a fee of C$28.75 per document, through either a certified cheque or money order payable to the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto.

In case the document is executed by a resident and notarized by a notary public appointed in Saskatchewan, the original document should be submitted for authentication to the Authentication Services, Legislative Services, Saskatchewan Justice 800 - 1874 Scarth Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 4B3 (306-787-2951). The fee for authentication in Saskatchewan is $50 per document. Payment may be made by cash, or cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance. Documents are returned from Saskatchewan Authentication Services to the sender unless the sender provides a pre-paid self-addressed mailing envelope. The authenticated document should then be submitted via mail to the Philippine Consulate General for final authentication, including a self-addressed/ stamped mailing envelope, and a fee of C$28.75 per document, through either a certified cheque or money order payable to the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto.

NBI CLEARANCE: You can come to the Philippine Consulate General to fill-out the NBI Form. Please bring a recently-taken 2x2 colored photo and a consular staff will assist you in taking your fingerprints. Fee is CAD$28.75 for notarization of the duly-accomplished NBI Form. Release of the signed NBI Form will be after two (2) business days @ 3:00PM onwards. Once you get the duly-notarized Form, you will send it to the Philippines for filing at the NBI, through your representative.

Applicants from far places can request a copy of the NBI Form from the Consulate and must send a self-addressed/stamped mailing envelope so the Consulate can send them back the NBI Form. Please accomplish the form and have your fingerprints taken at any RCMP station close to your area. Once done, submit the NBI form to the NBI in the Philippines through your authorized representative.

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 you get hold of the certificate, this will be submitted to the Consulate, either through personal appearance or by mail, together with the original copy of the Official Receipt (OR) issued by LTO as proof of payment, for notarization. If by mail, kindly include a self-addressed/ stamped mailing envelope as well, and a payment of C$28.75, either certified cheque or money order, payable to the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto. Processing of the notarization takes two (2) business days only at the Consulate. Fee: CAD$28.75

NOTE - Payment of Fees
The Consulate accepts ONLY Cash, Bank Draft, Money Orders or Certified Cheques

Page Last Updated: October 14 2014 16:20:49