Effective 1 January 2016, the Philippine consular offices in Canada will implement an adjustment of consular fees brought about by the changes in the Canadian currency exchange rate vis-à-vis the US dollar. While the changes will affect the fees in Canadian dollar denomination, the prescribed consular fees pegged in the US dollar remain unchanged. Direct payment in US dollar currency is acceptable.
The new schedule of fees is listed below, and will be implemented at the consular section of the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa, the Philippine Consulate General at Toronto and Vancouver, and for applicable services provided by Philippine Consular Offices at Charlottetown, Edmonton, Halifax, St. John’s, and Winnipeg, as well as at all full service consular outreach missions across Canada.
A review of the exchange rate parity between the US dollar and Canadian dollar is conducted on a quarterly basis. Any determination of holding the conversion rate steady, or undertaking an upward or downward adjustment, would be in accordance with prevailing exchange market conditions and short to medium term analysis and outlook.