Unfortunately, due to a limited number of slots, they’re no longer accepting applications for the upcoming event. And no, they don’t accept walk-ins, so don’t push your luck if you haven’t pre-registered.
STANDARD DISCLAIMER: All information contained herein is derived from official advisory materials released by the Philippine Embassy in Australia as of press time. Details may change without prior notice, and readers are advised to get in touch with the Embassy directly for further inquiries and concerns.
Here’s the silver lining, though: the next mobile passport mission is now accepting applications. The Philippine Embassy has announced that 340 slots are available for the Mobile Consular Mission to Darwin, Northern Territory, along with the following other details:
Date: 5-7 March 2019 (Tuesday to Thursday)
Time: 8 AM to 5 PM daily
Venue: TO BE ANNOUNCED
As with all the previous passport missions, the Embassy will process applications for the Darwin Mobile Mission until all 340 slots have been filled. Again, walk-ins will not be accommodated due to limited data capture equipment and only two consular services will be offered at the event: passport applications and the administration of the oath of allegiance to dual citizenship petitioners.
How Do I Secure An Appointment?
- Send the pertinent requirements by post to: Philippine Embassy, 1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.
For those applying for passports or renewing their said travel documents, the following should be included in your mailed application (one set of documents will suffice):
A duly-accomplished ePassport Application Form (which you can download here), accompanied by a photocopy each of the data page of your current passport and your Australian visa;
Additional requirements for those who fall into any of the categories below:
Successful dual citizenship applicants should complete the list of requirements indicated here to be able to participate in the oath-taking ceremonies at the event. Only those with approved applications and confirmed appointments will be allowed to take the oath during the mobile mission.
You can also call the Embassy at (02) 6273 2535 ext. 259 to book an oath-taking appointment.
Dual citizenship candidates who also want to apply for a Philippine passport are still required to apply for a slot via submitting the applicable requirements from the previous item on this list.
Wait for an email from the embassy confirming your appointment. It should be noted that the Embassy has auto-reply in place for all emails received and that this is NOT a confirmation email. The latter should contain both the day and time of your appointment slot and will be sent to you no later than 11 February 2019, provided that you submitted the complete requirements..
In case you receive no confirmation of your appointment, you can either check your spam folder or email firstname.lastname@example.org to follow up.
How Much Is The Processing Fee?
The Philippine Embassy has yet to announce an exact figure, but if it helps, the past mobile passport missions required ePassport service fees of AUD108 per applicant. Payments were rendered via postal money orders addressed to the “Philippine Embassy,” and individual applicants within the same family were allowed to combine their payments into one postal money order.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the embassy to confirm if this is still the case.
A Few Important Reminders
DO NOT MAIL YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORTS OR POSTAL MONEY ORDERS TO THE EMBASSY.
Assistance with matters outside of passport renewal/application and dual citizenship oath-taking will not be provided at the event. Those in need of such should proceed to the nearest embassy or consul.
If you are unwell, kindly refrain from attending the event in the interest of public health and safety.
Are There Other Mobile Passport Missions Scheduled for This Year?
Yes. Apart from Melbourne and Darwin, Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane are slated to host passport missions in May, July, and September this year, respectively.
As always, watch this space. We will be posting updates on the said events as they become available.