Missed the last mobile passport mission for the year in Perth last week? Need to renew your passport ASAP? Worry not, for the next one is less than sixty days away!
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.
The Philippine Embassy has recently announced that it is now accepting applications for the Mobile Consular Mission to be held in Melbourne, Victoria from Monday, 14 January 2019, to Friday, 18 January 2019. Other details are as follows:
Time: 8 AM to 5 PM daily
Venue: Monastery Hall, St. Francis Pastoral Centre, 326 Lonsdale St., Melbourne
Total Slots Available: 640
Applications will be accepted until all 640 available slots are filled.
Services Offered at the 2019 Melbourne Mobile Passport Mission
Only two consular services will be offered at the event: passport applications and the administration of the oath of allegiance to dual citizenship petitioners. Filipino citizens seeking assistance with matters not pertaining to these should proceed to the nearest embassy or consul.
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 nab a slot for the scheduled oath-taking ceremonies on Tuesday, 15 January 2019, and Wednesday, 16 January 2019.
Dual citizenship candidates who also want to apply for a Philippine passport should apply for a separate slot via submitting the 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 21 December 2018, 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.
What Should I Bring to the Mobile Site?
If you were able to secure an appointment slot for the mobile mission, congratulations! You just need to bring two things when you show up:
Your original old/current passport;
Postal Money Order for the ePassport service fee of AUD108 per applicant, payable to the “Philippine Embassy.” If you and your family are applying together, you can combine the total service fees in one money order.
DO NOT MAIL YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORTS OR POSTAL MONEY ORDERS TO THE EMBASSY.
Bear in mind that you should be at the mobile site at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment. They’ll be calling out the names of all the applicants, so pay attention once your time slot draws near.
What If I Won’t Be In Melbourne Then?
That’s too bad.
Just kidding! If you’re unable to make it to the Melbourne Mobile Passport Mission, the Philippine Embassy does have some more mobile events lined up for the year.
Stay tuned and watch this space for updates.