As with all the mobile consular missions, pre-registration is a must, so read the following very carefully, okay? In any case, the available slots for Adelaide’s upcoming mission exceeds Darwin’s by more than 200, so you’ve got more leeway this time.
STANDARD DISCLAIMER: All information contained herein is derived from official advisory materials released by the Philippine Embassy in Australia. Details may change without prior notice. We advise readers to get in touch with the Embassy directly for further inquiries and concerns.
Mobile Consular Mission Schedule
The Philippine Embassy has released the following pertinent details for the Mobile Consular Mission in Adelaide, South Australia:
Date: 20-24 May 2019, Monday to Friday
Time: 8 AM to 5 PM Daily
Venue: Gaza Sports and Community Club, 232 North East Road, Klemzig, 5087 SA
There are a total of 560 slots available, and the Embassy will be accepting applications until they fill all the slots. The data capture equipment onsite is limited, so the mission will not accommodate walk-ins.
Services Offered Onsite
You can only avail of two (2) services at the event: passport applications and the administration of the oath of allegiance to dual citizenship petitioners. If you need assistance with other matters, please proceed to the nearest embassy or consul instead.
How to Pre-Register
- 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, please include the following in your application (one set of documents will suffice):
A duly-accomplished ePassport Application Form (which you can download here). Include a photocopy for each data page of your current passport and your Australian visa;
If you fall into any of the categories below, you’ll need to submit the appropriate additional requirements:
Successful dual citizenship applicants should complete the list of requirements in order to participate in the oath-taking ceremonies. Only those with approved applications and confirmed appointments may take the oath during the mobile mission.
Wait for an email from the embassy confirming your appointment. Do note that the Embassy has auto-replies in place and that these are NOT confirmation emails. The latter should contain both the day and time of your appointment slot.
In case you receive no email confirmation, you can either check your spam folder or email email@example.com to follow up.
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 should still apply for a slot. Please refer to the previous item for the applicable requirements.
Provided that you submitted the complete requirements, you should receive the confirmation email no later than 30 April 2019.
The Embassy Confirmed My Appointment. Now What?
Got your email confirmation already? Great! Here’s what you need to bring to the event:
- Your original old/current passport;
- Postal Money Order payable to the “Philippine Embassy” for the ePassport service fee of AUD108 per applicant. If you and your family are applying together, you can combine the total service fees in one money order.
Other Important Reminders
- DO NOT MAIL YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORTS OR POSTAL MONEY ORDERS TO THE EMBASSY.
- If you are unwell, kindly refrain from attending the event to safeguard public health and safety.
- 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 as your time slot draws near.
When Is The Next Passport Mission And Where Will It Be Held?
Can’t make it to Adelaide next month? No sweat! There are still a couple more mobile missions scheduled for July and September this year. As of this writing, they are slated for Perth and Brisbane, respectively.
Watch out for our upcoming articles for more updates!