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29 November, 2019 - 15:27
On behalf of the Philippines, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia confirmed the Philippines recommitment to the implementation of the Mine Ban Convention (Photo credit: Ambassador Vera Shatilova) 29 November 2019 – The Philippines, together with 164 states that are parties to the Mine Ban Convention, adopted the Oslo Action Plan during the conclusion of the Fourth Review Conference on a...
15 November, 2019 - 15:21
Filipino professionals enjoying an evening of camaraderie with new contacts and friends 15 November 2019, Oslo – The cold did not bother the Filipino professionals who participated in the first Networking Night for Filipino professionals organized by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo. Despite the onset of winter and their busy schedule, Filipino professionals from a wide array of careers...
14 November, 2019 - 14:09
Lahing Kayumanggi dancers and flair bartender Mr. Dennis Barela showcased Filipino talent and culture for Norwegian market 08 November 2019, Oslo – The cold pouring rain outside Amerikalinjen in Oslo was a stark contrast to the warm and festive atmosphere inside the hotel, where representatives from the Department of Tourism presented the Philippines’ tourism destinations to Norwegian...
12 November, 2019 - 12:35
Filipino au pairs in Bergen with Third Secretary Cabahug, Ms. Devold of the UDI, and Mr. Navarro of the Caritas Au Pair Center in Bergen 09 November 2019, Bergen – In continuing the Philippine Embassy’s programs on gender and development, Post conducted the 1st Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar (PAOS) for Filipino au pairs in Bergen, Norway. The PAOS for au pairs has been a yearly...
8 November, 2019 - 16:34
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (third from left), Ms. Rasul-Bernardo (fourth from right), and Ms. Allian (second from left), with Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex (center), British Ambassador Richard Wood (right-most), and delegates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand 6 November 2019 – Dr. Amina Rasul-Bernardo, President of the Philippine Centre for Islam and Democracy,...

Latest News from the Embassy

Published on 18 November, 2019 - 11:51
In conjunction with the Embassy's Consular Outreach Mission in Helsinki, Finland on 29 November - 01 December, 2019, the Embassy wishes to announce that a team from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office – London will be on hand during the outreach for consultations regarding overseas employment, as well as to render the following services for Filipinos in Finland: Registration...
Published on 15 November, 2019 - 15:40
Overseas voters registered in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden are hereby referred to the Commission on Elections' (COMELEC) List of Overseas Voters Due for Deactivation Due to Failure to Vote in Two Consecutive National Elections (2016 and 2019 National and Local Elections), attached below. Those on the list who may wish to reactivate their records may do so at...
Published on 13 November, 2019 - 13:36
Notice is hereby given that under Republic Act No. 9189 as amended by Republic Act No. 10590, all citizens of the Philippines abroad, who are not disqualified by law, at least eighteen (18) years of age on 09 May 2022, and who are registered overseas voters, may vote for President, Vice President, Senators and Party-List Representatives in the National and Local Elections on 09...
Published on 5 November, 2019 - 16:59
The Embassy will be CLOSED on • Tuesday, 24 December 2019 , Special Non-Working Day (Philippine holiday) • Wednesday, 25 December 2019 , Christmas Day (Philippine holiday) • Thursday, 26 December 2019 , Boxing Day (Norwegian holiday) • Monday, 30 December 2019 , Rizal Day (Philippine holiday) • Tuesday, 31 December 2019 , Last Day of the Year (Philippine holiday) • Wednesday,...
Published on 30 October, 2019 - 14:59
The public is hereby informed of the following change in procedure for processing of employment contracts of directly hired workers, per Memorandum Circular No 08-2019 of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA): “IV. All employers seeking exemption from the direct hire prohibition shall have the employment contract documents of their directly hired workers...
Published on 17 October, 2019 - 11:37
UPDATE 5: As of 26 November 2019, 16.25 Oslo time, all slots for passport application at the outreach have been filled. Thank you. UPDATE 4: In view of the ongoing strike of Finnish postal workers, the Embassy invites those in Finland whose names are on the list of passports for release to claim their passports during the outreach. If you wish to do so, please email consular...

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