Press Releases

5 October, 2020 - 15:22
(Left) Ms. Joji Bautista Pantoja, photo taken from Coffee for Peace, Incorporated website, (right) Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and Embassy officers during the online meeting with Ms. Pantoja 23 September 202 0 – The idea began when we noticed that people talked and listened more over coffee. Walang nag-aaway kapag may kape , shared Ms. Felicitas “Joji” Bautista Pantoja. Ms. Joji Pantoja has...
4 September, 2020 - 17:09
(left) Ambassador Batoon-Garcia with David Nikel (right) Screenshot taken from the Life in Norway website 04 September 202 0 – The 400-kilometer distance between Oslo and Trondheim did not stop Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Mr. David Nikel of the ‘Life in Norway’ website from having a friendly chat via Skype. Aside from talking about the Philippines including its world-renowned...
3 September, 2020 - 15:51
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and Mr. Noceda of NordicPinoy 01 August 202 0 – With the beautiful city of Oslo as their background, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Mr. John Noceda of the NordicPinoy YouTube channel, talked about the similarities of Norway and the Philippines including the values and traits that Filipinos and Norwegians share. During the interview, Ambassador Batoon-Garcia...
1 September, 2020 - 16:37
Photo of the Deichman Bjørvika library located at Anne-Cath, Vestlys Plass 1, 0150 Oslo (Photo by Eva Margie San Miguel) 28 August 2020 - To mark the Philippine celebration of the National Language Month (Buwan ng Wika) and the National History Month (Buwan ng Kasaysayan), the Philippine Embassy in Oslo donated seventy-four (74) books on Philippine culture, history, language, and tourism...

Latest News from the Embassy

Published on 27 November, 2020 - 11:41
The Embassy is pleased to inform the public that pursuant to Resolution No. 85 of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) dated 26 November 2020, the following may again avail of visa-free entry into the Philippines under the Balikbayan Program starting 07 December 2020: Filipino citizens’ foreign spouses and children, regardless of...
Published on 30 October, 2020 - 12:23
The Embassy hereby advises the public of the advisory of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), last updated on 30 September 2020, which states the following: Because applicants who live outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland cannot travel to Norway due to the corona situation, we do not process au-pair applications from these countries now. The full advisory is available...
Published on 29 October, 2020 - 15:47
In compliance with heightened COVID-19 restrictions in Norway announced over the past few days, including a directive from the Oslo Kommune for work-from-home arrangements whenever possible, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway wishes to announce the following updates to its consular services beginning Tuesday, 03 November 2020, and until further notice: An ONLINE APPOINTMENT...
Published on 29 October, 2020 - 15:10
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway is looking for qualified applicants for the position of Embassy Driver. Qualifications Holder of a B Driving License Resident in Norway Three (3) years experience in driving and familiar with Oslo and surrounding areas Knowledge in car maintenance No criminal record In good health condition Interested applicants may mail the following to...
Published on 21 October, 2020 - 16:35
UPDATE 3: The Balikbayan Program will resume on 07 December 2020, and former Filipinos, as well as foreign spouses or children traveling with a Balikbayan, may again enter the Philippines visa-free beginning 07 December 2020. Please refer to our COVID-19 Public Advisory No. 45 for more details, including additional COVID-19-related requirements to enter the Philippines. UPDATE...
Published on 19 October, 2020 - 17:05
The Embassy hereby informs the public of the announcement by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) that it will no longer receive specimens for COVID-19 testing chargeable to PhilHealth for repatriates and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) effective 14 October 2020. The Philippine government is looking to tap government-run laboratories to conduct COVID-19 tests previously...

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