Philippine Embassy Newsroom

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30 November, 2020 - 09:22
The Embassy will be CLOSED on • Tuesday, 08 December 2020 , Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion of Mary (Philippine holiday) • Thursday, 24 December 2020 , Special Non-Working Holiday (Philippine holiday) • Friday, 25 December 2020 , Christmas Day (Philippine holiday) • Wednesday, 30 December 2020 , Rizal Day (Philippine holiday) • Thursday, 31 December 2020 , Last Day of the Year (Philippine holiday) • Friday, 01 January 2021 , New Year...
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 age, who are traveling with them ; and Former Filipino...
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 by clicking here . For the information and guidance of all.
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 confirmed by the Embassy will still be required for all...
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 the Philippine Embassy, P.O Box 1758 VIKA, N-0122 Oslo,...
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 2: Further to below, holders of the following valid visas...
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 performed by the PRC. Repatriates and returning OFWs should...
9 October, 2020 - 14:39
The Embassy will be CLOSED on • Monday, 02 November 2020 , Special Non-Working Holiday (Philippine holiday) • Monday, 30 November 2020 , Bonifacio Day (Philippine holiday) Regular office hours will resume on the next working day. In case of emergency, the Embassy’s duty officer may be reached at +47 950 01 072 .
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 recently been recognized as one of the three...
5 October, 2020 - 12:44
A hearing will be held on 19 October 2020 at 10:00 a.m. for overseas voting registration applicants for the registration period of 01 July to 30 September 2020. The hearing will be held at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway to determine if those who are registered are eligible to vote. Any objections to the names on the list may be filed at the Embassy 7 days before the hearing. Only objections on valid grounds will be entertained....