COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 52: UPDATES ON CONSULAR SERVICES FOR FILIPINOS IN ICELAND

COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 52: UPDATES ON CONSULAR SERVICES FOR FILIPINOS IN ICELAND

The Embassy wishes to address the various requests from Filipinos in Iceland for consular services from the Embassy, particularly requests for the conduct of a consular outreach mission in Iceland as soon as possible. We are aware of the urgency of your situation and are currently looking into how we can conduct such an outreach mission, taking into account the travel restrictions in both Norway and Iceland, COVID-19 testing and quarantine guidelines upon arrival for our consular team in Iceland, and Iceland’s restrictions on public gatherings. We will announce any updates as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we continue to direct Filipinos in Iceland with expiring (i.e. still valid, not yet expired) passports and with legitimate emergencies to apply for 1-year extension of validity of their passports at the Philippine Consulate in Reykjavik. Those who have already availed of this option may apply for a second extension through the Consulate – your passports will be mailed by the Consulate to our Embassy in Oslo, Norway for re-extension and then returned to the Consulate by post. Please contact the Philippine Consulate in Reykjavik for more information.

The Embassy continues to receive applications for visa, civil registry (Report of Birth, Report of Marriage, Report of Death) and au pair contract attestation from Iceland sent by post. For visa applicants, please refer to the Embassy’s most recent advisory on entry restrictions in the Philippines before mailing in your applications.

As for other applications requiring personal appearance at the Embassy, such as oath-taking for dual citizenship and overseas voter registration, the Embassy continues not to accept such applications from Iceland. Applicants requiring notarial services may refer to the procedure on our website for availing of such services without personally appearing at our Embassy – view by clicking here.

We ask for the public’s understanding on this matter.