Philippine Embassy Newsroom

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8 August, 2020 - 12:32
UPDATE 4: Effective 08 August 2020, the following counties of Sweden are labeled “green” and persons arriving from these counties will be exempt from Norway’s quarantine requirements: Blekinge, Dalarna, Kalmar, Södermanland, Uppsala, Örebro, Östergötland, Värmland and Västerbotten. The counties of Kronoberg and Skåne, meanwhile, have been reverted back to “red” status. Please be guided accordingly. UPDATE 3: Norway will add the Swedish...
5 August, 2020 - 11:16
The Philippine Embassy in Norway hereby announces that effective immediately, the following are exempted from the temporary suspension of visa issuance and may apply for temporary visitor’s visa to visit the Philippines: Foreign spouses of Filipino nationals; Foreign minor children, and foreign children with special needs regardless of age, of Filipino nationals; and Foreign parents of minor Filipino children, and of Filipino children...
4 August, 2020 - 16:22
The promotion and protection of the rights and welfare of overseas Filipinos is an unwavering commitment of the Philippine Government. This has been evident in the ongoing Philippine Government’s assistance to its nationals abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including through the network of Philippine Embassies around the world. In line with this commitment , as well as in support of the global efforts to contain the spread of the...
3 August, 2020 - 15:04
The Embassy will be CLOSED on • Friday, 21 August 2020 , Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippine holiday) • Monday, 31 August 2020 , National Heroes 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 .
21 July, 2020 - 11:00
Pursuant to Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) Resolution No. 56, Series of 2020 dated 16 July 2020, the Embassy hereby announces that effective 01 August 2020, foreign nationals in possession of the following long-term visa categories shall be allowed entry into the Philippines : Section 13 series of Commonwealth Act No. 613, as amended (13 quota, 13(a), 13(b), 13(c), 13(d), 13(e),...
16 July, 2020 - 12:53
The Embassy wishes to announce that, effective immediately, the Embassy will resume the acceptance and processing of applications for 9(c) visas for foreign seafarers who will board ships docked in the Philippines or who are crew members of ships going to the Philippines. Inbound passengers in possession of valid 9(c) visas will now be allowed entry into the Philippines. Please refer to the requirements for 9(c) visas as listed on our...
9 July, 2020 - 15:46
Further to our Notice of Hearing on overseas voting applicants who registered at the Embassy from 16 December 2019 to 30 June 2020, the Embassy hereby informs the public that a hearing will also take place on Monday, 20 July 2020, at the Commission on Elections (EBAD Conference Room, 7th Floor, Palacio del Gobernador Building, Intramuros, Manila) to take action on voters found to have double/mutiple registration records , based on the...
6 July, 2020 - 09:03
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway wishes to announce that due to an emergency, the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Stavanger will be unable to render consular services effective immediately and until further notice. All those requiring consular services from the Consulate are kindly requested to avail of said servies from the Embassy in Oslo. Please visit our “ Contact Us ” page for the Embassy’s contact details. Thank you.
3 July, 2020 - 16:24
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia expressed warm greetings as she signed the book of greetings for Her Majesty the Queen Sonja of Norway 3 July 2020 – On the occasion of the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Sonja of Norway, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia signed the royal book of greetings at the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway. In her message, Ambassador Batoon-Garcia expressed her well wishes for Her Majesty the Queen Sonja of Norway, including...