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
UPDATE 1: The Bureau of Immigration has issued a Supplemental Advisory on the resumption of the balikbayan privilege. The advisory is available in full at the end of this advisory, please scroll below for the link. 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...
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
UPDATE 2: Beginning 03 May 2021, the Embassy will also be extending passport releasing services on a walk-in basis, from Mondays to Fridays except holidays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - no need to schedule an appointment. Please bring your old passport and official receipt; if claiming for immediate family, please bring the old passport, official receipt, and original signed authorization letter of the applicant, as well as your own valid...
21 October, 2020 - 16:35
UPDATE 4: Holders of valid 9(e) (accredited official of a foreign government) and 9(g) (pre-arranged employment) visas who will leave the Philippines starting 17 December 2020 may be allowed to re-enter the country, subject ot the requirements in Section III of this advisory (please see below). This does not affect policies on the entry of first-time 9(e) applicants, or 9(e) or 9(g) visa holders who were outside the Philippines before...
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....