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Philippine Consular Outreach in Las Vegas – Feb. 19-21

Las Vegas – A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will conduct a Consular Outreach Program in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 19-21, 2011 at 3871 South Valley View Blvd., Suite #3, Las Vegas, NV 89103.

Service hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on February 19 and 20; and from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on February 21.

The Consular Outreach program is being undertaken in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Nevada (UPAAN).

The following Consular services will be rendered:

1. Applications for Electronic Passport (ePassport) (Cost: $60), to be returned to the applicant by mail at an additional cost of $6.

2. Applications for the retention and re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship pursuant to Republic Act 9225 or Dual Citizenship Law (Cost: $50). Oath-taking will be scheduled on the same day for qualified applicants.

3. Applications for Report of Marriage & Birth (Cost: $25) will be accepted but this will be processed in Los Angeles and returned to the applicant by mail at an additional cost of $6.

4. Notarization of documents (Cost: $25) will be accepted but this will be processed in Los Angeles and returned to the applicant by mail at an additional cost of $6.

The forthcoming Philippine Consular Outreach will be strictly By Appointment Only. The following scheduling steps will be applied for those with complete documents only. No walk-in applicants will be entertained.

Appointment Scheduling Steps for ePassport Applicants

a. Visit the Philippine Consulate website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) and download and accomplish the ePassport application form; and, b. No later than 11 February 2011 or until we receive 300 applications, whichever comes first, send an advance copy of the completed ePassport application form by fax to (213) 639-0990. Thumbprints (if needed) and signature must be affixed and all pertinent data on the application form must be completed. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

Further, the Philippine Consulate requires applicants to observe the following:

1. Personal appearance is required in all cases (including applicants who are 65 years old and above and minors who are below 18 years old); 2. Do not bring passport pictures. Passport pictures are to be taken by the Consulate; 3. The applicant must wear decent attire (no sleeveless and/or collarless attire) and without eyeglasses/colored contact lenses; 4. No facial piercings allowed.

Appointment Scheduling Steps for Dual Citizenship Applicants

a. Visit the Philippine Consulate website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) and print the Dual Citizenship Application form; b. Complete the Dual Citizenship Application form; and, c. No later than 11 February 2011 or until we receive 180 applications, whichever comes first, send an advance copy of the completed Dual Citizenship application form and supporting documents to the Consulate by fax (213) 639-0990. All pertinent data on the application form must be completed. Otherwise, incomplete forms will not be processed.

Oath-Taking – The Philippine consulate also announces that the oath-taking will be scheduled on the same day for qualified applicants. Applicants should take their oath as Dual Citizens in decent attire. The Consulate shall refuse oath-taking to applicants wearing inappropriate outfit such as sleeveless shirts, skimpy clothes, shorts, sandos and slippers.

Appointment Scheduling Steps for Report of Marriage (ROM) & Birth (ROB)

a. Visit the Philippine Consulate website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) and print the ROM or ROB form; b. Complete the ROM or ROB form; and, c. No later than 11 February 2011, send an advance copy of the completed ROB or ROM form and supporting documents to the Consulate by fax (213) 639-0990. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

Appointment Scheduling Steps for Notarization of Documents

a. No later than 11 February 2011, send an advance copy of the document to be notarized to the Consulate by fax (213) 639-0990.

Information for all applicants

The Consulate regularly updates the appointment schedule posted on the website upon receipt of completed applications.

The final list of all applicants with confirmed appointment schedule will be posted at the Consulate’s website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) by 15 February 2011.

All applicants are required to personally appear during their appointment time for data verification, finger printing and photo/signature capture and must bring all original documents.

All applicants are advised to transact their business directly with Consulate officials and not through travel agencies.

Fees

Fees must be paid in person at the scheduled appointment. The Consulate will only accept payments in cash, postal money order or cashier’s check. Personal checks will not be accepted.

ePassport : $60 processing fee + $6 for passports to be returned to the applicant by mail
Dual Citizenship : $50 processing fee

Civil Registry : $25 processing fee + $6 for documents to be returned to the applicant by mail

Notarization of Documents: $25 processing fee + $6 for documents to be returned to the applicant by mail

Contact Information

For information on Consular matters, interested parties may contact Vice Consul John G. Reyes at Tel: 1-213-637-3003 or Email: consular.outreach.lv@gmail.com.

For information on the venue, interested parties may contact the UP Alumni Association-Nevada (UPAAN) at 702-365-1092.

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