The Philippine Consulate General in Guam will hold its next consular mobile services on Saipan from Oct. 7 to 10 at the Daidai Social Hall of the Mt. Carmel Cathedral in Chalan Kanoa.
The three-day mobile consular services will be from 9am to 7pm and is being organized in cooperation with the United Filipino Organization.
Among the services offered by the mobile consular team are passport processing, notarials, contract verifications, civil registration, and acceptance of dual citizenship under Republic Act 9225.
The consulate general said there are two of ways to apply for a passport. The first one is through pre-processing and the other one is through appointment.
Due to limitations in its passport data-capturing capabilities, the consulate general said only 60 applications will be accepted for pre-processing and only 50 applications for passport appointments.
Like the past two mobile consular services, those opting for the pre-processing procedure should email a copy of their passport, application form, and other important documents like marriage certificate, report of birth, or report of marriage to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The consulate general is accepting pre-processing applications starting Tuesday, Sept. 3, until 5pm on Sept. 24. Applications submitted after 5pm on Sept. 24 will not be accepted and will not be given a schedule.
Those who successfully submit their pre-processing applications will be sent an email confirmation about their schedule for biometrics capturing. Applicants given biometrics schedules are advised to come on time or risk losing their slots.
Those without Internet access who wish to apply or renew their passports can do so by setting an appointment with the consulate general by calling 682-2222 starting Sept. 3 until 5pm on Sept. 24. Ask for Margie Morales and give her details like your full name, date of birth, passport expiration, and contact number.
The UFO’s help can also be enlisted as the umbrella organization of Filipinos on Saipan can also submit the list of passport applicants to the consulate general. The UFO will inform everyone when it will start the signup for passport applicants. The list for passport applications will be posted on Facebook and can also be confirmed by calling the consulate general.
The consulate general is also reminding everyone that only 200 will be given appointments for ePassport. Therefore those who want to apply for passports should call or sign up as early as possible.
Again, those who are given an appointment or schedule should come on time or risk losing their slot.
The consulate general also wants to point out that passport extension or amendment is not a regular service it offers. It is only offered for extremely urgent cases and only after permission from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Those who have passports expiring in the next six months are also advised to set an appointment to apply for a new passport. Expired or lost passports cannot be extended or amended, according to the consulate general.
The consulate general also said those who are not able to apply through pre-processing for this October’s mobile consular services should just wait for the next mobile consular services set before the end of the year.
For questions or clarifications regarding the mobile consular outreach, call the consulate general at its toll free number, 682-2222.