The Consulate offers the following services:
- CIVIL REGISTRATION ( Reports of Birth, Marriage or Death)
- NOTARIZATION and LEGALIZATION SERVICES (Affidavits, SPAs, etc)
- NBI CLEARANCE FORM SERVICING (Fingerprinting)
- ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATION FOR VISA TO THE PHILIPPINES
- ASSISTANCE-TO-NATIONALS and ADVISE ON PHILIPPINE LAWS
Embassy Outreach Mission
At the embassy outreach missions, the services above will be provided plus:
- e-PASSPORT APPLICATIONS
- PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP RETENTION/RE-ACQUISITION
- OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATE (OEC) ISSUANCE and OWWA MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
- PAG-IBIG FUND & SSS MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
In the seven years of combined experience among its volunteers on consular services, we have addressed areas of improvement through the following:
Outreach Booking System
- Passport Renewal appointments prioritising Passport Expiry Date
- Instant replies on requests and queries through an Outreach Hotline
- Early access to information on embassy outreach missions
- Updated and correct information on consular services
- 24 hour Assistance to nationals in distress
- A well-trained document-checking team at the outreach missions
ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM
The new booking system is set up to resolve the problems faced by Filipino nationals living in Ireland trying to renew their passport. In the past it was first-come-first-served and the capacity was limited to 200 passport renewals per Outreach. The new booking system prioritises those who need the serves the most and capacity has increased dramatically.
The appointment slots are mostly made up of applicants that only hold Philippine passports that are expired or that will expire soon. They are mostly made up of applicants that only hold Philippine passports that are expired or that will expire before December 2019.
The new booking system now looks at multiple factors: – Date of Request for an appointment made – Special circumstances such as urgent medical needs or other serious needs – Passport expiration date and ability to travel – Citizenship (Purely Filipino or dual) As we have received over 2000 requests for services the following was decided:
Until the Consulate opens, no appointments will be given for Civil Registration as this can be done by post with the Embassy in London. https://www.facebook.com/1979438815429535/posts/2644327198940690?sfns=mo
PASSPORT APPLICATION SLOTS – Priority will be given to:
• Applicants who do not hold a second citizenship (The reason for this is those only holding Philippine passports do not have access to travel on a second passport)
• Based on the passport expiration date.
REACQUISITION OF PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP
In order to allow as many passports to be processed as possible by those who need it the most applicant who applied for both Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship and passport renewal will only be given an appointment for Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship.
Until then Consulate opens, legalisation is fine by post to the embassy in London. In the meantime, to increase the number of passports that can be renewed by those who need it the most the number of appointment slots for notarial services is limited to about 15% of total bookings. It should be noted that this service is also available by post.https://www.facebook.com/1979438815429535/posts/2647896085250468?sfns=mo
You can book an appointment at www.outreachireland.com. You will receive an Automatic Reply, followed by a proposed date which you are required to confirm.
Applicants on the lists will receive emails. Please confirm if you are attending or cancelling your appointment by replying to the email so we can accommodate as many applicants.
Please check http://londonpe.dfa.gov.ph for requirements.
Outreach Ireland Hotline: 9:30am-5.00pm Mondays-Saturdays (01) 908 1978
Facilities & Services to be launched at the next outreach:
- Consulate Office
- Consulate Website
- Consulate Facebook Page
- Filipino Migrants Information Centre Ireland
Apart from our Open Door Policy where we welcome volunteers and provide opportunities for community meetings, the Consulate promotes equality and respect to all individuals and aims to prioritise the following:
- Reaching out to Non-Dublin based organisations: Although most Filipinos are based in Dublin, reaching out to organisations outside the capital is a priority.
- Focus on Youth, Retirement, Sports, Well-being, Social Inclusion, Environmental Care, Community Integration and Financial Literacy projects.
Protecting the Welfare of Filipinos
- Steering Committee under Philippine Labour Attache: Since we had an intensive Focus Group Discussion with Philippine Labour Attache in 26th of April 2019, we are currently addressing migrant work issues in the Irish labour market by establishing a legal advisory group, a peer counselling team, and industry champions who will contribute in providing information through a knowledge resource centre called “Filipino Migrants Information Centre Ireland.”
- Implementing Migrant Integration and Skills Training projects with POLO-OWWA
- Supporting and Promoting Filipino Entrepreneurs in Ireland
- Protecting the Undocumented
- Promoting Social Inclusion through universal themes such as music, sports and art
- Empowering Migrant Youth
- Implementing a Pastoral/Values Education Programme
- Providing Support/Peer Counselling
- Cross-border Brexit forum for migrants and marginalised communities
- Promoting Political or Public Participation in Ireland
- Environmental protection
- Social Inclusion where we engage, welcome and recognise groups of different races, interests, beliefs, and locations throughout Ireland
- Implement the Equality Act that protects 9 equality characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation, plus socio economic status and educational background
- Community Integration – let us not be insular. Let us reach out to the Irish community and other cultures and marginalised groups.
Philippine Trade, Tourism
In line with the role of the Philippine Department of Trade Industry, the Philippine Consulate will assist in realising the country’s goal of globally competitive and innovative services that contribute to inclusive growth and employment generation. It will serve as an economic catalyst that enables competitive, job generating, inclusive business, and empowers consumers.
Among the tourism projects implemented by Community Organisations the publication of “From the Philippines to Ireland: A Voyage of Discovery” by Vising Kennedy, setting up Philippine TourismStalls at Taste of Cavan, Filipino Street Feast in Cavan, Cavan Arts Festival, Cavan Enterprise Town, Cavan Community Festival, and Mind the Brexit Gap: A Celebration of Diversity & Inclusion in the Border.