Consular Outreach in Houston, Texas

9 – 11 December 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles, 21 November 2011 – A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will conduct a Consular Outreach Program in Houston, Texas on 9 – 11 December 2011:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location :

West Oaks PlazaHighway 6 South  Suite 173, Houston, Texas  77082

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Hours :

9:00 am – 12:00 nn; 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The consular outreach program is being undertaken in cooperation with the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Texas (PACC Texas) under the leadership of Ms. Ethel Mercado, State President, and Mr. Gary Ilagan, President, PACC-Houston.The following consular services will be rendered:

 

  • Applications for Electronic Passport (ePassport), to be returned to the applicant by mail.

 

  • Applications for the Extension of Validity of Passport

 

  • Applications for the retention and re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship pursuant to Republic Act 9225 or Dual Citizenship Law.  Oath-taking will be scheduled on the same day for qualified applicants.

 

  • Applications for Report of Marriage & Birth will be accepted but these will be processed in Los Angeles and returned to the applicant by mail.

 

  • Application for Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV)

 

STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (by following the applicable scheduling steps below) AND WITH COMPLETED DOCUMENTS ONLY.  NO WALK-IN APPLICANTS WILL BE ENTERTAINED.

 

Appointment Scheduling Steps for ePassport Applicants

 

Visit the Philippine Consulate website (www.philippineconsulatela.org).  Download and accomplish theePassport application form no later than 2 December 2011 or until we receive 360 applications, whichever comes first.  Send an advance copy of the completed ePassport application form and data page (bearing the name and photo) of the expired or expiring passport to the Consulate by fax (213) 639-0990 or by email atconsular.outreach.tx@gmail.com.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

Note:   1.      Waiting period for the issuance of the new passport will take around 8 weeks or more (in some cases).2.      Personal appearance is required in all cases (including applicants who are 65 years old and above and minors who are below 18 years old).

3.      Do not bring passport pictures.  Passport pictures are to be taken by the Consulate.

4.      The applicant must wear decent attire (no sleeveless and/or collarless attire) and without eyeglasses/colored contact lenses.

5.      No facial piercings allowed.

 

 

Appointment Scheduling Steps for Extension of Validity of Passports 

Visit the Philippine Consulate website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) and print the Extension of Validity of Passport form; Complete the form; and, no later than 2 December 2011, send an advance copy of the application form and passport data page to the Consulate by fax (213) 639-0990 or by email atconsular.outreach.tx@gmail.com.  Incomplete forms will not be processed.

 

 

 

Appointment Scheduling Steps for Dual Citizenship ApplicantsVisit the Philippine Consulate website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) and print the Dual Citizenship Application form; Complete the Dual Citizenship Application form; and, no later than 2 December 2011 or until we receive 120 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 or by email atconsular.outreach.tx@gmail.com.  Other than the thumbprint and photo which will be done on site, all pertinent data on the application form must be completed.  Otherwise, incomplete forms will not be processed.

 

 

 

 

Note:1.      Oath-Taking will be scheduled on the same day for qualified applicants.2.      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
  • Slippers
 

 

 

 

Appointment Scheduling Steps for Report of Marriage (ROM) & Birth (ROB)Visit the Philippine Consulate website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) and print the ROM or ROB form; Complete the ROM or ROB form; and, no later than 2 December 2011, send an advance copy (one set only) of the completed form and supporting documents to the Consulate by fax (213) 639-0990 or by email atconsular.outreach.tx@gmail.com.  Incomplete forms will not be processed.

 

 

 

 

Information FOR ALL APPLICANTSThe 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 5 December 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 and copies of required forms documents.

 

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

 

 

 

 

FeesFees 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.

 

Payments should be paid directly to the collecting officer/cashier of the Consulate during the outreach program and inside the venue only.  Please be informed that the Consulate has not authorized other people or entities to collect fees for all consular services rendered.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Passport Extension: $20 processing fee  

 

Dual Citizenship : $50 processing fee  

 

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

 

 

 

Contact InformationFor information on consular matters, interested parties may contact the following: Vice Consul John G. Reyes at Tel: (213) 637-3003, Ms. Lyn Cabral (for Passport) at Tel: (213) 637-3005, Mr. Carlo Cabral (for ROM/ROB) at (213) 637-3014, Mr. Eric Sierra (for Dual Citizenship) at Tel: (213) 637-3028.  Queries may also be sent by email at consular.outreach.tx@gmail.com.
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