PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 9
RESUMPTION OF ONSITE CONSULAR SERVICES
The Philippine Consulate General in Houston announces the resumption of onsite processing of passport renewal / new application effective 08 SEPTEMBER 2020, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM from Monday to Friday, strictly by APPOINTMENT ONLY, while other consular services will continue to be processed by MAIL ONLY.
|STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT||STRICTLY BY MAIL||MODIFIED PROCESS|
Passport renewal /
New passport application
Re-acquisition & Retention of Philippine Citizenship (Dual Citizenship):
- Virtual oath-taking and
- Onsite signing and claiming of documents
|Report of Birth|
|Report of Marriage|
|Report of Death|
|Consular Mortuary Certificate|
|Releasing of passports and consular documents|
For LEGALIZATION / ACKNOWLEDGMENT / NOTARIAL services, clients may execute their documents before their local notaries public, and subsequently secure the Certificates of APOSTILLE issued by the Secretary of State of their residence (Department of State of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas).
Documents apostillized by the Department of State are recognized in the Philippines and there is NO need to bring the document to the Consulate. More information on this may be accessed through the following webpage:
To safeguard the health and well-being of everyone and to limit the community spread of COVID-19, the following measures will be strictly implemented:
LIST OF AVAILABLE CONSULAR SERVICES
PASSPORT renewal and new application
(10 years validity)
Online appointment for onsite processing is available through QLess app or by clicking the link on this page: https://houstonpcg.dfa.gov.ph/
EXTENSION of PASSPORT validity
(One (1) year)
For those who wish to avail of extension of passport validity, applicants do not need to go to the Consulate General in Houston to submit the application as this service is offered by MAIL ONLY.
Applicants are advised to send a request for passport extension at this email address and you will receive a notification with application form and procedures:
Application for travel document is by MAIL ONLY with the form and requirements available at this link: https://houstonpcg.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/consular-services/travel-document
Report of Birth, Marriage, Death applications with complete requirements shall be sent by MAIL ONLY. Please refer to the following links for the form and procedures:
Report of Birth:
Report of Marriage:
Report of Death:
Consular Mortuary Certificate:
Please be guided by Public Advisory No. 8 on the exemption of foreign spouses, children and parents of Filipino nationals from the temporary suspension of visa issuance:
Follow this link for application form and procedures:
RE-ACQUISITION & RETENTION OF
If all the documents are in order, applicants shall be notified by email of the approval of the application and the schedule of the virtual oath-taking.
Onsite signing and claiming of dual citizenship documents will be scheduled accordingly.
Please follow this link for the procedures:
|Releasing of processed documents / passports||
Release of the following documents will be by MAIL ONLY:
- Passport and passport extension
- Travel Document
- Visa stamped on foreign passport
- Report of Birth
- Report of Marriage
- Report of Death
- Consular Mortuary Certificate
Please enclose with your application an empty self-addressed envelope, with appropriate stamps for express or priority mail with tracking numbers via US Postal Service, using a pre-paid mailing envelope to be sent to:
9990 Richmond Avenue, Suite 100N
Houston, TX 77042
The Consulate General recommends USPS Priority Express envelopes for large size documents. Please do not send white letter envelopes, as your return documents will not fit and do not use FEDEX.
The Philippine Consulate General assumes no responsibility for any delay or loss in the mail, or while the documents are in the custody of the courier service. The applicant should take note of the tracking numbers of all envelopes used and submitted which may be tracked at the USPS website.
Due to a large volume of telephone calls received by the Consulate General resulting in long queue of callers, the public is encouraged to send queries to the following email addresses specific to their concerns:
|Consular Service||Email Address|
We appeal for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Your health and safety is our primary concern.
PUBLIC ADVISORY No. 8 on COVID-19 EXEMPTION OF FOREIGN SPOUSES, CHILDREN AND PARENTS OF FILIPINO NATIONALS FROM THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF VISA ISSUANCE
PUBLIC ADVISORY No. 8 on COVID-19
EXEMPTION OF FOREIGN SPOUSES, CHILDREN AND PARENTS
OF FILIPINO NATIONALS FROM THE
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF VISA ISSUANCE
The Philippine Consulate General in Houston (Houston PCG) wishes to inform the public that effective immediately, the following are exempted from the temporary suspension of visa issuance:
- Foreign spouses of Filipino nationals;
- Foreign minor children, and foreign children with special needs regardless of age, of Filipino nationals; and,
- Foreign parents of minor Filipino children and of Filipino children with special needs regardless of age.
The abovementioned nationals may be allowed entry into the Philippines, provided that they secure or possess appropriate visas. The exemption likewise covers former Filipinos, naturalized in other countries, who belong to said categories.
Houston PCG may now issue visas to the abovementioned nationals, pursuant to applicable regulations, provided that they present documentary proof issued by Philippine authorities or foreign governments, except those inconsistent with Philippine regulations (e.g. same-sex marriage and common-law spouse certificates).
All visa applicants are reminded that per Resolution No. 56 of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the entry of the abovementioned foreigners is subject to the following conditions:
- Applicant must have a pre-booked accredited quarantine facility;
- Applicant must have a pre-booked COVID-19 testing provider; and,
- Applicant’s travel is subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers.
Houston PCG shall only entertain visa applications sent through mail. More information on the requirements for the issuance of visas can be accessed through https://houstonpcg.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/consular-services/visa-services
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