PH Embassy in Washington
consular unit closed July 1

June 29 2016 8:10 AM

PH embassyThe consular section of the Philippine embassy in Washington will be closed to the public as it moves to a new location starting Friday, July 1, according to an embassy statement.

The embassy said the consular section would start serving the public from the chancery annex at 1617 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20036 on Tuesday, July 5.

At the new location, only the applicants themselves will be permitted to enter the premises due to space constraints.

It said the following applicants may be accompanied by one person:
*those with obvious physical disability
*those unable to read or write
*those over 65 years old and with obvious physical disability or unable to read or write
*those under 18 years old

Mobile devices must be switched off or at least remain in silent mode and food and drinks, photos and videos will not be allowed within the consular premises.

Services

For Legalization (Notarial, Authentication, Other Certification); Civil Registration (Reports of Birth, Death and Marriage, Consular Mortuary Certificate); Travel Document; and Passport Extension

* weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., released at 3-4 p.m.
* weekdays from 12:31 to 3 p.m., released next day at 3-4 p.m.

For Dual Citizenship
* weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., released Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
* oath-taking schedule to be determined at time of application

Passport, new and renewal
* weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* released 6-8 weeks from application from 3-4 p.m.

Visa
* weekdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
* released 2 days after application at 3-4 p.m., except for foreign government officials being assigned to the Philippines who will be notified by Visa Officer upon availability of visa

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