Republic of the Philippines

EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
50 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand 6011

Notarials, Acknowledgement, Consularization and Apostille


The following are infographics and FAQs which can help further clarify the Apostille process in the Philippines:

Advisory - The entry into force of the Apostille Convention for the Philippines
FAQs on Apostille

English
Infographic - Burning Questions About Apostille Answered
Apostille vs Authentication English
Countries and territories where PHL Apostille is accepted

Filipino
Infographic - Mga Nagbabagang Tanong Tungkol sa Apostille at Mga Sagot
Apostille vs Authentication Filipino
Mga Bansa at Teritoryo kung saan ang Philippine Apostille ay Tinatanggap

For further inquiries, you may contact the embassy
Telephone No. (04) 8903741 - 42; (04) 890 3744
E-mail Address embassy@wellington-pe.co.nz

For Contact details of Honorary Consulates, please embassy's Contact page

All legal documents may be notarized/ acknowledged. consularized by clients/applicants personally appearing at the Philippine Embassy in Wellington or at its Honorary Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand or Suva, Fiji. The relevant authentication/notarial forms may be found by checking the embassy's Download Forms herePERSONAL APPEARANCE is required.

Notarization/ Acknowledgement/ Consularization of documents fee charged by the Embassy is NZ$40.00 starting 01 July 2019 (3-5 working days processing), payable in cash or bank cheque to the Embassy of the Philippines. Please provide a copy of your valid passport and a prepaid signature courier bag for the return of the document.

In cases where personal appearance is not possible in view of valid circumstances, the following procedures should be followed:

  1. The legal document should be notarized by a New Zealand Notary Public.
  2. The duly notarized document should then be submitted for apostille to the Apostille Unit of the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (NZDIA) in Wellington with contact no. 04-4702928 or please follow this link for further information https://www.dia.govt.nz/Document-authentication.
  3. Once the document has been apostilled by NZDIA, it can be sent to the Philippines directly.

In cases where official documents issued by the New Zealand Governments (e.g. Birth Certificate, Police Clearance, etc.), the following procedures should be followed:

  1. The original document should be submitted for apostille to the Apostille Unit of the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (NZDIA) in Wellington with contact no. 04-4702928 or please follow this link for further information https://www.dia.govt.nz/Document-authentication.
  2. Once the document has been apostilled by NZDIA, it can be sent to the Philippines directly.

In cases where the legal document originates from Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji Islands or Kingdom of Tonga, the following shall be applied:

  1. The subject document must first be notarized by a Samoan/ Tongan/Fijian/ Notary Public.
  2. The document that has been duly notarized or affirmed shall be forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cook Islands/ Samoan/ Tongan/ Fijian to certify/apostille the notarized document.
  3. Once the document has been apostilled, it can be sent to the Philippines directly.