Republic of the Philippines

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

Embassy Operations during Alert Level 2 (The Rest of New Zealand) and Alert Level 3 Auckland and Waikato JSD-2021-20

/ advisory, covid19


Following today’s announcement of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that the rest of New Zealand will continue to be at Alert Level 2 – Reduce Contact and the Waikato Region and Auckland will still be at Alert Level 3 – Restrict, the operations of the Philippine Embassy in New Zealand remain only partially resumed.

In compliance with the New Zealand Government’s protocols and its goal to eliminate and stamp out the COVID-19 Delta variant, the Embassy continues to implement a NO APPOINTMENT, NO MASK, NO ENTRY policy as well as physical distancing within the Embassy’s premises.

Effective on Tuesday, 05 October 2021, the Embassy will be open by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays to Fridays, except during Philippine and New Zealand holidays, until further notice.

The Embassy will also be open on Sunday, 10 October 2021 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the extended Overseas Voting Registration until 14 October 2021 (see previous Advisory No. JSD-2021-19 dated 30 September 2021).

If you had a prior booking or appointment with the Embassy and you are coming from Auckland or from the Waikato Region, which are both under Alert Level 3, you need to accomplish a request for a travel exemption form from the Ministry of Health, as regional travel is still highly restricted during this time to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Delta variant:

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-public/covid-19-travel-within-new-zealand

For more information on personal travel across an Alert Level boundary, please read:

https://covid19.govt.nz/travel/permitted-travel-at-different-alert-levels/personal-travel-across-an-alert-level-boundary/

For more information on the Alert Level boundary map:

https://covid19.govt.nz/travel/permitted-travel-at-different-alert-levels/alert-level-boundary-map/

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (NO WALK-INS ALLOWED)
Passport


Notarization (Special Power of Attorney, Affidavits, etc.)
1. Clients should secure a schedule to avail themselves of services via the appointment portal: https://booking.philembassy.org.nz

2. Due to limited consular services, those with non-urgent transactions should defer renewal of their passports.

3. Clients, especially those with children, are advised to download and accomplish the forms beforehand to limit the time spent at the Embassy’s premises and minimize the risk of exposure.

4. Senior citizens, pregnant women, those with chronic respiratory illnesses, immunocompromised, or feeling unwell are encouraged to defer their visit to the Embassy.

5. Passport release cannot be guaranteed within 6-8 weeks due to the ECQ in the Philippines.

6. Clients should avoid bringing companions.

BY MAIL ONLY
Report of Birth, Report of Marriage, Report of Death/Consular Mortuary Certificate


Applications for retention and reacquisition of Philippine citizenship under RA 9225


Passport extension
1. Please check the Embassy’s website for documentary requirements and schedule of fees at www.philembassy.org.nz.

2. For passport extensions, you may download the form here: https://bit.ly/2YY01Js. Submit your ePassport, completed form and your self-addressed courier bag by mail only.

3. Mail in your documents in a courier bag with a “signature required” sticker to the following address: Embassy of the Philippines 50 Hobson St. Thorndon, Wellington New Zealand 6011


For labor/employment-related matters, please directly contact the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO Wellington) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA Wellington) for OWWA benefits via the following email addresses: polo.newzealand@philembassy.org.nz or via POLO Wellington’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/polonewzealand/ and owwa.newzealand@philembassy.org.nz.

The Embassy continues to monitor the situation. For emergency cases, the Embassy’s duty officer may be contacted at (+64) 022 074 6517. You may check the Embassy’s website at www.philembassy.org.nz or the Embassy’s Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/PHLinNZ/. You may also send messages via our FB messenger and our email at wellington.pe@philembassy.org.nz.

Let us all keep safe. Maraming salamat po.

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