Philippine Embassy conducts consular services outreach in Auckland, February 2017
A mobile consular team of the Philippine Embassy in Wellington successfully rendered a five-day consular services outreach mission in Auckland, New Zealand on 16-20 February 2017. Held at the Philippine Consulate General hosted by Garcia Law, The Theatre Royal in Kingsland, Auckland Central, the outreach processed a total of 998 transactions comprising passport renewals/applications, civil registration (reports of births and marriages), notarial services, fingerprinting for National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) forms, and Philippine citizenship retention/re-acquisition application and oath-taking. The mission also gathered a total of 652 overseas voting (OV) registrants.
The Filipino community members in Auckland and in the neighbouring areas of the northern part of the North Island appreciated this undertaking as it provided them access to the Philippine Embassy’s services without travelling further to Wellington in the southern part of the North Island.
Facilities for the mission were provided by Philippine Honorary Consul General Paulo Garcia. The outreach was also an opportunity for the Embassy to respond to consular inquiries posed by Filipino applicants, and strengthened the Embassy’s network with Filipino community members.
Details of the succeeding mobile consular missions are posted on the Philippine Embassy website (www.philembassy.org.nz) and on Facebook (Philippine Embassy - Wellington, New Zealand).