Philippine Embassy conducts consular services outreach in Dunedin
A mobile consular team of the Philippine Embassy in Wellington successfully rendered a four-day consular services outreach mission in Dunedin, New Zealand on 17-20 August 2017. Held at the Conference Centre of the Alhambra Oaks Motor Lodge in North Dunedin, the outreach processed a total of 494 consular 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 gathered a total of 213 overseas voting (OV) registrants.
The Filipino community members in Dunedin, Queenstown, Invercargill, Winton, Lumsden, Te Anau, Gore, Balclutha, Wanaka, Oamaru, Timaru, Ashburton, Christchurch, and other areas in the South Island greatly appreciated this undertaking as it provided them access to the Philippine Embassy’s services without travelling farther to Wellington up in the North Island. The outreach was also an opportunity for the Embassy to strengthen its network with the Filipino community in the region and respond to several consular inquiries presented by Filipino applicants.
His Excellency Jesus S. Domingo, Ambassador of the Philippines to New Zealand, through the Philippine Embassy mobile consular team, reiterated deep appreciation to the Dunedin Philippine Club, Inc. for its vital support and exemplary cooperation that contributed to a successful consular outreach mission in Dunedin.
Details of succeeding mobile consular missions are posted on the Philippine Embassy website (www.philembassy.org.nz) and on Facebook (Philippine Embassy - Wellington, New Zealand).