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Saturday, April 10, 2021

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“SPA,” “red ribbon,” “apostille,” and how to consularise those documents

It is not uncommon for us at the Consulate to be asked questions like, “Sa inyo po ba kumukuha ng SPA?” or “Papaano po magpa-red ribbon?” These, of course, refer to the requirement for overseas Filipinos, or anyone, for...

Falling in and out of love in Australia: Philippine law on foreign marriage, divorce and annulment

Filipinos are citizens of the world, and they figure in all sorts of complex situations with foreign elements. One such situation is marriage. And separation. And divorce. And remarriage. And so on and so forth. So we’re caving in...

All about NBI Clearance

One of the consular services in high demand at this time is the consularisation of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance applications. The obvious reason is the overwhelming volume of visa applications from Filipino tourists stranded in Victoria over...

Dual citizenship: all ‘pros’ and no ‘cons’

An oft-repeated saying among us Filipinos is that “you can take the Filipino out of the Philippines, but you can never take the Philippines out of the Filipino.” No other truism has been more evident for us in the...

Travel and consular services: What you need to know

For the guidance and information of the public, the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne takes this opportunity to respond to recurrent questions on the status of travel and consular services in light of the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19...

A full-fledged Consulate at your service

At the outset, I should take this opportunity to introduce myself and my office, the Consulate General of the Philippines in Melbourne, which has consular jurisdiction over Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania.  Ok, I get it. Some people are still...
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