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 UPDATES ON THIS SERVICE

  • Due to physical distancing measures being implemented, this service is strictly BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  
  • Applicants must bring with them a copy of the confirmed appointment (printed or digital) during their visit to the Philippine Embassy.
  • Only those with confirmed appointments will be allowed inside the Embassy premises, in accordance with physical distancing measures.
  • For health and safety reasons, we only accept payments via card or contactless. Cash payments will not be accepted.
  • Collection of documents will only be done by post due to physical distancing measures being implemented.  All applicants must submit a self-addressed, stamped, special delivery envelope with tracking number together with their documentary requirements.
  • Documents that have already been notarised by a UK or Irish noraty public and apostilled by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) or the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs no longer need to be posted to the Philippine Embassy for processing as these are already recognised in the Philippines.
  • Processing time is at least three (3) working days, excluding transmittal.

 

 BOOK AN APPOINTMENT HERE


Special Power of Attorney (SPA) 

 

Requirements:

  • Confirmed appointment (1 appointment per person executing the document)
  • Personal appearance of the person/s executing the document.
  • 2 original copies, completed SPA form.  Download here.
    • Those who need multiple copies must submit an extra one (1) copy for the Embassy's records.
    • To avoid any inconvenience, all copies of the SPA forms must be signed by the affiant/s and two (2) witnesses BEFORE the applicant's scheduled appointment to the Embassy. 
  • Original and photocopies (one photocopy for each set) of the valid identification cards of the person/s executing the document
  • 1 self-addressed, stamped, special delivery envelope with tracking number (for document collection).  
  • GBP 23.00 Processing fee

 

Steps:

  1. Book an appointment.
  2. Visit the Philippine Embassy on your confirmed appointment date and bring with you a complete set of documentary requirements.
  3. Submit your requirements to the Processor for evaluation.
  4. Pay the processing fee at the cashier (GBP 23.00 / copy).
  5. Wait for your documents to arrive by post.

 


 

Authentication/Red Ribbon

The Philippine Embassy in London no longer authenticates or affixes red ribbons to documents issued by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, and other Apostille-contracting countries if they already bear an Apostille certificate from these countries and if said documents are to be used in the Philippines.

An Apostille is an official government-issued certificate that authenticates the origin of a public document so they will be recognised as such when presented in another country.

Useful Links

Basic Information on the Apostille Convention

How to Get Your UK Documents Legalised (Apostilled)

How to Get Your Irish Documents Legalised (Apostilled)

Other forms of legalisation or consularisation of documents such as Special Power of Attorney affidavits, however, retain the same requirements and procedures.


 Acknowledgment

For legal documents (e.g. affidavits, Special Power of Attorney, Contracts, etc.) executed outside the Philippines to have legal force and effect in the Philippines, these documents require consularisation by the Philippine Embassy / Consulate.

The Embassy acknowledges a legal document that is signed by the executor in the presence of a consular official. The document is issued with a seal of the Embassy.

The Embassy notarizes affidavits signed by affiants in the presence of a consular official. The jurat or notarial attestation is stamped on the document itself.

Requirements

  • A confirmed appointment

  • Personal appearance of the person executing the legal document

  • Accomplished pre-printed standard forms or use the forms sent to you from the Philippines

-  The relevant forms may be downloaded here

  • Original document/s, number/copies will depend on what the applicant requires

  • Original and photocopy/ies of the executor/s valid identification document (valid passport or driver’s licence), in the same number of the document/s to be acknowledged.

  • One (1) photocopy of the complete set of the document/s, including a photocopy of the identification document/s, to be retained for the Embassy's records.
  • 1 self-addressed, stamped, special delivery envelope with tracking number (for document collection).  

  • Processing fee of GBP 23.00 per document (no fee is charged for the Embassy’s copy)

Steps

1. Book an appointment.

2. Prepare a complete set of the requirements.

3. Visit the Philippine Embassy and complete the following steps:

  1. Get a queuing number and wait for your turn to be served.
  2. Submit a complete set of documents and requirements.

4. Pay the processing fee at the cashier. 

5. Wait for your documents to be posted back to you.

Important Reminders

  • A confirmed appointment is required for all applicants.  A copy of this confirmation must be presented upon arrival at the Embassy.
  • The personal appearance of the executor/s is required.
  • Documents that have already been notarised by a UK or Irish noraty public and apostilled by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) or the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs no longer need to be posted to the Philippine Embassy for processing as these are already recognised in the Philippines.
  • One set of documents, including the identification documents, will be retained for the Embassy's records.  
  • Applicants must provide a stamped, special delivery envelope so that the processed document/s can be sent to them by post.  This can be obtained from the nearest post office.

Downloadable Forms

Affidavit

Affidavit of Support

Affidavit of Support & Consent to Travel with SPA

Affidavit of Acknowledgment of Paternity and Consent to Use Surname

Special Power of Attorney

Parental Travel Permit

Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG)