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  • Advisory | Embassy Closure During Tier 4

    In line with the UK Government’s pronouncement placing London, East, and Southeast England under Tier 4, the Philippine Embassy will be closed on the last working days of the year: 21 to 23 and 28 to 29 December.

    All applicants with confirmed appointments on those dates must reschedule / rebook their appointments at a later date.

    The Philippine Embassy reiterates its commitment in safeguarding the health and well-being of all clients and consular personnel, especially during the pandemic.

    In case of death or detention of a Filipino citizen in the United Kingdom , please contact us through +44 78 0279 0695.

     


  • Advisory | Embassy Closure Until 22 February in Response to Lockdown Extension

    The Philippine Embassy is temporarily suspending all frontline consular services until 22 February 2021 as the UK Government has decided to extend the lockdown in England until 22 February 2021.  This is a precautionary measure to safeguard the health of the public and our personnel.
     
    All appointments booked from 5 January to 22 February 2021 are deemed cancelled and must be rescheduled independently by the applicants through VFS Global Services.
     
    We urge the Filipino community to heed UK Government advice by staying at home and postponing all non-essential travel.
     
    In case of death or detention of Philippine citizens, please call +44 78 0279 0695 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • Advisory | Philippine Embassy Closure for July and August

    In observance of Philippine and British holidays, the Philippine Embassy will be closed on the following dates:

     

    Date Holiday Basis
    31 July 2020 (Friday) Eidul Adha

    Presidential Proclamation 845, s. 2019

    21 August 2020 (Friday) Ninoy Aquino Day Presidential Proclamation 845, s. 2019
    31 August 2020 (Monday)

    National Heroes Day

    Summer Bank Holiday

    Presidential Proclamation 845, s. 2019

    GOV.UK

     

    In cases of death or detention of a Filipino national in the United Kingdom, please call the Embassy hotline +44 78 0279 0695.

     


  • Advisory | Philippine Embassy to Reopen on 29 March 2021

    The Philippine Embassy will be serving all confirmed appointments beginning 29 March 2021.

    Only those with confirmed appointments will be accommodated.  Walk-in applicants are not allowed and will be advised to book an appointment.

    All applicants are reminded of the following guidelines in order to facilitate a safe and speedy visit to the Philippine Embassy:

    • Arrive no earlier or later than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
    • Bring a complete set of documentary requirements.  Those with incomplete requirements will be advised to book a new appointment.  Kindly click this link to review the documentary requirements for the consular service you are availing of.
    • All applicants are expected to provide the required number of photocopies for their transaction.
    • Only payments made by card or contactless means are accepted.
    • The Philippine Embassy reserves the right to refuse entry to the following:
      • Those who are not wearing a face mask over their nose and mouth*
      • Those who are exhibiting flu-like sumptoms

    For enquiries, plase email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    *Those who are exempted from wearing a face mask due to medical reasons will be required to present an exemption badge.


     

  • Advisory | Temporary Travel Ban on All Flights from Countries with Confirmed New COVID-19 Strain Extended to 31 January 2021

    All foreign national passengers originating from the countries and territories listed below will not be allowed to enter the Philippines until after 31 January 2021.  This is a precautionary measure enforced by the Philippine Government to prevent the entry and spread of the new COVID19 strain, which has recently been detected.  The following countries and territories include:

    • United Kingdom
    • Ireland
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • China
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Hong Kong SAR
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • India
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Jamaica
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Lebanon
    • Luxembourg
    • Norway
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Portugal
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • The Netherlands
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States of America

     

    Travelers from any other country that subsequently reports the presence of the new COVID-19 strain shall likewise be banned from entering the Philippines. 

     

     
    Filipino citizens returning home within the period of the temporary travel ban will be allowed entry subject to certain conditions such as a mandatory 14 day quarantine in OWWA and DOT accredited facilities despite obtaining a negative RT-PCR result. Other arrangements such as a home quarantine will not be permitted.
     
    The public is therefore urged to postpone all non-essential journeys for the time being.
     
    Enquiries may be directed to: 
     
    Issue Email
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  • Advisory | The Philippine Embassy is Closed During National Lockdown

    The Philippine Embassy will remain closed from 23 February to 28 March 2021 following the recent announcement of the UK Government to extend the lockdown and stay-at-home restrictions. This is a precautionary measure to safeguard the health of the public and our personnel.

    Appointments scheduled from 23 February to 28 March are deemed CANCELLED. Applicants with confirmed appointments on the affected dates must reschedule their appointments through VFS Global Services: https://bit.ly/3lbwFAV

    We urge the Filipino community to heed UK Government advice by staying at home and postponing all non-essential travel.

    In case of death or detention of Philippine citizens, please call +44 78 0279 0695.


     

  • Advisory | Update on Philippine Travel Restrictions for Foreign Nationals

    The public is reminded that under current government risk mitigation measures against COVID-19, foreign nationals are restricted from entering the Philippines until further notice. Immigration Memorandum Circular No. JHM-2020-004 issued by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration on 07 July 2020 reiterates that only the following foreign nationals shall be allowed entry into the Philippines:

    • Foreign spouses and dependent children of Filipino nationals
    • Accredited Foreign Government and International Organization officials and their dependents
    • Members of international airline crews

    Those who wish to get in touch with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration may do so through any of their contact details listed in immigration.gov.ph.

     


  • Travel Advisory | Temporary Entry Restriction of Travelers from India to the Philippines from 29 April 2021 to 14 May 2021

    Pursuant to IATF Resolution 112 s. 2021, all travelers coming from India or those with travel history to India within the last fourteen (14) days preceding arrival shall be prohibited from entering the Philippines beginning 0001H of 29 April 2021 until 14 May 2021.

    Passengers already in transit from India and all those who have been to India within 14 days immediately preceding their arrival to the Philippines, who arrive before 0001H of 29 April 2021, shall be exempted from the above restriction but shall nevertheless be required to undergo stricter quarantine and testing protocols such as the observation of absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period notwithstanding a negative Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) result.

    For questions or clarifications, please email:

    • General inquiries on travel restrictions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    • Arrival protocols and quarantine: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.