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Philippine Consulate in Dublin, Ireland

Filipino expats based in Ireland, please be advised that there is a Philippine Consulate located in Dublin. This article will guide you what services are available at our Consulate for your reference.

Living abroad is an exciting experience for some expats. The place where you used to live is no longer in your sight as you begin to see the vastness of your new surroundings. Most Filipinos want to go to other countries to keep their hopes high in having a better life for their families and the future. With this, the government created comprehensive services abroad to continuously protect the rights and liberties of the Filipino people, such as having a consulate of the Philippines.

In Dublin, Ireland, the Philippine Consulate aims to give the best services to the almost 12,000 Filipino individuals who need their utmost support and protection under the law. The consulate institution prepares a constructive discussion with the Filipino Community currently working or living in the Republic of Ireland regarding their public interest and concerns.

If you are one of the population, you can rest your trust in them as the consulate section will surely put its best foot forward to benefit everyone. Hence, to extend more help for the Filipinos abroad, this blog provides essential information which could guide them as they continue to strive for their lives across the borders. The information below can also be found on their official website.

PH Consulate in Dublin

PH Consulate in Dublin

History – philippine consulate in Dublin, Ireland

The Philippine consulate in Dublin, Ireland, began in October 2012. However, before this event happened, the Philippines had already established an embassy in Dublin in 2009. Up to this day, the PH consulate is still under the utmost supervision by the embassy in London. Regardless of the years that pass by, the PH consulate’s vital objectives still preserve its essences, such as maintaining unity and cooperation among the Filipino people abroad while protecting the rights and liberties of both the Filipinos and Irish-Filipino citizens. The PH consulate in Dublin can be found at John Bosco Centre, Davitt Road.

Services offered

If you are looking for the list of services offered by the PH Consulate in Dublin, Ireland, the following listed below will surely help you:

  • Pre-Approved Passport Extension
  • Legalisation / Notarisation (Red Ribbon) – The legalisation service is an easy service for SPA’s and authentication of documents for use in the Philippines. You do not have to go to a Solicitor and DFA anymore.
  • NBI Fingerprint Impressioning
  • Notarial of Civil Registration (Birth, Marriage, Death)
  • Notarial of Visa Application to the Philippines
  • Emergency Travel Document
  • Certified True Copy
  • General Letter/Certificate from the Consul
  • General Consultation
  • Assistance to Philippine Nationals in Distress
  • Passport Extension

Frequently asked questions regarding the services

What is outreach?

As we all know, there is no embassy in Ireland. With this, the Philippine Embassy in London is in charge of Ireland’s outreach mission at least three to four times a year. Its primary purpose is to provide consular services to the Filipinos abroad, such as passport renewal, dual citizenship, civil registry, NBI clearance, and others. If you wish to know more, you can visit this link www.outreachireland.com.

How do I book an appointment at the outreach?

If you want to book an appointment at the outreach, please click this link www.outreachireland.com. After filling in all the necessary information, you will automatically receive a reply, then a proposed date that you need to verify. You are already one of the lists of the applicants who will receive emails that you also need first to confirm. It is all about whether you will be attending or you wish to cancel your appointment so that the officers-in-charge can accommodate other applicants who seek consulate services. In viewing your requirements, please check this link  http://londonpe.dfa.gov.ph. 

How do I renew my Philippine passport?

Here’s the information you need to know if you want to renew your passports:

Passport extension: If you want to extend your passport, please prepare at least €18.00.

Expired Passports: You have only one option for you to regain your passport – wait for an Outreach, or you can go back to the Philippines by applying for an Emergency Travel Document. This way can help you have a new passport, and you can also manage this transaction through Philippine Consulate in Dublin, Ireland.

 Passports that are still valid and about to expire: If your passport is already at this point, you can email Leah@PhilippineConsulate.ie for your passport extension and for you to schedule your appointment. This extension would have the power to extend your passport for one year from the date of your application. One-year opportunity is a big help enough to have ample time to travel to London or go back to the Philippines to renew your passports. You may click this link for more info.

Workers with GNIB or Irish Residence Permit (IRP) Obligations: To put ease into your situation, you may contact immigration; they will surely answer all your queries. However, if your application cannot still be processed despite having a certification that you have already made the essential steps to renew your passport, you may reach Vanda@philippineconsulate.ie. Please put your complete name in it and the GNIB/IRP Number.

Here’s the list of requirements you need to comply with:

RENEWAL of Passport – Adult Applicants (ePassport / Maroon with electronic chip symbol)

Requirements:

  • A confirmed appointment
  • Duly accomplished application form (Form No. 2—RENEWAL)
  • Original, latest passport and a photocopy of the data page.
  • Passport processing fee (GBP 55.00)
  • Self-addressed, stamped, prepaid registered mailing envelope.

 For more information, you can visit this link https://londonpe.dfa.gov.ph/consular-matters/passport

How do I get a first Philippine passport for my child?

If you want to bring your child/children abroad, you need first to comply with their passports. And what you need to do is to apply for a Birth first; afterward, wait for at least two months before you can finally apply for a passport.

 Here’s the list of requirements you need to comply with:

RENEWAL of Passport – Minor Applicants (ePassport / Maroon with electronic chip symbol)

Requirements:

  • A confirmed appointment
  • Duly accomplished application form (Form No. 3—MINOR)
  • Original, latest passport and a photocopy of the applicant’s passport data page;
    • If the minor is an illegitimate child, personal appearance of the mother is required.
    • If either parent is unable to appear, the following must be presented:
      • A Special Power of Attorney (SPA) authorising a representative to assist the child in the application process
      • A copy of either parent’s valid passport
      • A copy of the valid passport or photographic ID of the authorized representative
    • Original and a photocopy of the accompanying parent’s valid passport
    • Original and a photocopy of the School ID (if available)
    • Passport processing fee (GBP 55.00)
    • Self-addressed stamped prepaid registered mailing envelope

For more information, you can visit this link https://londonpe.dfa.gov.ph/consular-matters/passport

Tips and reminders when going to the ph consulate

Bring all the necessary documents.

Before going to the PH consulate office, please visit their official website first to know the different requirements of the various services. This way will save your time and energy in dealing with many paper works, and it will make you come prepared, bringing with you all of the necessary documents. If you can’t locate the services and requirements you need, you may also contact them at (+353) 1 4376206 or by sending an email to appointments@philippineconsulate.ie. It would be best to keep in mind that it’s better to bring all the documents you compiled than waste your time coming back and forth.

Wear appropriate attire

If you plan to visit the PH consulate, you should remember that wearing skimpy outfits, sandals, shorts, sleeveless, see-through, flip-flops or slippers, and even a facial piercing is highly discouraged. You should wear formal clothes that are also comfortable for you.

Bring enough money  

Bringing the right amount of money makes you feel at ease. You won’t get nervous if there are unannounced fees that you need to pay. Most of the consulates worldwide only accept cash; if you don’t have one, your applications will not be on the list of priority until you have already paid the bill. If you want to know further about the fees, you may click this link https://philippineconsulate.ie/?page_id=4943.

Be on time

There are many Filipinos in Dublin, Ireland, who seek consular services. Thus, you cannot expect that you will be on top of their priority.  Most consular offices’ busiest days are Mondays, Fridays, long weekends, and even during the school break. Like any other rule of thumb, it’s always a first-come, first-serve basis. So, if you want to finish early, you need to be on time, or it would be much better if you come as early as possible.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 10:30pm & 12:30pm-5:00pm (By appointment only)

Contact Information

Address: Philippine Honorary Consulate in Dublin, Ireland – 39, Fitzwilliam Street Upper – Dublin 2 – Ireland
Telephone: (+353) 1 4376206
E-mail: appointments@philippineconsulate.ie
Website: philippineconsulate.ie
Consul: Mark Christopher Congdon – Honorary Consul
Facebook: facebook.com/PHLinIRELAND/

Google Map

If you want to have a guide to where the Philippine Consulate in Dublin, Ireland, here’s a map guide that might be helpful for you:

 

 

 

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