The United States is a big place for OFWs. The country is big enough that it needs more than one government office. Aside from the embassy located in Washington, there’s also a consulate in Agana, US that can cater to the needs of Filipinos who are residing and working in the country. If you need to get your passport, visa, and certificates, you may head to the consulate instead of the embassy if you find it not practicable to go to the embassy. The consulate can also give the same level of service that you can get if you go to the embassy.
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Like embassies, the consulate is also connected with agencies such as POLO and OWWA. They basically work together to keep OFWs and Filipinos safe. POLO has a good number of branches around the world, mostly in America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. POLO assists OFWs, depending on their needs. Those who are in emergency situations and need immediate help can go to POLO or call through their emergency hotlines. If you would be able to go to the office of the POLO or its website, you would notice that it reminds everyone to just use the emergency hotline when there are emergencies.
To get the help you need in times of emergency, you need to have the details of the consulate with you all the time. You need to keep the information on the consulate so that by the time you need assistance, you know who to call.
In this blog, you will know more about the Philippine consulate in Agana. This is the first consulate of your choice. If you are too far from Washington and near Agana, you can head here instead. Some of the information you will find in this article are the services offered by the consulate, frequently asked questions, helpful tips when visiting the embassy, and the consulate’s contact information.
History – Philippine Consulate General in Agana
The Philippines and the US have been in a relationship for a while now. Guam was liberated in 1946. The United States then sees this as an opportunity to turn to the Philippines for manpower. This was to help expedite the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Guam. Because of the growing number of Filipinos in the US, particularly in Agana and near areas, the Philippine government felt the need to expand its reach so that more citizens can be helped.
PH Embassy and Consulate Offices in USA
Here’s a list of the consulates and PH embassy information in the USA:
- Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, USA
- Philippine Consulate in Chicago, USA
- Philippine Consulate in New York, USA
- Philippine Consulate in San Francisco California, USA
- Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles California, USA
- Philippine Consulate in Honolulu Hawaii, USA
- Philippine Consulate in Agana Guam USA
Here’s the list of services offered by the Philippine Consulate in Agana.
- Issuance of Passport
- Travel Document
- Issuance of Visa
- Requirements for the Retention and Re-Acquisition of Philippine Citizenship
- Notarial and other Legal Services
- Registration of Nationals
- Report of Marriage, Birth, and Death
- Collection of Income Tax
- Balikbayan Stamp
- Philippine Embassy and Consulates General in the US
- Philippine Honorary Consuls General and Consul in the US
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Services
What are the documents I should bring during my passport renewal?
When you apply for passport renewal, the following should be submitted to the embassy:
- Original old or expired passport.
- Complete passport application form.
- Photocopy of your passport’s data page
- Photocopy of your permanent resident card, a record of landing, and work permit.
- Passport processing fee
What are the documents needed when a minor wants to obtain a passport?
If you have a child with you in the US and you want him to apply for a passport so he can travel in the Philippines, you need to assist him all throughout the process and be with him during the appointment. The following documents also need to be submitted.
- Birth certificate
- Report of birth form
- Letter from the doctor who delivered the child attesting to the birth.
- Medical record of the child from the hospital where the child was delivered, in case the doctor can’t be located anymore.
- Original and photocopies of the passports of the parents.
- Letter of consent with the signature of both parents
What happens if I lost my Philippine passport?
In case you lost your Philippine passport, you can always get a new one from the consulate. But, the incident needs to be reported so you can get a police report. This is one of the requirements when you apply for a new passport. Aside from that, the following should be submitted as well.
- Police report or case certificate
- Affidavit of Loss of Passport (this can be completed in the Philippine embassy but with a separate processing fee).
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate if applicable
- A legal document showing your name, date of birth, and place of birth.
- Photocopy of your lost or destroyed passport, if applicable.
- Death certificate of spouse, if applicable.
- Annulment/divorce, if applicable.
How to apply for dual citizenship?
This is a common question asked by Filipinos who are in the US. To apply for dual citizenship, one must get a certification from the consulate allowing the person to possess dual citizenship.
Tips When Visiting the Consulate
When visiting the consulate in the United States, here’s what you need to do:
Visit the official website of the Philippine Consulate in Agana, US.
Before going to the embassy, it helps a lot if you will visit the official website of the Philippine Consulate in Agana, US. The website contains the latest news, updates, announcements, and any changes to the services or procedure it offers.
Before your appointment, make sure the requirements are already complete.
Complete all the requirements before you go to the consulate. This helps you transact with the consulate smoothly and avoid going back and forth to the consulate because of incomplete requirements.
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Consulate General of the Philippines in Agana – Guam
Contact Person: Hon. (Mr.) Mark Francis C. Hamoy – Consul General
Address: Suite 601-602, ITC Building, Marine Corps Drive, Tamuning 96913 Guam, U.S.A., P.O. Box 9880, Tamuning, Guam 96931, U.S.A.
Tel. Nos.: (+1-671) 646-4620; 646-4630
Fax No.: (+1-671) 649-1868
Duty Phone No.: (+1-671) 488-4630
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/PHinAgana/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Consulate in Guam is located, below is a map guide for you: