The United States is a big territory for Filipinos. And as for the government, it is not enough to just establish one government office to handle all Filipino transactions in the country. In the US, the Philippines has one embassy and six consulates located in different states. One of the consulates here in the US is located in New York. If you are near this state and you want to avail yourself of services such as passport application, passport renewal, visa application, visa renewal, and issuance of certificates, just head to the consulate.
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Here in the US, you can also look for a POLO office to ask for help. POLO is usually sought for whenever a Filipino worker abroad is at risk or needs help regarding his/her employment. If you are in the US to work and you need someone’s help whether it’s an emergency, legal, or employment, you can contact POLO. With more than 30 branches around the world, you can easily reach them through their emergency hotlines, emails, and offices. In the US, POLO and OWWA are based in Washington. If you want to get hold of them and you are in New York, you can go to the consulate instead.
Whether you are an OFW or a Filipino living in the US, you should remember the details of the embassy and consulate for your own convenience. Remember that you will need the contact of the consulate when you are in an emergency situation or whenever you need to inquire about its services.
To help more Filipinos in the United States, particularly in New York, this blog is created to serve as your guide. Here we share the services offered by the consulate, possible questions that you might have, helpful advice before going to the embassy, contact details, and a map guide.
History – Philippine Consulate General in New York
The Philippine consulate in New York was established in 1946. This was to honor the importance of New York and the long existing relationship between the Philippines and the US. The consulate is responsible in developing further Philippine-US relations, finance, trade, cultural exchange, and education. The first location of the Philippine Consulate General was at 40 Exchange Place, in Wall Street. The first Consul General who led the consulate was Honorable Jose P. Melencio who served from 1946 to 1951. The consulate relocated until it permanently situated in 556 Fifth Avenue, New York.
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 New York.
- 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?
If you want your passport to get renewed, you need to set an appointment with the consulate. Once your appointment is set, you can then bring the following documents with you when you go to the consulate.
- 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?
The consulate offers passport application requests with appointments. The same process applies to minors. However, they need to be with their parents during their appointment in the consulate. The following documents should also be submitted when going to the consulate for processing.
- 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?
If you lost your passport, you can always get a new one. The first step you need to take is to report to the police that you have lost your existing passport. You will be issued with a case certificate which you will need when you go to the consulate. The following are the documents you need to prepare.
- 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?
When applying for dual citizenship, you need your birth certificate and foreign naturalization certificate. Bring these documents when you apply for a dual citizenship certificate in the consulate.
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 New York, US.
This is a really helpful step if you are planning to visit the consulate in New York anytime soon. The website has all the latest news, updates, announcements, and changes. This is the best place for OFWs who are want to hear updates about the consulate.
Prepare all the documents required before your appointment.
Another thing to remember is preparing all the documents required before your appointment. Gather all the documents needed for you to avail the specific service you want from the consulate and bring them all during your scheduled appointment.
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Consulate General of the Philippines in New York, USA
Contact Person: Hon. (Mrs.) Petronila P. Garcia – Consul General
Address: Consul General
556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036 U.S.A.
Tel. No.: (+1-212) 764-1330
Fax Nos.: (+1-212) 764-6010; 382-1146
Hotline Nos.: (+1-212) 764-3120; 764-3140
Duty Officer No.: (+1-917) 294-0196
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.newyorkpcg.dfa.gov.ph / www.newyorkpcg.org
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/PHLinNY/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Consulate in the New York is located, below is a map guide for you: