The Philippines has a presence both in Tokyo and Osaka in Japan. Filipinos who are working and living in Japan, you can head to the embassy and consulate to ask for the help of the government. In case you need to apply for a new passport, renew your expiring passport, obtain visa-related services, record birth, record death, record a marriage, and so on, the embassy and the consulate are open to serve you within their business hours. In case you are far away from Tokyo but near Osaka, you can go to the consulate instead of the embassy.
Also Read: How to Apply for a Japan Tourist Visa 2020
Both the embassy and consulate work with POLO and OWWA to better assist Filipinos who are working abroad. POLO or the Philippine Overseas Labor and Office has different branches around the world and located on big continents like America, Asia, and Europe. POLO assists OFWs especially those who have legal and emergency issues. There are people who are assigned to legal and emergency cases and OFWs who are in these situations can call the designated hotline so that the government can come in the rescue on time. POLO serves as the overseas arm of DOLE and the agency is really helpful, especially when Filipinos who are abroad don’t have relatives there and they are alone.
As someone who works abroad, you are responsible for keeping the information of the embassy or the consulate so that by the time you need the help of the government, you know where to call or where to go. The government is always ready to help you in case you face challenges that only the officials can solve.
In this blog, we shared a lot of essential information that can help you to keep in touch with the government. You can use the data we provided here including the consulate’s opening hours, contact information, location, and services provided.
History – PH Consulate Osaka
Japan and the Philippine have been connected for so long now. Their relationship started in the 16th century when Spain was still in control of the Philippines. To get the Philippines, Japan negotiated with Spain to purchase the country. Eventually, after a series of wars and takeovers, both Japan and the Philippines expanded their relationship. Included in this history is the granting of the US of the Philippines’ independence. The Philippines then entered into San Francisco Peace Treaty. In 1956, the relationship between both countries was normalized.
Here’s the list of services offered by the Philippine Consulate in Osaka.
- 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 China
- Philippine Honorary Consuls General and Consul in China
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Services
What are the documents I should bring during my passport renewal?
If you are planning to get passport renewal services in the Philippine Consulate in Osaka, here are the following documents that you should bring:
- 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 happens if I lost my Philippine passport?
In case you lose your passport, the first step you have to take is to report it to the authorities. The police will issue you a certificate proving that you have lost your passport. You will then bring the following documents and submit it to the consulate.
- 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.
What are the documents needed when a minor wants to obtain a passport?
Minors can apply for their own passports with the following documents. Also, they need to be with both of their parents so they can obtain their passports.
- 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
Tips When Visiting the Philippine Consulate
1. Check the official website of the Philippine Consulate in Japan.
Before you go to Osaka to avail of the services there, it helps a lot if you will visit the official website of the Philippine Consulate. Updates, latest news, announcements, and other changes are posted there.
2. No proxies are allowed.
Remember that embassies and consulates don’t allow proxies. You have to be personally present when you are applying for a passport, visa, or anything related to your work and residence in Japan.
3. Complete all your documents before you visit the consulate.
Before you visit the Philippine Consulate in Osaka, make sure that you have all the documents ready. Check your schedule and ensure that your documents are complete so that by the time you go to the consulate, you don’t have to stress about incomplete requirements.
4. Dress decently.
You need to dress modestly when going to the consulate. Avoid wearing shorts and sando because the person in the embassy might not allow you to enter the premises. You have to wear at least jeans and blouses to be able to go inside the consulate.
Opening Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Consulate General of the Philippines in Osaka
Contact Person: Consul General Maria Aileen H. Bugarin
Address: 24/F Twin 21 MID Tower, 2-1-61 Shiromi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
Tel. Nos.: (+81-6) 6910-7881; 6910-7999
Fax No.: (+81-6) 6910-8750
Emergency No.: (+81-90) 4036-7984
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Consulate in Osaka is located, below is a map guide for you: