Filipinos in Chile, you can head to the Philippine embassy to seek the help of the government. The embassy offers different services ranging from passport application to solemnization of marriage. If you need services such as the recording of the birth of your child, the recording of the death of a loved one, marriage solemnization, visa-related services, and labor-related services, you can easily contact the embassy for assistance. The embassy in Chile also integrates POLO and OWWA for OFWs who are currently working in the country. For legal assistance and in times of emergencies, you can call them at any time.
Also Read: 8 Reasons Why You Should NOT Work as an OFW
As a Filipino living and working abroad, it’s important that you know who to call when you are in emergencies. You should always keep the contact details of the embassy for your own good. Whenever you need help and you don’t have anyone else abroad.
In this blog, you will learn a lot about the important details of the embassy, such as its contact details, services offered, frequently asked questions, opening hours, a map guide, and so on. We want to help every Filipino in Chile find the right help they need. The Philippine government is just one call away.
History – PH Embassy Santiago
The Philippine Embassy in Chile has been serving Filipinos for a while now. Its diplomatic mission started in 1981 and today, it is located in Las Condes, Santiago Province. Actually, the Philippine embassy in Chile did not open immediately in 1947 when the relation of the Philippines and Chile was established. The first to accommodate Filipinos in the country was one among the Southeast Asian countries. When the diplomatic mission started in 1967, the Philippine Embassy in Buenos Aires, with the help of Ambassador Luis Moreno Salcedo, who was then accredited to Chile, served as the embassy.
In 1981, the Philippine embassy in Chile officially opened. During this period, the appointed ambassador was Rodolfo A. Arizala, who was appointed by former President Ferdinand Marcos. The movement of Arizala in Chile back then was not settled immediately. He had to stay in Plaza de la Constitucion while the team was scouting for the chancery and the residence of the ambassador. Later on, this plaza became the offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chile. The embassy has engaged in different activities promoting the interests and strengths of Filipinos in the country.
If you want to know the services offered by the Embassy of Chile, here’s the list:
- Consular Outreach Program
- Adult New Applicant
- Adult Renewal Applicant
- Minor New/Renewal Applicant
- Travel Document
- Authenticating Documents Made Simpler by the Apostille
- Civil Registry
- Solemnization of Marriage
- Report of Marriage
- Report of Birth
- Report of Death and/or Consular Mortuary Certificate
- Dual Citizenship
- Waiver of Exclusion Ground
- Certificate of Not the Same Person
- Balikbayan Program
- Schedule of Consular Services and Fees
- Consular Service Fees and Turnaround Time
- List of Other Services
- Transport of Pets
- NBI Clearance
- Renewal of Philippine Driver’s License
- Securing a J1-Waiver
- PH Requirements for Medical Missions
- Departure Formalities
- Philippine Overseas Labor Office
- Issuance of Overseas Employment Certificate
- OWWA Membership Program
- Employment Contract Verification and Authentication
- Implementation of POEA Rules on Direct Hiring
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Services
What are the documents I should bring during my passport renewal?
Passport renewals allow you to renew your expiring passport. If this is the service you want to avail of, here’s what you need.
- 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?
Losing your passport can be troublesome but there’s a way to solve it. Just apply for a new one with the following documents:
- 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 obtain their passports from the Philippine embassy in Chile with the following requirements:
- 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 Embassy
When visiting the embassy, here are some of the tips we have for you.
1. Wear the right clothes.
Wear the right clothes when you are going to the embassy. Wearing sando, spaghetti straps, shorts, and similar clothing is not allowed. You can at least wear jeans, long pants, a blouse, a dress, or a t-shirt.
2. Make sure to bring all the requirements.
Before you apply for the services you want to avail of from the embassy, you need to secure all the documents needed first. Once you have them, you can now call for an appointment. Before you leave your home, put all the documents in your bag the night before your appointment.
3. Adhere to your schedule.
You need to be on time, especially because you have a schedule to follow. Remember that you are not the only client in the embassy. There are also those who adhere to their schedules.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Embassy of the Philippines in Chile, Santiago
Contact Person: Ma. Teresita Daza – Ambassador
Address: Chargé d’ Affaires, a.i., Felix de Amesti No. 367, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Telephone Number: (+562) 2208-1313; 2208-1939
Emergency No.: (+569) 9427-20320
Hotline No.: (+562) 2228-1670
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PHinChile/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Embassy in Chile is located, below is a map guide for you: