The Philippine Embassy in Berlin is open for Filipinos who are in the country. You can head to the embassy in case you need services that require the help of the government. Some of the services you may avail of in the embassy are passport application, passport renewal, visa-related matters, birth certificate services, death certificate services, and marriage certificate services. The embassy can likewise help you with legal and emergency issues. POLO and OWWA work with and within the embassy to protect more OFWs who are in Berlin. Even if you don’t have relatives in the country, you can talk to POLO and OWWA regarding your employment issues.
While in Berlin, it makes a difference if you know where and how to contact the Philippine embassy. It’s important that you keep the contact information of the government so that when you encounter emergencies and legal matters involving your employer, you have people to back you up.
Below, we listed the most important details about the Philippine embassy in Berlin. This blog is your guide and directory to determine the services offered by the Philippine embassy, its contact details, frequently asked questions, opening hours, location, and a map guide. Use this article to find what you are specifically looking for in the embassy.
History – Embassy of the Philippines in Berlin, Germany
The Philippines and Germany have a bilateral relation wherein both of the countries maintain their relationship through the presence of the embassies both in Manila and Berlin. Actually, the relationship between these two countries started on April 25, 1955, when they both signed an agreement that led to their dynamic cooperation. The presence of Germany in the Philippines can be recognized by the main embassy located in Manila and an honorary consulate situated in Cebu. The Philippines, on the other hand, has an embassy in Berlin and consulates in Frankfurt, Munich, Essen, and Stuttgart.
Included in the history is Jose Rizal who lived in Germany for a while until he finished writing his very famous novel Noli Me Tangere. The novel was published with the help of Ferdinand Blumentritt. Rizal was staying in Berlin. Today, there are attempts to buy the building from the owner. The Philippines had constant visits to Germany wherein our leaders were meeting with the leaders of Germany to discuss bilateral agreements and other things that would benefit both countries.
If you want to know the services offered by the embassy of Germany, 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?
When renewing your passport in the Philippine Embassy in Germany, you need to present the following documents so your new passport can be released:
- 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?
Minors can apply for their own passports through the Philippine embassy in Germany and other consulates. To successfully obtain a passport, the following documents should be presented:
- 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?
You don’t have to worry in case you lost your passport. You can apply for a new one through the embassy and consulates. However, you need to report the incident first so that the authorities can issue a police report or case certificate that you will need to submit. The following are the documents needed:
- 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.
Tips When Visiting the Embassy
When visiting the embassy, here’s what you need to consider:
1. Dress up properly.
Respect the dress code of the embassy and dress properly. Wear decent clothes whenever you have an appointment. Avoid wearing shorts and sando.
2. Have all the documents required before you leave home.
Make sure that you have all the documents required before you go to the embassy for your appointment.
3. Follow your appointment schedule.
Your schedule is important, especially during passport renewal or application. Adhere to your schedule as much as possible so you will not have to reschedule.
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Embassy of the Philippines in Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Maria Theresa Dizon-De Vega – Ambassador
Address: Luisenstrasse 16, 10117 Berlin
Tel. No.: +49 (0) 30 864 95 00
Fax No.: (+49-30) 873-2551
Duty Officer No.: (+49) 173-521-5703
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Website: www.berlinpe.dfa.gov.ph / www.philippine-embassy.de
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PHinGermany/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Embassy in Berlin is located, below is a map guide for you: