Filipinos who are working and residing in Iran, you can go to the Philippine Embassy to seek the help of the government whenever you are in emergencies. Likewise, you can contact the embassy for services that need the intervention of the government, such as passport issuances, visa issuances, recording of birth, recording of death, marriage solemnization, legal assistance, and more. POLO and OWWA are working together with the Philippine embassy in Iran. In case you need immediate assistance legally or you want someone to rescue you in case of emergencies, you can call the embassy for help.
It’s crucial to have the contact details of the Philippine embassy with you. There are times when OFWs encounter problems with their employers and the only way they can be saved is through the help of the government. You need to have the embassy’s information so that in case you are caught up with situations like this, you know where and when to call.
We created this blog in order to help our fellow Filipinos who are in Iran. Here we listed the services offered by the Philippine embassy, frequently asked questions about passport issuances, opening hours, contact details, and the location of the embassy. We hope this article will help you in the best possible way.
History – PH Embassy Iran
The Philippines and Iran have a long-term relationship with each other. The formal diplomatic relations between the two countries was established in January 1964. Today, there are thousands of Iranians in the Philippines, which include international students who chose to study in the country because of low-cost English education. Many Filipinos are OFWs in Iran as well. Iran has been home to many overseas workers because of good work opportunities there. The community of Filipinos in that country is continuously expanding.
Iran and the Philippines have embassies in each other’s territory. In 2003, the first bilateral conference was held and it was entitled “Dialogue Among Civilizations. In 2008, the then Secretary of Affairs of the Philippines Alberto Romulo discussed the extension of the bilateral ties with Iran. Since the two countries have been enjoying good relations with each other, a promise to a positive relationship in the future has been given during the discussions. Eventually, the two countries expressed their hopes in getting better feedback with regards to technology, energy, culture, and science as they continue to be in relation to each other.
If you want to know the services offered by the embassy of Iran, 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?
If your passport is expiring and you need to renew, the Philippine embassy in Iran offers this service to Filipinos who are in the country. Just present the following documents and make an appointment.
- 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?
For minors who are born in Iran and need to apply for a passport, you can obtain your own passport provided that you apply with your parents and with the following documents.
- 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 lose my Philippine passport?
If you lost your passport, you need to report it first so you can get a certificate from the authorities. This certificate is needed when you are applying for a new passport, together 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.
Tips When Visiting the Embassy
When visiting the embassy, here’s what you need to consider:
1. Respect and greet the government staff.
This is a friendly reminder to always respect and greet the government staff whenever you are in the embassy.
2. Complete all the documents needed.
Before you go to the embassy, ensure that you have completed the list of required documents to avoid going home without getting the services you need.
3. No proxies are allowed.
You should be able to appear personally in the embassy if you want to avail of its services.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Embassy of the Philippines in Tehran, Iran
Contact Person: Hon. (Mr.) Wilfredo C. Santos – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Address: No. 9 Khayyam Street, After Chamran Parkway, North Valie-Asr Avenue, Tehran, Iran
Tel. Nos.: (+98-21) 2266-8774 to 76
Fax No.: (+98-21) 2266-8990
Hotline Nos.: (+98-21) 912-2136801; 912-2037192
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Embassy in Iran is located, below is a map guide for you: