Filipinos who are in Mexico can go to the Philippine Embassy in the country and avail of the government services such as passport application, passport renewal, visa application, visa renewal, marriage solemnization, recording of birth, recording of death, dual citizenship application, and so on. The government offers a lot of services in the embassy. All you have to do is to go there and inquire about the documents or services you need for you to get help. Aside from these documents, the embassy also helps OFWs who are in need of legal and emergency assistance. If you are one of those OFWs who are dealing with troubles, the embassy can help you out.
The embassy also works with POLO and OWWA to promote the interest of OFWs who are abroad. POLO has different branches around the world particularly in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and America. POLO works under the supervision of DOLE and all announcements of DOLE with regard to working abroad and connecting with the government are made through POLO. Both POLO and OWWA are responsible for helping Filipinos who are caught up in legal and emergency situations. These agencies usually provide hotline or emergency numbers for OFWs to dial or call.
Filipinos who are working abroad must be able to keep the information about the embassy at all times. This is a good strategy especially during periods of crisis and emergency situations. It helps a lot for OFWs to know who to contact in case they don’t have relatives in Mexico.
In this blog, we summarized everything you need to know about the Philippine Embassy in Mexico. This includes the services offered by the embassy, its frequently asked questions, the documents you need when applying for a passport, the location of the embassy, and a lot more. We hope you find this information useful.
History – Philippine Embassy in Mexico City
The embassy of the Philippines in Mexico serves as the diplomatic mission of the Philippines to the said country. It is currently situated in the municipality of Miguel Hidalgo in northwestern Mexico City. According to its history, the first diplomatic mission of the Philippines in Mexico was in April 1953. The first minister that time was Mariano Ezpeleta. In 1960, the diplomatic mission was converted into a full embassy. And because of the increasing number of Filipinos in the country, the government proposed to increase the number of embassies to accommodate the number of OFWs in Mexico.
If you want to know the services offered by the embassy of Mexico, 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 renewal is a frequently availed service in the embassy and consulates. If you have an expiring passport, you are required to renew it and the following documents will be asked from you:
- Original old or expired passport.
- Complete passport application form.
- Photocopy of your passport’s data page
- Photocopy of your permanent resident card, record of landing, and work permit.
- Passport processing fee
What are the documents needed when a minor wants to obtain a passport?
Those who have dependents who are under 18 years old can go to the embassy and present the following documents. The minors have to be with their parents or guardians before the embassy permits them to obtain their own 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
What happens if I lost my Philippine passport?
Losing your passport might be inconvenient. But, the good thing is, you can still apply for a new passport. The first step you have to take is reporting the incident to the police so that they can issue a police report, which you will need before the embassy can process your application. These 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.
Is dual citizenship allowed?
You may have dual citizenship. But, you need to get a certificate first from the embassy allowing you to have dual citizenship.
Tips When Visiting the Embassy
When visiting the embassy in Mexico, here’s what you need to do:
Visit the official website of the Philippine Embassy in Mexico.
This tip will help you a lot especially if this is your first time going to the embassy. The website displays everything you need to know about the embassy, such as the latest news, updates, and changes.
Have your documents ready.
This is another thing to consider. You don’t want to go to the embassy empty-handed or with incomplete documents.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Embassy of the Philippines in Mexico City, Mexico
Contact Person: Hon. (Mr.) Demetrio R. Tuason – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Address: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Rio Rhin 56, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc C.P. 06500, Mexico City, Mexico
Tel. Nos.: (+52-55) 5202-8456; 5202-9360; 5202-0901
Fax No.: (+52-55) 5202-8403
Duty Officer No.: (+52-155) 2771-3776
Email : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/PHinMexico/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Embassy in Mexico is located, below is a map guide for you: