If you are in Poland and you need to process your legal documents such as your passport, visa, and other certificates, you can go directly to the Philippine embassy in Poland and request their help. The embassy processes passport application, passport renewals, certificate applications, and other services the government only can provide. It also works with other agencies like POLO and OWWA to help more Filipinos who are working abroad. You will likely interact with these agencies if you are in Poland. To know more about what the embassy can offer, continue reading this blog.
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For your reference, POLO and OWWA are focused on helping Filipino workers abroad. This is why almost all countries where there are a lot of Filipinos have POLO and OWWA offices. These agencies are like DOLE. You can ask them for assistance whenever you need help regarding your employment in Poland. With POLO’s more than 30 branches around the world, it will not be difficult for you to find one office in the area where you are right now. In case you have no idea where POLO or OWWA is located, you can go to the embassy to check with them the details about the agency.
It helps a lot if you will keep the information about the embassy. In case of legal or emergency matters, you will have someone to contact and save you. You will never know what will happen while you are working. There might be emergency situations and one way you can escape from them is through the help of the authorities.
In this blog, we summarized all the information you might need while in Poland. Let this be your guide in finding the details you need from the government, such as the services offered by the Embassy of the Philippines, the questions you might have in mind right now, what are the things to keep in mind before you go to the embassy, contact details, and location.
History – Philippine Embassy in Poland
The Philippines and Poland have bilateral relations, which started on September 22, 1973. This was the time when the relationship between the two countries was formalized. But before this date, the two countries have been connected since the 17th century. One of the main reasons the two countries are so linked with each other is because of its predominant religion, which is Roman Catholic.
If you want to know the services offered by the Embassy of Poland, 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 you are in Poland and your passport is expiring, you will need to renew it so you can legally stay in the country. The following documents should be submitted to the embassy:
- 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?
According to the embassy, minors can obtain their passports through the help of their parents. Children should go to the embassy together with their parents and submit the following documents before they can be issued 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
What happens if I lost my Philippine passport?
In case you lost your passport, you can still get a new passport provided that you have a police report or case certificate and other documents such as the following:
- 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?
In case you want two citizenships, you can have them. However, you will need to apply for a certification permitting you to obtain two citizenships. Just go to the embassy and avail of this service.
Tips When Visiting the Embassy
When visiting the embassy in Poland, here’s what you need to do:
Go to the official website of the embassy in Poland.
It is recommended that you visit the official website of the embassy in Poland before you go to the embassy itself. All embassies use their websites to release the latest news, updates, and announcements. You can use the information posted there for your own awareness.
Make sure that you have all the documents needed.
Before your scheduled appointment, your task is to collect all the documents needed to avoid the hassle of going back and forth with the embassy.
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Embassy of the Philippines in Warsaw, Poland
Contact Person: H.E. (Mrs.) Leah M. Basinang-Cruz – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Address: Ul. Lentza 11, 02-956 Warsaw, Poland
Tel. No.: (+48-22) 490-2025
Fax No.: (+48-22) 651-5949
Duty Officer No.: (+48) 694-736-488
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Facebook account: https://facebook.com/PHLinPoland/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Embassy in Poland is located, below is a map guide for you: