Filipinos who are in Portugal, whether you are living or working there, you can head to the embassy to avail of its legal services, such as the issuance of passports, passport renewal, issuance of visa, visa renewal, application of birth certificates, application of death certificates, application of marriage, and application of dual citizenship. There are still other services offered by the embassy and you would know about it as you read through this blog. Also, the embassy works with other agencies to strengthen the services it offers and to effectively protect OFWs who are in Portugal.
The embassy of the Philippines in Portugal works with POLO and OWWA to protect the interests of Filipinos who are working in the country. POLO stands for Philippine Overseas Labor Office and as you search for more opportunities abroad, you will often hear about POLO. What’s great about the presence of POLO abroad is that you can have someone to save you in case of legal and emergency matters. There are instances that the lives of OFWs abroad become at risk. It’s better if you know where to ask for help in case you encounter this kind of situation. POLO has over 30 branches around the world. If you can’t find its office in Portugal, you will likely find its staff in the embassy.
It is very important to keep the information on the embassy with you at all times. Whether it’s an emergency or not, having the contact information of the embassy will save you from a lot of hassle and trouble. If you have a “notes” app on your phone or a paper where you can write the details down, don’t forget to list the information for your own convenience.
In this article, you will find all the essential details of the embassy of the Philippines in Portugal, specifically the services offered, questions or inquiries regarding the documents needed, tips before your appointment, contact information like telephone, emails, and fax, and a map guide.
History – Philippine Embassy in Portugal
The Philippines and Portugal have been connected even before the EDSA revolution in 1987. Both countries fought wars and battles together and the establishment of embassies in each other’s territory is just to formalize their diplomatic relations. The current update with regard to the embassy of the Philippines in Portugal is its reopening in Lisbon with Philip Lhuillier as the first resident ambassador.
If you want to know the services offered by the Embassy of Portugal, 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 needed when you apply for your passport renewal?
Passport renewal is a popular service in the embassy of the Philippines in Portugal. If your passport is expiring and you need a new one, here are the documents that you should submit:
- 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
Can minors have their passports? What are the documents needed?
Yes, minors can have their own Philippine passports but they need to apply together with their parents. There are also documents that need to be submitted, such as the following:
- 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
Can I get a new passport if I lost the existing one?
If you lost your passport, you should report it to the authorities. Once you got the case certificate, that’s the time you can apply for a new passport with additional documents written below.
- 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?
To avail of the dual citizenship privilege, you should first get a certification from the embassy allowing you to have dual citizenship.
To dos when visiting the embassy
When visiting the embassy in Portugal, here’s what you need to do:
Go to the official website of the embassy in Portugal.
Remember to visit the official website of the embassy of the Philippines in Portugal first before going to the embassy. You need to know if there are changes, latest news, updates, or announcements so you can make the adjustments.
When going to the embassy, make sure that you dress modestly. Avoid wearing sando and shorts. You can dress smartly, casually, or formally.
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Embassy of the Philippines in Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: H.E. (Ms.) Celia Anna M. Feria – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Address: Rua Barata Salgueiro 30–3 andarr, 1250-044 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel Nos.: (+351) 216-083-274; 216-083-276; 216-083-277
Fax No.: (+351) 216-083-251
Duty Officer No.: (+351) 925-410-257
Hotline No.: (+351) 913-890-981
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/PHLinPortugal/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Embassy in Portugal is located, below is a map guide for you: