Singapore is a nice country for OFWs and if you are one of those who are blessed with an opportunity to work here, you should know by now that the embassy is open to assist you with any legal matters. The embassy is responsible for issuing passports, visas, and certificates that you need to extend your stay in Singapore. Services such as passport application, passport renewal, birth certificate application, death certificate application, marriage solemnization, and dual citizenship application are processed in the embassy. So, if you need one of these, don’t hesitate to head to the embassy and ask for their assistance.
It helps a lot to understand that there are also other agencies that can help you while you are working or staying in the embassy. POLO and OWWA are the agencies we are talking about. POLO, which is the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, is tasked to help OFWs be safe in their workplace. Whether you are working as a domestic helper or a professional worker, you can avail yourself of the services of POLO especially if you encounter legal or emergency issues. Those whose life or limbs are in danger can contact POLO through its emergency hotline. You can also connect with the embassy in case you don’t know where to get the information about POLO.
Being in Singapore and other countries is different from being in your own country. This is one of the major reasons why you need to have the details of the embassy at all times. Whenever you feel threatened or when there’s a risk to your life or limbs, you can easily access the information of the embassy and ask them for help immediately.
For those of you how don’t have the information about the embassy yet, this blog will serve as your guide to know more about the services offered by the embassy, frequently asked questions, tips when visiting the embassy, contact number, email, location, and a map guide.
History – Philippine Embassy in Singapore
The Philippines and Singapore have bilateral relations, which can be seen through the embassies present in both territories. The Philippine embassy in Singapore serves as the formal diplomatic mission of the Philippines to Singapore. Both countries have strong economic and military relations. The embassy was established in May 1969. The number of OFWs in Singapore is continuously growing. It’s a good thing that the Philippine government is helping more and more Filipinos through the embassy.
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If you want to know the services offered by the Embassy of Singapore, 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?
If you need to renew your passport, just head to the Philippine embassy in Singapore and bring the following documents:
- 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?
The documents needed to successfully apply for a passport are the following. Take note that minors need to be with both of their parents during the application process.
- 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?
Yes, you can get a new passport if you lost the old one. Make sure that you reported it as you will need the police report when applying for a new passport. The following needs to be submitted to the embassy.
- 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 the Philippines, dual citizenship is allowed. What is not permitted is dual allegiance. If you want to be a Filipino and a Singaporean at the same time, just go to the embassy and apply for certification.
To dos when visiting the embassy
When visiting the embassy in Singapore, here’s what you need to do:
Go to the official website of the embassy in Singapore.
If you are looking for a helpful place where you can see the information about the embassy in Singapore, aside from this blog, you should go to the official website of the embassy and look for updates, news, and announcements that are recently released by the officials.
Make sure you leave home with complete requirements.
For an easier process, make sure to bring all the required documents when going to the embassy. This is you can avoid going back and forth to the embassy because of incomplete documents.
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore
Contact Person: H.E. (Mr.) Joseph Del Mar Yap – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Address: 20 Nassim Road, Singapore 258395
Tel. No.: (+65) 6737-3977
Fax No.: (+65) 6733-9544
ATN No.: (+65) 6834-2938
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: singaporepe.dfa.gov.ph / www.philippine-embassy.org.sg
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/PHinSingapore/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Embassy in Singapore is located, below is a map guide for you: