If you are working in Thailand, you might need the contact details of the embassy located in Bangkok. If you need to renew your passport, apply for a visa, apply for a new passport for your kids, record the birth of your child, record the death of your loved one, or have a civil marriage ceremony, you can head to the embassy in Bangkok and avail of the services you need. Just for your reference, the embassy also works with other agencies such as POLO and OWWA. If you want to know what these agencies do, continue reading the article below.
POLO and OWWA work together with the embassy to promote the interest of Filipinos abroad and protect them while they are working in Thailand. Most POLO offices are located in places other than the embassy. Meaning, they have a separate location but not too far from the embassy. There are also POLO offices that are within the embassy. If you need help from them, you can easily search for their information from the official website of the embassy. There are emergency hotlines that you can use whenever you are in emergency situations. Just know when to call so that the embassy or POLO can timely help you.
To request help, you need the contact details of both embassy and POLO. Without their information, you will never have the chance to ask for assistance. This is one reason why you need to keep the information on the embassy with you. If you have a journal, whether it’s virtual or actual, remember to jot down the information you are about to read in this blog.
To help our fellow Filipinos in Thailand, we wrote this article with essential information about the embassy. You will see here the services offered by the embassy, questions normally asked, tips when visiting the embassy, contact details, and a location guide.
History – Philippine Embassy in Thailand
Currently, the Philippine Embassy in Thailand occupies an 8,000-square meter space along Sukhumvit Road, which is one of the major highways of Thailand. The Chancery is surrounded by different establishments, be it resident or commercial. There are houses, offices, and condominiums around the embassy. It was in June 1963 when the chancery was purchased by the Philippine government in order to formally establish its diplomatic relations with Thailand. The property then belonged to a famous Thai artist.
If you want to know the services offered by the Embassy of Thailand, 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 want your passport renewed in Thailand, the following documents should be submitted during your appointment. Don’t forget to complete all the documents needed so you can avoid going back and forth the chancery.
- 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?
If you are wondering whether children can avail their own passports, the answer is yes but with your assistance. The following documents are needed when children under 18 years old apply for 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
Can I get a new passport if I lost the existing one?
Yes, you can apply for a new passport. You have to report the case to the police so you can be issued a case certificate. The following documents are also needed when applying for a new passport.
- 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?
Yes, you can have dual citizenship. You need to apply for certification so that the government will allow you to possess dual citizenship.
To dos when visiting the embassy
When visiting the embassy in Thailand, here’s what you need to do:
Visit the official website of the embassy in Thailand.
During your free time and before you head to the Philippine Embassy in Thailand, don’t forget to visit the official website of the embassy to check the latest news, updates, and announcements.
Bring all the documents required.
You might want to bring the original and photocopies of the documents required to apply for particular services in the embassy.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Embassy of the Philippines in Bangkok, Thailand
Contact Person: H.E. (Ms.) Mary Jo A. Bernardo- Aragon – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Address: 760 Sukhumvit Road corner Soi Philippines (Soi 30/1)
Bangkok 10110, Kingdom of Thailand
Tel. Nos.: (+662) 259-0139 to 40; 258-5401
Fax Nos.: (+662) 259-2809; 259-7373
Hotline No.: (+668) 992-65954
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/PHinThailand/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Embassy in Thailand is located, below is a map guide for you: