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Philippine Embassy in Ankara, Turkey

Whether you are living or working in Turkey, you can head to the Philippine embassy to get the services you need, such as passport application, passport renewal, visa application, visa renewal, marriage solemnization, application for dual citizenship, application for a birth certificate, and application for the death certificate. There are still a lot of other services that you might be interested in. Read more about them as you read the blog. The embassy also works with other agencies like POLO and OWWA. If you are not familiar with any of them, you will know more about them in the next paragraphs.

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POLO is known as the Philippine Overseas Labor Office. It has different offices around the world and most of them can be found in Asia, Europe, America, and the Middle East. If you are in one of the continents mentioned, you will easily find POLO there. Also, POLO is tasked to help OFWs who are in emergency situations. For example, there are those whose lives and limbs are at risk. Once they need immediate help, they can contact POLO immediately using the emergency hotlines provided by the agency. The same applies to you if you are in Turkey. You can reach out to POLO at any time if you need assistance.

As someone who is working abroad, particularly in Turkey, you need to be mindful of the information of the embassy and POLO. The reason for this is so that you can easily call them if anything happens to you. Your relatives might be too far away to help you. What you need is the assistance of the government if your life or limbs are at risk.

To help and guide you, we put every essential information about the embassy in this blog. You can check out the services offered by the embassy, questions normally asked, tips when visiting the embassy, opening hours, contact number, and location details.

PH Embassy Turkey

PH Embassy Turkey

History – Philippine Embassy in Turkey

The diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Turkey started on June 13, 1949, when both countries signed a Treaty of Friendship. The Philippines established its embassy in Ankara while Turkey has its chancery in Manila. Each country’s leaders pay visits to each territory to check on trades and other things that made their relationship going and strong. Of course, the condition of OFWs is also put on the priority list. As of 2013, the number of Filipinos in Turkey has increased to 5,000.

Services Offered

If you want to know the services offered by the embassy of Turkey, here’s the list:

  • Consular Outreach Program
  • Passport
    • 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
  • Visa
    • Non-immigrant
    • Immigrant
  • 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 Turkey, 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?

In Turkey, it’s possible to get your children their own passports but you have to be with them during the application process. The following are the documents needed when applying for your minor’s passport.

  • 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?

It’s allowed to get a new passport in case you lost your existing one. For those who lost their passport, you need to report the issue to the police so they can issue a police report, which you will need as you apply for a new one. The following documents need to be submitted.

  • 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 can have dual citizenship. Once you earn the right to be a citizen of another country, go to the embassy and apply for a certification allowing you to possess two citizenships.

To dos when visiting the embassy

When visiting the embassy in Turkey, here’s what you need to do:

  • Visit the official website of the embassy in Turkey.

During your free time and before you head to the Philippine Embassy in Turkey, don’t forget to visit the official website of the embassy to check the latest announcements, news, and updates.

  • Collect all the documents needed.

When you are applying for a passport, visa, or other services, you need to complete all the documents required before going to the embassy for a more convenient and hassle-free process.

Opening Hours

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact Information

Embassy of the Philippines in Ankara, Turkey
Contact Person: H.E. (Mr.) Raul S. Hernandez – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Address: Kazim Ozalp Mahallesi, Kumkapi Soka, No. 36, Gazi Osman Pasa (GOP), 06700, Ankara, Turkey
Tel. Nos.: (+90-312) 442-3824; 442-3827
Fax No.:   (+90-312) 442-3856
Hotline No.: (+90) 537- 577-2344
Email: ankara.pe@dfa.gov.ph / fsp.ankara@dfa.int
Website: www.ankarape.dfa.gov.ph
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/PHinTurkey/

Google Map Location

In case you are wondering where the Philippine Embassy in Turkey is located, below is a map guide for you:

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