If you are a Filipino staying in Vietnam for work or for some other reason, you should know that the Philippine Embassy is located in Hanoi. If you need employment requirements such as a passport, visa, and certificates, you can ask the embassy to issue them for you. However, you still need to comply with the requirements of the embassy so you can get the documents you need. The Embassy works with other departments such as POLO and OWWA to protect more OFWs abroad, specifically in Vietnam. If you need help from them, you can use the contact information provided by the embassy.
POLO has been serving OFWs for a while now. It grew about more than 30 branches worldwide. If you are looking for POLO offices, you will find a lot of them in Asia, Europe, America, and the Middle East. Usually, POLO offices are nearby the embassy. If they don’t have a separate location, they are situated within the embassy. OFWs seek the help of POLO during legal and emergency situations. The agency better handles those situations. POLO also provides emergency hotlines so OFWs who need immediate rescue can be saved on time.
You may be put in different situations while staying in Vietnam. If you don’t keep the information about the embassy with you, you may face a lot of trouble in the future. This is why as early as now, you should keep the details of the embassy whenever and wherever you are. If you don’t have relatives abroad, the embassy will serve as your back up.
In this blog, you will find the most essential information about the embassy in Vietnam, such as its services, frequently asked questions, tips before going to the embassy, contact number, email, website, location, and a map guide. This may serve as your guide before going to the embassy, especially if this is your first time going to the chancery.
History – Philippine Embassy in Vietnam
The Philippine Embassy in Vietnam first opened in August 1977, following the establishment of the Philippines and Vietnam’s diplomatic relationship in July 1976. The Philippines and Vietnam’s relationship have warmed up since the end of the Cold War. Both of the countries have been promoting their tourism, education, aquaculture, agriculture, defense, and trade. The embassy represents the Philippines in Vietnam. So, it doesn’t just cater to the needs of OFWs in the country, but as well as the meetings and discussions with Vietnam.
If you want to know the services offered by the embassy in Vietnam, 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 going to renew your passport in Vietnam, the following requirements should be submitted.
- 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?
In case a minor child needs a Philippine passport, he/she can get it from the embassy in Hanoi. The minor needs to be with his/her parents when applying for his/her own passport. The following documents should also be submitted on the date of appointment.
- 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?
Losing your passport might be inconvenient. You will need a new passport to stay legally in Vietnam. If you need to apply for a new one, you will need a case certificate and the following documents:
- 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?
Dual citizenship is acceptable in the Philippines. If you want to have two citizenships. You should apply in the embassy and get a certification.
Tips When Visiting the Embassy
When visiting the embassy in Vietnam, here’s what you need to do:
Visit the official website of the Philippine Embassy in Vietnam.
Visiting the official website of the Philippines in Vietnam helps you to know the latest news, updates, announcements, and changes the embassy has. All the information on the website is helpful if you are planning to go to the embassy soon.
Wear decent clothes when going to the embassy.
When going to the embassy, you should wear decent clothes as part of the embassy’s dress code. Don’t wear sando and shorts when going to the embassy.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Embassy of the Philippines in Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact Person: Hon. (Mr.) Noel Servigon – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Address: 27B Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Tel. Nos.: (+844) 3943-7873; 3943-3849; 3943- 4493; 3943-7948; 3943-9826
Fax No.: (+844) 3943-5760
Duty Officer No.: (+8490) 412-6164
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/PHinVietnam/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Embassy in Vietnam is located, below is a map guide for you: