Following are the basic services issued by the Consular Section along with the requirements. The ePassport will be released six (6) weeks from the date of application. Other documents are generally released after three (3) working days, except visas which may be released after ten (10) working days during the South Korean summer and winter breaks.


I. Passport Renewal

ePassport Application

You can apply for the Philippine electronic passport, or e-passport through online appointment only in the Embassy website. The ePassport is a highly secured and enhanced Machine Readable Passport. The ePassport uses the digital image of the photograph taken and with face recognition technology, one is able to verify the identity of the passport holder. It also captures the fingerprints and digital signature of the passport holder.

Since processing will take longer than that of the machine-readable passport, the Embassy has adopted the appointment system and delivery or courier service. Only those who can provide a complete return address can avail of the courier service. You will be asked to complete the courier form upon application for ePassport and payment and submit your old passport for cancelation. Payment will be collected upon delivery.

Personal appearance of every applicant (adult or baby) is required.

Call the APPOINTMENT HOTLINE NUMBER at 010-9385-0535 if you have a problem or question scheduling an appointment online.

Schedule an Appointment for Your ePassport Application

An applicant can get a schedule of appointment through ONLINE only. Follow the instructions in the website and print out your confirmation number and application form. Don't forget to photocopy your old passport's front page and back page.

An appointment date will be given to you (starting November 3, 2013 (Sunday), new public hours are Sundays from 9am to 4pm and on Mondays to Thursdays from 9am to 3pm. Release time for passports will start at 12:00pm. Fridays, Saturdays and official holidays are non-working days.). Further, getting an appointment for passport processing is free. Please come exactly at the appointed date and time. Failure to do so will subject the applicant to reapply for a new schedule.

Requirements for ePassport:

  • Old Philippine Passport and a photocopy of the data or photo page and last page showing the signature of the passport holder
  • For old passports that do not show the town/city of birth (e.g., only "Pampanga" is written), any copy of a government-issued document, such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate or previously issued passport, that shows the town/city of birth (e.g., "Lubao, Pampanga")
  • Printed copy of your Confirmation Number
  • Completed Application Form
  • ePassport fee - US$ 60.00 or W 80,520

Procedure on Date of Appointment:

Step 1
  • Present your Confirmation Receipt Number.
  • Complete all information on the passport application form (download form).
  • Wait for your name and number to be called at Window 4.
  • Submit the application form and present your old Passport and photocopies.
  • OPTIONAL: If you wish to avail of the courier service, get a courier form and write your name and complete return address. Get a copy of the courier form. Payment will be made upon delivery of your ePassport. Have your old passport canceled by the consular officer.

Step 2
  • Go to cashier and pay the exact amount of US$ 60.00 or W 80,520 in cash. No check may be accepted
  • Keep your receipt for presentation in case you claim your ePassport in person after 9 weeks.

Step 3
  • Go to the encoder for encoding of data, picture taking, taking of thumb marks and digital signature. Applicant should be in decent attire with collar. Both ears should be shown.
  • Keep your receipt of payment and bring your old passport for cancellation to claim your ePassport. You can also authorize a representative to claim your passport by giving authority at the back of your claim receipt.
NOTE: It takes about six (6) weeks to process the ePassport as the approved applications are sent to a central processing facility in the Philippines.
Requirements for Passport Amendment:

  • Duly accomplished passport ammendment application form (download form)
  • Photocopy of marriage certificate
  • Original passport

II. Lost Passport Applications

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Personal Appearance;
  • Confirmed appointment;
  • Police report with English translation
  • Submit Affidavit of Loss (with detailed explanation on when, where and how passport got lost);
  • Photocopy of first page of lost passport (if available)
  • Duly accomplished application form No need to submit a passport size photo;
  • Fee for a lost Machine Readable Passport is US$ 90.00 or W 120,780. For lost ePassport, fee is US$ 150.00 or W 201,300;
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) and duly authenticated by the DFA or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by the DFA. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable.? If born abroad, applicant may submit Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO;
  • Two Government-issued picture IDs to prove identity
    • Digitized SSS ID
    • Driver's License
    • GSIS E-card
    • PRC ID
    • IBP ID
    • OWWA ID
    • Digitized BIR ID
    • Senior Citizen's ID
    • Voter’s ID
    • NBI Clearance
    • Original previous passports
    • CFO Certificate (with picture printed on certificate)

    * Please take note that there will be a 15-day clearing period prior to the processing of application for replacement of a lost valid passport;


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • For Married Women who want to use surname of husband:
    • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or original and photocopy of the Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable; or Report of Marriage duly authenticated by DFA or Philippine Embassy/Consulate if married abroad
  • For spouse of foreign national:
    • Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance (required for first time applicants or renewal of passport to be used for the first time the surname of the husband)
  • Applicants who availed of Dual Citizenship or Election of Philippine Citizenship under RA 9225:
    • Identification Certificate
    • Oath of Allegiance
    • Order of Approval
    • Report of Birth (for those born abroad)
III. Travel Documents

  • Duly accomplished Travel Document application form (download form)
  • Duly accomplished Affidavit of Lost / Mutilated Passport (download form)
  • Any document identifying the applicant: birth certificate, driver's license, school ID or, in the absence of the preceding documents, any of the following: entry record from Immigration Office, xerox copy of passport or Alien Registration Certificate
  • Three (3) colored or black & white 2" x 2" pictures
  • Travel Document is valid for thirty (30) days only.
  • Confirmed e-ticket receipt showing name of applicants as well as date of departure from Korea
IV. Report of Birth

After step 1, duration may vary depending on the applicant's concern.

STEP CLIENT SERVICE PROVIDER DURATION PERSON IN-CHARGE FEE
1

Present 4 copies of the following (submit additional one set if child will also apply for passport / travel document):

  1. English Birth Certificate from the hospital;
  2. Submit parents' Marriage Certificate authenticated by DFA or the Report of Marriage by the Embassy (if parents are married);
  3. Passports of both parents
  4. Present / accomplish Report of Birth form

* If parents are not married, and the child will bear father's surname, the father must accomplish Affidavit of Acknowledgement of Paternity and Consent to use surname of the father (ask for the form from the consular assistant and submit one photocopy of the document and additional copy of the father's passport)

* If the Father is not a Filipino and wants the child to bear his surname, the father must execute an Affidavit of Acknowledgment of Paternity and Consent to Use the Surname of the Father have the affidavit either (1) notarized by the father's embassy in South Korea or (2) notarized by a local notary public and then authenticated by the ROK's MOFA.

Obtains Report of Birth application form & advices applicant to fully accomplish the application form.

Evaluates completeness & authenticity of documents submitted; verifies documents if there is reasonable doubt.

Advices applicant to proceed for payment.

25 mins Consular Assistant n/a
2 Pay appropriate notarial fees Accepts payment and issues official receipt 5 mins Collecting Officer

US$ 25 or KRW 33,550

Additional KRW 33,550 for each additional affidavit

3 Wait for processing of document. Prepares and affixes Embassy seal; 5 mins Consular Assistant
Checks form and supporting documents; 5 mins Signing Officer
Signs the documents
4 Claiming of document Document is released to applicant 1 minute Consular Assistant
(if applicant wants to follow-up the progress of the report of birth with DFA and NSO, applicant may call 796-0387 local 102 after one month and ask for the despatch number or email the Consular Assistant thru k.tamanio@philembassy-seoul.com) Endorses ROB to the Records Officer for filing & prepares dispatch to DFA to report issuance of ROB 5 minutes Consular Assistant

Duration: 31 minutes (time duration in the queue and filling-up of forms is not included)

V. Embassy ID

  • Valid Philippine passport
  • Xerox xopy of Philippine passport (first and last pages and page with latest visa entry stamp)
  • Two (2) pieces 1" x 1" pictures
  • Registration Form (download form)

VI. Visa-free Entry to the Philippines

Beginning 1 August 2013, nationals from countries listed below who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay. However, Immigration Officers at ports of entry may exercise their discretion to admit holders of passports valid for at least sixty (60) days beyond the intended period of stay.


Please click here to see the list of countries allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa.


Nationals from the following countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less:

  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil*
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel*
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

*The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fifty-nine (59) days:

  1. Holders of Brazil passports; and
  2. Holders of Israel passports

The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days:

  1.  Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports
  2.  Holders of British National Overseas (BNO) passports
  3.  Holders of Portuguese Passports issued in Macao
  4.  Holders of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports

Important Note:
Nationals who are subjects of deportation/blacklist orders of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration shall not be admitted to the Philippines. Further inquiries on this matter may be addressed to the Visa Division in the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (Telephone numbers: Dial +632-556-0000 and ask the operator to connect you to Visa Division).

VII. Requirements for a Temporary Visitor’s Visa

Foreigners from countries who are not allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa, and also those from countries who may enter the Philippines without a visa but whose intended length of stay will exceed 30 days, have to apply for a temporary visitor’s visa before traveling to the Philippines. A visitor with a temporary visitor’s visa may be given up to a maximum of 59 days for their stay in the Philippines.  Should a visitor wish to remain longer than his authorized initial stay of 59 days, he or she may request an extension of stay from the Bureau of Immigration Office (www.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/consular-services/visa) and pay the necessary fees. 

Following are the minimum requirements for application of a tourist visa:

  • Properly filled-up application form (download form) with picture taken not more than six months from the date of application;
  • Copy of Round-trip e-ticket (open-ended tickets are not acceptable);
  • Passport & copy of passport data page;
  • If going to the Philippines for business purposes:
    • Letter of Guarantee from the employer confirming the applicant’s employment, purpose of visit to the Philippines (i.e. short business-related trip and shall not be employed nor derive income in the Philippines) and, financial support while in the Philippines.
    • Letter of Invitation from the company in the Philippines confirming the purpose of visit of the visa applicant and the duration of stay of the visit, with a guarantee that the applicant will not be employed by nor derive income from the Philippine-based company
  • If going to the Philippines for leisure purposes:
    • copy of hotel booking/voucher or invitation letter from the Philippine-based individual plus copy of his/her valid Philippine government-issued ID;
    • proof of sufficient funds to cover the stay in the Philippines; 
    • if employed, copy of certificate of employment; if self-employed, copy of business registration; 
    • if unaccompanied minor (14 years old and below), Affidavit of Parental Consent and Guarantee of Financial Support with parent's proof of employment/ business plus copy of household register; 
    • if student, copy of the school ID or school registration of the student
  • If going to the Philippine to attend a short-term English language course in the Philippines:
    • Letter of Acceptance issued by English language school. For purposes of validating the purpose of travel to the Philippines, the English language school should also send to the Philippine Embassy by email (visa@philembassy-seoul.com) an official letter signed by an authorized official of the school the letter or acceptance or a list of accepted students indicating the name of the visa applicant, passport number, inclusive dates of the course duration plus a copy of the school’s valid license to operate.
    • Affidavit of Parental Consent and Guarantee of Financial Support plus copy of household register and parent's proof of employment/ business
  • For non-Korean nationals, proof of legal residence in Korea may be required (copy of Alien Registration Card, front and back, and show the original to the processor at the window).

The documents submitted should support the application for a Temporary Visitor’s Visa  validating the purpose of the visit, sufficiency of funds to support one’s stay in the Philippines and proof that the applicant will only stay in the Philippines within a reasonable amount of time as a temporary visitor

VIII. Other Types of Visas

For other types of visas such as seaman's visa, official visa and student visas for college students, please contact (+82) (2) 796-7387 (+82) (2) 796-7387 , ext. 106.

The granting of Philippine visa is only a form of pre-entry clearance. Philippine visa holders are still subject to normal immigration control at the port of entry. Philippine Immigration officers have the authority to grant or deny admission.

Notice to Applicants of the Special Resident Retiree's Visa (SRRV)

The Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) requires Korean citizens applying from abroad to submit a medical examination clearance from any licensed clinic or hospital physician in the Republic of Korea. The medical clearance form can be downloaded from the PRA website at www.pra.gov.ph. The medical clearance issued abroad must have an English translation and be duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in Seoul.

The PRA can also assist Korean applicants going to the Philippines to get their medical examination clearance in the Philippines as part of the Retirees Services and Assistance package.

For other SRRV requirements, you may check the website or call the PRA hotline number at +63.2.848.1412 +63.2.848.1412 end_of_the_skype_highlighting anytime of the day, seven days a week, for any question.

The SRRV is a special non-immigrant visa which entitles foreigners to reside in the Philippines indefinitely with multiple entry privileges and benefits, which include exemption from securing Special Study Permits or student visas for children, among others.

 

IX. Immigrant Visa (Quota/Non Quota)

The following minimum requirements apply:

  • Accomplished application form (download form)
  • Official birth certificate or baptismal certificate
  • Police clearance
  • Medical examination report / Chest X-ray film or CD
  • Evidence of financial support
  • 2x2 inch photograph
  • Valid passport
  • Other secondary evidence of citizenship and admissibility into the Philippines as may be required, such as the marriage certificate from the NSO for those married to Filipino nationals

X. Special Study Permit

The Special Study Permit (SSP) is issued by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration for foreigners who wish to engage in short-term study in the Philippines. It is only issued in the Philippines. Eligible nationals who plan to enroll in non-degree courses, including English, that last for less than one (1) year may first apply for tourist visas at the Philippine Embassy but should get the SSP upon arrival in the Philippines.

Minimum entry requirements for the Special Study Permit follow:

  • Passport valid for six (6) months from the date of intended entry to the Philippines;
  • Duly notarized letter from the applicant requesting the issuance of the permit;
  • Duly accomplished and notarized application form;
  • Certificate of acceptance issued by the learning institutions duly accredited by the Bureau of Immigration;
  • Plain photocopy of the applicant??s passport reflecting its data page, entry stamp and authorized stay of not less than 20 days from the date of filing; and
  • Bureau of Immigration Clearance Certificate.

Prepare all the required documents and submit the application through your tour operator. The application and other documentary requirements must be filed at the Bureau of Immigration located at Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, Manila. For more information, please visit http://www.immigration.gov.ph/

XI. Marriage between two Filipinos and Solemnization of Marriage in the Embassy

After step 1, duration may vary depending on the applicant's concern.

STEP CLIENT SERVICE PROVIDER DURATION PERSON IN-CHARGE FEE
1

Submit pertinent requirements (bring originals and one photocopy) for evaluation such as:

  1. DFA-authenticated NSO Birth Certificates
  2. DFA-authenticated CENOMAR from NSO
  3. Passports

* Names of applicants and their parents, birthdates, birthplaces should match in all three documents

Additional requirements

* If divorced from former marriage (with foreign national), present Judicial Decree of Absolute Divorce authenticated by ROK's MOFA or the Embassy of the country where the divorce was processed;

* If widow/widower, present DFA-authenticated NSO Death certificate of spouse and DFA-authenticated marriage certificate with former spouse

* If prior marriage was annulled in the Philippines, present DFA-authenticated NSO Marriage certificate with annotation stating details of annulment

* For applicants 18-20 years old, submit notarized Affidavit of Parental Consent for Marriage

* For applicants 2l-25 years old, submit notarized Affidavit of Parental Advise for Marriage

Fill-up the following forms:

  1. Affidavit of eligibility to contract marriage
  2. Application form for LCCM
  3. Application form for notice of posting Informs consular assistant on preferred date of wedding at the Embassy.

Obtains Marriage License & LCCM application form & advices applicant to fully accomplish the application forms.

Evaluates completeness & authenticity of documents submitted; verifies documents if there is reasonable doubt.

Advices applicant that Marriage License will be made after the ten-day requirement for publication of Notice to Marry at the Consular Section's bulletin board

If applicant wants to receive document by delivery, Consular assistant asks applicant to fill-up delivery form properly.

Advices applicant to proceed to payment.

12 mins Consular Assistant n/a
2

Pay appropriate fees.

Present receipt to consular assistant

Leaves Embassy and waits for posting of wedding announcement and for issuance of license.

Accepts payment and issues official receipt 3 mins Collecting Officer US$ 135 or KRW 181,170
Prepares the notice and posts the notice at Embassy premises (2 minutes) * plus 10 day posting period Consular Assistant
Prepares LCCM (marriage licenses); (2 minutes) Consular Assistant
Checks forms and supporting documents; Signs the documents including the marriage licenses. Approves the date for marriage. (3 minutes) Signing Officer

Informs applicants (by phone or text) that marriage licenses and date of marriage have been approved. Informs applicants to come to the Embassy on the date of marriage with at least two Filipino witnesses (bring also passports of witnesses with one photocopy) and arrive 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled wedding solemnization time.

Prepares marriage certificate and report of marriage forms.

(5 minutes) Consular Assistant
3

Applicants appear at the Embassy on the wedding day, arrives 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled wedding solemnization time with at least two Filipino witnesses (bring also passports of witnesses with one photocopy).

Applicants and witnesses sign marriage contract.

Applicants fill up the report of marriage form.

Conduct wedding solemnization rites.

Signs marriage contract.

Informs newlyweds that the report of marriage will be sent to DFA for onward transmittal to NSO by the 10th day of the following month. NSO marriage certificate may be ready by 4-6 months.

20 minutes Solemnizing Officer US$ 25 or KRW 33,550
Pay fee for Report of Marriage and 3 minutes Collecting Officer US$ 25 or KRW 33,550
Shows receipt to Consular Assistant Advices applicant that Report of Marriage can be claimed after 3 working days; if for delivery, add another 1-2 days. 2 minutes
4

If Report of Marriage form is to be claimed in person or through representative, present receipt (with authorization letter if through representative)

If document is to be delivered, applicant waits for delivery of new passport

Consular assistant locates document and releases it to applicant

Or

Consular assistant mails document for delivery to applicant

3 minutes Consular Assistant
(if applicant wants to follow-up with the DFA and the NSO on the progress of the NSO Marriage certificate, applicant may call 796-0387 local 102 after one month and ask for the despatch number or email seoulpe@philembassy-seoul.com) Endorses ROM to the Records Officer for filing & prepares dispatch to DFA to report issuance of ROM (5 minutes) Consular Assistant

Duration: 43 minutes (time duration in the queue and filling-up of forms is not included)

XII. Report of Marriage

The Family Code of the Philippines provides that "records of marriages whether performed by the Philippine Consular Officer or by the local religious or civil authorities shall be kept and transmitted to the Philippine Civil Registrar through the Department of Foreign Affairs" (Sec.664 of the Philippine Foreign Service Code).

Requirements for Registration of Report of Marriage

  1. Fully accomplished Report of Marriage From in four (4) copies (download form)

  2. If one of the spouses is a foreigner, Original Marriage certificate (with English translation if document is not in English and authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where the certificate was issued) plus three photocopies of each document

  3. For Divorced, Annulled or Widowed Applicants - submit Judicial Decree of Absolute Divorce or the Judicial Decree of Annulment or Declaration of Nullity of his or her previous marriage or Death Certificate of former spouse

  4. Four (4) photocopies of the passports of husband and wife

  5. Payment of consular fee of US$25 or KRW 33,550.

Filipinos whose marriage was solemnized by the local government in Korea should register / report their marriage at the Philippine Embassy, Seoul, within a period of one year from the time of their marriage. Otherwise, an affidavit of late registration will be executed for such purpose in addition to the above-mentioned requirements.

The Consular Officer reserves the right to require additional proof or documents from an applicant, to prove his/her citizenship or identity pursuant to the Philippine Passport Law (R.A. 8239) and the Foreign Service Act (R.A. 7157).
NOTE: Application is from 9am to 12 noon daily. Submit your requirements to Window 1. The release of the document is after two (2) working days during non-peak seasons.

XIII. Requirements for Recognition of Divorce obtained in South Korea

Procedure:

  • Have the Divorce Decree authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT), Korea.
  • Bring the MOFAT authenticated Divorce Decree and a copy to the Philippine Embassy for final authentication.
  • Bring copy of Marriage Contract.
  • Copy of passport (Passport (Picture Page)(If amended passport, plus copy of page with amendment)
  • Costs:
    • Authentication of MOFAT Document

Note: Divorce is not allowed in the Philippines and divorce secured anywhere by a Filipino is not recognized in the Philippines except in the case of a marriage between a Filipino citizen and a foreigner and a divorce is thereafter validly obtained abroad by the alien spouse.

Before the Filipino spouse can remarry under Philippine law, the following guidelines shall be followed in the annotation of the foreign-issued divorce decree with the Office of the Civil Registrar General, Philippines:

  1. The foreign divorce decree must be judicially enforced in the Philippines by filing the proper civil action at the Philippine Regional Trial Court.
  2. The divorce decree must be proven in court. Proof of its authenticity and due execution must be presented.
  3. The court decision shall be registered in the Local Civil Registry Office.
  4. The registered document shall be submitted to the Local Civil Registrar where the affected civil registry documents (birth, marriages, etc.) are registered.

The decision of the Philippine Court is the basis for the annotation of the divorce decree issued by the Foreign Court.

XIV. Marriage License (Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage/LCCM) for Filipino who will marry a Foreigner

Filipinos applying for a Legal Capacity to Marry a Foreigner or Report of Marriage to a Foreigner are required to watch a short video presentation on the situation of Filipino spouses in South Korea. The video discusses life in South Korea and lasts for only twenty (20) minutes.

After step 1, duration may vary depending on the applicant's concern.

STEP CLIENT SERVICE PROVIDER DURATION PERSON IN-CHARGE FEE
1

For the Filipino applicant: Submit pertinent requirements (bring originals and one photocopy) for evaluation such as:

  1. DFA-authenticated NSO Birth Certificate
  2. DFA-authenticated CENOMAR from NSO
  3. Passport

* Data for names of the Filipino and his/her parents, birthdates, and birthplaces should match in all three documents

Additional Requirements:

* If divorced from former marriage, present DFA-authenticated NSO Marriage certificate with annotation on the side stating recognition of divorce by Philippine courts;

* If widow/widower, present DFA-authenticated NSO Death certificate of spouse and DFA-authenticated marriage certificate with former spouse

* If prior marriage was annulled in the Philippines, present DFA-authenticated NSO Marriage certificate with annotation stating details of annulment

* For applicants 18-20 years old, submit notarized Affidavit of Parental Consent for Marriage

* For applicants 2l-25 years old, submit notarized Affidavit of Parental Advise for Marriage,

Fill-up affidavit of eligibility to contract marriage

Fill-up Application form for LCCM

For the foreign national:

Present Passport and one photocopy

If previously married to a Filipino national, present DFA-Authenticated NSO Marriage certificate with annotation on the side stating that previous marriage has been annulled or that divorce obtained in another country has been recognized; and

If previously married to non-Filipinos, present Judicial Decree of Absolute Divorce authenticated by ROK's MOFA or the Embassy of the country where the divorce was processed.

Obtains LCCM application form, Affidavit for LCCM & advices applicant to fully accomplish the application form.

Evaluates completeness & authenticity of documents submitted; verifies documents if there is reasonable doubt.

Advices applicant and fianc챕e that they will need to watch Embassy video marriages between Filipino and foreigner

If applicant wants to receive document by delivery, Consular assistant asks applicant to fill-up delivery form properly.

Advices applicant to proceed to payment.

12 mins Consular Assistant n/a
2 Pay appropriate fees. Accepts payment and issues official receipt 3 mins Collecting Officer US$ 50 or KRW 67,100
3

Shows receipt to Consular Assistant

Leaves Embassy and waits for issuance of license.

Advices applicant that LCCM can be claimed after 3 working days; if for delivery, add another 1-2 days.

Also advises applicant that he/she will need to come back to the Embassy to make a Report of Marriage.

3 mins
Prepares marriage licences; (2 mins) Consular Assistant
Checks forms and supporting documents; Signs the documents including the marriage licenses. (3 mins) Signing Officer
4

If document is to be claimed in person or through representative, present receipt (with authorization letter if through representative)

If document is to be delivered, applicant waits for delivery of new passport

Consular assistant locates document and releases it to applicant

Or

Consular assistant mails document for delivery to applicant

3 mins Consular Assistant

Duration: 21 minutes (time duration in the queue and filling-up of forms is not included)

XV. Authentication and Notary of Documents

Notary services are available for Filipino nationals only. A photocopy of the first and last pages of the passport is required alongside the document to be notarized. Take note that only affidavits and special powers of attorney can be notarized. For details, please call (+82) (2) 796-7387, ext. 106 or 108.

For documents in Korea that need to be authenticated, a translated copy in English notarized by a Korean lawyer and authenticated by Korea's MOFAT is necessary plus one photocopy of each document. The officer from MOFAT's signature, which attests to the contents of the document, is what the Embassy will authenticate. For details, please call (+82) (2) 796-7387.

XVI. Special Power-of-Attorneys, Affidavits, Acknowledgements, and other Notarial Services for Filipino Nationals

After step 1, duration may vary depending on the applicant's / employer's concern.

STEP CLIENT SERVICE PROVIDER DURATION PERSON IN-CHARGE FEE
1 Fill-up appropriate form; Submit together with valid Passport and photocopies of one set of document and passport

Checks application form if properly filled out; evaluates completeness of documents submitted.

If applicant wants to receive document by delivery, Consular assistant asks applicant to fill-up delivery form properly.

Advices applicant to proceed to payment.

5 mins Consular Assistant n/a
2 Pay appropriate notarial fees Accepts payment and issues official receipts 3 mins Collecting Officer US$ 25 or KRW 33,550 plus (optional) US$10 or KRW 13420 expedite fee
3

Submit the duplicate & original copy of documents

Leaves Embassy and waits for release of document

Accepts documents; Advices applicant that document will be released after 3 working days (if expedited, after 1 day); if for delivery, add another 1-2 days. 3 mins Consular Assistant n/a
Prepares the document and affixes the Embassy seal and red ribbon; (3 mins) Consular Assistant
Signing of the document (1 mins) Signing Officer
4

If document is to be claimed in person, present receipt (if through representative, present receipt with authorization note at the back);

If document is to be delivered, applicant waits for delivery of document

Consular assistant locates document and releases it to applicant

Or

Consular assistant mails document for delivery to applicant

3 minutes Consular Assistant

Duration: 14 minutes (time duration in the queue is not included)

    Please submit the accomplished application form (download form). The sample Special Power of Attorney may serve as a guide. (download sample)

XVII. Certification of Philippine Driver's License

  • Accomplished application form (download form).
  • Certification from the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Department of Transportation and Communications, confirming the validity of the said license
  • DFA Authentication of the LTO Certificate
  • Original and copy of the Philippine driver's license
  • Presentation of a valid Philippine Passport and submission of a photocopy
  • Other requirements include: personal appearance of the applicant and payment of certification fee
  • Verification process will take five (5) working days from application date

XVIII. Renunciation of Philippine Citizenship

  • Valid passport
  • Approval letter from the Korean Immigration Office
  • Family census registry (Hojugdungbon)
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Accomplished form on Declaration of Renunciation of Philippine Citizenship

XIX. Application for Dual Citizenship

Application for Retention and Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship may be filed at the Philippine Embassy in Seoul pursuant to Republic Act No. 9225 otherwise known as the "Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003 and its Implementing Rules and Regulation .

All natural born Filipinos who have lost their Philippine citizenship due to naturalization as a citizen of another country may file a Petition for Retention and Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship and may include in the Petition, their unmarried children, below eighteen (18) years of age .

Download the complete checklist and forms here.

Upon submission of the above requirements, the Embassy will evaluate the application and schedule the date for the Oath of Allegiance (in prescribed form) before the consular officer. The Embassy will issue an Order of Approval and an Identification Certificate. Thereafter, the applicant may schedule an appointment for the application of an ePassport at the Philippine Embassy.

XX. Assistance to Nationals

Filipinos in South Korea can also file a petition for the correction of a clerical error or the change of first name in Reports of Birth, Marriage or Death. Please click here to know more.

Click here if you want to know more about adopting a Filipino child.

XXI. NBI Clearance

  • One (1) photo (size: 1.77" x 1.37" ) colored with plain, light background

XXII.Adoption

  • Click here if you want to know more about adopting a Filipino child.

XXIII. Pets Entering the Philippines

Those who wish to bring their pets from South Korea to the Philippines must first get an Import Permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI).

Please contact the BAI directly and give the following initial information:

  • Name of importer / owner
  • Address in South Korea
  • Full contact information (email, fax, mobile phone, landline, etc.)
  • Expected date of arrival in the Philippines
  • Information about the pet, including its breed, age and sex
  • Number of animals

The BAI may be reached through the following:
The BAI will reply with details about the Import Permit, including the complete list of requirements. Included in the requirements is a HEALTH CERTIFICATE issued by a duly licensed veterinarian dated not more than 30 days before arrival in the Philippines. It should certify that the animal is free from, and has not been recently exposed to, any dangerous or communicable disease, and that it has been given anti-rabies and other required inoculations.

The health certificate should be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in South Korea. For faster processing, please ensure that the health certificate is in English and that it is notarized. If the health certificate is in Korean, two acts of notarization will be required: one for the Korean health certificate and another for the attestation of accuracy of translation, which must include information that the original health certificate in Korean has been notarized.
NOTE: Please take note that airlines may have additional requirements.

XXIV. Travel Tax Exemption Certificate

After step 1, duration may vary depending on the applicant's concern

STEP CLIENT SERVICE PROVIDER DURATION PERSON IN-CHARGE FEE
1

Submit pertinent requirements for evaluation plus one set of photocopies:

Passports

Applicants from religious orgs. / missionaries shall submit certificate of their assignment issued by their Superior;

Dependents shall present original & photocopy of their residence cards

Leaves Embassy and waits for release of document

Interviews applicant.

Evaluates completeness & authenticity of documents submitted; verifies documents if there is reasonable doubt.

If applicant wants to receive document by delivery, Consular assistant asks applicant to fill-up delivery form properly.

Advices applicant that document will be released after 3 working days; if for delivery, add another 1-2 days.

Consular assistant prepares the document.

12 mins Consular Assistant n/a
2

If document is to be claimed in person, present receipt (if through representative, present receipt with authorization note at the back);

If document is to be delivered, applicant waits for delivery of document

Consular assistant locates document and releases it to applicant

Or

Consular assistant mails document for delivery to applicant

3 minutes Consular Assistant

Duration: 15 minutes (time duration in the queue is not included)