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ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE PUBLIC

Applicants who wish to take their Oath of Allegiance as part of the RA9225/Dual Citizenship application during the Mobile Consular Mission in Auckland on 7-11 February 2019 must submit their application in advance. The Embassy should receive applications on or before 21 January 2019 to be included in the oath taking ceremony during the Mobile Consular Mission. For information on the Mobile Consular Mission in Auckland, please watch out for future announcements of the Embassy.

Maraming salamat po.

 


ANUNSYO PARA SA PUBLIKO – MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION SA AUCKLAND

Nais po naming ipaalam sa publiko na ang Pasuguan ng Pilipinas ay magtutungo sa Auckland para sa isang Mobile Consular Mission sa 7-11 ng February 2019. Ang online appointment ay magbubukas sa Lunes, 21 January 2019, 6:00 PM (gabi). Ang lugar ng mobile ay aming iaanunsyo sa mga susunod na araw.

Ang mga serbisyo po na available sa Mobile ay Passporting, Authentication and Notarials, Civil Registry, at NBI Fingerprinting. Sa mga gustong mag apply ng Dual Citizenship at mag Oath of Allegiance sa Auckland Mobile, maaarin pong isumite ang inyong application at requirements bago mag 21 January 2019.

Maraming salamat po at Mabuhay!


 

ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE PUBLIC

We are pleased to announce that we will be conducting a Mobile Consular Mission in Auckland on 7-11 February 2019. Online booking will be opened/ available on Monday, 21 January 2019, 6:00 PM. Venue of the mobile will be confirmed at a later time.

Services that will be offered during the Mobile are Passporting, Authentication and Notarials, Civil Registry, and NBI Fingerprinting. For applicants who wish to apply for Dual Citizenship and take their Oath of Allegiance during the Auckland Mobile, please submit your application form and all documentary requirements before 21 January 2019.

Thank you very much and Mabuhay!

Tourism Office


ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES

Mabuhay. Welcome to the land of warm-water beaches, coastlines you can have to yourself, smouldering volcanoes, intricate cave systems and undiscovered backpacker trails.

History

Our story began long ago, when these beautiful islands were home to Indo-Malay and Chinese merchants. Then in 1521, the seafaring Spanish explorers led by Ferdinand Magellan discovered us.

350 years of Spanish rule left us with a unmistakeable Catholic identity, lively town festivals like Kalibo’s Ati-Atihan, colonial Spanish-Filipino architecture, and centuries-old stone churches that watch over bustling town plazas.

The Americans who came next introduced us to their educational and legal systems, as well as their democratic form of government. They also left us with widespread spoken English. So if you speak English, feel free to ask for directions or strike up a conversation. If you happened to speak to a Filipino who only speaks Tagalog, we’re sure they’ll be happy to point you to someone who speaks English.

For an extended read, we recommend Lonely Planet’s section on Filipino history.

Nature

We’re the hosts to a lot of the mosts. Our islands are a hotbed of life, with nearly 200 mammal species, 600 species of birds, and at least 400 coral species.

We also have extensive mountain ranges. The most volcanoes per square kilometre. The most mangrove species. And the most bio-diverse reef system.

So if you’re looking for underwater landscapes to dive into, mountain ranges to hike on, flat plains to drive across, caves to explore, waterfalls, rock faces, rivers, lakes, and anything else you can think of… the Philippines is the place to be.

People

Our people are predominantly of Malay ancestry with a sprinkling of Chinese, Spanish, American and Arabic heritage. More than 100 cultural minority groups are scattered throughout the country.

We have two official languages – Filipino and English. Filipino is based on Tagalog, the predominant dialect from the Luzon mainland, and is used nationally to communicate among the ethnic groups. There are also seven other widely used languages and more than there176 local dialects!

But don’t worry, almost every Filipino speaks English. So don’t be shy to start a conversation. We won’t be.

 

MS. NORJAMIN DELOS REYES
Tourism Attaché for Australia and New Zealand (non-resident, based in Sydney)
Office of the Tourism Attaché
Suite 703, Level 7, Thakral House, 301 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Tel.: (00612) 9279 3380/ Fax: (00612) 9279 3381
Website: https://www.tourismphilippines.com.au/ / Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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