Houston, TX Consular Outreach - Philippine Consulate General in

PRESS RELEASE
LHL-105-2014
CONSULAR OUTREACH IN HOUSTON, TX
05 to 07 September 2014
Los Angeles, 04 August 2014 – A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will
conduct a Consular Outreach Program in Houston, Texas on 05 to 07 September 2014:
Location :
Service Hours :
West Oaks Plaza Suite 173,
2703 Highway 6 South, Houston, TX 77082
9:00 am – 12:00 nn; 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The consular outreach program is being undertaken in cooperation with the Philippine American
Chamber of Commerce of Texas (PACC Texas) under the leadership of Ms. Ethel Mercado,
State President and Honorary Consul of the Philippines for the State of Texas, Atty. Gary Ilagan,
State Vice President and Tess Tuazon, Region Chair.
The following consular services will be rendered:

Applications for Electronic Passport (ePassport), to be returned to the applicant by mail.

Applications for the retention and re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship pursuant to
Republic Act 9225 or Dual Citizenship Law. Oath-taking will be scheduled on the same
day for qualified applicants.

Applications for Report of Marriage & Birth will be accepted but these will be processed in
Los Angeles and returned to the applicant by mail.
STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (by following the applicable scheduling steps below) AND
WITH COMPLETED DOCUMENTS ONLY. WALK-IN APPLICANTS MAY BE ENTERTAINED AT
THE END OF THE DAY, IF TIME PERMITS. PRIORITY WILL STILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE
WITH SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS.
Please indicate on application form – Houston, TX Consular Outreach
Appointment Scheduling Steps for ePassport Applicants
Visit the Philippine Consulate website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) for the requirements and
download and accomplish the ePassport application form; and, no later than 27 August 2014 or
until we receive 480 applications, whichever comes first, send an advance copy of the completed
ePassport application form and data page (bearing the name and photo) of the expired or expiring
passport
to
the
Consulate
(Attn:
Houston,
TX
Outreach)
by
email:
[email protected] Other than the thumbprint and photo which will be done on site,
all pertinent data on the application form must be completed. INCOMPLETE FORMS WILL NOT
BE PROCESSED.
Note:
1. Personal appearance is required in all cases (including applicants who are 65
years old and above and minors who are below 18 years old).
2. Do not bring passport pictures. Passport pictures are to be taken by the
Consulate.
3. The applicant must wear decent attire (no sleeveless and/or collarless attire)
and without eyeglasses/colored contact lenses.
4. No facial piercings allowed.
Appointment Scheduling Steps for Dual Citizenship Applicants
Visit the Philippine Consulate website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) for the requirements and
print the Dual Citizenship Application form; Complete the Dual Citizenship Application form; and, no
later than 27 August 2014, or until we receive 100 applications, whichever comes first, send an
advance copy of the completed Dual Citizenship application form and supporting documents to the
Consulate (Attn: Houston, TX Outreach) by email: [email protected] Other than
the thumbprint and photo which will be done on site, all pertinent data on the application form must
be completed. Otherwise, incomplete forms will not be processed. Please bring the photos to
the outreach.
Note:
1. Oath-Taking will be scheduled on the same day for qualified applicants.
2. Applicants should take their oath as Dual Citizens in DECENT ATTIRE. The
Consulate shall refuse oath-taking to applicants wearing inappropriate outfit
such as:
 Sleeveless shirts
 Skimpy clothes
 Shorts
 Sandos
 Slippers
Appointment Scheduling Steps for Report of Marriage (ROM) & Birth (ROB)
Visit the Philippine Consulate website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) for the requirements and
print the ROM or ROB form; Complete the ROM or ROB form; and, no later than 27 August 2014,
send an advance copy (one set only) of the completed form and supporting documents to the
Consulate (Attn: Houston, TX Outreach) by email: [email protected] Incomplete
forms will not be processed.
Information FOR ALL APPLICANTS
The Consulate regularly updates the appointment schedule posted on the website upon receipt of
completed applications.
The final list of all applicants with confirmed appointment schedule will be posted at the Consulate’s
website (www.philippineconsulatela.org) by 29 August 2014.
All applicants are required to PERSONALLY APPEAR during their appointment time for data
verification, finger printing and photo/signature capture and must bring all original documents.
All applicants are advised to transact their business directly with Consulate officials and not through
travel agencies.
Fees
Fees must be paid in person at the scheduled appointment. The Consulate will only accept
payments in cash, postal money order or cashier’s check. Personal checks will not be accepted.
Payments should be paid directly to the collecting officer/cashier of the Consulate during
the outreach program and inside the venue only. Please be informed that the Consulate has
not authorized other people or entities to collect fees for all consular services rendered.
ePassport :
Dual Citizenship :
Civil Registry :
$60 processing fee + $6 for passports to be returned to the
applicant by mail
$50 processing fee; derivative citizenship for dependent
children is $ 25 each
$25 processing fee + $6 for documents to be returned to the
applicant by mail
Contact Information:
For information on consular matters, interested parties may contact the Consulate at at (213) 6373025 / 637-3014 (for Passport applications for Houston, TX outreach) and (213) 637-3028 (for
Reports of Birth/Marriage/Death & Legalization/Notarization of Documents for Houston, TX
Outreach) (213) 401-1017 (for Dual-Citizenship for Houston, TX Outreach) and (213) 637-3024 (for
Overseas Voting).
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