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The public is advised that the Philippine Embassy will be closed on the following Australian holiday:
In case of an emergency, the Embassy Duty Officer may be reached at Mobile Number (61) 0408 735 383.
OFW HELPLINES IN AUSTRALIA BROCHURE LAUNCHED IN CANBERRA
CANBERRA, Australia – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO-Canberra) together launched the “OFW Helplines in Australia” a pocket brochure containing important contact information for Filipinos working in Australia and useful tips during their stay. Beginning this year, POLO-Canberra started to provide Filipino workers in Canberra with the brochure which can be kept in the wallet for easy access at all times. Read more:
RENEWAL OF NBI CLEARANCES
If you are applying for renewal of your NBI clearance and you have the original Personal Copy of your NBI clearance issued from 2014 to present, without any error/correction in the applicant’s name, date of birth and place of birth, you may send the requirements directly to your representative in the Philippines, along with a signed Letter authorizing him/her to transact with NBI on your behalf.
Please click on “Guidelines in applying for NBI clearance” under "Other Services" on this website for complete details on the requirements.
MOBILE PASSPORT MISSION IN MELBOURNE (16-20 JANUARY 2017)
The public is informed that all slots for the Mobile Passport Mission scheduled on 16-20 January 2017 in Melbourne, Victoria have been filled up.
The Embassy will no longer accept applications and requests for appointment.
PUBLIC ADVISORY ON RELEASE OF PASSPORTS
07 December 2016 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) requests the public’s kind understanding on the ongoing delays in the release of passports. These delays are due to technical issues on the part of the company printing the passports.
Those with immediate travel plans are advised to wait until their passports are released before confirming their flights.
Please be assured that the Department is exerting all efforts to ensure the resumption of normal services as soon as possible. END
ASEAN COMMITTEE IN CANBERRA ENDS THE YEAR WITH FAMILY
CANBERRA, Australia – As the culminating activity for the year, the ASEAN Committee in Canberra (ACC) held the ASEAN Family Day on 10 December 2016 at Lennox Garden. Ms. Lyndall Sachs, Chief of Protocol of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) and Australian DFAT officials joined the ASEAN celebration. Read more:
CANBERRA CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS THE FILIPINO WAY
CANBERRA, Australia – The 13th Pasko sa Canberra or Christmas in Canberra, the biggest annual Filipino festival in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), was held at the Philippine Embassy grounds on 04 December 2016 with around a thousand people in attendance. The event was organized by the Filipino Community Council of the ACT (FCCACT). Read more:
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