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Personnel of the Chicago-based Philippine Consulate will be coming to Michigan on Sept. 13, 2014 to render consular services such as processing of applications for passport or renewal of passport and dual citizenship.

We’re again reminding applicants to secure now the documents required for the applications. A few weeks ago, we advised applicants to get the papers supporting their applications. The early announcement was intended to give the applicants sufficient

time to collect all the documents needed.

The consulate personnel will conduct the “Consulate on Wheels” set on Sept. 14 at the Philippine Community Center of Michigan (PACCM) in Southfield, which will serve as an alternative venue for the processing of applications for Philippine passport or renewal, visa application and dual citizenship. By taking advantage of the “Consulate on Wheels,” the applicants avoid the time and cost of traveling to Chicago for the purpose.

The “Consulate on Wheels,” an annual outreach service hosted by PACCM, will start promptly at 8 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m. A parking fee of $5 is required.

Individuals intending to avail of the services are asked to visit the consulate’s website for information on application forms, requirements and deadlines or may call the consulate office in Chicago at telephone 248-443-7037.

Application forms may also be downloaded from the consulate’s website. The applications may be filed online.  

The Philippine Consulate earlier said that application for Philippine passports is done by appointment only.

The consulate said that in order to expedite processing of applications for passports and renewal of passports, the applicants are advised to apply for an “application for an appointment/slot by sending an e-mail to the consulate. It said the appointments will be automatically scheduled as they are received.

It also said: “No request for specific time slots will be entertained. Applicants who are not able to secure confirmed appointments will not be accommodated.”

To request an application for appointment/slot, it said, the applicant should send an e-mail request/application for appointment to the consulate with the following documents as attachments: Duly accomplished passport application form; data page (front page) of the old passport; and in case of change of name of married women, copy of the report of marriage or NSO marriage certificate.

The documents must be scanned and saved in PDF file format (Adobe Reader). Documents which are scanned using JPEG format will not be accepted.

The consulate will inform applicants by e-mail if the application has been approved.

For further information about this event, interested individuals or parties are asked to call PACCM at 248- 443- 7037.