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[box type=”default” size=”large”] Deadline for submission of applications for passports is Sept. 2 [/box]

Personnel of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) based in Chicago, Illinois will come to Michigan on Sept. 10, 2016 to render consular services, it was announced.

The venue will be the Philippine American Cultural Center (PACCM) in Southfield. It will start at 9 p.m. and end at 5 p.m.

The office of Philippine Consul General Generoso D.G. Calonge said all applicants must mail their applications and requirements in advance to the consulate for pre-processing and for scheduling purposes.
PCG says all applications must be received on or before Sept. 2, 2016.

The applicants will be notified of their schedule via email or phone call one week before the outreach date. INFORMATION

Consular Outreach is a free program of the Philippine government. For this activity, the consulate will not charge any fee from those who will avail themselves of it except fees authorized by the government.

A signed receipt for every service rendered and paid for will be given to each applicant.

The consulate will offer the following: ePassport Services, Visa Services, Notarials (acknowledgment/authentication), civil registry (report of birth/marriage) and dual citizenship.

All applicants are required to personally appear at the outreach venue (PACCM) and to bring their original documents (such as passports, alien card, ID, marriage certificate and birth certificate).

PACCM President Becky Tungol has appointed PACCM Treasurer Jeff Vedua to chair a committee tasked to make preparations for the “Consulate on Wheels.” PACCM Board Director Billie Belen was appointed co-chairperson.

Tungol said people who will be availing themselves of the consular services are asked to present the required documents.

During the “Consulate on Wheels,” the consulate personnel will also accept and process applications for dual citizenship. Documents will likewise be authenticated.

Tungol said that individuals intending to take advantage of the consular services are urged to visit the consulate’s website for information on application forms, requirements and deadlines or may call the consulate at telephone (312) 332-6458.

“Consulate on Wheels” is hosted annually by PACCM as a public service. People applying for passports or renewal of passports or having their documents authenticated are spared the trouble of travelling to Chicago to avail themselves of the consular services.