legalization / notarization of individual documents
The Consulate, through its Consular Officers, can notarize documents signed by individuals that will be used or presented in the Philippines. The notarized document will have a covering page (“ACKNOWLEDGMENT”) with the gold eyelet and seal. Personal Appearance of the signatory or signatories is a requirement for consular notarization.
Examples of documents that may be notarized at the Philippine Consulate are as follows:
Beginning 15 May 2019, the Consulate will no longer authenticate the signatures of public documents notarized by any US notary public nor signed/issued/certified by a Federal, State, County, City, university or school official.
To use these types of documents in the Philippines, these will only require an Apostille Certificate issued by competent authorities. Click here for information on how obtain an Apostille Certificate.
Proceed to the Consulate on the appointed day and time.
Signatory or signatories of the individual document proceed to the Consulate on the appointed date and time bringing two (2) copies of the unsigned document, valid government-issued IDs, payment and return envelope.
Wearing a face mask at all times inside the premises of the Philippine Center is required.
Consulate Processes the Document
The applicant or applicants sign/s the document in front of the Consular Officer, submit/s valid IDs, and pay/s for the required fee. The applicant also leaves the return envelope with the Consular Officer and takes note of its tracking number.
Consulate Releases Document in the Afternoon of your appointment day
The Consulate will be sending the applicant a notification via SMS of the availability of the consularized document/s which will be released on the same day, between 4:00PM-4:30PM.
If the applicant is unable to return for the consularized document/s, the Consulate will mail the notarized document on the next business day. If the applicant has not received the processed document one week after filing the application, please contact the Legal Section at phone number (212) 764-1330 ext. 2018/2019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, with SUBJECT: Notarization (Insert Name of Applicant), Filed on (Insert Date of Application)