ADVISORY # 3 ON THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19)

With the recent confirmation of cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Manhattan and Westchester, New York,as well as other states in the U.S. Northeast, the Philippine Consulate General in New York, in an effort to protect our clientele and personnel, intends to implement the following guidelines starting 09 March 2020 for our kababayans who wish to avail of our services, until the COVID 19 situation has stabilized,:

·         Temporarily hold off any transactions with the Philippine Consulate unless it is an emergency or of vital importance;

·         Do not proceed to the Philippine Consulate if you are feeling sick or experiencing any cold or flu symptoms;

·         Only the applicant should enter the Philippine Consulate. Exceptions are adults who need to accompany infants, minors, persons with disabilities, or individuals with special circumstances;

·         Avoid congregating at the lobby or waiting area of the Philippine Consulate; and

·         Practice good hygiene when in the Philippine Consulate by disinfecting your hands with the hand sanitizers made available to the public, or by washing your hands.

*** Procedural adjustments to avail of our services will also be carried out to minimize the need to personally appear at the Philippine Consulate. For further instructions, please click

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The Philippine Consulate General in New York appreciates the cooperation of our kababayans, as we continue to remain vigilant on public health updates by visiting the following links –

·         CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus-2020.html

·         New York State Health Department: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

·         Department of Health of the Philippines: https://www.doh.gov.ph/2019-nCoV

For those needing to travel, the Consulate General strongly recommends that you heed travel advisories issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. State Department, Philippine Bureau of Immigration and Department of Health as well as government authorities of the countries you intend to visit.

Maramingsalamat po.

05 March 2020

 

HOW TO AVAIL OF SERVICES

DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

 

SERVICE

IS PERSONAL APPEARANCE NECESSARY?

RECOMMENDATION

Passport Application

Yes

Defer applying for a passport unless and until your passport has expired and you have an urgent trip ahead.

Civil Registration

(Reports of Birth, Marriage, or Death)

No

Mail documentaryrequirements to:

 

Philippine Consulate General in New York

Attn: Civil Registration Unit

556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

 

Notarization of documents (e.g. Special Power of Attorney; Affidavits; Contracts)

No

Obtain an “Apostille Certificate” instead, which, in most cases, could be obtained by mail.

 

Have the document notarized first by a local notary public, then have it “Apostilled” by the Office of the Secretary of State which has jurisdiction over your place of residence.

 

For more information, please check with your respective Offices of the Secretary of State.

“Dual Citizenship”/Retaining or Reacquiring Philippine Citizenship

No for preprocessing of documents.

 

Yesfor oath-taking

 

Email scanned documentary requirements to:

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OR

 

Mail photocopies of documentary requirements to:

 

Philippine Consulate General in New York

Attn: Dual Citizenship Unit

556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

 

Once all documents are found complete, you will be contacted to schedule your oath-taking.

 

Visa

No

Mail documentary requirements to:

 

Philippine Consulate General in New York

Attn: Visa Unit

556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

 

Overseas Voters Registration

Yes

Defer registering during this critical time. Registration is open until September 2021.

Social Security System Services

No

Please contact:

 

Ms. Celenia D. Dimaano

SSS Representative

Telephone No. 646-684-3872

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Pag-IBIG Services

No

Please contact:

 

Mr. Michael F. Azucena

Pag-IBIG Representative

Telephone No. +1 646 8696690

Mobile No. +1 646 832 6208

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When mailing, please include a self-addressed prepaid stamped envelope, preferably Priority Mail, with tracking number, that we will use to mail you back.

Please visit www.newyorkpcg.org for documentary requirements on any of our consular services.

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