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:
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 Mails Your Document
The Consulate will be mailing the consularized document/s on the next business day. If the applicant has not received the processed document within seven days from the date of your appointment, 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 Appointment).