Filipino workers in Hong Kong who seek assistance from the Philippine government are encouraged to visit the Philippine Consulate-General. The consular office is located near the Admiralty Station. It is only an approximately two-minute walk from Queensway Bus Station (Admiralty Station). You won’t miss it if you can follow directions, especially if you’re already familiar with getting on the MRT, which is arguably the most essential mode of transportation here.
For over 66 years, the Consulate General of the Philippines in Hong Kong has been supporting Filipinos in the city. It has been located in various locations in the area. Until recently, the consulate has found its new home in the United Centre Building near Admiralty Station. You can avail of consular services on the 14th floor and POLO services on the 29th floor of the same building.
What is the Purpose of the Hong Kong Philippine Consulate-General?
The Philippines has a mission post in Hong Kong for the benefit of the Filipino community there. It was established in 1947 as a consulate. In 1958, it was elevated to the status of consulate-general. The mission carries out the country’s diplomatic activities in Hong Kong.
The diplomatic mission aims to serve the interests of the Philippines in Hong Kong by facilitating dialogue between the Hong Kong government and the Filipino community. There are more than 130,000 Filipinos in the city, the majority of which are domestic helpers.
What are the services offered by the Philippine Consulate General to Filipinos in Hong Kong?
The Philippine Consulate-General is dedicated to furthering the interests of the Filipino people and its close partner, Hong Kong. The promotion of national security, development, and diplomacy is its primary foreign policy goal.
The many sectors that provide important services to the requirements of Filipinos in Hong Kong are listed below. These are the following:
Philippine passports are granted by the Philippine government to its inhabitants in order for them to travel freely and in case of emergency. This law was passed to provide the safety and rights that its residents deserve.
The state is also responsible for ensuring the integrity and legitimacy of all passport and travel document paperwork and procedures.
The Philippine consulates in other countries are in charge of processing citizenship requests and issuing Philippine passports.
The Philippine government still owns the passport. Therefore, when the state asks for it, it should be handed over.
After obtaining foreign citizenship, Filipino citizens can apply for a Philippine passport. This procedure might begin after they have reclaimed their Philippine citizenship.
Important: Please note that making an appointment is completely free of charge. Applicants are advised to avoid dealing with third-party businesses that offer services in exchange for money.
Individuals who want to work in the Philippines can apply for a work visa at the embassy. For visa applications, you’ll need your passport, a letter of guarantee from your employer, a job order and recruitment agreement, ID photos, the company’s ID, and proof of financial capabilities. Visas are available to nationals of both restricted and non-restricted countries.
Notarial And Authentication Of Documents
Filipinos living in Hong Kong can get notarial services through the Philippine Consulate General. Notarial documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and passport applications are among them.
The Consulate is unable to assist individuals with the preparation of legal papers such as wills and powers of attorney. Employment certificates, educational records, and NBI clearance are among the documents that require attestation. In addition to these services, the consulate provides notarial services to Filipinos.
Note: Hong Kong, like the Philippines, is a signatory to the Apostille Convention. As a result, the competent authority in Japan will affix an Apostille on documents issued in Japan and intended for use in the Philippines. The Consulate is no longer physically affixing red satin ribbon (red ribbon) to documents brought to the consulate for legalization. Instead, the documents will now be bound through an eyelet. The Consulate has noted that this change will only be implemented in the appearance of documents. It is not applicable to the validity of the document.
Marriage, birth, and death are all significant life events that should be reported to the Philippine consulate. This ensures that they will be able to verify their citizenship whenever they become Hong Kong residents.
A Filipino national’s marriage to a Hong Kong citizen is likewise reported to the consulate. It also contains data about Filipinos who have passed away in the country.
The consulate is also responsible for notifying the Philippines about a Filipino’s marriage in the country and providing consular services in Hong Kong. It also makes it easier to report deaths all around the country.
The Philippine National Bureau of Investigation accepts online applications for clearance. Please visit the NBI’s website for further information. The Philippine Embassy or consulate is only allowed to assist with the fingerprinting procedure.
The Philippine Consulate can assist persons who are applying for an NBI clearance with fingerprinting. They must first get an approval letter from their local representative before submitting their application.
An officer will assist the applicant in rolling their fingerprints and ensuring that the correct locations are highlighted.
Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG)
Under Section 29 of the Philippine Immigration Act, minors who are not coming to a parent may be excluded from entering the Philippines. However, they may be granted entry with a Waiver of Exclusion Ground.
The WEG is a document that confirms the parents’ intention to take their child to the Philippines. It is usually issued by the local immigration authorities.
The accompanying child must have a documentary requirement that is listed below. Upon arrival at the airport, the accompanying adult must obtain an application form for the waiver of exclusion.
Assistance to Nationals (ATN) Services
The third pillar of the Philippine foreign policy is its consular services. The ATN is a component of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ mission to promote and protect the rights of overseas Filipinos.
Philippine foreign policy includes a significant component of assistance to nationals. It is carried out by the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong, which is home to more than 100,000 Filipinos.
The consulate is committed to ensuring the rights and well-being of OFWs in the country. Through a number of programs and services, it aims to provide them with the aid they require. They are as follows:
- Assistance in cases of illegal recruitment and human trafficking.
- Assistance in criminal cases (e.g., accompanying OFWs who are victims of maltreatment and abuse to hospitals and police);
- Assistance in death-related cases;
- Assistance in immigration related cases (e.g., overstaying Filipino nationals or extension of stay due to meritorious cases);
- Assistance in locating whereabouts of missing Filipino nationals;
- Assistance in social welfare and medical-related cases;
- Assistance to Filipinos facing court cases and imprisonment;
- Assistance to stranded Filipino nationals in Hong Kong ports; and
- Preparation of temporary travel documents
Overseas Voting Registration
Under Republic Act No. 9189, as amended by Republic Act No. 10590, any Filipinos living abroad who are not prohibited by law, are at least eighteen (18) years old on May 9, 2022, and are registered overseas voters are eligible to vote in the National and Local Elections.
Where is the Location of the Phil Consulate General in Hong Kong?
The Philippine Embassy in Hong Kong is located in Philippine Consulate General 14th Floor, United Centre 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong. The embassy is accessible by bus or the MRT.
- You can take the bus (904, 912, 913, 964, 965 and 969) and get off at the station (B46779). From there, it’ll take less than a minute to get to the United Centre Building, where the Philippine Consulate General is located (14th floor).
- You can take the MRT (North South Line – NSL) and get off at Admiralty Station. When you get off the station, you’ll find the United Centre Building, where the Philippine Consulate General is located (14th floor).
What is the Contact Number of the Philippine General in Hong Kong?
Based on the service that you need, you will have to call a dedicated hotline of the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong. The directory numbers are as follows:
- Passport Section – 2823 8525
- Visa Section – 2823 8520, 2823 8521, and 2823 8529
- Notarial Section – 2823 8530, 2823 8526, 2823 8531 and 2823 8527
- Civil Registration and Legal Section – 2823 8524 and 2823 8523
- Assistance to Nationals Section – 2823 8505, 2823 8506, 2823 8512, 2823 8513 and 2823 8516
- Cultural and Community Section – 2823 8535 and 2823 8536
What is the Website of the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong?
To learn more about all of the services offered by the Philippine Consulate-General in Hong Kong, as listed below, you may visit their official website via https://hongkongpcg.dfa.gov.ph/.
Services and Programs:
- Passport – First Time Application / Renewal / Amendments / Replacement
- Visa Application
- Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) Application
- Notarial Services and Authentication
- Affidavits, Sworn Statements and Authentication of Documents
- Acknowledgement of Instruments (Deeds, Power of Attorney, Real Estate Mortgage,
- Letters, etc.)
- Affidavit of Consent and Support for minors with one or both parent/s in HK
- Affidavit of Support – for 18 y/o & above
- Affidavit of Consent and Support (WEG)
- Authentication – Documents from Philippines for Hongkong and vice versa and
- documents issued by Hong Kong government
- Shipment of Human Remains from Hongkong to Philippines (Body/Urn)
- Application for waiver on the use of Philippine Flag vessel
- Establishing regional headquarters in the Philippines
- Issuance of the provisional certificate of RP Registry
- Renunciation of Philippine Citizenship
- Exemption of Withholding Tax
- Importation of Live Pet Animals
- Civil Registry & Legal Service
- Report of Birth, Marriage or Death
- Legitimation due to subsequent marriage of parents
- Annotation of report of birth to reflect Father’s Name through RA 9225
- Clerical Error / Change of First Name
- Issuance of NBI clearance
What is the Social Media Pages of the Philippine Consulate-General in Hong Kong?
The Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong has launched an official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PHLinHK/) to connect with more Filipinos in Japan and those interested in visiting the country for work or other reasons.
How to Make an Appointment to Visit the PH Consulate?
For those who wish to avail of passport and other consular services, you need to book an appointment with the PCG in Hong Kong first. Booking an appointment at the Consulate online is free, so if you receive any message or notification requiring payment for this service, you need to report it to the authorities in the Consulate.
To know more about their online appointment services, you may refer to this post.
Video: Visiting the Philippine Embassy in Hong Kong
Here’s a video on how to get to the Philippine Consulate via the MRT (Admiralty Station). Since one of the most accessible modes of transportation here in Hong Kong is the MRT, it’s important that you know how to get around via train. And the Philippine Consulate is one of those places that you need to familiarize yourself with during your stay in Hong Kong. In this video, you’ll learn how to get around and find your way to the Philippine Consulate, located in the United Centre building, which is only a few minutes away from Admiralty Station. As you can see (or probably know by now), people in Hong Kong walk a lot. So you need to be familiar with the ins and outs of the city when you decide to live or work here. Also, as a friendly tip: if you can maintain your fitness, please do so, because getting around in Hong Kong is way different from other places like the Philippines. You need to have the stamina to get around without losing your breath!
Address: Philippine Consulate General Fourteenth Floor, United Centre 95 Queensway, Admiralty Hong Kong
Telephone Number: 2823 8500 (Switchboard)
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sunday)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Monday to Thursday)
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PHLinHK/