Philippine Embassy Newsroom

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29 October, 2020 - 15:47
UPDATE 2: Beginning 03 May 2021, the Embassy will also be extending passport releasing services on a walk-in basis, from Mondays to Fridays except holidays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - no need to schedule an appointment. Please bring your old passport and official receipt; if claiming for immediate family, please bring the old passport, official receipt, and original signed authorization letter of the applicant, as well as your own valid...
21 October, 2020 - 16:35
UPDATE 4: Holders of valid 9(e) (accredited official of a foreign government) and 9(g) (pre-arranged employment) visas who will leave the Philippines starting 17 December 2020 may be allowed to re-enter the country, subject ot the requirements in Section III of this advisory (please see below). This does not affect policies on the entry of first-time 9(e) applicants, or 9(e) or 9(g) visa holders who were outside the Philippines before...
19 October, 2020 - 17:05
The Embassy hereby informs the public of the announcement by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) that it will no longer receive specimens for COVID-19 testing chargeable to PhilHealth for repatriates and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) effective 14 October 2020. The Philippine government is looking to tap government-run laboratories to conduct COVID-19 tests previously performed by the PRC. Repatriates and returning OFWs should...
9 October, 2020 - 14:39
The Embassy will be CLOSED on • Monday, 02 November 2020 , Special Non-Working Holiday (Philippine holiday) • Monday, 30 November 2020 , Bonifacio Day (Philippine holiday) Regular office hours will resume on the next working day. In case of emergency, the Embassy’s duty officer may be reached at +47 950 01 072 .
5 October, 2020 - 15:22
(Left) Ms. Joji Bautista Pantoja, photo taken from Coffee for Peace, Incorporated website, (right) Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and Embassy officers during the online meeting with Ms. Pantoja 23 September 202 0 – The idea began when we noticed that people talked and listened more over coffee. Walang nag-aaway kapag may kape , shared Ms. Felicitas “Joji” Bautista Pantoja. Ms. Joji Pantoja has recently been recognized as one of the three...
5 October, 2020 - 12:44
A hearing will be held on 19 October 2020 at 10:00 a.m. for overseas voting registration applicants for the registration period of 01 July to 30 September 2020. The hearing will be held at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway to determine if those who are registered are eligible to vote. Any objections to the names on the list may be filed at the Embassy 7 days before the hearing. Only objections on valid grounds will be entertained....
23 September, 2020 - 10:55
The Philippine Embassy in Norway joins the Filipino community in Stavanger, Norway in mourning the passing of Ms. Renee Ikdal, Philippine Honorary Consul, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. Ms. Ikdal was a Certified Public Accountant with over 40 years of work experience in various Norwegian companies. She served ably as the Philippine Honorary Consul in Stavanger since 2011, aided by her experience as a former President of the Filipino...
4 September, 2020 - 17:09
(left) Ambassador Batoon-Garcia with David Nikel (right) Screenshot taken from the Life in Norway website 04 September 202 0 – The 400-kilometer distance between Oslo and Trondheim did not stop Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Mr. David Nikel of the ‘Life in Norway’ website from having a friendly chat via Skype. Aside from talking about the Philippines including its world-renowned beaches and other tourist spots, culture, and people...