The Embassy provides limited notarial services primarily for Filipinos abroad pursuant to existing Philippine jurisprudence and regulations of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Notarial functions include the administration of oaths and affirmations, execution of affidavits, depositions and other documents to be used in the jurisdiction of the Republic of the Philippines, including receiving proof and acknowledgment of writing related to commerce and navigation, private acts and deeds.
Clients are expected to draft / print their own documents for notarization as consular officers and embassy staff will not be able to assist clients in crafting legal documents, wills, powers of attorney, affidavits, and deeds. Sample templates for common legal instruments are provided in the 'Downloads' section of this web site for customization and reference.
Individuals who wish to avail of notarial and legalization services have to come personally at the Embassy to sign their documents in the presence of the consular officer, and exhibit valid proof of identity. Should a witness be required for certain types of legal instruments, the party availing of the embassy's notary services should ensure that a witness of legal age can sign the document at the embassy. Once the documents have been accepted by the Philippine Embassy for notarial service, the documents can be released after five (5) working days.
1) Personal appearance of individual(s) signing the document/instrument.
2) Valid ID (such as your passport) and one (1) photocopy showing complete name, biographic details and signature of person(s) signing the document/instrument.
3) Original and photocopy of the document to be notarized/acknowledged.
Note: The signature on the document/instrument must match the signature on the valid ID presented. The names on the document/instrument must match the name appearing in the valid ID presented.
|IMPORTANT: Notarial clients must affix their signature on the document/instrument in the embassy premises, in the presence of a consular officer.|