Thursday, September 23, 2021

Other Consular Documents


CERTIFICATION

The Embassy issues certifications for certain compliance requirements of private organizations, government agencies, or foreign embassies in Singapore. For this service, the customer must:

  1. State the type of certification required;
  2. Present the necessary original documents necessary for the certification and submit a photocopy of these documents;
  3. Pay the notarial fee of SGD 42.50. Regular processing is 2 business days. Payment strictly by CASH or PayNow only.

TRANSLATION

The Embassy’s translation service is limited to translation to English of certificates and diplomas written in Filipino issued by certain Philippine educational or training institutions. The translations of the Embassy are not official translations. For this service, the customer must:

  1. Provide the original certificate or diploma and its photocopy;
  2. Submit a photocopy of his/her passport (original must be presented);
  3. Pay the notarial fee of SGD 42.50. Regular processing is 2 business days. Payment strictly by CASH or PayNow only.
  4. The processing of a translation is strictly 2 business days. Expedite processing for translation services is not available.

CERTIFICATE OF ONE AND THE SAME PERSON FOR WOMEN WHO CHANGED THEIR LAST NAMES DUE TO MARRIAGE

This certificate is required by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority for Filipino nationals who have discrepancies in their names, including women who changed their last names due to marriage.

To enable the Embassy to attest to your identity, the Certificate of One and the Same Person shall be primarily based on the following (NOTE: Please bring ORIGINAL and 1 PHOTOCOPY of all requirements):

  1. Current Philippine Passport
  2. Previous Philippine Passport
  3. PSA-issued Marriage certificate / ROM issued by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate General
  4. PSA-issued Birth certificate
  5. S$42.50 per document, to be paid in CASH or PayNow

AAP AND AUSF

Under Republic Act No. 9255, “An Act Allowing Illegitimate Children to Use the Surname of the Father, Amending the Family Code of the Philippines,” an illegitimate child may use the surname of the father if acknowledged at the back of the Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) or acknowledged in a separate public document (the Affidavit of Admission of Paternity or AAP) or in a private handwritten instrument (PHI). The law allows the child to use the father’s surname but does not change the status of the child from illegitimate to legitimate.

The Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father (AUSF) is executed by the mother or the guardian of the child that allows the use of the surname of the father. The AUSF must be executed by:

  • The mother, or guardian, in the absence of the mother, if the child is below seven years of age;
  • The child if aged between 7 to 17 and attested by the mother or guardian, in the absence of the mother, or;
  • The person himself/herself if already of age or without the attestation of the mother, or guardian.

Private Handwritten Instrument (PHI) is an instrument in the handwriting of the father and duly signed by him where he expressly recognizes the paternity of the child during his lifetime.

Guidelines on the Place of Registration: 

  • If the birth happened in the Philippines, and the father of the child resides abroad, the AAP or PHI shall be registered at the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate General of the country of residence of the father, or where there is none, to the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate General nearest the place of residence of the father.
  • If the father of the child is in the Philippines but the birth occurred outside the Philippines, the AAP or PHI shall be registered at the Local Civil Registry Office of the place of execution of the document.

The submission of the AAP or AUSF to the Philippine Embassy in Singapore is strictly by appointment only. Please send an email to civilregistry.sgpe@gmail.com to secure an appointment.

Documentary Requirements for the Submission of the AAP: 

  • Duly accomplished AAP form (https://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/wp-content/uploads/AAP-V2-2020-23-11.pdf)
  • Five photocopies of the birth certificate of the child issued by the LCR
  • Five photocopies of the father’s passport. Bring the current passport for sighting.
  • Five photocopies of the passport and the birth certificate of the mother
  • Other supporting documents (5 photocopies), as deemed necessary by the civil registration officer
  • Consular fee of S$85.00  (SGD42.50 for the AAP and SGD42.50 for the Certificate of Registration), to be paid in cash or PayNow (PayNow subject to convenience fee).


REMINDERS:

The Embassy of the Philippines does not apostillize or authenticate documents issued in the Philippines. Private, commercial and legal documents issued in the Philippines for use in another country can be authenticated only by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). For more information, visit THIS PAGE.

Please book and appointment using this link: tinyurl.com/sgpeconsular. Wait for the  confirmation email. Without the confirmation email, you will not be allowed to enter the Embassy premises.

Please note that a “No Appointment, No Entry” policy is strictly enforced by the Embassy to ensure the health and safety of our clients.

For further information, please e-mail notarials2020.sgpe@gmail.com