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Philippine Embassy for the U.S.- Address / Phone Number

Philippine Embassy for the U.S.

Philippine Embassy in United States

Address: 1600 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20036
City: Washington (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours)
Tel.: 202-467-9300
Fax: 202-467-9417
Working/Consular hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 17.00

The Embassy is the principal representative of the Philippine Government in the conduct of its relations with the Government of the United States of America. In this capacity, the Embassy promotes the foreign policy thrusts of the Philippines, to wit:

  • Promotion of closer and mutually beneficial bilateral ties between the Philippines and the United States;
  • Promotion of national security;
  • Promotion of economic diplomacy to support national development;
  • Promotion of rights and welfare Filipinos overseas;
  • Promotion of Philippine culture; and
  • Promotion of a positive national image

Among the services that the Embassy/Consulates General provide are the following:

  • Issuance of passports, travel documents and visas;
  • Conduct of consular outreach programs;
  • Consularization (authentication/acknowledgment) of documents, such as SPAs, Deeds, school and medical records, Trademarks, oaths and appointments, etc.;
  • Civil registration of births, marriages and deaths of Filipino nationals;
  • Processing of applications for dual citizenship; and
  • Assistance with the following:

a. Transport of pets to the Philippines;
b. Applying for NBI clearances;
c. Renewal of Philippine driver’s license;
d. Medical Missions to the Philippines
e. Securing of J-1 waivers

Renewing Passports:
The Embassy/Consulate General receives and processes applications for ePassports, which in turn is sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila for printing and issuance. Please allow at least 6 weeks for the entire process up to release of passport to applicant. The Embassy/Consulate General advises all Philippine passport holders, whose passports are expiring within the next 6 months, to renew their passports if they intend to travel within the aforementioned period. All Filipino citizens applying for passports with the Philippine Embassy/Consulate General will no longer need to submit photographs, as their picture, together with their fingerprints and signature, will be taken on-site.  This means that all passport applicants, regardless of age, are henceforth required to appear personally.

There is no need for an appointment as applicants are served on a walk-in basis.

For a lost or stolen Passport one will additionally need a duly-accomplished passport application form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, making sure to fill out the “Affidavit of Loss” portion on the form. Photocopy of a state ID, driver’s license, permanent resident alien card, or any other valid photo identification

A 15-day waiting period, on top of the 6-week processing period, will be imposed if the lost passport is still valid (unexpired) and if the passport was not issued by the Embassy/Consulate General where applicant is applying for replacement.

A travel document is a certification or identifying document containing the description and other personal circumstances of the bearer, which is issued in lieu of a passport and valid for one-way, direct travel to the Philippines. A travel document is issued to a Filipino citizen being sent back to the Philippines or who needs to urgently travel home but is unable to fully comply with the requirements for the issuance of a regular passport, at the time of emergency.  Proof of urgency/emergency is needed.

Nationals of a number of countries with which the Philippines maintains diplomatic relations, including the United States, may avail themselves of visa-free entry into the Philippines, provided their stay will not exceed 30 days. Please contact the Philippine Embassy/Consulate General for information on which countries are extended this privilege. US citizens who wish to stay more than 30 days in the Philippines and nationals of countries who are not extended the 30-day visa free privilege should apply for a visa before traveling to the Philippines.

Returning Balikbayans or former Filipinos may also enter the Philippines without a visa and stay for a period of one (1) year, provided that they have a passport valid for 6 months beyond the intended stay in the Philippines, a roundtrip ticket, and proof of former Philippine citizenship (e.g. old Philippine passport or NSO-authenticated birth certificate). Foreign spouses and their minor children may avail themselves of this privilege if traveling with the Balikbayan.

NOTE: Fees are payable in cash, or money order, bank draft, certified check or cashier’s check, made payable to "Embassy of the Philippines" (or "Philippine Consulate General", if application is made at one of the Philippine Consulates General in the US).  Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

The Embassy is closed on the following holidays:

  • 01 January - New Year’s Day (Philippines / US)
  • 21 January - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (US)
  • 18 February - Washington’s Birthday (US)
  • March - Maundy Thursday (Philippines)
  • March/April - Good Friday (Philippines)
  • March - Black Saturday (Philippines)
  • 09 April - Araw ng Kagitingan (Philippines)
  • 01 May - Labor Day (Philippines)
  • 27 May - Memorial Day (US)
  • 12 June - Independence Day (Philippines)
  • 04 July - Independence Day (US)
  • 21 August - Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines)
  • August (last Monday of August) - National Heroes Day (Philippines)
  • 02 September - Labor Day (US)
  • 14 October - Columbus Day (US)
  • 01 November - All Saints Day (Philippines)
  • 02 November - Additional special (non-working) day (Philippines)
  • 11 November - Veterans Day (US)
  • November - Thanksgiving Day (US)
  • 30 November - Bonifacio Day (Philippines)
  • 24 December - Additional special (non-working) day (Philippines)
  • 25 December - Christmas Day (Philippines / US)
  • 30 December - Rizal Day (Philippines)
  • 31 December - Last Day of the Year (Philippines)

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