Do you need your documents certified and legalized for the Philippines?
Certifying and legalizing documents for the Philippines is a two-step process. Your documents must first be certified by the State that issued your documents and then legalized by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate office. If your documents requires notarization, please have them notarized before you mail them in to our office for processing.
For example, let’s say you need your New York birth certificate certified and legalized for the Philippines. This two step process would require your birth certificate to be certified by the New York Department of State and then legalized by the Philippines Consulate General in New York. This process is necessary in order for the country of the Philippines to accept your documents. If your documents requires notarization (Example: Power of Attorney, Affidavit), then your documents requires notarization, State certification, and Embassy or Consulate Legalization.
Translation of your documents should always be performed after you receive the State certification and Embassy/Consulate legalization. The Philippine Embassy or Consulate does not require your documents to be written in Filipino. We recommend that you have your documents translated after you receive them from our office.
The country of the Philippines has one Embassy in Washington, D.C. and five Consulate offices. The following is a list of their offices and the States they serve.
Philippines Embassy Washington, D.C.
Jurisdiction: Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
Philippines Consulate Illinois – Chicago
Jurisdiction: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
Philippines Consulate Honolulu, Hawaii
Philippines Consulate Los Angeles, California
Jurisdiction: Arizona, Texas, Southern Nevada (Nye, Las Vegas, Clark, Lincoln), New Mexico, Southern California (Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern)
Philippines Consulate San Francisco, California
Jurisdiction: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Northern Nevada (Carson, Churchill, Douglas Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storie, Washoe, White Pine, Reno), Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Northern California (San Jose, Oakland, Fresno, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Stocton, Napa, Union City, San Mateo, Vallejo, Pittsburg)
Philippines New York – NYC
Jurisdiction: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont
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