On 20 May 2017, the Philippine Embassy consular team composed of Mr. Ruben Atienza, Ms. Cecil Estrella, Ms. Mylah Rubio and Mr. Armand Mahinay, conducted consular mobile outreach services at the Bank im Bistum in Essen. Essen is located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region which hosts the second highest concentration of Filipinos in Germany, with about 4,000 Filipinos residing in the state.
Honorary Vice Consul Milagros Wandelt of the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Essen, together with some members of the Filipino Community assisted the team in processing a total of 90 consular services which included 66 passport applications and 24 notarial and civil registry applications. In addition, 45 Filipino citizens were able to register to vote for the upcoming 2019 mid-term elections.
The activity was the Embassy’s fourth consular mobile outreach for the year. Following Essen, outreaches to Giessen (Hesse) and Bonn (North Rhine-Westphalia) will be conducted on 27 May and 1 July, respectively. The mobile outreach is part of the Philippine Embassy’s efforts to bring its consular services closer to Filipinos residing in different parts of Germany. END