The Philippine Embassy, through its consular section, performs authentication/notarization for documents that are to be used in the Philippines. Please be informed that the documents can be handed in personally or sent to us by post.
They do need to undergo a so called chain authentication (Vienna Convention, 1963) which requires the documents to be pre-authenticated before they are sent/given to us.
Overview of Chain Authentication
- All Documents need to be bilingual (with a built-in English translation) or translated by a licensed translator (vereidigter Übersetzer)
- Incomplete or incorrect documents may be sent back
Once the documents have been pre-authenticated and can be authenticated by us (Red-Ribbon), the following steps need to be taken:
If handing in and picking up the documents personally, please provide:
- Payment of €22.50 in cash per document
Express processing: If an applicant will apply PERSONALLY at the Philippine Embassy in Berlin, you pay an additional fee of €9.00 (per document), so that the said document for authentication or notarization may be processed and released ON THE NEXT WORKING DAY. Applicants may consider coming back to the Embassy to personally receive the document or have it mailed back to them. Due to the increased work load, we regret that express processing CANNOT BE DONE ON THE SAME DAY.
No express processing will be entertained for authentication or notarization of professional labor or employment contracts and manpower agreements.
Kindly inquire with the Honorary Consulates if express processing is possible.
If sending the documents by post, please add:
- Proof of payment (Überweisungsbeleg) of €22.50 per document
- Self-addressed envelope with €3.95 in stamps that will be used to send back your documents
NBI CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS
- Personal Appearance
- Duly accomplished NBI Form (not available online)
- Two (2) passport size photos with white background
- Valid Passport or ‘Ausweis’
- Fee €22,50
Note: The accomplished NBI form duly certified by the Consul has to be sent by the applicant himself/herself directly to the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila for the issuance of the clearance.
Further Documents for Authentication
Download forms below (click to view each PDF in your browser):
Bank Details of the Philippine Embassy in Berlin
(Use this account for transactions done in Berlin only)
Name: Philippinische Botschaft
IBAN: DE 83 380 700 590 1950229 00
BIC: DEUT DE DK380
Please be advised that the Embassy follows the “NO REFUND POLICY “ on fees paid by applicants for actual services rendered by the Embassy. “Actual services rendered” include, but are not limited to, services rendered from receipt of documents for review by the Consular Officer or, in case of payment, from the time of its receipt, and not merely restricted to the issuance of document. Fees for unserviced applications/applications no longer pursued are non-refundable.