When an Australian official has performed a notarization on a document that will be used in the Philippines, the official character of the executing official must be verified both by the Foreign Ministry of Australia and by a consular officer of the Philippines. The authentication by a Philippine consular officer is necessary in order to give the service legal force and effect in the Philippines.
Authentication is done on documents whose affiant cannot sign the document in the presence of a consular officer. Authentication is also done on documents that are issued by a government agency, corporate office, bank, or institution.
The original document, which must first undergo authentication by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Visit http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents-australia.html for more information.
The Authentication Office in South Australia is located at:
Level 5, 55 Currie St
Adelaide SA 5000
Tel. 08 8403 4899
A non-refundable fee to be paid in cash or cheque payable to "Philippine Consulate of SA".
Photocopy of the document
Please note that documents are received only during consular business hours and are released within 3 working days. Applicants may arrange for the return of the processed document through courier service (e.g. DHL, Toll Group) or the applicant may provide a self-addressed and stamped express post or registered post envelope with which the Consulate will use to mail the processed document.
ARRANGING AN APPOINTMENT
An appointment must be arranged with the Consular Officer before visiting the Philippine Consulate General office.
Please phone the Consulate on 0421049881 to discuss your service requirements and an appointment time. Alternatively, use the contact form below to request an appointment time. When using the contact form, please note that your requested appointment date and time is not confirmed until a Consular Officer responds to your enquiry.