A legal document that will be used in the Philippines must by signed by its affiant (or affiants) or signatory (or signatories) in the presence of a Philippine consular officer for acknowledgment. Acknowledgement is an act by which a person who has executed an instrument goes before a consular officer and declares it to be his true and voluntary act and deed (e.g. special power of attorney, affidavits, sworn statements, etc.).


The affiant(s) must sign the document in front of a consular officer.



  • Original and photocopy of the document(s) to be acknowledged.

  • Original and photocopy of valid identification with photograph and signature (passport, drivers license or other government issued identification with the photograph of the holder). The identification must bear the name that appears on the document to be acknowledged.

  • A non-refundable fee to be paid in cash or cheque payable to "Philippine Consulate of SA".


Applicants may provide a self-addressed Express Post or Registered Post envelope (stamped) which the Consulate will use to mail the processed document.



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.



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Innovation House

50 Mawson Lakes Mawson Lakes 5095

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Monday: 9.30am - 3.00pm

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 9.30am - 3.00pm

Friday: 9.30am - 3.00pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Public Holidays: CLOSED

Visits by appointment only.

Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.