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Consular Services

The Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy in Brussels provides legalization services similar to services done by notaries public in the Philippines. These legalization services are done on documents or instruments which will be used in the Philippines and executed by Filipinos.

Affiants/clients must personally appear before the Consular Section.  Consular fee is EUR22.50 per document (not per page), by cash only.

Processing period is three days from submission of complete and accurate document.

Before personally going to the Embassy, affiants/clients must seek clarification from the recipient of their documents or instruments in the Philippines the appropriateness of the legalization service that they need to avail of from the Embassy.

The following are the consular services offered by the Embassy:

"Acknowledgment" refers to an act in which an individual on a single occasion:

(a)  appears in person before the vice consul, consul or consul general and presents an integrally complete instrument or document;

(b)  is attested to be personally known to the vice consul, consul or consul general or identified by the vice consul, consul or consul general through "competent evidence of identity"; and

(c)  represents to the vice consul, consul or consul general that the signature on the instrument or document was voluntarily affixed by him for the purposes stated in the instrument or document, declares that he has executed the instrument or document as his free and voluntary act and deed, and, if he acts in a particular representative capacity, that he has the authority to sign in that capacity.

  • Clients must provide the complete document for signing and must count the number of pages of each document for notarization.
  • All signatories must appear before the Embassy to sign each page of the document.
  • Each signatory must submit a photocopy of either their passport (information page) or valid government-issued identification card (both sides of the card).

"Copy Certification" refers to a notarial act in which a vice consul, consul or consul general:

(a)  is presented with an instrument or document that is neither a vital record, a public record, nor publicly recordable;

(b)  copies or supervises the copying of the instrument or document;

(c)  compares the instrument or document with the copy; and

(d)  determines that the copy is accurate and complete.

"Jurat" refers to an act in which an individual on a single occasion:

(a)  appears in person before the vice consul, consul or consul general and presents an instrument or document;

(b)  is personally known to the vice consul, consul or consul general or identified by the vice consul, consul or consul general through competent evidence of identity;

(c)  signs the instrument or document in the presence of the notary; and

(d) takes an "oath or affirmation" before the vice consul, consul or consul general as to such instrument or document.

"Affirmation" or "Oath" refers to an act in which an individual on a single occasion:

(a)  appears in person before the vice consul, consul or consul general;

(b)  is personally known to the vice consul, consul or consul general or identified by the vice consul, consul or consul general through competent evidence of identity; and

(c)  avows under penalty of law to the whole truth of the contents of the instrument or document.

The phrase "competent evidence of identity" refers to the identification of an individual based on:

(a)   at least one current identification document issued by an official agency bearing the photograph and signature of the individual, such as but not limited to, passport, driver's license, Professional Regulations Commission ID, National Bureau of Investigation clearance, police clearance, postal ID, voter's ID, Barangay certification, Government Service and Insurance System (GSIS) e-card, Social Security System (SSS) card, Philhealth card, senior citizen card, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID, OFW ID, seaman's book, alien certificate of registration/immigrant certificate of registration, government office ID, certification from the National Council for the Welfare of Disable Persons (NCWDP), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) certification; or

(b)  the oath or affirmation of one credible witness not privy to the instrument, document or transaction who is personally known to the vice consul, consul or consul general and who personally knows the individual, or of two credible witnesses neither of whom is privy to the instrument, document or transaction who each personally knows the individual and shows to the vice consul, consul or consul general documentary identification.


 

Philippine Embassy in Brussels

 

297 Avenue Moliere, 1050 Brussels
E-mail: consular.brusselspe@gmail.com

Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 73 
Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 74

Trunkline: (+32) 02 340 33 77 to 78

Fax Number: (+32) 02 345 64 25
Duty Officer: (+32) 0488 609.177
E-mail: brusselspe@gmail.com

Hours

Operating Hours of the
Consular Section

- Assessment and processing of application for a travel document is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

- Mondays to Fridays (except Belgium & Philippine declared holidays)

Note: Applicants should come appropriately attired.

 

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HOLIDAYS

In view of the observance Philippine and Belgian holidays, the Embassy will be closed to the public on:

  • 26 June 2017 - Eid'l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan)

For urgent matters, please call the Embassy's Duty Officer Phone: 0488-609-177. Thank you.

 

2017 Declared Holidays

PH Consulates

 

ANTWERP

PETER VAN BOGAERT
Consul General, a.h.

Venneborglaan 90, 2100 Deurne, Antwerp
E-mail: pb.vanbogaert@skynet.be
E-mail: aguansing@skynet.be
Tel No./Fax (03) 325.71. 16

LUXEMBOURG

ALAIN KINSCH
Consul General, a.h.

New Ernst & Young Bldg.35E Avenue John F. Kennedy 2L-1855 Luxembourg
Tel. No. (+352) 42 124 8444
(+352) 42 124 84 06 
Email: alain.kinsch@lu.ey.com

 

 

OV and other Advisories

GUIDELINES ON THE AVAILMENT OF AWARDS AND INCENTIVES FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO CENTENARIANS UNDER R.A. 10868 AND ITS IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

PUBLIC ADVISORY ON DELAYS IN RELEASE OF PASSPORTS

The Department of Foreign Affairs requests the public's kind understanding on the ongoing delays in the release of passports. These delays are due to technical issues on the part of the company printing the passports.

Those with immediate travel plans are advised to wait until their passports are released before confirming their flights.

Please  be  assured  that  the  Department  is  exerting  all  efforts  to  ensure  the resumption of normal services as soon as possible.

OV MATTERS

OV Applications for Registration

List of OV in Belgium and Luxembourg whose registration will be deactivated by the RERB in OFOV for failing to vote in the last two consecutive elections (2013 and 2016).

List of Printed IDs of Voters registered in Belgium recently received from COMELEC (available at the Embassy)

List of Printed IDs of Voters registered in Luxembourg recently received from COMELEC (available at the Embassy)

INFOMERCIAL:   REGISTER AND VOTE

Notice of Hearing

 

 

 

 

 

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