Philippine Consulate Houston-Consular Services

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The Philippine Consulate in Houston, Texas is the diplomatic mission of the Republic of the Philippines located to provide consular services to its nationals residing in the Greater Houston Area. The Philippine Consulate General is composed of a team with diverse backgrounds, including former diplomats and lawyers. The staff of the Consulate General is bilingual in English and Tagalog, which can be helpful for many Filipino-Americans who speak only English or only Tagalog.

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Location and Contact Information

  • 9990 Richmond Avenue, Suite 100N
  • Houston, TX 77042
  • Business Hours: Monday – Friday
  • 9:00AM to 3:00PM
  • Tel. No.: (+1-346) 2938773

Duty Officer No.: (+1-346) 256-4522
Email: houston.pcg@dfa.gov.ph
pcghouston.atn@gmail.com, pcghouston.consular@gmail.com, pcghouston.ov@gmail.com

Consul General Office Hours: Monday – Friday

9:00AM to 3:00PM

The Consul General Office Hours is not available on Sundays or public holidays.

Philippine Consulate Houston Passport Renewal Requirements

The Philippine Consulate General in Houston (Houston PCG) wishes to announce that pursuant to new regulations of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the applicable fee for extension of validity of passports shall now be twenty-five dollars ($25.00).

Houston PCG would also like to remind the public that extension of passport validity can only be availed of once and may only be done on a passport whose validity has not yet expired. Expiring passports whose validity had previously been extended would have to be renewed.

The above changes have been reflected on the information page on the extension of validity of passports found at the official website of Houston PCG (https://houstonpcg.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/consular-services/passport-services/extension-of-passport-validity).

For further inquiry on this matter, Houston PCG may be reached through the following email address: pcghouston.passport.legal@gmail.com.

The Philippines Consulate has instituted the electronic passport (ePassport) system for all its citizens. The ePassport features microchip technology and a host of other security features thereby ensuring that Philippines Consulate passports are virtually tamper-proof. ePassport issuance is also compliant with the security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The Philippines Consulate ePassport has an integrated circuit (chip) within its pages containing data that are essential in verifying the identity of the passport holder.

These include the personal biographical information found on the data page of the passport, the biometrics of the passport holder, the unique chip identification number, and a digital signature to verify the authenticity of the data stored on the chip. The chip technology allows the information stored in an ePassport to be read by special chip readers at almost every international port of entry.

The Philippine Consulate General in Houston was established on February 4th, 1939 with William H. Beck as its first Honorary Consul General. It became a full-fledged consulate general after World War II when it was upgraded to an honorary consul general on November 30th, 1945 with William H. Beck as appointed Honorary Consul General by President Manuel Rojas.

Philippine Consulate Houston Texas Proof of Marriage

Please take note that the honorary consulate officer may require additional documents upon assessment of the application, depending on the circumstances of the applicant’s birth, marriage or death. Factors such as citizenship, previous civil status, and others may affect the status of your application.

Please leave your contact details so that the consular officer or consular assistant can reach you immediately. Please email registry.pcgenla@gmail.com for queries regarding your application.

ONLY marriages contracted in the following places can be registered or reported at the Philippine Consulate General, Los Angeles, CA: (1) Southern California; (2)Southern Nevada (Clark, Lincoln, and Nye Counties); and (3) Arizona.

  • The Report of Marriage must be filed with the Philippines Consulate or Embassy which exercises jurisdiction over the place of marriage.
  • For those reporting their marriages within the US but outside this Houston Consulate jurisdiction please check here.
  • To know the location and contact details of the Philippines Consulate or Embassies, please check here 

Philippines Consulate or Embassy in USA

The above-mentioned thrusts and functions of the Post are divided among the following functional sections of the Embassy:

  • Political Section
  • Economic Section
  • Public Diplomacy Section
  • Consular Section
  • Administrative Section

The Consulate in Houston is ably supported by the following attached agencies:

  • Office of the Defense and Armed Forces Attaché – the Consulate in Houston helps promote bilateral defense and military relations; coordinates military-to-military programs including the International Military Education Training (IMET) program as well as training programs on anti-terrorism; reports on defense-related policies and developments in Washington, D.C.; the Consulate in Houston interfaces on behalf of the Philippine defense establishment with the U.S. military establishment; and coordinates military visits and exchanges.
  • Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) – the Consulate in Houston promotes exports and investments in coordination with the Economic Section; facilitates trade projects and opportunities; develops markets for Philippine export products; monitors for and reports to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on US trade and investment policies that can affect Philippine trade to the US.
  • Office of Agricultural Attaché – the Consulate in Houston coordinates and assists in the development of food assistance and agricultural and fishery cooperation bilateral programs between the governments of the United States and the Philippines; monitors US agricultural policies that impact Philippine agriculture; assists in the promotion of increased access of agricultural exports to the US market and further investments from the US in Philippine agribusiness; represents the Philippines in various meetings and conferences on agriculture and fisheries held within the North American region.
  • Philippine Overseas Labor Office – the Consulate in Houston oversea Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) – monitors US labor policies as they affect trade with the Philippines, labor relations between the two countries, and the employment of Philippine nationals in the US; promotes the employment of Philippine nationals in targeted sectors of the US labor market through briefings and presentations to employers; overseas voting for labor office; coordinates with the consular section in extending assistance to Filipinos overseas workers in the United States and other countries under the jurisdiction of the Embassy such as the Caribbean countries; promotes the welfare and interest of more than 40,000 overseas workers in the US through counseling, mediation of labor cases.
  • Office of Veterans Affairs – the Consulate in Houston is in charge of Filipino veterans-related issues, especially the campaign for the implementation of the Veterans Equity Bill. Due recognition was recently given by the US Congress.
  • Office of the Police Attaché – the Consulate in Houston is in charge of security-related issues, provides services such as securing of NBI clearances.

Why should I Visit the Philippine Consulate?

As one of the most important government offices in the Philippines, it is imperative to maintain a close relationship with the Philippine consulate. The staff at the Houston consulate provides services that are essential for any Filipino citizen living in Houston or traveling to Houston. These services include passport renewal, replacement of lost or stolen passports, and visa issuance (U.S.).

 

The following are some services offered by the Philippine Consulate General:

  • Issuing passports and travel documents to Filipino citizens and residents
  • Processing visa applications for those who wish to visit or migrate permanently
  • Providing assistance on immigration matters
  • Applying for dual citizenship
  • Offering information on voting rights, taxes, military service, and other issues that affect Filipinos living abroad
  • Providing guidance on how to obtain a Filipino citizenship certificate from abroad.

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Who can Apply for a Visa at the Consulate?

Philippine nationals living in one of six southern states (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) can apply for a visa at this honorary consulate.

The Philippines consulate is open to all Filipino nationals residing in the United States. It also serves as an office for consular services and legal assistance to Filipinos living abroad.

 

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