HOUSTON, Texas – Filipinos in Texas and South Central United States now have easier access to consular services. The Philippine Consulate General reopened in the city 25 years after it closed.
The Consulate, which was closed in September 1993, reopened its doors on Sept. 24, 2018, to serve some 179,000 Filipinos in the states under its jurisdiction: Arkansas; Louisiana; Mississippi; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Texas.
“The reopening of the Consulate General is in response to the growing needs of Filipinos in South Central US and the strong clamor of the Filipino community there,” Consul General Jerrill Santos said.
The Consulate General offers civil registry services such as Reports of Birth, Marriage and Death, notarial services, affidavits certification, issuance of travel documents and fingerprinting for National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearances.
Passport processing, visas, authentication services and dual citizenship services will be made available soon.
The Consulate General will also provide assistance to distressed Filipino nationals, promote Philippine culture, and strengthen economic ties between the Philippines and the South Central US.
The Consulate General is temporarily housed at 9990 Richmond Avenue, Suite 270N, Houston, Texas, and will move into Suite 100N at the same building by the end of the year. It can be contacted at +1 (832) 668 5139 and email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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