Hundreds become dual citizens in PH consular outreach in Washington
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington – Filipinos in Washington state took advantage of a five-day Philippine consular outreach, availing of a total of 1,764 consular services.
The number is 14 percent more than the initial target of 1,520 services, and the outreach had to be extended from three days to five, from March 26 to 30.
There were 471 dual citizenship applications, 1,086 passport applications and renewals, one travel document application, 52 civil registrations (Reports of Birth, Reports of Marriage, Reports of Death), and 154 notarials and certifications.
It was the first consular outreach for 2022 by the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco.
Consul General Neil Ferrer thanked volunteers from the Filipino Community Alliance (FCA), “our partner organization led by Brigadier General Oscar Hilman and Zenaida Crisostomo Slemp” for their contributions.
Ferrer also thanked University Place Mayor Steve Worthington and Ali Kashi of Cheers University Place, the venue for the outreach, for hosting the ten-member Consulate team, which traveled by land from San Francisco.
The next consular outreach in Washington State is tentatively scheduled on 7-11 October 2022. The schedule of the consular outreach in other U.S. states is available on the Consulate’s official website: https://pcgsanfrancisco.org/consular-outreach-missions/.