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20/07/2020: Suspension of Applications for Consular Services that are Done In-Person Effective 23 July 2020

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco would like to announce that it is suspending all applications for consular services that are done in-person effective Thursday, 23 July 2020, in view of the directives of California Governor Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Mayor London Breed mandating the closure of offices in non-critical sectors, and most importantly, in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our applicants and personnel.

Appointments for the following applications that require in-person service are hereby CANCELLED from 23 July until further notice:

  • Passport Renewal
  • Passport Release (IMPORTANT NOTE: new passports are to be released by mail)
  • Notarization Services
  • Dual Citizenship (IMPORTANT NOTE: applications may be submitted via e-mail)
  • Social Security System

Only the following services that are submitted via mail will be attended to (see below for important details):

  • Extension of Passport Validity
  • Travel Document
  • Civil Registry Applications (Report of Birth, Report of Marriage, Report of Death, Consular Mortuary Certificate)
  • Dual Citizenship (submitted via e-mail)

To counter the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, San Francisco ordered all indoor malls and non-essential offices to close, effective Monday, 20 July 2020. The pause in the city’s reopening shall continue indefinitely until critical indicators related to the spread of COVID-19 improve.  Mayor Breed also reserved the option to close additional sectors beyond those mandated by the state, in order to reduce the ongoing surge of cases and hospitalizations.

The Consulate advises all Filipino-Americans in its jurisdiction to continuously follow state and local health directives, practice good hygiene, wear masks, practice social distancing and limit going outside except for essential activities.  Those who come into contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and/or experience symptoms are advised to get tested and self-quarantine for at least fourteen (14) days.


Please see the notes below for further details.

Passport Services

Those who have an urgent travel to the Philippines are advised of the following:

Those who have already applied for passport renewal may request to have their new passport mailed to them.  Details may be accessed at this link:

For other queries regarding passport concerns, the public may e-mail

Notarization Services

Those in need of notarization services may apply for an Apostille with their respective Secretaries of State.  For queries regarding legal concerns, the public may e-mail

Civil Registry Applications

Those filing civil registry applications (Report of Birth, Report of Marriage, Report of Death, Consular Mortuary Certificate) are advised to mail-in their applications to the Consulate.  For queries regarding civil registry applications, the public may e-mail

Dual Citizenship

Those applying for dual citizenship are advised to send their documents (application form, PSA birth certificate, naturalization certificate) by e-mail to or to mail their physical documents to the Consulate for pre-review.  Those who are eligible for dual citizenship based on the pre-review shall be advised of the next steps via e-mail or phone call.

Emergency Services

Those in need of emergency services (e.g. due to death in the family, medical emergencies, legal concerns) are advised to e-mail or call (415) 269-2090.

Social Security System (SSS)

For inquiries regarding SSS services, you may email or call (415) 757-0641.

20 July 2020, San Francisco