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20/04/2011: 330 e-Passports Processed in Consular Outreach by Philippine Embassy in Tampa, Florida

April 20, 2011, Washington, DC – The Philippine Embassy sent a consular team, led by Consul General Domingo Nolasco, to Tampa, Florida to extend consular service to Filipinos in the area. The consular outreach was held on April 8-10, 2011 during the 16th Annual Philippine Festival that was organized by the Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. (PCFI) at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center.

A total of 330 electronic passport applications were processed on-site. Consul General Nolasco also administered the oath of allegiance to 111 naturalized Americans who reacquired their Philippine citizenship.

The consular team of the Philippine Embassy captures the biometrics of applicants for e-passport during the outreach mission held on April 9, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.

The consular team of the Philippine Embassy captures the biometrics of applicants for e-passport during the outreach mission held on April 9, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.

111 naturalized Americans take their oath on April 9, 2011 during the Philippine Embassy’s consular outreach in Tampa, Florida to complete the process of the reacquisition of their Philippine citizenship.

111 naturalized Americans take their oath on April 9, 2011 during the Philippine Embassy’s consular outreach in Tampa, Florida to complete the process of the reacquisition of their Philippine citizenship.

Since January this year, the Embassy’s consular team has gone to Virginia Beach, Virginia; Georgia; and, Alabama to address the requirement for personal appearance in the application for e-passport. During these consular missions, Embassy personnel also provide other services to Filipinos and Filipino-Americans such as registration of births and marriages and notarials. On April 30, 2011, a consular outreach program will be held in Havelock, North Carolina.

98-year old Eufronia Herrera Sanrey signs an Affidavit of Appearance before Consul General Domingo Nolasco during the consular outreach conducted by the Philippine Embassy in Tampa, Florida on April 10, 2011.

98-year old Eufronia Herrera Sanrey signs an Affidavit of Appearance before Consul General Domingo Nolasco during the consular outreach conducted by the Philippine Embassy in Tampa, Florida on April 10, 2011.

Post’s consular team was composed of Consular Assistants Larry Sumando, Lyra Ocampo and Joey Macatula, Abraham Agustin and Finance Officer Lyrie Fulgencio. - END