26 November 2019, Paris—More than three hundred (300) Filipino nationals availed passport and notarial services during the Philippine Embassy Outreach Mission in Nice from 23 to 24 November 2019. The Embassy made use of the online appointment system to ensure that all passport renewal applicants with confirmed appointments and preprocessed documents and clearance, be accommodated at the exact time. Other applicants for consular services such as notarials, dual citizenship applications, civil registry applications, community cards, NBI clearance, and certificate of residency for tax exemption also had approved online appointments, although walk-in applicants for such services were accommodated.

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A large number of Filipino nationals availed consular services on Day 1 of the Embassy Outreach Mission.

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Filipino nationals waited for their schedule for document evaluation, at the processing area of the Embassy Outreach Mission venue.

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Members of the Filipino community smiled as they paused briefly for a photo, at the writing area of the venue.

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Kababayans waited for their turn at the passport encoding as well as the fee payment at the cashier, during the Consular Outreach.

Other Philippine government agencies such as the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) – Madrid and Social Security System (SSS) – Milan also joined the Embassy in bringing consular services to the kababayans residing in the south of France. Labor Attaché Joanne Lourdes Lavilla and Welfare Officer Maria Corazon Sangco from POLO-Madrid attended to about a hundred Filipinos. An equal number of Filipinos were also provided SSS services by Mary Jessielyn Sia, SSS representative from Milan. Ms. Nelia Camo, from the collecting partner of SSS and Pag-IBIG was also present to assist.

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Representatives from POLO-Madrid and SSS answered the queries of kababayans in the south of France.

The Embassy Outreach Mission is part of the continuing commitment of the Philippine Embassy in France to bring consular services to kababayans in different parts of France.

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The Philippine Embassy Team, together with the representatives from POLO-Madrid and SSS-Milan beamed after the conduct of the Embassy Outreach Mission.