DFA launches e-Apostille service; first in Asean region

DFA launches e-Apostille service; first in Asean region

/ 09:03 PM March 21, 2024

 DFA launches e-Apostille service

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs Office of Consular Affairs (DFA – OCA) on announced that  that it launched an e-Apostille service for civil registry documents.

According to the DFA, the system will allow the public to apply online for e-documents and e-Apostilles from the Philippine Statistics Agency (PSA) without having to appear in both offices.


DFA Undersecretary Antonio Morales said that the Philippines was the first in Southeast Asia  to implement the e-Apostille system.


“It is noteworthy to mention that the Philippines was the first country in ASEAN to accede to the Apostille Convention. We have continued our leadership in this area by being the first in ASEAN and the third in the Asia-Pacific region to fully implement the electronic Apostille today,” Morales said on Tuesday.

The DFA said that the e-Apostille system is available for the PSA civil registry documents via PSA Helpline, but it is working to include other public documents in the future.

Meanwhile, payments can be made in the PSA Helpline page and in the Landbank Link.biz portal.

Currently,  the service is only available for PSA civil registry documents via PSA Helpline but will soon cover other public documents in the next phase of the implementation in coordination with other government agencies with digital processes and issuance.

E-payment options are available for PSA e-certificates via the PSA Helpline page while e-payment for the e-Apostille can be made via the Landbank Link.biz portal.

The DFA added that there are 126 contracting parties in the Apostille Convention that should accept e-Apostilles.

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