PR - 11 - 2021
BIGGER PCG CALGARY OFFICE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
6 May 2021, Calgary – The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary re-opened today to the public at its new address at Suite 100, 1001 1st St. SE, Calgary AB, T2G 5G3.
The new PCG office occupies the whole ground floor of a three-storey building and has a bigger space than its former office.
“We really looked for a bigger office so we can serve more Filipinos applying for consular services from Alberta and Saskatchewan, especially when the COVID-19 pandemic is over” Consul General Zaldy Patron said.
He, however, added that the PCG would continue to follow the public health measures of the Alberta Government during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the PCG processes passport applications by appointment and non-passport applications, such as authentication of documents, retention and re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship, and civil registration, by mail.
“Unlike in our previous office, our new office will also allow our clients to transact with our personnel in separate cubicles so we can observe privacy,” Consul General Patron added.
Consul General Patron personally welcomed the first clients who came to the new PCG office at 9:00 a.m. today. END.
PR- 31- 2020
PCG Calgary Launches New Passport Online Appointment System
24 October 2020, Calgary – The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary will launch a new passport Online Appointment System (OAS) on 25 October 2020 for passport bookings from 23 November 2020 onwards.
The PCG’s new OAS can be found at www.passport.gov.ph. It is the same system that the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila uses in scheduling passport appointments in the Philippines.
In the new OAS, applicants will have to encode their complete information before confirming their booking. Applicants will receive confirmation email with an auto-generated application form containing their personal details and a barcode unique to each applicant.
Applicants are required to bring the printed application form (with barcode) on the date and time of their appointment, along with the supporting documents, such as old passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, certificates of retention/re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship, work permit, and permanent residency card. The supporting documents will depend on whether the applicant is an adult or a minor, and if the applicant is renewing or applying for a passport for the first time. These requirements are found at www.philcongencalgary.org.
The new OAS is free of charge and clients only need to pay for passport renewal fee when they arrive at the PCG on their appointment date.
“With the PCG’s new passport online appointment system, we will be able to process passport applications quicker than before, which we hope our passport applicants will find more convenient” Consul General Zaldy Patron said about the PCG’s new OAS.
Passport bookings for 20 November 2020 and earlier can still be made using the PCG’s existing Appointment Plus OAS which can be accessed from this link https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/ykdcgsge/. This site will close on 21 November 2020. END