Authentication of documents issued in the Philippines
The Embassy of the Philippines in Brasilia does not authenticate/apostille documents issued in the Philippines.
Private, commercial and legal documents issued in the Philippines for use in another country can be authenticated only by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
DFA authentication services are provided at the following locations, all in Metro Manila:
- DFA Office of Consular Affairs Authentication Division
ASEANA Business Park, Macapagal Avenue corner Bradco Avenue, Parañaque City
- DFA NCR-Northeast(Ali Mall)
Level 2 Ali Mall Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
- DFA NCR-East(SM Megamall)
Level 7 SM Megamall Building C, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City
- DFA NCR-West(SM Manila)
Level 5 SM City Manila, Concepcion Street corner Arroceros and Marcelino Streets, Ermita, Manila
- DFA NCR-South(Metro Gaisano Alabang)
Level 4 Metro Alabang Town Center, Madrigal Avenue corner Alabang-Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City
If you intend to use foreign-issued documents in the Philippines, they must be apostilled by an appropriate authority from the issuing country. Foreign-issued documents for submission to the Philippine Embassy in Brasilia must first be apostilled.
Documents that are in a foreign language have to be translated into English by a sworn translator prior to being apostilled.
In Brazil, authorized cartorios apostille foreign documents. In most countries, it is the Ministry of External Relations. Please check for the relevant Competent Authorities for the issuance of Apostilles if you reside in a country other than Brazil.
Apostilled documents will no longer have to be authenticated by the Embassy.
Apostilled documents will automatically be accepted in the Philippines.