Consular Services

Notarial and other Legal Services

Any individual who executes an affidavit or other documents requiring oath or any person who executes legal document, such as power of attorney, deed or other writings acknowledged before a notary public shall appear personally at the Consulate General, if the document is to be used in the Philippines. Appointment is not necessary and on a "first-come, first-served" basis.

Acceptable VALID IDs are: Philippine passport (for Filipino citizens), Canadian citizenship card or Canadian passport (for Canadian citizens), Driver's License, Permanent Residence Card, Ontario Photo Card. Photocopies of the ID presented are also required. Documents pertaining to properties, court cases and contracts/agreements should be accompanied by copies of valid passport/s.

Canadian documents to be used in the Philippines must first be authenticated by the Official Documents Services (ODS). Main Floor, 222 Jarvis St., Toronto ON M7A 0B6.

Please refer to: Official Documents Services (ODS) for further information.

Afterwhich, they may proceed to the Philippine Consulate General for authentication.

The fee is CAD$33.75 per document, payable in cash, money order or certified check addressed to the Philippine Consulate General. Processing of notarial documents takes one (1) business day only upon compliance with the requirements. An extra photocopy of the document to be notarized and of the ID presented must also be provided for the Consulate's record. (e.g. If one (1) copy is required, then two (2) identical copies must be presented, if two (2) copies are required, then three (3) identical copies must be presented. And so on).

The duly-notarized document will be released after one (1) business day between 2:00PM and 4:00PM only. In case the applicant may not be able to pick-up the document personally, an authorized representative must present a letter of authorization from the applicant and the representative's original ID card and photocopy. For mailing of processed documents, applicant must provide a self-addressed/ stamped mailing envelope, preferably an XPRESSPOST from Canada Post for tracking purposes.

In case the document is executed by a resident of Manitoba and notarized by a notary public appointed in Manitoba, the said document should be submitted for authentication by the Department of Growth, Enterprise and Trade of Manitoba located at 10th Floor, Rm. 1034, at 405 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3L6 at telephone number 1-204.945 26 54. The authenticated document should then be submitted via mail to the Philippine Consulate General for final authentication, including a self-addressed/ stamped mailing envelope, and a fee of C$33.75 per document, through either a certified cheque or money order payable to the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto.

NBI CLEARANCE: You can come to the Philippine Consulate General to fill-out the NBI Form No. 5. Please bring a 2"x2" colored photo with white background taken within three (3) months prior to application, your valid passport and a photocopy. A consular staff will assist you in taking your fingerprints. Fee is CAD$33.75 for notarization of the duly-accomplished NBI Form. The signed NBI Form will be released the same day. Once you get the duly-notarized Form, you will send it to the Philippines for filing at the NBI, through your authorized representative. A written authorization is required.

Applicants from far places can request a copy of the NBI Form from the Consulate and must send a self-addressed/stamped mailing envelope so the Consulate can send them back the NBI Form. Please accomplish the form and have your fingerprints taken at any RCMP station close to your area and request for the calling card of the officer who took the impression of your fingerprint. Once done, mail the following to the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto: 1) the NBI form; 2) the officer's calling card; 3) photocopy of your valid passport; 4) a self-addressed/ stamped mailing envelope; 5) and a fee of C$33.75, through either a certified cheque or money order payable to the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto. Once you get the duly-notarized Form, you will send it to the Philippines for filing at the NBI, through your authorized representative. A written authorization is required.

CERTIFICATION OF PHILIPPINE DRIVERS' LICENSE: You need to get a certificate of driving experience from the LTO in the Philippines to confirm validity of the drivers' license . You may ask a representative in the Philippines to facilitate this with LTO. Once your representative get hold of the certificate, this will be submitted to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Authentication Division for authentication. Please refer to DFA Authentication, for the procedure.

Once you have the authenticated certification, you may submit it to Service Ontario.


1. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearance (SPSIC) – the SPSIC may be obtained from the Bureau of Animal Industry – National Veterinary Quarantine Services Division (NVQSD).

Click the BAI ONE TIME LINK DA - Pet Animals Importation Importer Registration

Fill up the registration form

After registration, you can log in using your registered email address and password for the SPS clearance application (import permit) at

Client will log in using their registered email address and password at for the status of their application and printing of their SPS clearance.

For further queries, you may call tel no. +632.920.0816, +632.925.4343 or email and

BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. Tel No: +632.920.0816

2. International Health Certificate for Dogs and Cats issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and authenticated by Ministry of Government Services/ Official Documents Services (ODS) (Please refer to INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE FOR DOGS AND CATS

- Secure a health certificate for each pet from a duly licensed veterinarian or from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The health certificate should be issued within 30 days before the date of arrival in the Philippines. The health certificate should certify that the animal is free from, and has not been recently exposed to, any dangerous or communicable disease, and that it has been given anti-rabies and other required inoculations.

3. The import permit and authenticated health certificate must be presented at the airport upon the arrival of the pet.

The Consulate is NOT RESPONSIBLE for delay or loss in mail or any other uncontrollable circumstances surrounding acknowledgment or authentication of your documents.

NOTE - Payment of Fees
The Consulate accepts ONLY Cash, Bank Draft, Money Orders or Certified Cheques

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