July 22, 2021

ADVISORY NO. 29: More Overseas Voting Registration Processes Now Possible Online

The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver is pleased to announce that the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is now able to process online the following types of applications or transactions from Overseas Filipinos that already have existing voters’ registration records with complete biometric data in the COMELEC’s voter record database:

  1. Certification as an overseas voter (for those who are registered voters in the Philippines but are now living abroad);
  2. Reinstatement of names inadvertently omitted from the National Registry of Overseas Voters;
  3. Correction of entries in the Overseas Voter’s Registration Record (OVRR) pertaining to change in voter’s surname and/or civil status, by reason of marriage, death of spouse, or final court judgment, or voter’s name, to correct a misspelled name or erroneous entry;
  4. Request to withdraw the application for registration;
  5. Request to cancel the OVRR;
  6. Reactivation of OVRRs that were deactivated due to a voter having been imprisoned or declared incompetent or excluded by the courts, or voter’s failure to vote in two consecutive national elections;
  7. Updating of mailing or postal addresses and other contact information of registered Overseas Voters;
  8. Transfer of registration records between different countries;
  9. Transfers of registration records from abroad to a Philippine city/municipality;
  10. Applications for issuance of certified true copy of OVRR.

Applicants can file their requests through any of the following modes:

Applications or transactions that require the live capture of a person’s biometric data, such as photograph, signature and fingerprints, are not included in this advisory.  Thus, applicants for registration as Overseas Voters will still need to come to the Consulate to have their biometrics taken to complete the registration process.

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