September 01, 2021

Hundreds of Filipinos Provided Consular Services in Kelowna, British Columbia

(Clockwise from top photo) The consular team members pose with Filipino volunteers from Kelowna at the end of the outreach mission.  Consul General Maria Andrelita S. Austria, who headed the team, presides over the oath-taking of Filipino dual citizens in Kelowna.  The team rendered a total of 341 services and registered 246 Overseas Filipino Voters.

27-29 August 2021 – A seven-man team from the Philippine Consulate in Vancouver led by Consul General Maria Andrelita S. Austria provided consular services, such as passport, dual citizenship, civil registry, notarial and legal services, to Filipinos in Kelowna, British Columbia from 27 to 29 August 2021.

The team rendered a total of 341 services, 279 of which were passport renewals. The Consulate also registered and updated the records of 246 Overseas Filipino Voters for the 2022 Philippine national elections during the outreach.

The consular team was joined by POLO, OWWA and SSS representatives who attended to various queries on OEC issuance, OWWA & SSS membership and contract verification.

The trip to BC’s Interior also provided the opportunity to check in with community leaders regarding the welfare of Filipinos who may have been impacted by the wildfires. END

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