Acknowledgement of Documents

Note:

When persons executing or making the declarations in the document (e.g., power of attorney, affidavits, certifications, contracts) appear in person and sign the document before a Consular Officer at the Consulate General, the document will be notarized by the Consular officer in the form of an AcknowledgmentJurat or Certification, as the case may be. The Consular Officer in this case performs the functions of a Notary Public. Hence, individuals personally appearing before a Consular Officer are no longer required to have their documents notarized by a Notary Public before submitting the same for notarization.

Requirements :

For Acknowledgment (Special Powers of Attorney, General Powers of Attorney, Deeds of Sale of Property, Deeds of Donation, etc.)

  1. Original and one photocopy of the document;
  2. Two (2) Original government issued IDs with two (2) photocopies each
  3. The fee of CAN $ 36.25 (Cash or Money Order payable to the Philippine Consulate General)

For Jurat (documents such as Affidavits of Support and Consent, Parental Travel Permits, Complaints, Affidavits of Illegitimacy, Applications for Marriage License and Oaths of Professionals)

  1. Original and one (1) photocopy of the document;
  2. Two (2) Original government issued IDs with two (2) photocopies each
  3. The fee of CAN $ 36.25 (Cash or Money Order payable to the Philippine Consulate General)

For Certifications (document issued by the Consulate certifying that the applicant personally appeared at the Consulate – for SSS/GSIS purposes)

  1. The original and two (2) photocopies each of the following:
    1. Passport;
    2. Two (2) Original government issued IDs with two (2) photocopies each,
  2. ​A fee of CAN$ 36.25 (Cash or Money Order payable to the Philippine Consulate General) is charged per document authenticated.

Processing Times

The processing time for this type of service normally takes three (3) working days counted from the receipt of application, provided the requirements and procedures listed above are complied with. The Consulate is NOT RESPONSIBLE for delays or loss of documents mailed, or any other uncontrollable circumstances surrounding acknowledgment or authentication of your documents.

Applicants who apply in person but who want their documents mailed back to them should also submit a self-addressed Canada Post registered mail or ExpressPost envelope along with the regular requirements.

Date modified: July 3rd, 2020