Philippine Apostille Authentication

Department of Foreign Affairs

Philippine Apostille Authentication

Starting last May 14, 2019, the Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA Office will no longer give Red Ribbon as a document authentication. Apostille Authentication will take over instead. In this article, we will tell you what an Apostille is, where to get it, how much and so much more! You may also check the video below for easy steps of getting an Apostille stamp or seal.

What is an Apostille Authentication?

Apostille is a kind of document authentication issued by a country that is a party of the Apostille Convention. Philippine is part of the Apostille Convention. Hence, when applying for work at other countries (that are part of the Apostille Convention), authentication is easily verified. There is no longer the need for authentication (legalization) by the Foreign Embassies or Consulates except for countries that have not acceded to the Convention and countries that objected to the Philippine accession.

The Apostille document authentication for public documents executed in Apostille-contracting countries and territories (except for Austria, Finland, Germany and Greece) to be used in the Philippines, authentication by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate General will no longer be required once Apostillized. For those who wish to live the dream of working abroad, make sure your document authentication is accepted in that country. Check the FAQ section to see full list of countries and territories where Philippine Apostille is accepted.

How to Get an Apostille Stamp/Seal?

Step 1: Visit DFA Office with Apostille Authentication (See list of DFA Offices with Apostille Authentication below.)
Step 2: Fill out the Application Form.
Step 3: Present any valid ID & pay the authentication fee (Php 100 – regular or Php 200 – express)
Step 4: Present receipt of payment and get your authenticated document

Apostille Document Authentication FAQ:

Watch the Apostille Document Authentication in the Philippines Video here:

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