Good to know: Consular services for Filipinos in Kota Kinabalu

Hello from Kota Kinabalu! This isn’t what you might expect here but I just wanted to use this one blog post in helping spread the word so here’s a quickie announcement:

Husband and I, along with a team from the Philippine Embassy, arrived yesterday and today was their consular mission’s first day. It was a pretty good turn out and we are expecting more Filipinos to come tomorrow and the next couple of days.

To our dear brothers and sisters in Malaysia, if you’re a Filipino in Sabah or if you’re someone who just happened to end up in this little blog of mine and you know Filipinos in the Kota Kinabalu area who are in need of consular services (passport application, renewals, passport validity extensions, etc), do let them know that the embassy team will be at the Dewan Majlis Perkhidmatan Masyarakat Sabah, Jalan Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu until October 3, 2014. Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm.

Click here for a map to the place.

We need all the help we can get in disseminating the information as some of the undocumented Filipinos here in Sabah do not have access to the internet. Some are plantation workers born in Sabah to undocumented parents. They never had access to education so they cannot read nor write (that’s why some of them need assistance in filling out forms). It’s really a sad situation so the embassy is doing its best to reach out to them to give them passports – and in the process, identities as well.

While there are accredited agencies that they can pay for consultation (which documents are needed) and can help them in filling out their forms, the fees might be too steep for some of them. We are willing to help applicants accomplish the forms for free and we can also tell them what they need for a passport (at least a birth certificate and other supporting documents that will prove that you are really Filipino). For questions, they can send an SMS or call the Embassy through +(6017) 347-5487.

Thank you! If this post actually helps even just one Filipino in Sabah learn about the services and save on money by going to the Embassy personnel directly, I would be extremely happy. They can use the money they save for food and other essentials!

I’m basically just tagging along as I’m not an official part of the team but I am looking forward to giving my assistance in whichever way I can – like helping some of the applicants who are having trouble in filling up their forms. I also learned how to encode passport information today so just in case anyone needs a sub, I’ll be ready! 😉

Please, please help spread the word.

Back to regular programming in the next post. 😉

Love,

Carol

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35 thoughts on “Good to know: Consular services for Filipinos in Kota Kinabalu

  1. Dear mam and sir pwedi po bang magpagawa ng passport dito sa mga consult sa kota kinabalu pag my mag dating dito ng consult? Kasi po nawala yung passport ko.anu po dapat kailangan na requirements salamat po wait ko po yung rply ninyo.

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  2. hi, May Philippine Embassy ba sa Kota Kinabalo? saan pwd mka kuha na invitation kasi pinsan ko mag tourist hinanapan ng invitation galing sa embassy. Thanks

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  3. hi.. pwedi ba ask ng tulong sa inyo na madalaw ang kapatid ko na si johny na nakulong jan kc nahuli sya sa spa nag masahi..tourist kasi ang visa nya..mag 1 month na.. this week sabi sa friend nya..na declared na daw na dismiss na ang case nya at naka padala na kami ng pira sa friend niya para bili ng ticket para deport. gusto ko lang na may mag check sa situstion nya..god bless .

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    • Hello din po! Wala po tayong embassy sa Sabah. Pero madalas pong nagpupunta dyan ang mga opisyal ng embassy natin sa KL para magrenew at mag-issue ng passports. Puede po ninyong abangan sa Facebook page ng embassy ang announcement para sa susunod nilang mission o tumawag po sa hotline +60173475487. 🙂

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  4. Hello po..i just came here last dec31 with a landing pass pero tourist pa rin po naichup sa pasport ko. Dito ko po kc sana aayusin visa ko..ano po ba dapat ko gawin ngayon?

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      • Hope you could my friend in labuan. She is being held by the lubowner and forced to work prostitution. They wanted to home to philippines but they dont have their passports. Some say they will not be allowed to ride plane to go phil embassy in kk or kl. Which place is best they can go to and how? They are very much afraid because the boss have too many connections.malakas daw kapit can even kill thats why they are too much afraid.labuan is an island how they can get help na d agad cla mahuhuli ng bos ng club nila. Even immigration daw du at embassy may kapit daw kaya d nila alam san cla makahingi ng tulong na safe tlg.pls tey badly need help po.kung mag ferry cla puede daw agad cla mahuli kung plane naman wala cla hawak passports. Tatakas sana cla pero pano cla makakaalis dun.un bang phil embassy dun sa labuan is sasafe and can assist them till makakuha cla trvel documents hanngang makauwi pinas. Pag ali nila dun dapat derecho na un na cla puede habulin o mahawakan ng boss dun baka daw patayin daw cla pag nahuli cla

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      • Hello, Concerned Friend. Sorry to hear about this. Makakatulong ang embassy sa inyo pero kailangan ko ang contact details mo. Puede mo ba ibigay sa akin ang mobile number mo o kaya e-mail address? The sooner na makareply ka dito, mas mabilis ko maipaparating ito sa officer na naghahandle ng ganitong kaso.

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    • We don’t have a consulate in Sabah but we have regular consular missions there. Makikita niyo po sa Facebook page ng embassy ang announcement kung kailan sila nasa Kota Kinabalu. Sa ngayon kasi, wala pang schedule. Pakiabangan na lang po ang announcement doon. 😊 Just search for Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur sa Facebook.

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  5. Hello po.pano po aku makakuha ng approval letter sa embassy kasi ikakasal na aku sa local woman dito sa sabah …pls po tulongan nyo aku..

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    • Sa ngayon po, sa embassy pa lang po natin sa KL maaaring mag-apply ng Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage. Puede po kayong mag-send ng message sa Facebook page ng ating Embassy. Baka puede pog magawan nila ng paraan na matulungan kayo sa susunod na consular mission sa Sabah. 🙂

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    • Hi Jastin! Sa ngayon, wala pang schedule kung kailan ang balik ng embassy team sa Sabah. Paki abangan mo na lang ang announcement sa Facebook page ng embassy ha? Madalas naman silang bumabalik sa Sabah para magbigay ng consular services.

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  6. Hi Carol

    Kapatid ko nasa Sarawak. She wanted to apply for a travel documents to surrender kasi nga nasa amo nya passport nya at she is not sure kung may valid working visa ba sya kasi as her agent told her na she has working visa now. She wanted to home na kasi hindi na daw nya kaya ang work. ang kunti pa ng pagkain at wala pang day off.ever since. taz ndi pa binibigay sa kanya sahod nya. Paano po sya makaapply kasi hindi sya makalabas by her own. i need your advice please.. I really appreciate it Carol.

    Regards
    Linda

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    • Hi Linda! So sad to hear that. Para sa mga ganitong concern, better to call or text the Embassy’s emergency hotline para ma-rescue ang kapatid mo. Ang number ay +60173475487. Kailangan mong magbigay ng information tungkol sa kapatid mo particularly yung address kung saan sya nakatira/nagtatrabaho sa Malaysia. Tawag ka lang and our Embassy personnel will help her kaagad. 🙂

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  7. hi carol good morning , meron b d2 sa KK na agency na accredited ng phil embassy na nag proprocess ng passport renewal,? para dinako pumunta ng KL. thanks.

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    • Hello, Allan! Mas nirerekomenda ko na huwag na kayong dumaan sa agents para sa passport renewal. Kasi, mas malaki ang babayaran nyo para sa parehong serbisyo lamang. Madalas pumupunta ang mga taga embassy sa KK para magsagawa ng Consular Mission. Ang mga agent kasi, hihintayin lang din nila ang pagdating ng embassy diyan sa KK kaya mas maigi pa na dumerecho ka na lang sa embassy mismo sa pagpunta nila dyan. Para sa schedule ng consular missions, paki abangan mo lang ang announcement sa Facebook page ng embassy. Paki search mo lang ang “Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur” sa Facebook. 🙂

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  8. Hi carolific. I wanna ask for consular servise in sabah. Cause i have even known how to make pasport in sabah. Can you help. This is for my wife. She’s filipina. And i’m malaysian.

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    • Hello, Marson! A consular team usually goes to Sabah every couple of weeks to conduct consular services. 🙂 Please check the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur Facebook page regularly to see the announcements regarding the schedule and requirements. 🙂

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  9. Hello Maam carolific,

    Good day to you and to your family i hope this is a way that can answered to my common law wife problem facing at this moment.do you mind if i can sent an email to you or send to you my e mail account adlaojay29@gmail.com to gave you a complete details .I will wait for your responce maam..

    BestRegards

    Jay R.Adlao

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    • Hi Jay, I got your message via Facebook and have sent a reply. My husband is with the political section but he will be asking the consular department to check on your wife first thing tomorrow. 🙂

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  10. hello sis..i want to ask u..my fiance filipino..but he dont have philipin passport.he have birth cerf only..can he get passport for stay here in malaysia…i mean international passport..then marry here? or any procedures can u suggest?

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