Where to Find the Honorary Philippine Consulate General in Christchurch

I do not know the exact number of Filipinos living in Christchurch and in the Canterbury region but I know our number is significant enough for the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs to install a consulate in this region (albeit honorary!). They recently have transferred offices and in this post I will share with you where to find the Honorary Philippine Consulate General in Christchurch and what services it offers.

Where to Find the Honorary Philippine Consulate General in Christchurch

The Consulate General has recently announced its move from its office in the Christchurch city centre to a larger space in Wigram, a suburb situated in the west of Christchurch.

Judging by the picture included in the announcement, the new office will hopefully have ample parking space as this was a problem in the old office and would be easier to find.

Update February 2018:

The entrance to the staircase leading to the Consulate General is on the right side, beside a fruits and vege shop. The office itself is on the second floor.

Philippine Consulate in Christchurch Entrance

Honorary Philippine Consulate General in Christchurch
Address: 187-191 Wigram Road, Wigram, Christchurch 8025 New Zealand
Office Hours:
• Tuesdays, 5.45 PM – 7.30 PM
• Thursdays, 5.45 PM – 7.30 PM
• Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
* Office hours starting 18 February 2018
Phone Number: +64 3 377 7417
Mobile Phone Number: +64 21 191 2374 (Aimee Pernites, Administrative Assistant)
Email: oxbridge@xtra.co.nz or aimee0428@outlook.com
Facebook Page: Office of the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Christchurch
Note: Replace +64 with 0 if calling within New Zealand; drop the area code 03 if calling within Christchurch

How to get to the Honorary Philippine Consulate General in Christchurch

The best way to get to the consulate is by car. The nearest bus stop is Stop 53440 (Bus Route 60) in Corsair Drive which is 850m away. Check Metro Christchurch for the best bus route to take.

Services Offered by the Honorary Philippine Consulate General in Christchurch

1. Authentications and Notarials
• Affidavits, Powers of Attorney, Deeds, Parental Travel Permits/Consents, etc.
• Cost: NZD 37.50 per document
• More information through the links:
https://philembassy.org.nz/downloadable-forms
https://philembassy.org.nz/authentication-notarials

2. Obtaining an NBI Fingerprint Form
• The Consulate has the appropriate NBI Fingerprint Forms needed for an NBI clearance application.
Cost: Free

3. Fingerprinting for NBI Clearance Application
• The Consulate assists in the collection and certification of fingerprints of NBI clearance applicants.
• Cost: NZD 37.50

Unfortunately as the consulate is only an honorary one (no actual Consular Officers from the Philippine Embassy; Consul is appointed by the Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand), the more intricate services like passport application/renewal or civil registry notifications are unavailable. Such services will be available at the Philippine Embassy in Wellington or in scheduled mobile consular outreach missions in different places in New Zealand.

Hopefully to utilise this new and nicer office, we would have a ‘real’ Consulate General in the near future.

4 Replies to “Where to Find the Honorary Philippine Consulate General in Christchurch”

  1. Hi,
    Good day! i just need to inquire about accquiring police clearance or NBI clearance. I need it urgently for applying partnership visa. i called up the filipino embassy in wellington. he says i need to search for Corban Revell in Auckland to have the form needed and go to the website and look for the process. i called up Corban Revell and they have it with no charge but they dont know the process.To be honest i got so confuse now on which website he is referring to.by the way my NBI clearance before was accquired in philippines (2012)for working overseas and under a status as single. I lived in Singapore for the last 5 years for work got married there last month before moving to NZ. do i need to get NBI clearance in Philippines or Singapore? should i declare it also as single since i already submitted my marriage cert in Singapore Embassy as married? can someone help me simplify the process and advise me. thank you so much. God Bless

  2. Hi, for NBI police certificates, please open this link for the latest update on how to secure NBI.
    https://www.philembassy.org.nz/nbi-clearance-advisory

    In regards to the 2nd issue whether or not to apply for a Singaporean police certificate, first you need to categorise which visa are you applying? For temporary visas like work visa, you will only be required to provide a police certificate if you have resided on that country for 5 years and more. For permanent visa applications like residency, at least 12 months period of stay will require you to apply for a police check. You will find this information on the INZ forms particularly on the character details portion. For purposes of obtaining a Singaporean police certificate, please find this link for your guidance.
    https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/tools/police-certificates

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