Oath Taking of dual citizenship applicants during the 4th Consulate Saturday (Photo by PCGNY)
NEW YORK CITY – The Philippine Consulate General in New York conducted its last Consulate Saturday of 2019 on 09 November 2019. 75 Filipinos from all over the Consulate’s jurisdiction availed themselves of the services offered by the Consulate, ranging from passports to notarial and legalization services to dual citizenship and civil registration.
Many of the clients expressed their appreciation to the Consulate for being open on a weekend, as they would otherwise take a weekday off to do their transactions. Some had travelled from outside of the tri-state area, taking advantage of the weekend schedule to apply for the Consulate’s services.
The Philippine Consulate General in New York began its Consulate Saturday in 2017, in recognition of the fact that many Filipinos had been requesting for weekend service, as they could not take time out from critical weekday responsibilities. Since the introduction of the Consulate Saturdays, Filipino community members have integrated them into their schedules, and have planned their visits to New York City accordingly.
The Consulate Saturdays are held quarterly, with earlier episodes held in February, May and August.