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Notarial Services

What are the notarial-related services that the Consulate provides?
The Consulate provides the following notarial services:
1. Acknowledgement;
2. Jurats;
3. Certification; and
4. Authentication*.

*Important note
On 14 May 2019, the Philippines officially became a party to the Apostille Convention. Authentication is still required for all Philippine documents to be used abroad, but this time with an Apostille instead of an Authentication Certificate as proof of authentication. An Apostille is a certificate that authenticates the origin of a public document. It is issued by a country that is party to the Apostille Convention to be used in another country which is also a party to the Convention. After authentication (Apostillization) by the Department of Foreign Affairs - Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA), as Competent Authority, there is no more need for authentication (legalization) by the Philippine Consulate General in Macau SAR.

For more information, please visit https://dfa.gov.ph/dfa-news/statements-and-advisoriesupdate/16917-frequently-asked-questions-on-dfa-passport-and-authen tication-services.

 

What are the requirements for the notarization of my document/s? When will it be released?
The following are important information on how to avail of notarial services:

Requirements
1. Personal appearance of the person/s executing/signing the document;
2. Original document that needs to be notarized (if needed, blank forms of Affidavits, Special Power of Attorney and Jurats are available at the Consulate free of charge. These can also be downloaded at our official website.);
3. Original Valid Philippine Passport (One photocopy of the passport’s data page is required per document that needs to be notarized);
4. Original Valid Macau ID (One photocopy of front and back of the ID is required per document that needs to be notarized);

Fee
MOP 220. Regular processing per document.

MOP 88. Additional fee per document for expedite processing (total of MOP308)

MOP 1. Per page of photocopy service.

Important note
As part of government regulations, the Consulate regrets that it does not accept credit or debit cards.

Releasing
Two (2) working days (12:00 Noon to 5:00PM). For regular processing.

One (1) working days (12:00 Noon to 5:00PM). For expedite processing.

 

I forgot my claim stub. Can I still receive my document?
Please approach any of the Consulate’s personnel so you may be advised on the applicable procedures.

 

Do you have a courtesy lane?
The Consulate provides a courtesy lane to the following clients:
• Pregnant;
• Senior citizens 60 years old and above; and
• Persons with physical disabilities.
Those availing of courtesy lane may be requested to present documentary proof.

 

I can personally apply for the notarization of my document, however, I cannot personally claim the said document. Can I ask my authorized representative to claim my document on my behalf?
Yes. Authorization letter from the owner of the document and ID of the authorized representative are required if the notarized document will be claimed by your authorized representative.

I want to invite my friend to visit me here in Macau SAR. Can I apply for an “Invitation Letter”/ Affidavit of Support and Guarantee at the Consulate?
Starting 16 February 2020, the Consulate will no longer accept the notarization of Affidavit of Support and Guarantee / “Invitation Letter” for friends and relatives beyond the fourth degree of consanguinity and/or affinity.

For more information, you may visit the Bureau of Immigration’s website at https://immigration.gov.ph/faqs/travel-req

What are the important reminders that I should be aware of in availing notarial services at the Consulate?
The following are the important reminders for notarial-related service:
1. Applicants are encouraged to observe proper dress code while within the premise of the Consulate.
2. Applicants are advised to write legibly with their document and avoid any erasures or unnecessary markings.
3. Applicant’s signature must be the same with the signature in the Philippine Passport and ID presented.
4. The Consulate General assumes no responsibility for the contents of the notarized documents.
5. The Notarial Officer may require other related documents in certain cases that merit further clarification and evaluation.