Ambassador Leslie J. Baja gives his opening remarks at the consular outreach in Basel.
Philippine Embassy personnel are shown receiving and processing e-passport and OAVS applications.
Philippine Embassy conducts consular outreach in Basel
The Philippine Embassy in Berne was in full force for its first
consular outreach for the year, the first since 2010, and the first
since e-passport was implemented.
Upon the invitation of the Filipino community in Basel, in northwest
Switzerland, a Philippine Embassy, Berne team headed by Ambassador
Leslie J. Baja conducted a consular outreach following a mass at Bruder
Klaus Catholic Church in Liestal, Basel on 17 March 2012. Full consular
services were provided, including passport application and renewal,
authentication of documents, dual citizenship, visa applications, and
the first mobile registration for overseas absentee voting since it
resumed in October 2011.
Ambassador Baja also had a dialogue with the Filipino community, during
which he gave a briefing on the consular services provided by the
Embassy and encouraged those present to register for the Overseas
Absentee Voting in preparation for the mid-term national elections in
The Embassy was also joined by Milan-based PAG-IBIG representative, Mr.
Eduardo Labo, who made a presentation on the benefits of enrolling in
the PAG.IBIG program.