The new fee schedule for passports, travel documents and consular services fees of the Philippine Foreign in Canada will come into effect on February 1, 2015. The new rates will be implemented at the consular section of the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa, and the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto and Vancouver and for applicable services provided by Philippine Consular Offices in Charlottetown, Edmonton, Halifax, St.John’s, and Winnipeg, as well as in all full service consular outreach missions across Canada.
The adjustment in fees is the first since September 2007, and the first increase in passport fees since the Philippine machine-readable passport, and subsequently the biometric e-passport passport was introduced in Canada. The new fee structure reflects adjustments necessary due to foreign exchange fluctuations and is determined based on prior study by and due approval from the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines.
The adjustments enables the Philippine Foreign Service in Canada to continue to provide quality and timely services to its clientele, and facilitate secure travel for Filipinos — while maintaining and adopting one of the more advanced passport systems available, and exceeding the minimum level of international standards established for passport issuances around the globe.