How to Authenticate Documents in DFA if You’re Abroad

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Filipinos who are immigrants or workers in foreign countries sometimes find the need to authenticate private, legal, or commercial documents issued in their home country, Philippines.

However, the Philippine Embassy doesn’t have the power nor the capability to have these Philippine-issued documents authenticated or red-ribboned.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is the only agency tasked with the authentication of documents that will be used in other countries.

“Red ribbon” authentication services are only done at these DFA Consular Offices, all of which are located in the Philippines.

If you’re abroad but don’t have the time or money to fly to the Philippines, you’ve got two options:

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