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WARDEN NOTICE October 17, 2007

Posted by Service Officer on 16th October 2007

WARDEN NOTICE

October 17, 2007

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU.

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The American Citizens Services section, U.S. Embassy Manila, will be closed on October 24, 2007 for passport/citizenship appointments and routine business.  American citizens in emergency situations may call the U.S. Embassy Operator at (02) 301-2000 and request to speak with the American Citizen Services Duty officer. 

The U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will have regular working hours on October 24, 2007.

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U.S. Embassy Angeles Outreach: October 18, 2007

Posted by Service Officer on 11th October 2007

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

U.S. Embassy representatives from the American Citizen Services, Non-Immigrant Visa, and Immigrant Visa Units of the Consular Section; Department of Homeland Security; Social Security Administration; Veterans Affairs; Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment and the Joint US Military Assistance Group will be in:

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American Citizen Services personnel will answer questions and:

ü Accept applications for Passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad

ü Provide information on registering with the Embassy

ü Perform notaries and affidavits of legal capacity to marry in the Philippines

Non-Immigrant Visa personnel will answer questions:

(Cannot entertain case/application specific inquiries)

ü Regarding visa application process

Immigrant Visa personnel will answer questions and:

ü Provide instructions for applying for U.S. Immigrant status

ü Field questions related to existing immigrant visa applications

Department of Homeland Security personnel will answer questions and:

ü Accept DHS applications/petitions

ü Provide instructions for filing such applications/petitions

ü Distribute DHS forms and guidelines regarding DHS applications/petitions

ü Provide information related to Immigration matters

Social Security Administration will answer questions and:

ü Discuss basic entitlement requirements for the different Social Security benefits;

ü Develop claims for benefits;

ü Process Social Security number applications;

ü Resolve Post-Entitlement cases, e.g., Change of Address, Report of Death, Medicare Enrollment, Direct Deposit enrollment, Non-receipt of benefits, etc.

Veterans Affairs Office will answer questions and:

ü Field general inquiries on specific claims

ü Assist in filling out VA application forms for various benefits such as compensation, pension, death benefits, burial benefits, claim for dependents and change of address.

VA- Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment will answer questions and:

ü Disseminate information to US regular servicemen regarding the VR&E services;

ü Motivate qualified and eligible veterans to avail of these services;

ü Follow-up with those who have already claimed VR&E Benefits;

ü Monitor the progress of those who are on training; and

ü Explore employment options & provide employment services for those who are on the job ready status.

Joint US Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) personnel will answer questions:

(Cannot entertain case/application specific inquiries or make changes)

ü Discuss basic application process and entitlement requirements for military ID cards; and

ü Discuss Tricare benefits.

SCHEDULE OF FEES

PASSPORT APPLICATION FEES

Adult (16 and above) Passport Application fee: $97

Minor (under 16) Passport Application fee: $82

Passport Renewal fee (minor) $82

(adult) $67

Additional Passport Pages: no fee

Consular Report of Birth Abroad: $65

NOTARIALS

Ø Affidavit

(Subscribed and Sworn To) $30

Ø Extra Copy

Other doc. related to the same transaction $20

Ø Acknowledgment of Signature $30

Ø Voting registration card or absentee ballot no fee

Ø Savings Bonds no fee

Affidavit of Legal Capacity to Marry $30

Report of Death of an American Citizen no fee

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Selective Service Registration no fee

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USN Recruiter Philippine visit itinerary OCT 22-31 2007 RAO

Posted by Service Officer on 1st October 2007

USN Recruiter Philippine visit itinerary OCT 22-31 2007

OCT 22- DEPART GUAM

OCT 23 RAO OFFICE ANGELES CITY (1100 – 1700)

OCT 24-25 RAO OFFICE OLONGAPO (0900 – 1700)

OCT 26-27 RAO OFFICE BAGUIO CITY (1100-1700)

(Red Lion Pub Baguio City)

OCT 28 – 30 RAO OFFICE MANILA (0900-1700)

OCT 31 – DEPART TO GUAM

THE U.S. NAVY IS CURRENTLY TAKING APPLICATIONS TO FILL POSITIONS IN THE FOLLOWING JOB FIELDS. SALARIES START AT $27,000 ANNUALLY.

AVIATION, ADMINISTRATION, ACCOUNTING, COMPUTERS, ENGINEERING, ELECTRONICS, INTELLIGENCE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, HOTEL RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT, CONSTRUCTION, MEDICAL

ALL POSITIONS INCLUDE FREE MEDICAL, DENTAL, OVER $36,000 FOR COLLEGE & 30 DAYS PAID VACATION.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN QUALIFY

  1. BE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 17-34.
  2. BE A SENIOR IN YOUR SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL OR BE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA GRADUATE, (GED on a case by case basis)
  3. BE A U.S. CITIZEN OR HAVE AN ALIEN REGISTRATION CARD (INS/I-551GREENCARD)
  4. SSN#
  5. MUST MEET NAVY HEIGHT & WEIGHT STANDARDS
  6. MUST HAVE NO FELONY CONVICTIONS.
  7. MUST MEET NAVY MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
  8. BE ABLE TO PASS THE ASVAB WITH A SCORE OF 35 OR BETTER.
  9. MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL

FOR MORE INFO MEETS THE U.S. NAVY RECRUITERS IN THE PHILIPPINES DURING THEIR SCHEDULED RECRUITING TRIP 22-31 OCTOBER 2007. SEE NAVY RECRUITERS ITINERARY POSTED ON RAO BULLETIN/NEWSLETTER FOR LOCATION AND DATES.

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