RAO Davao City

United States Military Retiree Activities Office Davao City, Philippines

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

Posted by Service Officer on October 11th, 2007


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:


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.



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


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

Selective Service Registration no fee

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