To facilitate efficient transactions between Taiwan and the Philippines, the MECO Legal Services of the Consular Affairs Office authenticates documents that may have been issued or executed in Taiwan. In many cases, Philippine authorities, business firms or individuals require authentication of documents.
Authentication does not mean that the document is genuine, proper or legal. The act of authentication simply refers to certifying that the signature of an official is genuine. In the case of MECO, the office is certifying that the signature of the Ministry of Foreign of Affairs official authorized to authenticate a Taiwanese document is genuine. The requirements are stated below.
Documents presented for authentication must be written in English.Requirements for Authentication of Documents
MECO will only authenticate documents translated in the English language, issued in Taiwan and to be used in the Philippines. The same must first be authenticated by the District Court and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan (MOFA).Processing Period
Documents for authentication and notarization will be released after two (2) working days.
Documents with the additional Expedite Fee will be released after 5pm of the same day.
* no need for personal appearanceReleasing Period: