Last Sunday evening, July 8, 2018, Renato Marcos visited me at home in San Francisco for the Parental Travel Permit (PTP) of his minor-age daughter who is traveling with her mother for vacation to the Philippines. I assisted him filled out the blank Parental Travel Permit and notarized it. After notarization, he requested me to have the notarized PTP be authenticated at the Philippine Consulate Office because he can’t take off from work.
Then, last Tuesday, July 10, 2018, I went to the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco for the PTP authentication. I registered at the lobby of the Philippine Consulate and passed through the security. Screening. After getting ticket at the automatic dispenser in the lobby, I went to the Front Desk (2nd floor) for review of the notarized PTP.
After the PTP review, I took the elevator to pay the $25 (cash) authentication fee at the Cashier (6th floor). While inside the elevator, a Filipina saw me and started asking:
“Lawyer poba kayo? Gusto kosanamagpagawa ng SPA” (Are you a lawyer? I want an SPA be prepared)
“Puntahanninyosi Tessie Sapinososa 4th floor at magpatulong,” (Go and see Tessie Sapinoso in the 4th floor for help) I answered. A gentleman-staff with the Philippine Consulate Office overheard our conversation and said: “Nasa bakasyonsi Tessie at saradorinyong Notary Public sa 7th floor,” (Tessie is on vacation and the Notary Public in the 7th floor is closed).
“Ipagawako pa ang SPA bukas at babaliknanamanakoditosa Philippine Consulate saHuwebes,” (I’ll have the SPA prepared tomorrow and be back again at the Philippine Consulate on Tuesday), the Filipina said.
As founder of MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES, I pity the Filipina for the bad experience and inconvenience she encountered. She took two days off from work just to go back to the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco. She paid additional expenses like parking fees ( $100 or more for 2 days), lunch and incidental expenses ($200 or more for 2 days), SPA preparation fee ($150 or more if she went to a lawyer). If she called and asked help and assistance with the accredited Notary Public of MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES, she could have avoided this very bad experience and too much expenses.
Before going to the Philippine Consulate Office for the notarization and authentication of Affidavits, Special Power of Attorney (SPA) and other documents needed in the Philippines, make sure to call and consult first with MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES. Here are the advantages and benefits of MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES:
- AVOID TAKING OFF FROM WORK – You don’t need to go personally to the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco if documents were notarized by accredited Notary Public. Through MOBILE SIGNINGSERVICES, we can follow-up the authentication of notarized documents at the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco.
- SAVINGS ON DOCUMENTS PREPARATION –Through our para-legal partner, we only
charge $60 or less for typing and preparation of Affidavits, SPA and other documents. If you go to a lawyer, you’ll be charged $150, $200 or more per document.
- SAVINGS ON PARKING FEES AND OTHER EXPENSES– By seeking the services of accredited Notary Public with MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES, you don’t need to go to the Philippine Consulate
Office in San Francisco. Therefore, you don’t need to pay for parking fees ($40-$60 or more) and other
incidental expenses like lunch, snacks and others ($100 or more).
- CONVENIENCE AND PEACE OF MIND – There is total convenience and peace of mind
with the services of accredited Notary Public and follow-up assistance through our MOBILE
SIGNING SERVICES. Appointments can be done at your convenience during the weekend or
after office hours in your home, office, place of work, BART lobby, schools, hospital or any other places. Even if you are available and able to go to the Philippine Consulate Office, it is more convenient and economical (most of the time) to consult and seek the help of accredited Notary Public with MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES.
REMINDER: I am at the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco, California every Tuesday by 11:30 am. I have blank forms of Affidavits, Special Power of Attorney (SPA) and Parental Travel Permit(TPT) for ready use. If you need help in filling out the forms and for notarization, just meet me at the Lounge Room 205, 2nd Floor, 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California.
For immediate help and assistance in the notarization and authentication of Affidavits, Special Power of Attorney (SPA) and other documents needed in the Philippines and in California, call (650)438-3531 or (415)584–7095 or email:[email protected]
*ART GABOT MADLAING is a commissioned Notary Public and licensed Real Estate Broker (BRE#00635976) in California since 1981. He is accredited Notary Public by the Philippine Consul General in San Francisco. Art is the founder of FITNESS FOR HUMANITY (aka FITNESS FOR CHRIST) and ACAPINOY. He is active Evangelist with the GOLDEN GATE CHURCH OF CHRIST in San Francisco, California.