Application for the 2017 Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Examination


The Embassy wishes to announce that the Board of Foreign Service Examinations is now accepting applications for the 2017 Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Examination.

Applicants for the examination must be knowledgeable on the economic, political and social condition of the Philippines, and must possess not only facility in oral and written communications but the personality traits essential to the performance of the duties of Foreign Service Officers. They must also be willing and able to accept assignments to any post where their services may be required.


Applicants are advised to check the eligibility requirements to ensure that they meet each of them. No exemptions from the requirement shall be considered. Applicants who are found ineligible, or who have submitted incomplete application forms and requirements, shall not be allowed to take the examination, and their admission fees shall be forfeited.


Submission of duly accomplished application forms is from 05 February 2017 until 29 March 2017 at any Regional Consular Office or at Philippine Embassies or Consulates abroad, and not later than 05 April 2017 until 5:00 p.m. only at the Board of Foreign Service Examinations (BFSE) Secretariat, Second Floor, DFA Main Building, 2330 Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.For more information on the qualifications and requirements, and to download the application forms, please log on to the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs (


Thank you.