- granted pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 1302714 promulgated on December 17, 2013.
WHO ARE QUALIFIED FOR THE GRANT OF FSHGE
The following individuals shall be entitled to the grant of FSHGE upon submission of required documents:
1. Filipino citizens who graduated summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude, or its equivalent in their baccalaureate degree beginning school year 1972-1973. Applicable Philippine law and rules shall be observed in resolving issues/concerns on citizenship;
2. Graduated from a reputable foreign school as verified by the DFA, through the Philippine Foreign Service Posts;
3. Have not been found guilty of any crime involving moral turpitude or of infamous, disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, drunkenness or addiction to drugs;
4. Have not been previously found guilty of offenses relative to, or in connection with, the conduct of a civil service examination; and
5. Have not been dismissed from the government service for cause.
APPROPRIATENESS OF FSHGE
The FSHGE shall be considered appropriate for first and second level positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by bar/board/other laws.
DATE OF EFFECTIVITY OF FSHGE
The date of effectivity of FSHGE shall be the same as the date of issuance of the eligibility.
PERIOD OF FILING OF APPLICATION FOR FSHGE
There shall be no prescriptive period in the filing of applications.
General Documentary Requirements
1. Duly accomplished CS Form 101-K (December 2013);
2. Three (3) pieces of identical I.D. pictures with the following specifications:
a. Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 in x 1.4 in);
b. Colored with white background;
c. Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of application;
d. Printed on good quality photo paper;
e. In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin);
f. In bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens or any accessories that may cover the facial features; facial features not computer-enhanced);
g. Showing left and right ears;
h. Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera;
i. With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open; and
j. With HANDWRITTEN (not computer-generated) name tag legibly showing SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED FULL NAME in the format First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name and Extension Name, if any ( e.g. PETER S. CRUZ JR.).
3. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which must be valid (not expired upon filing of application), and contain the name, clear picture, date of birth and signature of the applicant, and the name and signature of the issuing agency’s current head/authorized representative (if applicable):
a. Current company/Office I.D.
b. School I.D (must be duly validated for the current school year)
d. BIR ID (plastic bank card type/laminated card with picture type)
e. GSIS UMID
f. SSS ID
g. PRC License
h. Driver’s License
i. PhilHealth ID (plastic bank card type)
j. Police Clearance (with photo)
k. Voter’s ID
l. Postal I.D.
m. Barangay I.D.
Note: Any other I.D. card NOT included in the above list shall NOT be accepted. Alumni, association, membership, and health I.D.s, including ATM cards, shall NOT be accepted.
4. Original and photocopy of Birth Certificate of the applicant authenticated/issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO);
Note: In case where the NSO-issued Birth Certificate is not legible, or the NSO has duly issued a Negative Certification of Birth (NSO CRS Form No. 1) printed in NSO security form, the original and photocopy of the applicant’s Birth Certificate that is authenticated/issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) shall be submitted.
5. For female married applicants, original and photocopy of Marriage Certificate authenticated/issued by the NSO;
Note: In case where the NSO-issued Marriage Certificate is not legible, the original and photocopy of the applicant’s Marriage Certificate that is authenticated/issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) shall be submitted.
6. Certification that the applicant has no pending administrative and/or criminal case before any court/authorized body and has never been found guilty/convicted of any administrative offense and/or crime, using the prescribed CSC SPEL Form 1, April 2012; and
7. If filing of the application is through a representative:
a. Authorization letter executed by the applicant; and
b. Original and photocopy of at least one (1) valid I.D. card of the representative as listed under Item no. 3 hereof.
Specific Documentary Requirements
Certification on the honors received and baccalaureate degree earned, duly signed by the authorized official/registrar of the foreign school / college / university bearing the seal of the college / university, and duly authenticated by a Philippine Foreign Service Post. The Certification must state/indicate the equivalent Latin honor in cases of honors with name/title different from the Latin honors summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum laude. This Certification is not the Diploma and is separate from the Transcript of Record;
Transcript of Records certified as true copy by the foreign school (with English translation as applicable) and duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post with jurisdiction over the foreign school;
Certification from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through the Philippine Foreign Service Posts, on the status of operation of the foreign school duly signed by authorized DFA official, affixed with DFA official dry-seal, and printed on DFA official letterhead. (Agency to agency); and
Certification from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on the comparability / equivalency of the course / degree taken abroad with a course / degree earned in the Philippines duly signed by the authorized CHED official, affixed with CHED official dry-seal, and printed on CHED official letterhead. (Agency to agency).
The CSC-RO/FO may require other documents as it deems necessary in verifying the authenticity of information supplied by the applicant.
WHERE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR FSHGE
Properly accomplished CS Form 101-K (December 2013), together with the documentary requirements, shall be submitted to the nearest CSC-RO/FO where the applicant is currently based.
MODES OF FILING OF APPLICATION FOR FSHGE
A. By the Applicant;
This mode of filing an application involves the applicant personally going to the CSC Regional Office concerned, or to any of its Field Offices, to personally submit the application and documentary requirements. This is the most recommended mode of application filing, as this will allow interview on the applicant’s qualifications and other circumstances relevant to the application for eligibility grant.
B. Through Representative;
This mode involves a representative of the applicant going to the CSC Regional Office concerned, or to any of its Field Offices, to submit the application and documentary requirements.
Filing of application through a representative shall require the submission of the following additional documents:
- Authorization Letter executed by the applicant; and
- Original and photocopy of at least one (1) valid I.D. card of the representative.
Note: While filing of application may be coursed through a representative, the applicant shall be required to appear personally before the CSC for the proper issuance and acceptance of the Certificate of Eligibility, should the application be approved. Representative/s shall not be allowed to receive the Certificate of Eligibility on behalf of the applicant-grantee.
C. Through Conduit CSC Regional Office (RO); and
This mode involves applicants who have moved to or are presently based in another region that is far-off from the authorized CSC Regional Office (RO) having jurisdiction over their cases.
In this instance, an applicant concerned, or the representative, may file the application to the CSCRO nearest the applicant’s present place of residence or work. Said CSCRO shall act as conduit between the applicant and the authorized CSCRO in facilitating acceptance of the application, and release of the corresponding Certificate of Eligibility (COE) should the application for eligibility grant be approved.
This mode of application filing takes time, considering that communications between the conduit CSCRO and the authorized CSCRO are dispatched at least via registered mail.
D. Through Mail
This mode involves the applicant sending the application and documentary requirements (including originals) to the CSC Regional Office concerned through either registered mail, or courier. This mode takes time in view of anticipated exchange of communications.
Delays and lost of documents through the negligence of the courier is beyond the control of the CSC Regional Office concerned.
SCHEDULE OF FEES
The schedule of fees for the grant of FSHGE, which covers two (2) stages, is, as follows:
Stages of the Grant
Title of Fee
Amount of Fee
When to be Paid
Evaluation of Application
Upon filing of application
Processing of Certificate of
Only upon approval of
Applications filed at the CSC Field Office shall be charged only the Evaluation Fee considering that the applications will be forwarded to the CSC Regional Office for review and final evaluation, and processing of Certificate of Eligibility.
Applications filed through Conduit CSC Regional/Field Office or through Mail (registered mail, or courier) should enclose a Postal Money Order borne in the name of the CSC Regional Office concerned in the amount of Php200.00 representing payment for the Evaluation Fee.