DFA to implement no walk-in policy for passports PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:54

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Starting June 1, the Department of Foreign Affairs will no longer entertain walk-in applicants for passports.

This, as the DFA implements the “Online Appointment System” in the application of passports nationwide.

Mashur C. Kunting, DFA-9 Officer in Charge, disclosed that under the new system, applicants will have to fill in their personal records for passport application through the internet under the website www.passport.gov.ph.

Applicants can also call hotline number (02) 234-3488.

The applicants will then be given a schedule when they can visit the DFA office for their passport processing.

Online or hotline passport applicants should prepare documents such as the birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority and the National Bureau of Investigation clearance.

The new system however does not apply to senior citizens, persons with disabilities, minors 7 years old and below, pregnant women and overseas Filipino workers with a valid visa or working contract abroad.

These groups my still be entertained as walk-in applicants by the DFA.  (Allen Abastillas)