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Saturday, January 13, 2018

DFA to Open 9 Consular Offices in Provinces to Step-Up Passport Processing

To make passport application process fast and easy to Filipinos, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that it will open nine more consular offices across the nation this 2018!

Read: Processing of Passport with 10-Year Validity Starts January 3


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These offices will be in addition to current 28 DFA consular office that catering 9,000 passport application a day according to DFA Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano. Through this move, DFA's daily capacity of passport applicant will increase from 9,000 to 15,000.

Read: Who Are Exempted From DFA's Online Appointment for Passport Application?
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According to the DFA Chief, these consular offices will be set up to the following regions;
  • San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
  • Santiago, Isabela
  • Malolos or Meycauayan, Bulacan
  • Calamba or San Pablo, Laguna
  • Dasmariñas City, Cavite
  • Antipolo, Rizal
  • Oroquieta City or Ozamiz City
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Tagum, Davao del Norte.
Aside from this four mobile trucks for passport processing or passport on wheels will roll out very soon to process another 2,500 passports per day. But this "passport-on-wheels" unit will be deployed in Metro Manila.

Netizens are criticizing and calling out the DFA in social media for its fully-booked passport appointment until March 2018 while the schedule for April onward has yet to be opened.


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