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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

First-ever Online Passport Appointment Abroad Now Open In Hong Kong

For overseas Filipino workers deployed in Hong Kong who want to apply for renewal of their passports, they can do it at the comfort of their own home through the online passport appointment made possible by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

For overseas Filipino workers deployed in Hong Kong who want to apply for renewal of their passports, they can do it at the comfort of their own home through the online passport appointment made possible by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).      Ads    The first-ever online passport portal abroad was launched in Hong Kong by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to expedite the process of setting appointments.  “The Online Appointment System (OAS) aims to slash the long queues for passport appointments in Hong Kong, especially on Sundays, by providing an easy-to-navigate, faster and more convenient way to get a passport appointment,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin, Jr. said.   Consul general to Hong Kong Antonio A. Morales thanked Locsin for choosing Hong Kong as the first site for the OAS outside the country.   More than 234,000 Filipinos are deployed in Hong Kong, 215,000 of whom or 92% are household service workers.   Ads          Sponsored Links    Last year, the Consulate General in Hong Kong issued more than 48,000 passports to OFWs.   The OAS hopes to give workers abroad flexibility in choosing passport appointments. With just four easy steps and a few minutes using either a mobile phone or computer, passport applicants no longer have to line up, call or e-mail to make an appointment.  Locsin said he hopes to expand the OAS to other countries in Asia, as well as in other regions such as the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

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The first-ever online passport portal abroad was launched in Hong Kong by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to expedite the process of setting appointments.

“The Online Appointment System (OAS) aims to slash the long queues for passport appointments in Hong Kong, especially on Sundays, by providing an easy-to-navigate, faster and more convenient way to get a passport appointment,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin, Jr. said.

 Consul general to Hong Kong Antonio A. Morales thanked Locsin for choosing Hong Kong as the first site for the OAS outside the country.

 More than 234,000 Filipinos are deployed in Hong Kong, 215,000 of whom or 92% are household service workers.

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Last year, the Consulate General in Hong Kong issued more than 48,000 passports to OFWs.

The OAS hopes to give workers abroad flexibility in choosing passport appointments. With just four easy steps and a few minutes using either a mobile phone or computer, passport applicants no longer have to line up, call or e-mail to make an appointment.

Locsin said he hopes to expand the OAS to other countries in Asia, as well as in other regions such as the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.
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