THOSE needing to apply for or renew their passports have another day on Thursday, March 8, 2018, to pre-register for the Passport on Wheels program on March 16 to 17.
This after a considerable number were served on Wednesday but the targeted 4,000 registrants have not yet been reached.
Assistant City Administrator Tristan Dwight Domingo said that as of mid-day Wednesday, they only processed for pre-registration around 500 applicants both for new passports and for renewal.
The Passport on Wheels will not be entertaining walk-in clients on March 16 to 17. Only those who have pre-registered with their documents will be assisted.
Requirements for a new passport applicant are the duly accomplished form, the original copy of the authenticated birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and for females, a copy also of the marriage contract, and an original photocopy of a valid identification document or ID.
These documents will be forwarded to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)-Main Office for verification, thus the lead time needed before the Passport on Wheels.
Bearers of machine readable passports or those with maroon or green passports and those with any older passports will also be treated as new application, thus the same documents are needed.
For those who will renew ePassports, there should be a confirmed online application, accomplished application form, current ePassport with photocopy of data package and original PSA documents.
For minor applicants, the requirements are accomplished application form, personal appearance of the minor and either parent or authorized adult companion, PSA birth certificate, passport or valid ID of either parent, or school ID for the new applicants.
For minors who would like to renew their passport, the requirements are: accomplished application form, personal appearance of the minor and either parent or authorized adult companion, PSA birth certificate, passport or valid ID of either parent, current passport of the applicant and school ID.
The passport fee is P1,200 and the courier fee is P150. For those who have lost or have expired passports, an additional fee of P350 shall also be required.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on March 08, 2018.
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