THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)-Bacolod is accepting 350 applicants a day for the processing of passports.
DFA-Bacolod Officer-in-Charge Claire Vicente on Tuesday, June 27, said they were tasked to accept 275 applicants a day, but they are catering up to 350 applicants daily, both walk-in and online.
She said applying for a passport is very easy and it will be released as soon as it will be approved by the main office.
For regular processing, it will be released after 30 working days and 20 working days for the express processing.
Applicants must bring the complete requirements such valid identification cards, NSO birth certificate, supporting documents like land title, seaman’s book, police, barangay, and NBI clearances, among others.
To avoid delay, Vicente said applicants should double check the status of their applications at their office in Robinsons Place Bacolod.
DFA-Bacolod is also accepting applicants from other regions since anybody can apply to the nearest DFA office.
Vicente said some of the applicants are from Iloilo, Dumaguete, and Manila cities.
She said every day they are conducting monitoring both online and walk-in to determine the number of applicants.
“It is a positive sign for Bacolod because it’s a very safe city and anybody wants to process their passport here,” Vicente added.