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Monday, June 14, 2021
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DFA to public: Use only agency’s official passport appointment system

(DFA Advisory)

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) urged the public to use only the official passport appointment system of the agency when applying for a passport.

The DFA warned the public against taking up offers from unauthorized companies and individuals using social media to offer their services.

“The DFA reiterates that it does not use Facebook or any other social media network to offer or confirm passport application appointments nor it has authorized any company or individual to offer and accept passport appointment scheduling on the department’s behalf,” said DFA in a public advisory published on its website on April 24, 2021.

DFA said that those who engage the services of these unauthorized private entities or individuals using social media accounts and networks “run the risk of not getting an authentic appointment or issues with their passport application, aside from incurring additional expenses.”



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Passport applications can only be made through DFA’s official appointment system at www.passport.gov.ph/appointment/.

Senior citizens, persons with disabilities, overseas Filipino workers, and other qualified individuals can set their appointment using the courtesy lane facility by sending an email to oca.cl@dfa.gov.ph or the email address of the nearest consular office (CO).

DFA also advised the public to check the existing DFA advisories and local government units’ advisories on the implementation of community quarantine and for entry requirements before setting an appointment with a particular CO. (NRC, PR)

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