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  • DFA Accepts Walk-in Passport Applicants: Who Are Qualified, What Are The Requirements?

    DFA opens consular offices to eligible walk-in passport applicants.
    by Pia Regalado via Reportr.World .
DFA Accepts Walk-in Passport Applicants: Who Are Qualified, What Are The Requirements?
  • Walk-in applicants for passports are accepted in all consular offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) starting March 16, the ministry said Tuesday.

    This is meant to accommodate those without appointments, especially those outside Metro Manila, who urgently need passports to travel.

    Who are eligible for walk-ins?

    Courtesy lanes in consular offices will accept the following applicants as long as they are fully vaccinated:

    • Senior citizens
    • Pregnant applicants
    • Persons with disabilities
    • Solo parents
    • Minors aged 7 and below (must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
    • Overseas Filipino Workers and seafarers with incoming or active employment abroad

    Can seniors, minors be accompanied by adults?

    Yes. Children aged 7 and below must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Senior citizens may be accompanied by one adult.

    Will unvaccinated applicants be accommodated?

    No. Walk-in applicants will only be accommodated if they present proof of vaccination.What are the requirements?

    Applicants need to bring the following requirements:


    For new applications, adults:

    • Original and photocopy of PSA birth certificates printed on security paper
    • Valid government-issued ID
    • Proof of vaccination

    Also bring the following requirements specific to groups of eligible walk-in applicants:

    Senior citizens - senior citizen ID card

    Pregnant applicants - proof of pregnancy (medical certificate)

    Persons with disabilities - valid PWD ID card

    Solo parents - valid solo parent ID

    Minors aged 7 and below

    • Original and photocopy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) birth certificate of the minor, printed on security paper
    • Additional documentary requirements if minor is not accompanied by parents

    Overseas Filipino Workers and seafarers with incoming or active employment abroad

    Must present any of the following:

    • Valid OWWA E-Card
    • Valid Employment Contract
    • Valid Work Visa
    • Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB)

    Can temporary off-site passport services accept walk-in applicants?

    No, TOPS sites will not accept walk-ins.

    Where are DFA consular offices located?

    The DFA consular offices are located in the following areas:

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    Metro Manila

    • DFA NCR East in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
    • DFA NCR North in Robinsons Novalichez, Quezon City
    • DFA NCR Northeast in Ali Mall, Cubao
    • DFA NCR South in Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa
    • DFA NCR West in SM City Manila in the city of Manila
    • DFA NCR Central in Robinsons Galleria West in Pasig City

    Cordillera Administrative Region

    • SM City Baguio in Baguio City

    Region I

    • CSI Mall in City of San Fernando, La Union
    • Robinsons Place Ilocos in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
    • Robinsons Place Pangasinan in Calasiao, Pangasinan

    Region II

    • City Hall Bldg., Regional Government Center in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
    • Robinsons Place Santiago in Santiago City, Isabela

    Region III

    • Malolos Central Transport Terminal and Commercial Hub by Xentro Mall in Malolos City, Bulacan
    • Robinsons StarMills in San Fernando City, Pampanga
    • Marquee Mall in Angeles City, Pampanga
    • Waltermart Paniqui in Paniqui, Tarlac

    Region IV-A

    • SM City Dasmariñas in Dasmariñas City, Cavite
    • Robinsons Place Lipa in Lipa City, Batangas
    • Pacific Mall-Lucena in Lucena City
    • SM City San Pablo in San Pablo City, Laguna
    • SM Cherry Foodarama in Antipolo City, Rizal

    Region IV-B

    • Robinsons Place Palawan in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

    Region V

    • Pacific Mall-Legazpi in Legazpi City

    Region VI

    • Robinsons Place Iloilo in Iloilo City
    • Robinsons Place Bacolod in Bacolod City

    Region VII

    • Robinsons Place in Dumaguete City
    • Pacific Mall-Metro Mandaue in Mandaue City, Cebu

    Region VIII

    • Robinsons North Tacloban in Tacloban City

    Region IX

    • Go-Veloso Bldg. in Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur

    Region X

    • Clarin Town Center in Clarin, Misamis Occidental
    • SM Downtown Premier in Cagayan de Oro City

    Region XI

    • Gaisano Mall of Tagum in Tagum City, Davao del Norte
    • SM City Davao in Davao City

    Region XII

    • Robinsons Place General Santos in General Santos City
    • Mall of ALNOR in Cotabato City

    Region XIII

    • Robinsons Mall in Butuan City

    For complete address and contact details of the consular offices, click here

    This story originally appeared on Reportr.World.

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