PUBLIC ADVISORY: TO ALL FILIPINOS AND OFWs

01 May 2018 – Beginning 2 May 2018, and everyday thereafter, the Department of Foreign Affairs will open passport online appointment slots for July to September 2018 for Consular Offices in the Philippines WITH THE EXCEPTION OF DFA Aseana in Paranaque City.

The pilot testing of ePayment in DFA Aseana is in the final stages. Once finalized — and we hope this to materialize very soon — ePayment will be fully implemented in all Consular Offices beginning with DFA Aseana.

The pilot tests have shown promising results. Show up rates have risen to 95 percent and above, minimizing the number of slots wasted through non-appearance. There are no bogus appointments as applicants now have to pay before an appointment is confirmed. The time applicants spend at DFA has been reduced considerably, with ePayment decreasing the usual processing time.

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