To provide better services to the public, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has launched the mobile passport on wheels. The department aim to decongest consular offices in Metro Manila by this project.
Last January 15, DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Senator Cynthia Villar lead the launching of the program. It first rolled out in Las Piñas.
“We also look forward in the next months that this will not only be extended in the National Capital Region but also in the provinces,” Villar said.
According to DFA, each vehicle can process up to 500 applications daily, which meant it created a total of 2,000 additional slots daily upon its launch. This program aims to bring passport services closer to the public.
Data from the agency showed that over 50, 528 passports have been served in the past year with its mobile passport services to over 45 LGUs.
The Mobile Passport Services of DFA is always coordinated with the Passport Coordinator designated by the Local Government Unit in advance. The LGU Passport Coordinator will collect copies of the application forms from passport applicants at least two weeks in advance.
|23 Jan. 2018 (Tuesday)
|Ayala Mall South Park in Alabang
|Only the first 1,000 applicants for the POW will be accepted by Muntinlupa as directed by the DFA. POW application forms will be released from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Mayor’s Office at the Muntinlupa City hall. Submission of forms together with photocopy of requirements will be on Jan. 16 and 17. Applicants need to present the original copies of requirements on the day of application on Jan. 23.
|18 Jan. 2018 (Thursday)
|City of Manila
|Manila City Hall
|A possible of 2,000 slots will be served.