MANILA, Philippines - Expecting your electronic passport from January 28 to February 2? You'll have to wait a little bit longer.
In a statement released Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) announced a 2-3 day delay in the issuance of ePassports from January 28-February 2 because of a machine breakdown.
Those who need their passports immediately may be issued machine-readable passports on a limited basis.
Operations are expected to normalize by Monday, February 4.
Passport applications are still being processed in Metro Manila and Regional Consular Offices, as well as the DFA-OCA's Foreign Service Posts.
Applicants affected by the delay can call (632) 836-7745, (632) 836-7747 or e-mail DFA-OCA at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange how their passports will be delivered. -Rappler.com