MANILA, Philippines – If you live in southern Metro Manila and would like to apply for or renew your passport, here’s piece of good news.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday, August 27, said it is ready to process these needs in its newest consular office at the Metro Gaisano Department Store in Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City.
In a statement, the agency said DFA-NCR South will cater to new passport applications, passport renewal, replacement of lost passports, and provision of authentication services.
The consular office – its 4th in Metro Manila – is located at the 4th level of Metro Gaisano Department Store, and is open from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday.
During the inauguration, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the DFA wants to make consular services “more accessible and convenient to Filipinos.”
In a separate statement, the DFA said the new office “aims to cater to applicants in the southern part of Metro Manila and adjacent provinces.”
The DFA advised passport applicants to log on to www.passport.com.ph or call the passport hotline at 737-1000. Scheduling appointments is free of charge, the DFA said. – Rappler.com