Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Public Advisory: DFA Facilitates Replacement of Passports Lost or Damaged by Typhoon “Ondoy”

..and I always believe that there's always a light at the end of the dark tunnel...

To all travel bugs with passports that were damaged by Typhoon Ondoy, here's a piece of good news.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has issued guidelines for the renewal of lost or damaged passports by victims of Typhoon Ondoy.

To assist applicants document their lost or damaged passports due to typhoon Ondoy, the DFA has especially prepared an Affidavit of Loss or Damage which wil be available free of charge to the applicant at the Office of Consular Affairs’ (OCA) Information Counter.

For lost passports, the following are the requirements for their replacement:

1. Birth Certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO)
2. ID or other supporting documents indicating the date and place of birth of the applicant
3. Three (3) passport size picture with royal blue background
4. Duly accomplished Application Form (may be downloaded at www.dfa.gov.ph)

For damaged passports, the following are the requirements for their replacement:

1. Presentation of original Philippine Passport
2. ID or other supporting documents indicating the date and place of birth of the applicant
3. Three (3) passport size picture with royal blue background
4. Duly accomplished Application Form (may be downloaded at www.dfa.gov.ph)

Applicants 8 to 64 years old are required to personally appear at the DFA’s OCA for their applications to be processed.

The DFA wil follow the normal schedule of release of passports which will be indicated in the official receipt.

source: http://dfa.gov.ph/?p=9074

1 comment:

  1. gosh fran, i wish they were still faster for me though. I got my passport already, but I had to find out about that affidavit and getting an NSO certified birth certificate on my own and right when I was at the DFA :P I wish they said that earlier, like on their website or something. :)

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