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Is your passport expiring soon? DFA to work under skeleton workforce until Jan. 20, shares updated application schedule

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Jan 10, 2022 4:57 pm

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is temporarily suspending its operations starting Jan. 12 to Jan. 20.

The agency shared that they will be working under a skeleton workforce amid the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. With that, the Office of Consular Affairs (OCA), several consular offices (COs), and appointments under temporary off-site passport services (TOPS) will be rescheduled. 

Listed below are the affected consular offices and passport service sites closed from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12:

  • CO La Union (10-14 January)
  • CO NCR East
  • CO NCR North
  • TOPS Robinsons Novaliches

Meanwhile, these COs and TOPs are closed starting Jan. 12 to Jan. 20: 

  • DFA Office of Consular Affairs in Aseana Business Park, Paranaque City
  • CO NCR Central
  • CO NCR Northeast
  • CO NCR South
  • CO NCR West
  • CO Antipolo
  • CO Angeles
  • CO Baguio
  • CO Dasmarinas
  • CO Iloilo
  • CO Lucena
  • CO Malolos
  • CO San Pablo
  • TOPS Newport Mall
  • TOPS Robinsons Las Pinas
  • TOPS Robinsons San Pedro Laguna
  • TOPS SM Manila
  • TOPS SM Mall of Asia
  • TOPS SM North Edsa

In a series of infographics, DFA Undersecretary Brigido “Dodo” Dulay advised the public to refer to the new schedule and location sites for those for passport applications:

Meanwhile, for valid emergency passport operations, the DFA also refers to the following contact numbers:

Authentication and Apostille
Civil Registry

Meanwhile, the rest of DFA’s operations will resume on Jan. 21, 2022.