DFA consular offices in ‘NCR Plus’ closed from March 29 to 31

DFA consular offices in ‘NCR Plus’ closed from March 29 to 31

MANILA – Consular operations in Metro Manila, Antipolo, Dasmarinas, San Pablo, and Malolos will be suspended from March 29 to 31 after the National Capital Region and its nearby provinces — Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal have been placed under strictest enhanced community quarantine amid rise of Covid-19 cases.

Affected passport and authentication applicants of these Consular Offices will be accommodated on the following dates:

Confirmed appointment schedule  Revised appointment schedule:
 29 March 5 – 8 April
 30 March  12 – 16 April
 31 March  19 – 23 April

An email will be sent to the concerned applicants to confirm their new appointment schedule.

The DFA advised all passport applicants to print out the new email, the application form with the original appointment schedule indicated, the e-receipt and supporting documents, and present them during the new appointment schedule.

Authentication applicants also need to print out the new email with their new schedule and must bring their documents for authentication on the new appointment date.

“Please be advised that the schedules may still be subject to sudden changes due to unforeseen circumstances or changes in the policies of local governments and mall partners which host these COs,” the DFA said.

“Kindly wait for the Consular Office to confirm your requested schedule before proceeding with your appointment,” it added.

For more information, applicants may visit the DFA’s official website at https://consular.dfa.gov.ph. (PNA)

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