Passports for OFWs to take a little longer
MANILA, Philippines–Because its newly purchased passport printing machines are not yet up and running, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) last week launched a temporary express processing schedule for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in its regional consular offices.
OFWs can avail themselves of express processing for P1,200 which would get them their passport after 15 working days. For those not in a hurry, they can avail of normal processing for P950 and get their passports after 30 working days.
Once the DFA gets its new machines “properly installed and working,” express processing shall take 10 working days while regular processing will take 20 working days.
There is no change in the passport processing schedules in the DFA Aseana and satellite offices in the National Capital Region, DFA said.–Christine O. Avendaño
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