Published: Monday 16 April, 2018

Attention Passport Applicants: DFA Starts Pre-Payment Requirement

Soon, all passport applications at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will have to be paid in advance to be confirmed. Pre-payment is the DFA’s answer to current problems with no-show applicants and fixers.

In an announcement on its Facebook page, the DFA said pre-payment of passport application appointments started on Saturday, April 14, initially at its ASEANA consular offices along Macapagal Avenue. Pre-payment can be made through its e-payment facility through banks and other platforms.

Soon, the pre-payment requirement will be launched in all DFA consular offices.

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‘The Passport e-Payment facility is expected not only to make the passport application process faster and more convenient, but more importantly, its is expected to make the process more efficient and effective for all applicants,” the advisory said.