DFA’s consular servicing begins March 4 at new site near MOA

March 3, 2010 12:45 pm 

MANILA, March 3 — Beginning March 4, the authentication of consular documents will be fully serviced by the Department of Foreign (DFA) at the new location of its Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) section at the ASEANA Business Park on the corner of Bradco and Macapagal Avenues in Paranaque City.

Passport operations and all other consular applications beginning March 8 will also be on the same location, according to the DFA.

The OCA site is a few blocks from the DFA main building on Roxas Boulevard, near the SM Mall of Asia.

“It is part of our dream for the Filipino people to have a world-class passport and consular services. We have done it through the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) and the ePassport, and now the dream is complete with the new DFA-OCA building,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo said at the inaugural blessing of the building.

To ensure quick service, passport applicants are advised to check the passport requirements and secure an online appointment at www.dfa.gov.ph (consular tab), or to call the consular help-line number (02-556-0000) or DFA telephone number (02-834-4000).

Applications may also be filed with the DFA’s 19 Regional Consular and satellite offices. (PNA)

LDV/GJB

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