Paranaque now has a mobile passport service

Good news for Parañaque residents!

Following the instructions of Parañaque City Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr., the city’s Special Services Office under Dean Calleja and Tourism Office headed by Marilou Fontejon coordinated with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the conduct of the mobile passport service in the city.

Obliging to the request, the DFA has set interviews and passport application processing at the Parañaque City Hall on August 06, 2011 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Only 600 applicants will be entertained on a first come, first served basis.

Interested parties (new and renewal only) may now get free “Machine Readable Passport Applications” from the Tourism Office at the second floor of the Parañaque City Hall.

Although the actual interview and processing will be made on August 06, 2011, it is important that applicants submit the completed passport application forms, together with the requirements to the said office on or before July 15, 2011.

New passport applicants must attach to the duly completed form the original copy of their birth certificates (BC) in security paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO); three (3) good quality 4.5 cm. X 3.5 cm colored photos of the applicant in decent attire against a royal blue background, taken within the last six (6) months plus photocopies of supporting documents like PRC/IBP ID; driver’s license; government service record; old SSS FORM E-1 or digitized ID; and other documents that show full name, birth details, signature and other details.

For a married woman who wants to adopt the surname of her spouse, she must also submit the original copy of her NSO SECPA marriage contract.

For a woman wishes to revert to her maiden name, she must submit the NSO-certified true copy of the death certificate of her deceased husband or the dispositive portion of the judgment on annulment or divorce.

If the applicant is a minor (below 18 years of age), the application must be accompanied by the original copy of the child’s NSO BC and photocopy of the parents’ marriage contract and ID; as well as documents of identity like school ID, DepEd form 137 or transcript of records.

For passport renewals, applicants must submit the completed applications accompanied by photocopies of their old passport including pages showing the latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps.

Personal appearance on August 06, 2011 is required for both new and renewal applicants.

Passport fee is Php 1,200.00. All payments will be covered by official government (DFA) receipts.

The processed passports will also be released at the city hall on August 20, 2011, from 8:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

“The DFA is kind enough to oblige to our request. We had this activity organized so that our citizens can file their passport applications with ease and save on time and money for transportation and meals, likewise rule out long queue and wait which may be stressful for children on tow. This should be beneficial for foreign schools scholarship recipients and student exchange program beneficiaries; citizens applying for work abroad; families with approved immigration petitions; entrepreneurs planning business trips; and technical personnel who are named for specialized training abroad.” Mayor Jun Bernabe said.

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