Passports, passports! Get them in Paranaque now!
Good news for Parañaque residents!
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in cooperation with the City Government of Parañaque under the administration of Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr. will hold another mobile passport service in Parañaque City.
As arranged by the Parañaque Tourism Office under Ms. Marilou Fontejon and the Special Services Office headed by Mr. Dean Calleja, DFA will accept both new and renewal passport applications.
Interested parties may now get free “e-passport” applications from the Tourism Office at the second floor of the Parañaque City Hall. Although the actual evaluation and processing will be made on April 14, 2012 (Saturday), it is important that applicants submit the completed passport application forms, together with the requirements to the said office on or before March 19, 2012. Applicants are advised to act early because only 600 slots are available on a “first-come, first-served basis”.
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); 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 married women using the surname of their respective spouses, they must also submit the original copy of her NSO SECPA marriage contract. If 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.
For minor applicants (below 18 years of age), the application form 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 supporting documents of identity like school ID, DepEd form 137 or transcript of records.
For passport renewals, applicants must submit to the Parañaque Tourism Office, also on or before March 19, 2012 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 April 14, 2012 (Saturday) is required for both new and renewal applicants. Passport fee is Php 1200.00. All payments will be covered by official government receipts. The processed passports will be released at the city hall on May 5, 2012 (Saturday).
“The DFA is kind enough to oblige to our request. We had this activity organized so that our citizens may 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.
For inquiries, call the Parañaque Tourism Office at Telephones 829-0691 and 478-8606.