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Electronic passports now accessible here and abroad

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Good news to our fellow citizen who are working abroad. Philippine electronic passports, or e-passports, are now being issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs in 19 regional offices nationally and 19 of the country’s diplomatic missions abroad.

The DFA said the new and highly-secure passports are available in the following DFA offices: Clark Field and San Fernando City, Pampanga; Baguio City; San Fernando City, La Union; Tuguegarao City; Batangas City; Lucena City; Puerto Princesa City; Legazpi City; Iloilo City; Bacolod City; Tacloban City; Cebu City; Cagayan de Oro City; Davao City; Zamboanga City; Butuan City; General Santos City; and Cotabato City.

In addition to that, they are also being issued by the following foreign service posts: Agana, Guam; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam; Doha, Qatar; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Hong Kong; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; London, United Kingdom; Milan, Italy; Osaka and Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Ottawa and Toronto in Canada; and Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC, all in the US.

Assistant Secretary of Foreign Affairs J. Eduardo Malaya, the agency’s spokesperson, said, "More regional consular offices will be opened shortly to further enhance the issuance of passports to Filipinos traveling overseas."

Malaya also added that aquiring an appointment for passport processing is free.

Interested applicants are allowed to call 737-1000. They can also log on to www.epassport.com.ph.

On the other hand, the DFA’s passport processing extension office at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration headquarters in Mandaluyong City will reopen shortly.

But, "only OFWs with valid overseas employment certificates can avail (themselves) of the passport services."