Bonjour. Mabuhay.

For those living in Paranaque and is planning to get a passport.

Here’s some news bit for you.

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PARAÑAQUE CITY, February 27 (PIA) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in cooperation with the City Government of Parañaque, will hold mobile passport services in the city on April 14, 2012. 

Parañaque City Mayor Jun Bernabe thanked the DFA for considering their request.

“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,” said Bernabe.

He added that the mobile passport services will also 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.

According to the Parañaque Tourism Special Services Office, the DFA will be accepting both new and renewal of passport applications.

Interested applicants may now get free “e-passport” applications from the Tourism Office at the second floor of the Parañaque City Hall.

Applicants must submit the completed passport application forms, together with other pertinent requirements to the City Tourism Office on or before March 19, 2012 (Monday). Only 600 slots are available on a “first-come, first-served basis.”

Meanwhile, 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.

 

And 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 P 1,200. All payments will be covered by official government receipts.

Processed passports will be released at the city hall on May 5, 2012 (Saturday).

For more inquiries, please call the Parañaque Tourism Office at Telephones 829-0691 and 478-8606.  http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=241330320782