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DFA launches Passport on Wheels

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has launched today, January 15, 2018, the Passport on Wheels program which aims to decongest the consular offices in Metro Manila. The vehicle’s first rollout was in Las Pinas.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press conference in Cebu City on Saturday that the DFA has made several improvements in the passport application system including the deployment of passport on wheels. Other improvements are the following:

  • Further streamlining the process of passport application
  • Improvement in the online appointment system
  • Opening of more passports slots to the public – 230,000 additional slots from August to December 2017 through the cancellation of 50,000 bogus appointments, increase capacity of DFA Aseana from 1,900 to 3,300 through the addition of data capturing machines and personnel and removal of 1,200 slots previously reserved for travel agencies
  • Opening of additional consular offices outside metro manila
  • Deployment of passport on wheels starting January 28 to decongest the consular offices in Metro Manila
  • Continue the deployment of weekly mobile passporting services in key locations nationwide and working toawrds the implementation of e-payment system
  • Strict implementation of the courtesy lane for those entitled to it by law such as senior citizens and one companion, PWDs, children below 7 years old with parents and siblings, and vissibly pregnant women
  • Availability of OFW lane for OFWs with sufficient status such as e-DOLE card, valid employment contract, work visa
  • Reduction of the automated fingerprint identification system backlog from 33,000 to zero

There will also be a total of four Passport on Wheels units to be deployed in Metro Manila, which would process an additional 2,500 a day.

Source: DFA Facebook Page | GMA News

This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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23 Responses

  1. Ruby ann garcia says:

    Hi po.kailan kya po schedule ng passport on wheels dito sa pampanga?bka sakaling sa tagal ko ng kumukuha ng appointment sa internet makakuha nko.need ko n pong mgrenew kasi.last year ko pa gustong mg appointment pero wala tlaga.salamat po sana po matulungan nyo ako.

  2. Iya says:

    Pls sa valenzuela nman po passed renewal lng po

  3. Mae bruno says:

    Di po kasi kami makapagpaappointment kasi punuan po .. pwedi po bang pumunta sa passport on wheels kahit di na nakapagpaappointment ? Sa Las piñas lang po ba yan ? Hindi po lumilipat lipat?

  4. Mae Ann Cubal says:

    Hello :) kailan po sched dito sa caloocan?

  5. Flordeliza V. Cardano says:

    Kelan po kya ang mobile passport dto s antipolo city?

  6. Jei says:

    Sir any news po if magkakaroon within Laguna or Cavite area? Salamat po

  7. roselyn says:

    kailan po mgkaron dto sa dasmarinas cavite thanks

  8. ARIS TAMOR says:

    Gud pm, kailan po schedule sa Quezon City. Thanks

  9. Petty Joy Cusipag says:

    kelan po dto s Caloocan City ang hirap kc kumuha ng appoinment s online,,.

  10. michael pavino says:

    sir ilan ang accommodate nila sa thursday sa maynila at saan po exact location ng passport on wheels sa Maynila?

  11. Emmnuel says:

    kelan po sched. ng sa batangas, at iikot din po ba dito ang passport on wheels?

  12. Carlo Cholo says:

    Hi kailan po mag kaka POW sa Pasig City?

  13. Aldrich Henry Gorospe says:

    kelan poh schedule ng passport on wheels nyo at saan? kz poh ang tagal ng available apointment pahirapan. for renewal po saken 4 years na poh aq nagbabarko ngaun hinihingi muna na renew na passport ko sa linipatan q company kaya hindi ako makaalis ngaun.sana makatulong kau.

  14. mike roquero says:

    saan poh sunod na schedule ng passport on wheels DFA at kailan poh.

  15. Angiela says:

    Pwede pong malaman ang schedule ng POW?? Pati mga location???

  16. mark says:

    idea lang po san ang location ng on wheels dfa everyday para makapag prepare po san pwedeng pumunta tnx po

  17. hhdhd says:

    walng kwenta, haha kala ko pa naman kumpleto ang detalye sa mga fees haha wala rin pala kayo alam eh

  18. Maricel says:

    Hello po,kelan po schedule nyo ng pow sa nueva ecija or pampangga?thank you po

  19. Jennefer Aguinaldo says:

    Good morning po. Kelan po kau magkakaroon ng schedule on POW dito po sa Laguna Area po? Salamat po. Godbless.

  20. Glaiza Vinia Orodio says:

    Good day po! Ask ko po paanu process s passport on wheels need p rin po b ng schedule at saan lugar po meron schedule? Salamat po.

  21. Angelyn llanos says:

    Pasig po kailan

  22. Angela says:

    Good afternoon po.. yung bnigay po nmin na passport application sa assistant ng DFA sa Manila city hall nuong Jan.18 kaylan po yun..

  23. Basilisa Padios says:

    Hello po..saan po ang sunod na schedule na schedule ng passprt on wheels sa manila or sa karatig na lugar this febuary 2018

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