DFA eases replacement of lost, damaged passports

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 02 2009 04:57 PM | Updated as of Oct 03 2009 12:57 AM

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Friday that it is facilitating the replacement of lost or damage passports due to the massive flooding brought about by typhoon Ondoy.

In a press statement, the DFA said it has issued guidelines for the renewal of lost or damaged passports of typhoon-hit victims.

The DFA said it has prepared an Affidavit of Loss or Damage which will be available free of charge to the applicant at the Office of Consular Affairs’ (OCA) Information Counter.

Applicants for replacement of lost passports must bring their birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO); identification cards or other supporting documents indicating the date and place of birth of the applicant; three passport size photos with royal blue background; and the duly accomplished application form may be downloadable at the DFA website.

Meanwhile, for damaged passports, the following are the requirements for their replacement-- presentation of original Philippine Passport; ID or other supporting documents indicating the date and place of birth of the applicant; three passport size picture with royal blue background; and the accomplished application form.

Applicants 8 to 64 years old are required to personally appear at the DFA’s OCA for their applications to be processed. The DFA will follow the normal schedule of release of passports which will be indicated in the official receipt.