New postal ID approved as passport requirement

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 07 2015 06:30 PM | Updated as of Feb 08 2015 02:30 AM

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will now accept the new postal identification card as one of the supporting documents for passport application.

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has started to issue the new postal ID in all of its 260 identified post offices nationwide.

PHLPost issued the new wallet-sized PVC plastic card infused with various digital security features to bring back the integrity and credibility of the Postal ID.

''We are thankful that the DFA has included the Postal ID as one of their government accredited Identification cards,'' Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz said.

The new postal ID costs P370, exclusive of the 12% value-added tax (VAT).