8/14/10

New DFA Office

Just arrived from the Department of Foreign Affairs. I accompanied my daughter to apply for a passport. It is annoying, because i searched the DFA location in the internet before going . We have reached the right location featured in Google Map but unfortunately, this is the location of the old DFA address. The location address is not updated in Google Map. The guard said that DFA is already moved near Paranaque City. A tricycle driver said that the passporting division is in the New DFA somewhere near the Mall OF Asia. He offered her tricycle to bring us there (New DFA) in just five to 10 minutes to catch our appointment time set 11:00 AM but pay him 100 pesos. This man is overpricing but we need to grab it, or else my daughter can't able to pass her application and will get another appointment date again. This is now the new rules of getting a new passport. Secure first your DFA Passport Appointment online and follow exactly the appointment date has been set. But requiring you to be there exactly 30 minutes before the schedule time given to you. The guards there are strict and they don't allow escort of applicants to wait in the building premises unless below 18 years old. No place for escorts in the premises. They wait outside at side street or hung out at Mc Do near the building. Looks processing is very organized now.

To commuters: there is DFA shuttle FX with sign board of New DFA/ Mall of Asia/ at MRT and LRT BACLARAN station .. Never ride a passenger Jeep from Baclaran with signboard of DFA only because it will bring you to the old DFA office in Libertad Pasay , This office is not accepting passport application anymore. You cannot get anything passport application from there but as usual, so many fixers to persuade you.

2 comments:

dong ho said...

good that on my daily route i pass by the new dfa but i nevere tried to process it there yet. ill be there by 2015 that's when my passport expires.

Fifilafoo said...

hi survivor mom,
is this the new dfa address along roxas boulevard? i have an appointment tomorrow. thanks for your tip.