‘Ondoy’ victims can renew passports for free
Posted October 7, 2009on:
First Posted 17:13:00 10/07/2009
Filed Under: Ondoy, Disasters (general), Government offices & agencies
MANILA, Philippines – People whose passports were lost or damaged because of the recent floods caused by tropical storm Ondoy can apply for a new one free of charge, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Applicants can avail of an “affidavit of loss or damage” free of charge at DFA’s Office of Consular Affairs (OCA), according to foreign affairs undersecretary Rafael Seguis.
Requirements for lost passports include: birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO), ID or other supporting documents indicating the date and place of birth of the applicant, three passport size pictures and duly accomplished passport application form (which can be downloaded at http://www.dfa.gov.ph).
Applicants aged 8 to 64 years old are required to personally appear at the DFA- OCA for processing.
Anna Valmero, INQUIRER.net