ICYMI: DFA Is Now Accepting Walk-In Passport Applicants Under Courtesy Lane

Walk-in applicants are now accepted under the Courtesy Lane.
by | March 23, 2022


For most Pinoys, their passport has only been used as a valid ID for the past two years. But with countries reopening their borders for international tourists, going abroad for leisure is now possible sooner than we think. As more Pinoys feel more confident to travel again, the demand for passport renewal slots has been increasing. To address the demand, the DFA began accepting walk-in applicants under the courtesy lane, beginning March 16, 2022.

 

Courtesy Lane opens to Consular Offices nationwide

More Pinoys are getting their passports renewed – there has been an increase in the demand for Courtesy Lane at the DFA Office of Consular Affairs located in ASEANA Business Park. To improve DFA’s services and address the demand, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teddy Boy Locsin ordered the opening of Courtesy Lane in all Consular Offices nationwide this month.

This means that eligible passport applicants under the Courtesy Lane can simply walk in any Consular Office, without driving to the ASEANA office that previously offered the walk-in lane exclusively. Walk-in applicants must also be fully-vaccinated and present all passport requirements.

Note: Temporary Off-Site Passport Services (TOPS) will not be accepting walk-in applicants.

 

Who are qualified applicants under the Courtesy Lane? What are the requirements?

The following individuals are allowed to walk in under the Courtesy Lane:

Senior Citizens

  • Senior Citizen card
  • May be accompanied by one adult

Pregnant Applicants

  • Proof of pregnancy through a medical certificate

Persons with Disabilities

  • Valid PWD ID Card

Solo Parents

  • Valid Solo Parent ID

Minors aged 7 years and below

  • Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Birth Certificate of the minor, printed on security paper
  • If not accompanied by parents, bring additional documentary requirements

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and Seafarers with incoming or active employment abroad

Present ONE of the following:

  • Valid OWWA E-Card
  • Valid Employment Contract
  • Valid Work Visa
  • Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB)

 

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals under Courtesy Lane will not be accommodated.

 

For more information and updates, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs official website or Facebook page.


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