DFA makes passport processing ‘interactive’
Passport applicants will now immediately know the mistakes or discrepancies in their application through the newpassport appointment system being implemented by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
Through the DFA’s new feedback mechanism, the passport applicant is being notified through email on the status of his or her application, whether there were discrepancies in the application even right before he or she goes back to the DFA office to pick up the passport.
This new mechanism eliminates the hassle for applicants who, for some, return several times before just to submit additional requirement in case the DFA finds discrepancies in the application submitted to the passport processing division.
Under the new feedback mechanism, the applicant is immediately informed on what other requirements are needed to process the application through email.