Public Advisory: Temporary Suspension of Operations in DFA's NCR Consular Offices and TOPS Facilities
30 July 2021 – In view of the announcement of the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) from 06 to 20 August 2021 in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advises the public of the following:
For DFA-ASEANA Applicants
- DFA’s Passport and Apostille/Authentication Services located at the Aseana Business Park in Parañaque City will continue accepting applicants who already have confirmed appointments in DFA-Aseana between 6 to 20 August 2021. No walk-in applicants will be accepted.
For Applicants at DFA Consular Offices and Temporary Off-Site Passport Services (TOPS) in NCR
- All DFA Consular Offices and Temporary Off-Site Passport Services (TOPS) in the National Capital Region will be closed from 6 to 20 August 2021.
- Passport applicants affected by the temporary closure of DFA’s Consular Offices and TOPS facilities during this ECQ period will receive separate email advisories with regard to their new appointment schedule.
- Applicants with appointments for Apostille/Authentication Services at Consular Offices in NCR (Ali Mall Cubao, SM Manila, SM Megamall, and Metro Gaisano Alabang) from 6 to 20 August 2021 will keep the original dates and times of their appointments, but will be accommodated at DFA-Aseana only.
Applicants with urgent travel and appointment needs
This plan of operations may be subject to revisions depending on guidelines from the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases without prior notice. DFA will update its advisory as may be necessary.
The public is advised to check the DFA-OCA websitehttps://consular.dfa.gov.ph for the latest update on operation schedules, in relation to ECQ and other COVID-19 pandemic related closures.
The DFA requests the public's understanding and cooperation as it continues to limit the number of applicants allowed inside its premises at any given time to reduce the risks for both applicants and personnel due to continuing COVID-19 concerns. END