MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday announced it will be temporarily closing some of its consular offices amid increasing COVID-19 cases in the country.
In an advisory, the DFA said its Office of Consular Affairs (OCA), Consular Offices (COs) and Temporary Off-Site Passport Services (TOPS) sites will temporarily suspend operations from January 10 to 20, 2022 due to the steep rise in COVID-19 cases among their personnel.
During the temporary suspension of operations, no passport or Apostille applications will be processed or released, the DFA said.
Operations shall resume on January 21, 2022.
Kindly direct any inquiries to the Consular Office where the application was filed, the department said.
The following offices will be closed from January 10 to 20:
- CO La Union (January 10-14)
- CO NCR East
- CO NCR North
- TOPS Robinsons Novaliches
The following offices will be closed from January 12 to 20, 2022:
- DFA Office of Consular Affairs in Aseana Business Park, Paranaque City
- CO NCR Central
- CO NCR Northeast
- CO NCR South
- CO NCR West
- CO Antipolo
- CO Angeles
- CO Baguio
- CO Dasmarinas
- CO Iloilo
- CO Lucena
- CO Malolos
- CO San Pablo
- TOPS Newport Mall
- TOPS Robinsons Las Pinas
- TOPS Robinsons San Pedro Laguna
- TOPS SM Manila
- TOPS SM MOA
- TOPS SM North EDSA
Affected Passport and Apostille applicants originally scheduled from January 12 to 20, 2022 at DFA Aseana are advised to refer to their new schedule of appointments posted at the DFA website.
“Please expect an email with further details about your appointment which will be sent to the email address you used when you booked your application,” the DFA said.