The New Passport System in PH!
So what’s new with the present administration? If you are thinking of applying for a passport but you dread the idea of doing so because of the long queues that you need to experience, well now is actually the best time to apply. You will no longer experience hassle in transaction such as queuing for quite a number of hours. You can now set an appointment online at your most convenient date and time. You will be asked to provide a certain date, time and your preferred location for you to submit your passport application.
Although online appointment has been already used in previous years, the administration right now has already changed the system provider for the online appointment. If you are going to visit the DFA website you will see this flashing in your screen.
As part of transparency it has been indicated for public consumption the knowledge on who is currently operating the system or the name of the company provider.
Now what’s the difference? IF you are going to set an appointment right at this very moment you will surely notice the response speed of their website. You don’t have to wait for hours just to move on the next phase of booking an appointment online. Also, once you were able to finish setting up your appointment you will immediately receive and email that contains your confirmation code and direction on what you are going to do.
Despite the improvement the DFA personnel, headed by DFA Secretary, he is till asking the public to bear with the new system upgrade as they are still trying their best to provide the best services that they could give to the people.
Since it seems like there is no more problem with the agency in terms of appointment, it is now the responsibility of the person who wish to apply to prepare ALL the necessary documents to make the transaction smooth and hassle free.
Nonetheless, the DFA is reminding the public to be serious when it comes to setting an appointment. According to their database a lot of people are setting appointments but end up not showing at all. This can actually waste the agencies effort to provide quality service to the people. Thus DFA reminds their clients the option of cancelling their appointment date in case something happened or they are not available on the said date. They would still be able to set another transaction on a different time. Meanwhile those who are toying with the website are also reminded of being banned if they continue doing such unprofessional act towards the agency.