The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is temporarily suspending the operation of its consular offices in Metro Manila, the Cordillera, and Regions II, III, IV, and V on November 12 due to bad weather brought by Typhoon Ulysses.
The consular officers will resume their regular operation on Friday (Nov. 13), unless otherwise advised.
“Affected applicants with confirmed appointments who are unable to avail of consular services due to the suspension of operations must secure another appointment by emailing the office where they secured their appointments,” it said.
The preferred new appointments may be requested on any working day from November 13 to December 11 during the regular operating hours of the affected offices.
If the appointment was booked at the Office of Consular Affairs in Aseana, Parañaque City (OCA-Aseana), the email requesting for a new appointment should be sent to:
– passport appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
– authentication appointment: email@example.com
– civil registry matters (Report of Birth/Marriage/Death): firstname.lastname@example.org
If the appointment was booked at one of the affected consular offices, the email should be sent to their respective email addresses listed in the DFA Consular Offices directory at https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/directory.
Applicants who need an emergency or urgent consular service are advised to contact these offices by email. (PNA)