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DFA searching for new scheme for on-line passport renewal


In response to the rising complaints concerning the delay of the passport renewal system, the federal government is attempting a brand new expertise that can allow a quick on-line passport renewal for the Filipinos.

Overseas Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano mentioned final Tuesday throughout a Congressional inquiry that the brand new system will let renewal be accomplished at house and workplaces to scale back lengthy traces and tense appointments in consular workplaces.

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“One of these technologies shown to me, ‘yung cellphone kukuhanan lang ng picture ‘yung passport, and then magse-selfie ka. ‘Yung face mo ico-compare sa passport. Then we can mail you the (renewed) passport already,” Sen. Cayetano mentioned.

The Division of Overseas Affairs continues to be clearing up the small print, however they’re planning to launch it by 2019. Nonetheless, it is going to solely be accessible for the passports issued from August 2016 onwards.

“Nung tinurn over sa amin ‘yung data noong 2014, aside from obsolete, corrupted na yung ibang data. (But) Once we have the biometrics, puwede nang hindi na magpakita sa offices and we can do the renewals online,” Cayetano added.

Supply: CNN Philippines

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