BONTOC, Mountain Province – The public is encouraged to take advantage of the mobile e-passport processing to apply or renew their expired passport on April 5, 2019, at the Multi-Purpose, Provincial Plaza of this municipality.
Municipal Tourism Officer Caren Guinayen announced during the Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) meeting on March 20, 2019 at Barangay Alab, Bontoc, Mountain Province that the mobile e-passport processing shall be conducted by the Department of Foreign Affairs – Office of Consular Affairs (DFA- OCA) in partnership with the Provincial Government of Mountain Province. This is part of the activities in celebration of the 52nd Mountain Province Founding Anniversary and 15th Lang-ay Festival.
With this, Guinayen solicited the help of the barangay officials and other members of the council present during the meeting to disseminate the information in their respective barangays.
Interested individuals may visit the Municipal Tourism Office at the Bontoc Municipal Capitol or the Office of the Provincial Governor at the Provincial Capitol to have their names be listed for reservation of slots.
Requirements for adult new applicant include Accomplished Application Form, original copy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Birth Certificate, original copy of NSO/ PSA Marriage Contract for married females and original and photocopy of valid IDs. For minor new applicant, requirements needed are Accomplished Application Form, personal appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion with complete requirements (Special Power of Attorney and Affidavit of Support and Consent), PSA Birth Certificate, Passport or valid ID of either parent and School ID for eight years old and above.
For adults who will renew their passport, requirements include Accomplished Renewal Application Form, current ePassport with a photocopy of the data page, original PSA documents that will support the change of name if applicable to include Marriage Contract, Annotated Birth Certificate, Annotated Marriage Contract and Death Certificate of Spouse. The requirements for minor renewal applicant include Accomplished Application Form, Personal Appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion with complete requirements (Special Power of Attorney and Affidavit of Support and Consent), PSA Birth Certificate, Passport or valid ID of either parent, current passport of the applicant and School ID for eight years old and above.
Meanwhile, the lists of acceptable IDs for adult applicants are the Social Security System (SSS)/ Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Unified Multi-Purpose Identification Card, Land Transportation Office (LTO) Driver’s License, Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)/ Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) Card, Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID or Voter’s Registration Record from COMELEC Head or Regional Office, Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License, Senior Citizen ID, School ID (for students) and current Valid ePassport (for renewal of ePassport).
An applicant has to pay the Passport Fee of P1, 200.00 and Courier Fee of P150.00.
The mobile e-passport processing is in response to the national government’s call for all local government units to bring government policies and programs closer to the people.
By Alpine L. Killa