MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said it will start accepting the Philippine Postal Corp. (PhlPost) ID as a recognized document for passport applications starting next month.
Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Neil Frank Ferrer and Assistant Postmaster General Luis Carlos signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the acceptance of PhlPost IDs as a valid ID for passport application last July 8.
In a statement, PhlPost said the agreement came after it came out with a software application that allows easy verification of PhlPost-issued IDs.
Among acceptable IDs for passport application are those issued by the Social Security System, Government Service Insurance System, Professional Regulatory Commission and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration.
Others are Unified Multi-Purpose Identification Cards, Land Transportation Office driver’s license, voter’s ID, firearms license, senior citizen ID, airman license and school ID.
For renewal of ePassports, a current valid ePassport is acceptable.
Applicants overseas, meanwhile, may use their host government issued IDs showing their Philippine citizenship such as residence cards.
Taken from www.philstar.com
By: Evelyn Macairan, Pia Lee-Brago
Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Neil Frank Ferrer and Assistant Postmaster General Luis Carlos sign the Memorandum of Agreement that provides the acceptance of PhlPost Postal IDs as a valid ID for passport applications effective 01 August 2019. (Nilo Palaya photo)
23 July 2019 – Starting 1 August 2019, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will start accepting the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhlPost) ID as a valid government-issued ID for passport applications.
This comes after the DFA and the PhlPost signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the acceptance of PhlPost IDs as a valid ID for passport application on 08 July 2019.
The MOA also provides the establishment of the Postal ID Online Verification System (POVS), a software application that facilitates the easy verification of the PhlPost ID. END
PHLPost Assistant for Marketing and Support Services Luis D. Carlos (right) and DFA Consular Affairs Asst. Secretary Neil Frank R. Ferrer at the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (Photo courtesy of PhlPost / MANILA BULLETIN)
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will start accepting Philippine Postal Corporation’s (PHLPost) Postal ID as a recognized ID for passport application starting August 1, 2019.
DFA Consular Affairs Assistant Secretary Neil Frank R. Ferrer signed a Memorandum of Agreement with PHLPost representative Assistant Postmaster General for Marketing & Support Services Luis D. Carlos.
The MOA gives DFA access to the Postal ID Online Verification System (POVS).
The DFA will also utilize POVS, an application developed by PHLPost, to verify the authenticity of a Postal ID card.
The POVS was expected to address problems on the integrity of the card presented and issues concerning counterfeit cards.
Taken from news.mb.com.ph
By: Andrea Aro