DFA offers free e-passports replacement

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday that their office is offering free replacement of e-passports with detached covers.

The DFA–Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) said in an advisory that holders who have serial numbers from EB0000001 to EB1267350 with detached covers may avail of the free replacement.

The department said e-passport holders can only avail themselves of the free replacement if upon investigation and examination the e-passport is deemed substandard, if the applicant fills out the required replacement forms, and if the holder surrenders the detached e-passport to the Department.

The office said assistance will still be provided to passports included in the batch. However, if the holders failed to meet the requirements, then they have to pay the replacement fee.

The DFA said e-passport holders may visit their office for further information. (HDT)

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