DFA passport tracking system for delayed passport


I have followed news about the too much delay in processing and releasing of  passport in the Philippines due to a lot of reasons.  One, the machine broke down. Two, that passport applicants have surge in numbers compared to the previous years (this is just another blah, blah, blah of the government). Three, other technicalities (this include manpower shortage).

 I am very much concerned on this matter because me, mama and my daughter will travel to Hong Kong on June 19. Supposedly, their passports will be released on June 3. I frequently visit the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs) DFA to get updates on this issue.

 On May 4, 2011, they released an announcement on their website that The DFA advises the public to file for their passport applications at least 12 weeks before their intended date of travel.” They released this statement after we have filed on April 12, 2011.  They should have announced this earlier on or have advised the public more of the delay issues on TV, radio and newspaper and not only on their website.  Another advisory was released on May 6, 2011 about the addition of 500 appointment slots to accommodate applicants at DFA-OCA.

 I have heard and read of so much complaints about the delay of the release of the passports that some OFWs were not able to travel on time and lost opportunity of working abroad. Those who were so super excited of their travel for holidays and maybe their first time to go out of the country were dismayed because of a cancelled trip.

Before, regular passport will just take 25 days and  15 days for overtime. Now, with this e-passport which I thought is more efficient and fast. Unfortunately, the supposed 25 days is now 35 days and more waiting time due to all the delays in the world.

DFA has launched passport tracking system exclusive for passport delayed.  I tried to track the status of my daughter’s passport but thing is, this tracking system is not applicable to regional applicants  for now as  this is not yet included in the system.  Anyhow, those who are itching of the status of their passport can track it here http://www.dfa.gov.ph/app/passport_tracking/

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UPDATE:

The travel agency phoned us on June 14, 2011 that the passports of my daughter and mother were already available. Said passports were on our hand on June 16, 2011. We sent letter of request to DFA on June 6 requesting the release of the passports on or before June 17, 2011 as our travel will be on June 19, 2011. We received the passports just in time.

Thank you DFA

 

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16 comments on “DFA passport tracking system for delayed passport

  1. I have the same problem. I am so stressed with the delay. Did you already receive your daughter’s passport? I am planning to go to DFA tomorrow to complain however I think this should be made public. I am sure many people will agree. We need media support.

  2. i have the same sentiment. i applied for a passport on april 18, 2011 and scheduled release was supposed to be may 25, 2011 but up until now, it’s already june 28, 2011, i haven’t got it. i tried calling the dfa so many times but i keep getting the message ‘all lines are busy now, please try your call later” ? i also tried the passport tracking system many times, but it’s of no help, all the same. i wonder what’s wrong with this government agency? it’s supposed to help people who wish to work abroad. but it’s becoming a burden. president aquino should pay attention to what;s happening in this agency

    • Hi Marites, have you tried sending a letter to DFA? That’s what we did. We sent them a letter and a copy of our tickets. We applied on April 12 but the scheduled release was June 3. Your release schedule was even way earlier than ours. We received the passports on June 15, almost 2 weeks delayed but just in time for our scheduled travel. The passports of my mother and daughter have stickers at the back – priority. I did try the tracking system but did not received any reply maybe because this is available in Luzon area and not yet in the provinces.When are you scheduled to leave the country? I hope you will receive your passport soon. God bless.

  3. DFA passport delivery is a scam!!! I opted for passport delivery offered by dfa-mpc with LBC as the courier but my passport never arrived after soooooo many weeks of waiting, in fact i waited for about 2 months. After getting impatient waiting, I went to DFA and was informed my passport was released long ago but they didn’t had it delivered to me saying it might just be sent back to dfa!!! What the Heck!!!

  4. DFAMPC-LBC is a hell of scam and swindlers! Of course if you’ve waited so much days for your passport to be delivered and can no longer wait for it, you will definitelyt go to DFA directly. And guess what, DFAMPC doesn’t give refunds for their HELL lousy service. Mga H*Y*P taga DFAMPC na yan! Pati na ang mga H*D*S na LBC na yan. Sana maalis lahat ng mga walang kwentang empleyado nila at palitan ng bago, yung matitino.

  5. ganyan din problem ko may 15 nklagay sa dating ng pssport ko hanngang ngaun d p din dumadating e urgent n un kailngan ko n m i p scan papunta sa pagtratrabahuhan ko pero tumatawag ako wla sumasagot pag ndi busy unaccesible ano b dapat natin gawin sa dfa n yan wew gus2 ko n makaalis ang prob e ung paasport ko… sana me magbigay ng advise thanx …norman

  6. Hi can you pls advise me what shall i do ? my passport suppose to be delivered sept 20 urgent din om afraid that due to this delayed my employer will change her mind :( i try to call them but the number is busy all the time :(
    do i need to go in dfa to pick it up or wait till they deliver it? na iisip ko baka may problema i always check my email baka may letter sila na baka may problema pero wala naman.. no calls or txt

  7. hi po nagapply po ako sa e-passport nung june 1 pa po sabi po june 11 po idedeliver na po sa amin.pero 2 months na po wala pa rin.anu po ba yung hotline na tatawagaN.

  8. my god..ako din october 16,2013 ako apply pi na rush kopa dapat october 23,2013 dito na passport ko october 29 na,,i need it badly wala ba clang number na pwedeng tawagan nakakainis na kc.

  9. good day po..
    sobrang delay na po ng pagrelease ng pass port ko ano po ba ang pinaka madaling paraan para makuha iyon? marerefund pa kaya ung perang binayad ko for delivery kung ako na lang ang kukuha doon?

    • Hi Sai,

      Good day din sa ‘yo. I guess d na ma rerefund ang pera for delivery but try mo lang. Also, mag write ka sa DFA about the urgency of your passport, the details kung may travel ka, like what we did. Letter, call and punta talaga sa DFA ang ginawa ng late mama ko.

      Good luck.

      Weng

  10. Good Afternoon ! ask ko lang yung passport ko .. kasi sabi sakin releasing daw ng passport ko is Nov.8 .. bakit hanggang ngayon wala pa ? kailangan ko na kasi mag pabook ng ticket eh .. passport na lang ang kulang !

  11. Ung passport nang kapatid ko feb.5 ang released pero until now wala pa din. Ano bang contact number ang puedeng tawagan

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