DFA warns passport applicants vs seeking help from strangers online

The Department of Foreign Affairs warned the public against seeking assistance on setting up passport appointments on social media.

The DFA Consular Affairs Office said in a statement they received reports of Filipinos asking for help in Facebook groups and chat groups, and even from strangers offering passport appointments services online.

The consular affairs office said, “The Department received reports today from passport applicants who booked their passport appointment with assistance from unknown individuals online and ended up paying more than what the DFA collects for passport issuance, and receiving tampered application forms and/or incorrect instructions, such as advice to pursue their appointment at a schedule or Consular Office different from the actual appointment schedule and site.”

The DFA reminded the public such appointments can be booked by themselves through the official website passport.gov.ph.

Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/23/20/dfa-warns-passport-applicants-vs-seeking-help-from-strangers-online

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