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08/04/2011: ePASSPORT PROCESSING EXTENDED TO 10 WEEKS AND TEMPORARY POSTPONEMENT OF CONSULAR OUTREACH PROGRAMS

ePASSPORT PROCESSING EXTENDED TO 10 WEEKS AND TEMPORARY POSTPONEMENT OF CONSULAR OUTREACH PROGRAMS

 

Los Angeles, 8 April 2011 – In view of the prolonged technical problems being encountered in the processing of and the surge in demand for the ePassport, the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles regrets to inform the public that the waiting time is further extended to ten (10) weeks and that the following Consular Outreach Programs are temporarily postponed:

 

1.       National City, California on 30 April-1 May 2011;

2.       Phoenix, Arizona on 21-22 May 2011; and,

3.       Las Vegas, Nevada on 28-30 May 2011

 

Passport applicants are advised to plan their travel accordingly.

 

Applicants, who wish to renew their valid passports, may opt to have their passports extended for another two years.

 

Those without immediate travel plans are requested to defer their ePassport applications until the situation normalizes.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the delays, especially to our overseas Filipino workers, but we would like to assure the public that we are exerting our best efforts to resolve the issues as soon as possible.

 

The Consulate wishes to appeal for patience and understanding on this matter.

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