Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) do not need to schedule an appointment for passport applications in Department of Foreign Affairs’ consular offices.
Frank Cimafranca, assistant secretary of the Office of Consular Affairs, said Filipinos who work overseas can use the courtesy lane facility (also known as the priority lane), the Philippine Star reported.
Cimafranca said Filipinos who work abroad need to bring a valid employment contract, a work visa and an iDOLE Card to any of the Department’s regional consular offices when they apply for a passport or seek to get a new one.
He said details about using the courtesy lane facility can be found on the DFA’s website.
Aside from Filipinos who work abroad, others who can use the courtesy lane facility are senior citizens, people with disabilities, single parents, pregnant women and minors aged seven and below.