Good information for Filipinos going overseas: the Department of Foreign Affairs might quickly be capable to course of their passport purposes extra shortly with new data capture machines.

The DFA stated it obtained 15 such machines for processing purposes at its consular workplace on the ASEANA advanced in southern Metro Manila.

With the added 15 machines, the DFA can course of an extra 1,000 passports a day, secretary Alan Peter Cayetano stated .

For candidates, this implies a shorter wait of two months as an alternative of three, he stated.

He added this will improve the “acceptance” capability of the ASEANA Consular Office by 30 %.

Also, the DFA is planning to increase working hours on the ASEANA Consular Office with morning and evening shifts, and the deliberate recruitment of 40 personnel for this.

The DFA can also be contemplating opening extra consular places of work in different provinces to decongest the ASEANA advanced.