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DFA chief warns to ‘kill’ anyone asking for birth certificates for passport renewal

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Feb. 19, 19 | 6:03 am

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday, February 19, said that he will “kill” anyone who asks applicants for passport renewal to present their birth certificate.

On Twitter, netizen @superjoza88 asked the foreign affairs secretary if birth certificate is still a requirement for those seeking to have their passports renewed.

“Hindi. [explicit], not for passport renewal. If anyone asks you, tell me who and I will [explicit] kill him/her,” Locsin replied.

In another tweet, Locsin said that birth certificate as requirement for passport renewal was only from the “top retired DFA officials.”

“I just want to make myself [explicit] clear. That [explicit] birth certificate requirement is out because it was an idiotic requirement according to top retired DFA officials,” Locsin said.

In January, DFA released a department order clarifying the document requirements needed for the renewal of regular passports following the incident where an ex-DFA passport maker took off with applicants’ data.

The event caused quite a stir among Filipinos, especially OFWs, who were about to undergo their Passport Renewal in a few weeks’ time.

Under DFA’s Department Order No. 03-2019 it states that the presentation of birth certificate will not be required for any passport renewals except for the following cases:

– First-time passport applications;

– Renewal applications for lost and mutilated passports;

– Renewal applications requiring changes in the passport entries;

– Renewal applications of old brown and green passports bearing no complete middle name;

– Applicants included in the Department’s Watchlist

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