DFA Consular Office in Antipolo City closes for 5 days as employee contracts COVID-19

Published September 29, 2021, 6:02 AM

by Nel Andrade

The Consular Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Antipolo City has been closed since September 27, Monday, and will remain closed until October 1, Friday, due to a reported case of COVID-19.


In an advisory on its website, the DFA announced that a personnel of its Consular Office tested positive for COVID-19 and its other personnel are considered close contacts, resulting in the temporary suspension of operations of the office until Friday, October 1.

The consular office, which is located on the third level of SM Cherry-Antipolo on Marcos Highway in Antipolo City, is undergoing disinfection in compliance with the guidelines set by the Inter- Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

The issuance of passports and other consular office related concerns that are being serviced by DFA Antipolo City are temporarily suspended until October 1.

Applicants affected by the temporary closure of the DFA Antipolo will have to wait for a communication, through email, from the DFA, regarding the details of their alternative passport appointment.

The DFA said the public with urgent concerns may contact the consular office through the link: [email protected] and [email protected]

The DFA urged its clients to adhere to the prescribed measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to refer only to the official DFA platforms for announcements and updates.

DFA Contact Numbers:

For Passport Appointment Concerns: 8-234 3488

Passport, Authentication, & Other Consular Inquiries: 8-651 9400

SM Cherry- Antipolo, which houses the DFA Consular Office-Antipolo, remains open to the public and continues to strictly adhere to government health protocols.