DFA opens first Manila satellite office at SM Megamall

The Department of Foreign Affairs announced Saturday the opening of its first consular satellite office in Manila at the seventh floor of the newly-opened Building C of SM Megamall.

A soft opening and dry run of the new consular office have been scheduled on August 29-30 (Wednesday and Thursday) and September 1 (Saturday).

On these days, the satellite office will accomodate 500 applicants. Starting September 3 (Monday), the DFA said 1,000 applicants shall be accommodated.

The DFA facility will be open from 10am to 8pm Mondays to Saturdays, for both processing and releasing, and from 10am to 2pm Sundays for releasing only.

dfa consular satellite office in mall

“The opening of DFA-NCR East is the continuing fruition of the President and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs’ commitment to bringing world class and convenient service to the public,” DFA Undersecretary for Administration Rafael Seguis said.

Consular offices have already opened in the Pacific Mall in Mandaue, Cebu, Robinsons Star Mills Mall in San Fernando, Pampanga and Marquee Mall in Clark, Pampanga, the DFA stated.

“We shall not rest on our laurels and we shall undertake more private-public partnership endeavors for the benefit of the Filipino people,” Usec. Seguis added.