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Public Advisory: Temporary Suspension of Operations in DFA Consular Office in General Santos City

24 January 2021 – The Department of Foreign Affairs informs the public that its Consular Office in General Santos City (CO Gen San) will be closed on Monday, 25 January 2021 for disinfection of its office premises and implementation of other preventive measures to manage risks against COVID-19.


CO Gen San will resume its regular operations on 26 January 2021.


Affected applicants with confirmed appointments who are unable to avail of consular services due to the suspension of operations must secure another appointment by emailing [email protected] with the following information:


-Date of Birth
-Original appointment date and time
-Preferred date and time of new appointment


The preferred new appointment may be on any working day (Monday to Friday) from 26 January to 26 February 2021 during the CO’s regular operation hours (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM).


Applicants that need emergency or urgent Consular services may contact CO General Santos by email at [email protected].


The DFA requests the public’s understanding and cooperation as we continue to battle against this pandemic.



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