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Temporary Suspension of One-day Processing of Documents for Authentication (“Red Ribbon”) and Same-day Release of Government-Issued Documents, and Downtime of the Authentication Verification System

31 January 2018 MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs–Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) wishes to inform the public that expedited (one working day) processing of documents for authentication (“red-ribbon”), and same-day release of documents issued by other government agencies will be suspended on 15 February and 19 February 2018 due to system maintenance and upgrade.

However, regular processing of documents for authentication (four working days) will still be available.

Online verification of issued authenticated documents by DFA-Aseana through the Authentication Verification System or AVS will also be unavailable during this time.

DFA-OCA apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause the public.

Operations are expected to return to normal by 20 February 2018. END

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