Disposal of Unclaimed  Documents after three(3) months from Date of Release.

The Public is advised that, all unclaimed DFA Authentication Certificates will be disposed of three(3) months from the scheduled date of release.

The Department of Foreign Affairs, Office of Consular Affairs-Authentication Division is pleased to announce that the following types of documents can now be accepted in DFA San Fernando, Pampanga:

1. NBI Clearance

2. NSO issued documents in security paper including CENOMAR

3. Barangay Certification w/ Mayor Certification*

4. Police Clearance*

5. Affidavits of Employment, Trainings/Seminars,  and Baptism/Confirmation w/ Regional Trial Court (RTC) Certification*

6. Other Notarized Documents(SPA, Affidavit of Support and Guarantee, Consent, etc.) with RTC Certification*

7. Medical Certifications authenticated by DOH

8. PRC Documents**

9. LTO License Certification(issued by LTO main office only)

10. Foreign Documents authenticated by the Philippine /Consulate or documents authenticated by Foreign Embassies/Consulates based in the Philippines.

11. School Records (TOR, Diploma, Form 137, etc) w/ CHED, TESDA, or DEP-Ed Certificate of Authentication and Verification (CAV)**

12. School Records with CAV issued by State Colleges and Universities**

In Addition, regardless of affinity, an applicant may send an authorized representative to apply on his behalf. Authorized Representative must have a valid ID and has to present a signed authorization letter or SPA from the applicant, a photocopy of applicant's ID bearing his signature, and a photocopy of the authorized representative's ID.

According to the Authentication Rules and Regulations (ARR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs, beginning 21 March 2016, an authorized representative is only allowed to process and claim documents on behalf of the owner provided that he/she presents the following:
i. His/her own government issued identification card and a photocopy thereof;
ii. A Special Power of Attorney (SPA) from the owner of the document; and
iii. A copy of the applicant's passport or a copy of any identification card bearing the signature of the applicant.

However, a representative is limited to file and/or claim documents of only 10 applicants per week. Further, the SPA must indicate the name of the representative.


1. * Issued within Regions I, II, III and CAR.

2. **Issued within the NCR, Regions I, II, III and CAR.

3. In case the document needs further verification, the applicant is advised to file at Authentication Division, Aseana      Building, corner Bradco Ave., Macapagal Blvd. Parañaque City.

4. Liaison Officers of Recruitment Agencies are not allowed to transact authentication services at any Regional Consular Office (RCO)


All applications should be made in person by the applicant except under certain circumstances (e.g. documents filed by his/her immediate kin.

Applications not paid within 24 hours shall be disposed of.


Any spurious , fake or tampered documents submitted for authentication are subject to outright seizure upon proper determination by the DFA Authentication Officer. holder of said documents, as well as fixers are liable to prosecution.

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