The new offices of the Passport Directorate will be operational as of Monday at the Plaza Romania shopping centre and will take over the work of three Bucharest offices, leaving open the counters of Pipera and Amzei Square, spokesperson of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) Monica Dajbog announced on Wednesday.
The offices for issuing passports on 42, Ion Tuculescu St., District 3, on 1, Straduintei St., District 4 and 1-3, Virtutii St., District 6 will only work until Friday and will move to the mall on Monday.
“These offices for passports operate in normal regime until Friday, included, and the services will be taken over by the new headquarters opened in a commercial complex in Bucharest. The counters in Pipera and Amzei Square will remain open,” Monica Dajbog said.
The statements were made at the end of the meeting between the Minister of Internal Affairs, Carmen Dan and the Director of the Directorate General for Passports and the Prefect of Bucharest, on analyzing the causes that have led to the recent crowding at the passport counters, including on Monday and Tuesday, non-working days.
The MAI spokesperson said that 20 new counters will operate in the new centre, with the citizens having the possibility to pay the fees at the bank and post offices both in the shopping centre and nearby.