Category: DFA Passport and EPassport


Acquiring a visa to visit Japan as a tourist has become easier and more convenient for Filipinos.  Previous tourist visa holders are actually granted visas valid up to five years while tourists are now able to stay up to 30 days!  If your documents and IDs are complete and updated upon application, you are almost always guaranteed to be granted your visa and be able to take that long-awaited trip to the Land of the Rising Sun!

So how easy is it really to apply for a Japan tourist visa?  Well, here you go:

Tourist Visa (No Guarantor)

  1. Updated Passport
    • Passport will not be accepted if lamination of the photo part is broken.
    • Must have at least two blank pages left.
    • Must be signed.
  2. Visa Application Form 2012
    •  This is also available upon entry at the Embassy and at the offices of accredited agencies.
  3. Photo
    • 4.5cm x 4.5cm with white background
    • Paste the photo on the printed application form.
  4. PSA Certified Birth Certificate of the applicant
  5. Marriage Contract (if the applicant is married)
  6. Detailed Itinerary
  7. Bank Certificate
  8. Income Tax Return – Form 2316
    • Original and Photocopy

Document numbers 4 and 5 must be issued within one year upon application/submission. In case of non-record, the applicant must submit a Certificate of Non-Record along with the copy from the Local Civil Registrar.

Visiting Relatives Visa (With Guarantor)

  1. Updated Passport
    • Passport will not be accepted if lamination of the photo part is broken.
    • Must have at least two blank pages left.
    • Must be signed.
  2. Visa Application Form 2012 – this is also available at:
    • The Embassy website
    • Entrance of the Embassy
    • Through accredited agencies
  3. Photo
    • 4.5cm x 4.5cm with white background
    • Paste photo on application form
  4. PSA certified Birth Certificate (to prove relationship)
  5. PSA certified Marriage Certificate (if applicant is married)
  6. Reason for invitation from Guarantor residing in Japan.

IF GUARANTOR IS JAPANESE, submit the following:

  1. Family Registration (Koseki Tohon)
  2. Residence Certificate (JUMINHYO)
    • Both must have been issued within three months.

IF GUARANTOR IS NOT JAPANESE, submit the following:

  1. Residence Certificate (JUMINHYO)
    • With description of his / her family relationship with all Family members from the City Hall,
    • Photocopy of Passport (all pages) or
    • A copy of Residency Card.

Other Requirements:

  1. Bank certificate (if applicant shoulders the trip’s expenses)
  2. ITR Form 2316 (Original and Photocopy)
  3. Letter of Guarantee – MIMOTO HOSHOSYO
    • Should guarantor pay for some expenses of the trip
  4. Income Certificate from City Hall – SHOTOKU SHOMEISHO
  5. Tax Return Certificate from Tax Office – NOUZEISHOMEISHO: form 2

Your application must be filed through accredited agencies; the following are listed in the Japanese Embassy website:

  1. UHI
  2. Discovery Tour, Inc.
  3. Rajah Travel Corporation
  4. Reli Tours and Travel Agency
  5. Attic Tour Phils., Inc.
  6. Friendship Tours and Resorts Corporation
  7. Pan Pacific Travel Corporation (for with Japanese Guarantor)

Visa Validity and Processing Time

The average processing time is one week; it may take longer especially when submitted requirements are incomplete. There are instances when the applicant may be required to submit additional documents or appear personally for an interview. Case in point, it is important that you submit the complete and accurate set of documentary requirements.

Your accredited agency shall provide you updates on the status of your application.  Visa application is free of charge in the Philippines.  In the unfortunate event that your application be denied, reasons for denial will not be disclosed; you may re-apply after six months.

Usually, a tourist is granted a total of 15 days’ stay in Japan, counting from the date of his arrival. If purpose of visit is to see relatives residing in Japan, visa is allowed up to 90 days.

If you are planning on traveling to Japan soon, do check out the weather and find out what is the best season to visit. Most people would want to see the famous cherry blossom trees, known to be at its most beautiful during the months of April and May. But there are a lot of other sites you can enjoy if the said months don’t work for you.  Enjoy your visit!



How to Apply for Japan Visa in the Philippines

Bonjour.  Mabuhay.

It’s been a while and the rush rush of everyday life seems to keep on rushing 🙂 Also, your inquiries and questions just keep pouring in that I hardly find any time to post new blogs or even subjects of interest lately.

However, I noticed that some people are still under the cloud when it comes to getting their passport processed. Considering how easy it is now, for the last 4 years or so actually, with the expansion of the DFA with mall processing offices aside from the one in ASEANA.

So for the sake of those who are planning to get a passport, new or renewal, I’m posting this 12-Easy steps. Hope it helps 🙂


Note: The appointment system is designed to coordinate the passport application flow efficiently by accommodating applicants with a scheduled hourly appearance to optimize queue and save time.

1. Log on to – you need to set an appointment first to be able to get a passport. This applies for new, renewal or lost expired passport application.

2. Select a DFA office location nearest you. There are now 6 sites to choose from.

> DFA ASEANA– ASEANA Business Park, Bradco Avenue corner Macapagal Boulevard, Paranaque City

> DFA Alabang– th Floor, Metro Alabang Town Center, Alabang – Zapote Road 1700, Muntinlupa City, Philippines

> DFA Ali Mall – Ali Mall Government Center, Level 2 Ali Mall Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

> DFA Manila– Conception Street Corner Arroceros and San Marcelino, Metro Manila.

> DFA Megamall– 7th Floor Megamall Building C, EDSA corner J. Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

> DFA Galleria– Lingkod Pinoy Center, Level 1 west lane, Robinsons Galleria EDSA cor. Ortigas ave. Pasig City, Philippines

3. Fill up the online application form- completely and correctly, remember this is your passport, one of your major ID.

4. Choose an appointment date and time- for your convenience, you can choose the date and time of your appointment from Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.

5. Confirm and print your application form– check the email message from your submitted email address. Important: You need to click the confirmation link to finalize your appointment.

6. Prepare all the needed requirements- make sure you have prepared all the requirements and have them photocopied. Applicants without a complete set of photocopies will not be entertained. Check the list at

7. Go to your chosen DFA office on the time and date of your appointment – be there at least 30 minutes before your appointment time.

8. Present your printed application form to the Verification Counter – this counter will make sure that your appointment schedule is valid. Show your printed application form.

9. Proceed to the Processing Area and present your requirements– the DFA processor will evaluate the requirements with you.

10. Proceed to the Cashier to pay for the passport fees

  • Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00
  • Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00

11. Proceed to the Encoding Area for data capturing – earrings and contact lenses are not allowed during data capturing (photo). Smiling with visible teeth are also not allowed.

12. Proceed to the Passport Delivery Counter -have your passport delivered to you after the date of release, no need to come back to get it.

I hope this helps enlighten those who are planning to get a new passport or renew their expiring ones.

Make sure you don’t deal with fixers. It is so easy that you can do it within half an hour.

Be empowered. Be smart.



Bonjour. Mabuhay.

If you are planning on getting a passport, this short guide will help you get through the basic steps of preparing, applying, and completing your passport plans. A 17-step guide on the intricate but simple details of getting yourself ready and able for your plans of going places.

Here are the  details:


Get a passport appointment schedule.
  • – Log-on to
  • – Click the “Set an Appointment” button.
  • – Choose the DFA Office where you want to set an appointment.
  • – Fill up the application form completely.


Confirm your appointment and print your application form.
  • – Check your given e-mail address for DFA passport appointment confirmation message.
  • – Click the confirmation link within 24 hours to confirm the appointment otherwise the appointment will be cancelled.
  • – Print the application form using a PDF reader.


Complete the necessary requirements and have them photocopied
  • – Ready all the necessary requirements as stated in the checklist with their photocopies.


Personal appearance on the date of appointment and present the printed application form.
  • – Submit the printed application form together with the requirements on the appointment date.


Requirements in case the applicant has no birth record:
  • – Apply for a delayed registration of birth at the local civil registry at the place of birth of applicant.
  • – Submit late registered NSO Birth Certificate with supporting documents.


Additional requirements for applicants whose birth was late registered.
  • – Form 137
  • – Voter’s Registration Record
  • – Baptismal Certificate or National Commission on Muslim Filipinos/Office on Muslim Affairs Certificate with dry seal.


Additional requirements for married women.
  • – Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
  • – Report of Marriage duly authenticated by NSO if married abroad.


Additional requirements for spouse of foreign national:
  • – Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
  • – Report of Marriage duly authenticated by NSO if married abroad.
  • – Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance (required for first time applicants or renewal of passport to be used for the first time the surname of the husband).


Requirements for applicants with foreign sounding names:
  • – Bureau of Immigration Identification Certificate
  • – Certificate of Naturalization
  • – Election of Filipino Citizenship/Oath of Allegiance.
  • – If necessary, Marriage Certificate of parents and Birth Certificate of applicant’s brother or sister issued by NSO.


Requirements in case the applicant is minor:
  • – Confirmed appointment (except for 1 year old and below).
  • – Personal appearance of the minor applicant.
  • – Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child)/ of mother (if minor is illegitimate child).
  • – NSO Birth Certificate
  • – Document of identity with photo, if minor is 8-17 years old (for first time and renewal applicant) such as School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal
    • For minor applicants who never attended school, a Notarized Affidavit of Explanation executed by either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / by mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) detailing the reasons why the child is not in school, is required.
  • – NSO Marriage Certificate of minor’s parents.
  • – Notarized Affidavit of Support and Consent to travel from either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / from mother (if minor is an illegitimate child).
  • – Original and photocopy of valid passport of the person traveling with the minor.
  • – Photocopy of valid passport of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) or identification documents.


Additional requirements in case minor is not travelling with parent:
  • – Personal appearance of the mother is required if minor applicant is an illegitimate child.
  • – Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion and relationship to the minor. If minor will be traveling alone, ASC must be executed by either parent, stating that his/her child will be traveling alone. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
  • – Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
    • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.


Additional requirements if both parents of minor are abroad.
  • – Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General). If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
  • – Special Power of Attorney (SPA) with an attached photocopy of either parent’s valid passport (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General) authorizing a representative in assisting the child to apply for a passport. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the SPA.
  • – Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
    • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.
  • – Proper ID of the duly authorized representative.


Requirements for minor whose mother is also a minor.
  • – Personal appearance of mother and maternal grandparent/s
  • – NSO Birth Certificate of minor applicant and mother
  • – Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the maternal grandparent/s indicating the name of the traveling companion
  • – DSWD Clearance if minor will be traveling with the person other than the maternal grandparent/s
  • – Proof of identity of mother and maternal grandparent/s.


Requirements for Muslim applicants.
  • – Personal appearance
  • – Confirmed appointment
  • – NSO Birth Certificate
  • – Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity.
  • – Certificate of Tribal Affiliation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) if late registered.


Requirements for converts who would like to use their muslim name:
  • – Annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) bearing the Muslim name
  • – National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) or Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) Certificate of Conversion


Additional requirements if applicant is a DOST Scholar.
  • – Certification or clearance from DOST.


Requirements for applicants who want to avail a Dual Citizenship.
  • – Identification Certificate
  • – Oath of Allegiance
  • – Order of Approval
  • – Report of Birth (for those born abroad)

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Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Here’s an update regarding claiming your passports during the releasing part. Did you know that you will need a Special Power of Attorney if you will ask a non-relative to claim your passport?


Read on:


DFA Passport Information:

Updated Guidelines for the Release of Passports

1. Incapability of the applicant to release his/her passport

In case the claimant is a representative of the passport applicant, he shall be required to submit a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) issued only by the applicant stating the reasons for the failure to personally claim the passport and for the loss of official receipt (as the case maybe). The SPA should be accompanied by the applicant’s old passport for cancellation and ID issued by the Philippine government, or the host government, if abroad.

2. Loss of Official Receipt

If the passport applicant lost the official receipt and he personally appears to claim his passport, then the concerned FSP or RCO shall verify payment from its records. Upon confirmation of payment, the passport shall be released to the applicant following the cancellation of his/her old passport.

May this serve as a guide to you 🙂




Bonjour. Mabuhay.

I found this cute web page featuring questions being voiced by a baby concerning registration processes, concerns, and getting records done.

The site is called Bright Baby with this description: Bright Baby is a series of Citizen Service Infogra-pics about common questions pertaining to the registration concerns of children. It is aimed to guide parents about the proper way of registering and fixing existing problems on their children’s records.

The site is:

Check out these cutey pics and questions:

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Maybe you can add your own personal questions in this site.

There is also an FB fan page where you can leave your questions and comments:

Bonjour. Mabuhay.
DFA News for passport applicants:
Passport applicants may now relay their concerns to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)’s consular affairs office by sending an email to the Office of Passport Director:
The DFA said this is part of its efforts to provide the public with efficient services and address their passport-related concerns.
“Through this new email address, passport-related queries, complaints, comments and even suggestions could be brought to the attention of the DFA,” the agency said in a news release
Shorter waiting period
Meanwhile, the DFA said Filipinos applying for passports can now expect a shorter waiting period to have their applications processed, following “significant improvements” in the electronic Passport (ePassport) systems and operations at the ePassport Personalization Center.
“(T)he turnaround time for the personalization of the ePassport booklets has been shortened, thereby ensuring a faster delivery of the ePassport booklets to all Philippine Foreign Service Posts,” the DFA said in a separate news release.
Since Nov. 5, the turnaround time for ePassports applied at Philippine embassies and consulates abroad is now four weeks after date of application, the DFA said.
For ePassports applied at DFA consular offices in Metro Manila, the releasing schedule is at seven working days for express processing and 15 working days for regular processing.

Applications at regional consular offices (RCOs) will have a releasing schedule of 10 working days for express processing and 20 working days for normal processing.

Bonjour. Mabuhay.


Nagmamadali ka ba makakuha ng passport?

Emergency ba? Kailangan ngayon na?

Here are some guidelines for emergency cases from DFA’s Citizen’s Charter.

Pasado ba ang dahilan mo?


Guidelines on Emergency Issuance of Passports
Passport issuance should follow the scheduled release dates. Immediate issuance should not be granted except for Emergency Reasons as may be determined by the responsible Consular Officials. Immediate Issuance is not a right. It is a privilege which is subject to the following guidelines:
1. The following are considered justifiable reasons for the immediate issuance of passports:

Applicant has to attend to a member of his/her immediate family who is seriously ill;

Applicant has to attend to the wake or burial of a member of his/her immediate family;

ATN cases referred by OUMWA for immediate passport issuance;

As may be determined by the authorized officials.


2. All requests for immediate issuance shall be made in writing and supported by documentary
(if applicable) and other evidences.

3. Immediate Issuance of Machine Readable Passports may be granted only by the:
1.1 Secretary of Foreign Affairs
1.2 Assistant Secretary of the Office of Consular Affairs
1.3 Executive Director
1.4 Passport Director
1.5 Assistant Passport Director
1.6 Head, Courtesy Lane

1.7 Head, Individual Processing
1.8 Head, Agency Processing
1.9 Head, Pending Unit
1.10 Other Officers or employees of the department who are duly authorized by
the Passport Director


4. The applicant must comply with the documentary requirements of the law for the issuance of a


The following may be considered under “ANALOGOUS / EMERGENCY CASES” at the discretion of the Consular Officers:
1. Training / Education / Scholarship
2. Urgent work (OFW)
3. Applicant will be severely prejudiced if a passport is not issued.




Maging maalam para sa iyong kapakanan.

Bonjour. Mabuhay.


Here’s news for OFWs regarding passport renewal and COMELEC registration.

Make the most of it 🙂




Overseas Filipino workers  applying to renew their passports at the Department of Foreign Affairs may also register as absentee voters at the same time.

The DFA and the Commission on Elections are set to sign on Monday a memorandum of agreement to establish an overseas absentee voting (OAV) registration center at the DFA’s Office of Consular Affairs,   Aseana Business Park, Macapagal Avenue corner Bradco Avenue, Tambo, Parañaque City.

This is expected to encourage more OFWs to participate and exercise their right to suffrage in the 2013 elections.

The DFA said 88,500 Filipinos have so far registered in various Philippine diplomatic missions as new overseas absentee voters.

OAV registration centers in the Philippines, including those located at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration,  have added 72,653 to the number of registrants in the form of outbound overseas Filipinos since February.

“This brings the overall total of new OAV registrants to 161,153,” the DFA said.

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario has directed the DFA’s foreign diplomatic posts to intensify their OAV registration programs.

DFA spokesperson Raul Hernandez earlier said Philippine diplomatic offices abroad “continue to exert all possible efforts to increase the number of OAV registrants and voters for the 2013 national elections.”

“Our foreign service posts have touched base with Filipino communities, civil society groups, as well as church and other Filipino groups,” he said.

They have “launched multimedia campaigns using various social networking sites, among others,” Hernandez said.

Meanwhile, the DFA said applying for a passport should become easier and more convenient before the end of the year as it has released new guidelines that will allow the DFA to more effectively respond to the consular needs of the public.

The new guidelines include the establishment of a nationwide appointment system that will simplify the passport application process and make it easier for the public.

Del Rosario said he has given the Office of Consular Affairs until December 31 this year to put in place a dedicated call center that would allow passport applicants to choose the date and time they would like to be accommodated in any DFA consular office nationwide.

“This appointment system and other measures that the DFA has been taking during the past several months will significantly reduce, if not eliminate, the long lines that have been associated with the passport application process,” Del Rosario said.

He said the proposed appointment system will complement the ongoing transfer of DFA consular offices to shopping malls nationwide under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements that, it is claimed, will save the government an estimated P1.04 billion in operating and other costs in the next 10 years.

According to the new guidelines, the DFA is targeting to open the first 13 consular offices in Metro Manila and other key cities before the end of the year.

All DFA mall-based offices are required to operate beyond regular office hours from Mondays to Saturdays to accommodate applicants who cannot be absent from work or school. They will be open for three hours on Sundays to accommodate applicants.

Del Rosario has  also ordered the decentralization of authentication services and to make this service available in Metro Manila and San Fernando, Pampanga; Cebu and Davao.

The guidelines also cover the conduct of special and mobile passport services and the accreditation of travel agencies that would allow them to continue assisting applicants until December 31.

“All the steps we have been taking during the past several months are in line with our commitment to bring government closer to the people,” said Del Rosario.

He said that, despite the improvement in consular services, the DFA has no plans of increasing its passport fees, which are currently pegged at P950 for regular processing and P1,200 for expedited processing.

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Napansin ko lang, medyo maraming concerns regarding passport releases.

Advise ko: Please don’t wait until the last minute in getting your passport. Dedicate enough, more than enough time in getting a passport para hindi nasasayang yung mga plano ninyo.

Here are some samples:

MasterCitizen x
Submitted on 2012/06/01 at 11:32 am | In reply to Vera Santos.

May 14 pa? If you can afford to wait, dadating din yan ultimately, so hintayin mo na lang. Pero kung nagmamadali ka, mas ok na puntahan mo na sa DFA para mabilis ang pag reconcile ng status ng passport mo talaga. Marami talagang delayed ngayon, ayon sa mga reactions na nababasa ko.

MasterCitizen x
Submitted on 2012/06/01 at 11:30 am | In reply to rsc.

Sa tingin ko, ngayon ang problem is in the production of the passport. Baka sobrang dami ng tinatanggap na application pero hindi pa kaya ng production kaya nadelay ang releases.

MasterCitizen x
Submitted on 2012/06/01 at 11:19 am | In reply to Jackie Machado.

Paano naging pending ang passpor application mo? Hindi ka nakapunta on the scheduled appointment date mo?
Or do you mean pending ang delivery/release ng passport application mo?

If you mean release, just bring receipt and go to the DFA releasing section.
If you meant appointment, then you need to get a new one first.

Vera Santos
Submitted on 2012/06/01 at 12:12 am | In reply to Donna.

Donna, pwede kayang tawagan ko nalang din yung number na tinawagan mo? May 14 ung release dapat ng passport ko.pina express at deliver ko din pero til now wala pa.. nasa paranaque lang naman ako.. parang mas nakakainis kasi kung babalik pa ko sa dfa.. kung hindi man lang marerefund ung binayad… :(

Vera Santos

Bakit po ganun? I personally applied sa dfa aseana, pinarush ko po and pinadeliver.. May 14 po yung nakalagay na date ng releasing but until now wala parin po akong natatanggap na delivery. Tumatawag ako sa hotline na nakasulat sa likod ng papel na binigay sakin kung sakali daw na di ko mareceive passport ko on time pero lagi namang busy, pag nagring naman ala namang sumasagot.. naiinis na po ako! Paranaque lang naman po ako. Pero para kasing hindi makatarungan kung pupunta pa ko ulit sa dfa.. nanghihinayang ako sa binayad ko for rush and delivery..


It is possible not the courier’s problem..kasi ang dad ko nag apply last dec. 2011, pina rush nya di nya pina deliver…dapat 10 days lang, binigyan sya ng date for pick up…pinuntahan nya..wala pa..ilang beses sya pinabalik-balik…sa bicol pa sya umuuwi…inabot ang rush passport nya almost 3 months na pag tinatawagan nya, ok na raw at for pick up na, pero pag dating nya sa dfa wala. Ako nag apply itong May9, dapat May 30th andito…yun ang sabi sa akin AIR21, pinadliver ko kasi ayokong pabalik-balikin ako tapos wala, kahit na dito ako sa manila talaga….i check the tracking, unfortunately nakalagay…no record. I will call dfa tomorrow, i think the computerized system nila is realy very bad!!!


thank’s donna for that info.. yes the telephone number in the receipt is suck.. 817-0833 is the right number.. lbc is not responsible why the passport was delay.. i contact the said number the 817…. they said that my passport is negative.. and they called the dfa.. dfa said that the may 30 and 31 release of passport are delay,. bkit klangan nilang magbigay ng date ng hindi nila kyang sundin.. bulok n sistema n yan.. kakabwisit.. kinansel ko lhat ng importanteng lakad ko dhil s passport delivery date.. dont tell n gagawa pko ng authorization letter.. mag isa lng ako s apartment ko.. kung d nila kya.. magdagdag sila NG TAO.. O KYA PALITAN ANG MGA EMPLEYADONG NAGPAPABAGAL NG SISTEMA…


Hi, share ko lang po para sa lahat ng delivery passport sa LBC na delayed din na katulad sakin. Kagagaling ko lang ng DFA MANILA ngayon para kunin nalang ang passport ko kumuha ako noong may 10 pina express at delivery ko sa LBC pero till now wala pa din.. Pag dating ko sa DFA lumapit ako sa DFA reception information pina punta ako sa booth 29. Pag dating ko sa booth 29 hiningi sakin ang receipt ng LBC delivery ko at pinag hintay ako yun pala sa sabihin lang sakin na nasa LBC n daw ang passport ko at ngayon daw idedeliver kasi kahapon lang daw na release tinanung ko kung bkit delaye sabi nila may naging problema daw sa system nila at kung ano ano pa.. Napansin ko na napakarami pang for delivery sa LBC n nasa DFA pa ineencode p ng mga nasa booth 28-29 pero napansin ko din na ang bagal nila at may kasama pang tsismisan kaya marahil tumatagal ang mga passport delivery.. Ibigsabihin walang kasalanan ang LBC nadadamay lang sila sa mabagal na proseso ng DFA. May binigay silang number ng LBC sakin yun daw tawagan ko. Ibig sabihin etong number na to 817-08-33 ang tunay n number kasi may sumagot agad sakin at napag alaman ko na kahapon nga lang nila na receive ang passport ko at ngayon lang idedeliver.. Ibigsabihin yung number nanasa likod ng receipt natin 846-58-89 ay wala talagang kwenta laging busy o walang sumasagot.. Kaya payo ko lang sainyo wag nalang kayo mag pa deliver kasi lalo lang tumatagal..


duhhhh nkakainis lng kz kea nga aq ngbyd ng 1200 for rush kz i need my passport asap my cnsabi pang 7workingdays drin nman pka almost 1wik na. anob yan cno puh b pd twagan fr follo up…kz supposed to be may29 un released pero wala parin. ngbyd p ng 120 for delivery. pd b na aqnlng mismo mg follow up s dfa.

Jackie Machado x

problem: passport application has been pending for several days ago
question: do we need to get schedule again or just enter the office and just bring the receipt? what should we do?


Master grabe wla p din ung passport ko release day po may 17 tpos delivery may 18 …hangang ngaun wala p din ..sad hindi me nkasama s tour tapos passport wla p din tnx!


duhhhh nkakainis lng kz kea nga aq ngbyd ng 1200 for rush kz i need my passport asap my cnsabi pang 7workingdays drin nman pka almost 1wik na. anob yan cno puh b pd twagan fr follo up…


Grabe always busy ang line nang DFA for follow-up. Kung hindi busy ring lang nang ring. Ano ba talaga ang nangyayari sa inyo. Please naman akala ko consistent na kayo yun pala marami pang dapat ayusin and also thru your internet when making a follow-up online you can not go thru the date 2011 pa rin ang year di mo malagay the correct date and year that you filed or applied for your passport renewal. Magbao na kayo please.

MasterCitizen x
Submitted on 2012/05/30 at 4:36 pm | In reply to criselda.

AFIS? hindi nya tinatong ano ang AFIS? Hindi ko kasi alam na may AFIS ang DFA. Sa releasing section ba siya nagtanong ng passport nya at releasing section ba ang nagsabi na sa AFIS daw siya tumawag? Baka may problem ang application nya ang sa pending unit siya pumunta, sa Director’s office yun dapat.

Submitted on 2012/05/30 at 2:55 pm | In reply to MasterCitizen.

master magandang hapon po, magtanong lang po ako tungkol sa kaibigan ko na gaya ng iba na aplikante delayed na din po ang passport nya ng 2 weeks, nagpunta na po siya sa DFA at ang sabi po ng dfa ay tawagan nya ang AFIS. Ano po ung AFIS?

Submitted on 2012/05/30 at 1:49 pm | In reply to MasterCitizen.

I am very much surprised that the Passport tracking online is not updated., i.e., date filed, year, etc. Can you do something about it. what kind of service do you have????????


Master grabe talaga may 25 release ng passport ko untill now wala pa

MasterCitizen x
Submitted on 2012/05/30 at 12:01 pm | In reply to criselda.

Kung pupunata ka sa DFA para samahan ang anak mo, magdala ka ng valid IDs at NSO BC mo at marriage certificate mo na rin. SInce nandoon ka na rin, sabay mo na i-apply ang passport mo since lost passport ka naman, prepare all the requirements for a lost passport na rin.

Mahigpit talaga ang DFA pagdating sa bata. Required ang magulang kasama para sigurado sila na safe ang bata at hindi basta basta madadala ng sinuman palabas ng bansa.

Submitted on 2012/05/30 at 9:37 am | In reply to Nie.




sir, bale san po yung 10 days na posting? kala ko naman po eh after 10 days may late registered na BC na ako? I have the all required documents for the late registration of BC, baka po sa June 1 i file ko na po, meron po ba ako pag-asa makakuha nang passport after nang posting? Kailangan lang talaga for the out of the country seminar, sayang naman kung papalampasin ko pa, TIA…..

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

I think tama itong idea ni Ople.

We need more people pushing for this.

The executive director of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs),  is pushing for amendments to the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, specifically to remove the provision protecting the identity of illegal recruiters.

On ANC’s Headstart, Susan Ople said they want to remove the section that protects illegal recruiters’ idenity, which makes it harder ro expose them to potential victims.

She expressed hope that once the Anti-Trafficking Act is amended, the law would protect Filipinos who are seeking to work overseas.

Ople added that human trafficking must be stopped while the victims are still being recruited.

“What’s sad is we rely on the immigration as the last sentinel when it should be on the prevention side, at the barangays. The barangay captain should know sino umiikot dito, nagrerecruit,” she said.

She likened illegal recruitment to multi-level marketing, where people get commissions for recruiting workers.

“You have a foreign agency that is bypassing the POEA to cut down on costs. They look for scouts, who refer women to a ‘mother recruiter’ here, so they get paid per head. The women are sent abroad, mostly through the backdoor,” she explained.

Ople hailed the case of 2 Filipinas who recently won in a landmark case against an abusive Singaporean recruiter in Malaysia.

But she noted the fight against human trafficking is still a long battle, and the government needs to address this, especially the country’s high unemployment rate.

Ople said she has interviewed many women who have sought jobs abroad as domestic workers.

“I try as much as possible to interview those who have been repatriated from Syria, Jordan, even from Malaysia and I asked them bakit kayo? Anong ginagawa ng husbands niyo or sons niyo? Lalo na for those with babies, young children, they would tell me at a certain age sa atin, mahirap makakuha ng job yung lalaki and to keep it. So its the women because of the domestic worker market overseas. They’re the ones sent or by their own volition try to find work as DH,” she said.

One of the problems is unemployment, Ople noted.

“The problem is the scale. It’s really the unemployment figures. They tell a different story, even if we say the economy’s growing. The time it takes to cascade all these gains not even the poorest of the poor, or middle-class, it’s so slow. Then you have these sweet-talking recruiters. Wala naman silang puhunan. Ginagamit lang nila promise of a better life attached to a passport so that you can use to escape,” she said.


Ano sa tinging mo?


Best regards to everyone. Hope you had a great Lenten break.



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