How To Apply For A Passport If You Do Not Have A Birth Certificate

Your PSA birth certificate is required if you are applying for a passport for the first time. Sometimes, the DFA also requires it when you are renewing your old passport especially for female applicants who will be shifting from their maiden last name to their married last name. But what if you do not haveContinue reading “How To Apply For A Passport If You Do Not Have A Birth Certificate”

How To Apply For A Philippine Passport If Your Birth Certificate Was Registered Late

A child’s birth details must be submitted and duly registered at the Local Civil Registry office within 30 days from the day it was born. Anything later than that and the child’s birth certificate will be tagged as late registered. Aside from additional fees that the parents have to pay to have it registered, theContinue reading “How To Apply For A Philippine Passport If Your Birth Certificate Was Registered Late”

List Of Documentary Requirements For First-time Passport Applicants

Are you applying for a Philippine passport for the very first time? Here are the IDs and documents you need to prepare to make sure that your trip to the DFA is not wasted (especially now when our movements are restricted because of the pandemic): ADULT NEW APPLICATION A. Core Requirements Confirmed online appointment PersonalContinue reading “List Of Documentary Requirements For First-time Passport Applicants”

How To Apply For A US Fiance Visa (K-1)

You can gain US citizenship by marrying a US citizen; and you can enter US territories through the power of a K-1 visa. A K-1 visa permits foreign-citizen fiance to travel to the US and marry his or her US citizen sponsor within 90 days upon arrival. How do I apply for a K-1 visa?Continue reading “How To Apply For A US Fiance Visa (K-1)”

Is The US Embassy In Manila Currently Accepting Tourist Visa Applications?

The quick answer to this question is “no”. According to the website of the US Embassy in Manila, there is a wait time of 447 calendar days to get an appointment for an interview for a tourist visa application. The Consular Section only provides service to “urgent” and emergency cases — more specifically described asContinue reading “Is The US Embassy In Manila Currently Accepting Tourist Visa Applications?”

Passport Processing In Metro Manila Resumes Under MECQ

As I write this, Metro Manila is on its third day under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ); this quarantine status is scheduled to last until August 31, 2021 before everyone’s mobility and access to basic necessities is once again decided upon by the government. We are still in the middle of a pandemic; the virusContinue reading “Passport Processing In Metro Manila Resumes Under MECQ”

How to Get a Passport for Your Minor Children During the Pandemic

Before COVID-19, minors (below 18 years old) were not required to get a confirmed online appointment when applying for a passport or renewing their old one. They will be accommodated at the Courtesy Lanes of DFA’s satellite offices provided they have the complete set of requirements and are accompanied by a parent or a legalContinue reading “How to Get a Passport for Your Minor Children During the Pandemic”

New DFA Passport Releasing Period Starts Today!

The long wait is indeed, over!  Today, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announces the shortened releasing period for regular and express passport processing.  This is good news to Pinoy travelers who rely on the speed and efficiency of DFA to produce and deliver their passports on time. Beginning today, October 1, 2018, passport applicantsContinue reading “New DFA Passport Releasing Period Starts Today!”