My Experience Using the New DFA E-payment Portal

My passport is due to expire this month so I really made it a point to have it renewed before the end of May.  It was pretty difficult to get an appointment slot through the http://www.passport.gov.ph website but I finally was able to secure one last June 2, 2018. This was not the first timeContinue reading “My Experience Using the New DFA E-payment Portal”

Mga Bagong Requirements sa Renewal ng Green at Machine Readable Passports

Para sa lahat ng naka-schedule at nagbabalak pa lamang magpa renew ng kanilang Green o Machine Readable Passports, importanteng malaman na may bagong patakaran ang Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) sa prosesong ito. Simula noong Lunes, June 6, 2016, lahat ng domestic applications para sa renewal ng nasabing Green o Machine Readable Passports (MRP) ayContinue reading “Mga Bagong Requirements sa Renewal ng Green at Machine Readable Passports”

Dedicated Passport Center for OFWs

Bilang pagpapahalaga at pagbibigay prayoridad sa ating mga kababayang OFW, ang Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ay maglalagay ng dedicated passport application center para sa mga OFW sa consular office sa Robinson’s Galleria.  Ito ay malapit lamang sa opisina ng Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Ang mga OFW ay hindi na kailangan pang mag setContinue reading “Dedicated Passport Center for OFWs”

DFA Imposes 30-day Ban on No-show Passport Applicants

Setting an appointment with the DFA to apply for a new passport or have an old one renewed, is free of charge.  All you have to do is log on to the http://www.passport.com.ph website, choose a DFA branch nearest you, and block off your preferred date and time for the passport application.  It is aContinue reading “DFA Imposes 30-day Ban on No-show Passport Applicants”

Travel Clearance for Minors vs. Parental Travel Permit

Summer vacation is just around the corner. To kids, it’s the next best thing to Christmas because it means time off from school and home works. They can sleep in until mid-day, spend more time with friends, and of course, go on vacation with the family. Taking the kids on an out-of-town trip is alwaysContinue reading “Travel Clearance for Minors vs. Parental Travel Permit”

Can a Married Woman Use Her Maiden Name on Her Passport?

When Gemma and PJ got married in 2008, they had to wait until 2009 before they were able to spend their honeymoon in the U.S. Gemma’s passport had to be renewed. She decided to wait until she has all her marriage documents with her because she wanted for her married name to appear on herContinue reading “Can a Married Woman Use Her Maiden Name on Her Passport?”

What To Do When You Lose Your Passport Abroad

Grace emptied her backpack as soon as she stepped into her hotel room.  She turned the bag upside down and shook out all the contents of the pockets and pouches.  She took off her jacket and cargo pants and rummaged through the pockets, even though she knew she will not find it there. With tremblingContinue reading “What To Do When You Lose Your Passport Abroad”

PSA Documents Re-verification for US Visa Applications

When applying for an Immigrant Visa to the U.S., an applicant may be required to submit additional documents to establish his eligibility. If this happens, the applicant is essentially “denied” under Section 221 (g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. There are no prescribed lists of documents you will be asked to submit; you willContinue reading “PSA Documents Re-verification for US Visa Applications”