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)”

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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”

Babalik at Babalik Ka Rin: What to Do When Travelling Back to the Philippines (for Non-OFWs and Foreign Nationals)

Do you have friends and relatives abroad who plan to come home to the Philippines but are not sure how to go about the ever-changing policies and requirements involved in overseas travel? I feel you! So, I did a rather quick and effortless research on how Filipinos abroad can process their re-entry to our countryContinue reading “Babalik at Babalik Ka Rin: What to Do When Travelling Back to the Philippines (for Non-OFWs and Foreign Nationals)”

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”

How to Change Wrong Information in the Online Passport Appointment Form

When you fill out the online application form for your passport appointment, it is as good as filling out an actual document – all the information you place there will be considered true and correct by the DFA.  But what if you realize you placed the wrong information in the form after you have submittedContinue reading “How to Change Wrong Information in the Online Passport Appointment Form”

How to Get a Replacement of Your Damaged Passport

My friend’s dog tore his brand new passport apart, three months before he was scheduled to leave for Singapore.  He cried like a little boy while collecting the scraps of paper that was once his primary travel document. How do you get a replacement for your damaged passport?  Read this. First off, we need toContinue reading “How to Get a Replacement of Your Damaged Passport”

How to Confirm Your Passport Appointment at the DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs applied some changes in the passport appointment system last year in order to make more room for more passport applicants.  Getting an appointment with the DFA has become so difficult for most Filipinos because the appointment slots get blocked off really fast.  It was found out that a significant numberContinue reading “How to Confirm Your Passport Appointment at the DFA”