Where To Claim Your Undelivered Passport

If you applied for your passport between July 7, 2021 to February 8, 2022 and are still waiting for your passport to be delivered, you may be one of the 2,017 applicants who need to personally pick up your passport at designated DFA claiming sites. Here’s how to find out if your passport is includedContinue reading “Where To Claim Your Undelivered Passport”

DFA’s New Rules For Filipinos Arriving From Abroad

The DFA has released a new set of rules for Filipinos who will be arriving in the Philippines. These new rules shall take effect at 12:01 AM on February 10, 2022. If you have friends and relatives who are scheduled to arrive on or after February 10, they need to be properly informed. Generally, allContinue reading “DFA’s New Rules For Filipinos Arriving From Abroad”

DFA Pandemic Advisory: Traveling In and Outside the Philippines

How has the pandemic changed the way we travel? Let me count the ways… Whether you are traveling locally (within the country) or to other countries, you are sure to experience the “new normal” processes implemented by the different local government units and countries such as: a negative antigen or RT-PCR test prior to yourContinue reading “DFA Pandemic Advisory: Traveling In and Outside the Philippines”

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”

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”

Can I Reschedule my Confirmed Passport Appointment at the DFA?

A confirmed appointment at the DFA means that particular date and time is reserved for you for your passport application or renewal.  Last year, there was a clamor for the DFA to systematize their online appointment process because applicants could not seem to get any available date (at any of the most accessible DFA offices)Continue reading “Can I Reschedule my Confirmed Passport Appointment at the DFA?”

Passport Application: What You Need to Bring to the DFA Consular Office

To avoid encountering problems on your passport application appointment date, make sure you have the correct and complete set of requirements when you appear at the DFA.  Remember, if you are renewing a maroon passport, you no longer need to bring a copy of your PSA birth certificate, unless you are going to use thisContinue reading “Passport Application: What You Need to Bring to the DFA Consular Office”