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!”

Who May Use the DFA’s Passport Courtesy Lanes?

Securing an appointment with the DFA to apply for a passport or have your old one renewed has proven to be quite a challenge for most.  Good thing the DFA has made courtesy lanes available for certain types of applicants. Here is the list of requirements in order to be eligible for the DFA’s courtesyContinue reading “Who May Use the DFA’s Passport Courtesy Lanes?”

Philippine Passport FAQs Part 3: Errors on Passports and Authentication of Documents

If the information in your passport is incorrect, such as the spelling of your name or the date of your birth, can you still use your passport to travel? Some Pinoys do not have a middle name, can they still apply for a passport even if this is the case? This is part 3 ofContinue reading “Philippine Passport FAQs Part 3: Errors on Passports and Authentication of Documents”

Philippine Passport FAQs Part 2: DFA Courtesy Lanes, Passport On Wheels, and the ePayment System

Who can be accommodated at the DFA’s courtesy lanes? What is the Passport on Wheels? How does the new ePayment system of the DFA work? Can fixers really help me with my appointment with the DFA? Get your answers here. Passport Courtesy Lane There are no available slots for a passport appointment. Can I walkContinue reading “Philippine Passport FAQs Part 2: DFA Courtesy Lanes, Passport On Wheels, and the ePayment System”

Philippine Passport FAQs Part 1: Getting an Appointment and Required Documents

If you are still wondering when you can possibly land an appointment slot to get your passport renewed, or are clueless about getting a document authenticated by the DFA, then you can consider this article as heaven-sent.  All the answers to our questions about passports are in here – straight from the DFA. Read on!Continue reading “Philippine Passport FAQs Part 1: Getting an Appointment and Required Documents”

How to Get an Appointment with the DFA

The DFA has made some changes in the usual process of reserving an appointment slot for your passport application (or renewal).  If you are setting an appointment at any of the DFA offices and satellite branches within Metro Manila, you will be required to pay for your passport fee using the DFA ePayment Portal beforeContinue reading “How to Get an Appointment with the DFA”

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”

Top 10 Most Asked Questions About PSA Birth Certificates

Question: Can I apply for a passport even if my gender in my PSA birth certificate is wrong? I can have this corrected but that will take time. I already have an appointment with the DFA and I need my passport asap. Answer: You may go ahead and appear at the DFA on the date ofContinue reading “Top 10 Most Asked Questions About PSA Birth Certificates”