What You Need to Prepare for your Child’s Passport Application

Applicants who are below 18 years old have a different set of general requirements and other documents depending on the child’s status (illegitimate, traveling without either parent, etc.).  The parents’ passports are vital requirements and must be included in the documents and IDs to be submitted when applying at a DFA office.  In cases whereContinue reading “What You Need to Prepare for your Child’s Passport Application”

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Quick Guide to Passport Application at the DFA

About 15 years ago when I first worked on my passport application, I got overwhelmed with all the documents and IDs I needed to prepare.  I thought to myself, if this is how complicated the process is, how can senior citizens, PWDs, and other citizens with special needs and cases manage to get everything done.Continue reading “Quick Guide to Passport Application at the DFA”

DFA Will Be Open On September 21, 2017

The government has declared Thursday, September 21, 2017 as a National Day of Protest as the country commemorates the 45th year of the declaration of Martial Law.  Effectively, work in the executive branches of the government, local government units (LGUs), as well as classes in all levels of public schools are suspended.  This is toContinue reading “DFA Will Be Open On September 21, 2017”

Online Passport Appointment System Made Easier for Every Pinoy

In the first week of September (2017), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that it has opened more appointment slots for Pinoys seeking to apply for a new passport or have their old ones renewed.  The additional slots came from the 1,200 reserved (daily) slots for travel agencies and DFA employees. Yes, even DFAContinue reading “Online Passport Appointment System Made Easier for Every Pinoy”

How to Get an I-DOLE OFW ID Card

Last July 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment launched a new ID system for OFWs called the I-DOLE.  This ID allows OFWs to do away with the long and tedious process of applying for the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) that they need to secure in order prove their legitimacy as Filipino workers. Apart fromContinue reading “How to Get an I-DOLE OFW ID Card”

Online Dubai Visa Application Now Available

Filipinos who wish to tour the beautiful city-state of Dubai now have the option to apply for their visas online.  The process is really simple and offers so much convenience especially to DIY (do-it-yourself) travelers, or those who opt not to hire the services of a travel agency. If you are planning to visit DubaiContinue reading “Online Dubai Visa Application Now Available”

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?”

The Easy & Systematic Way of Getting a DFA Passport

Bonjour.  Mabuhay. It’s been a while and the rush rush of everyday life seems to keep on rushing 🙂 Also, your inquiries and questions just keep pouring in that I hardly find any time to post new blogs or even subjects of interest lately. However, I noticed that some people are still under the cloudContinue reading “The Easy & Systematic Way of Getting a DFA Passport”