DFA’s Courtesy Lanes Now Open For Fully Vaccinated Walk-in Applicants

As our country slowly adjusts to the new normal and government agencies and private establishments begin opening their doors to the public, the DFA finally announces that their Courtesy Lanes are now open for those who need it! When the pandemic hit two years ago, the Department of Foreign Affairs had to close its doorsContinue reading “DFA’s Courtesy Lanes Now Open For Fully Vaccinated Walk-in Applicants”

List Of Acceptable IDs For Philippine Passport Application

If you are applying for a passport for the first time, you need to get an online appointment with the DFA as walk-in applicants are not accommodated at this time. In my personal experience, securing an online appointment is the most difficult part because I literally had to keep vigil in front of my computerContinue reading “List Of Acceptable IDs For Philippine Passport Application”

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)”

DFA Passport Appointment: No Show, No Refund

Last year, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) tweaked the passport appointment process a bit so that applicants are required to confirm their appointments by paying for their passports before their appointment dates.  In the past, applicants have the liberty to book an appointment’s date and time, appear before a DFA consul, and then payContinue reading “DFA Passport Appointment: No Show, No Refund”

Passport Application Problems: Father’s Last Name Appears as the Child’s Middle Name on Birth Certificate

The DFA will always refer to the authenticated copy of our PSA birth certificate for the accuracy and completeness of our names.  The name, and how it is written, on the birth certificate is what will appear on the passport. Miguel Oben is an illegitimate child.  He has always used his mother’s last name asContinue reading “Passport Application Problems: Father’s Last Name Appears as the Child’s Middle Name on Birth Certificate”

Passport Application Process: What Happens If I Fail to Claim my Passport at the DFA?

After you have successfully satisfied all the ID and documentary requirements to obtain a new passport or have your old one renewed, you will be issued a receipt by the DFA cashier.  If you opted not to have your passport delivered to you, you will have to go back to that DFA branch to claimContinue reading “Passport Application Process: What Happens If I Fail to Claim my Passport at the DFA?”

Passport Application Process: Requirements when Applying for a Legitimized Child’s Passport

A child born out of wedlock is an illegitimate child.  Under the law, such children shall carry their mother’s last name on their birth certificates unless their father provides his consent to let the child use his last name.  In cases when the parents of an illegitimate child decide to marry later on, the child’sContinue reading “Passport Application Process: Requirements when Applying for a Legitimized Child’s Passport”

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”