Paano Mag Update Ng Last Name Sa Passport Kapag Kinasal, Nabiyuda, at Nakipag Hiwalay?

Alam mo ba na hindi required ang mga Filipina na magpalit ng apelido pag sila ay kinasal na? Ibig sabihin, hindi nila kailangang palitan ang apelido nila sa kanilang mga government-issued IDs, bank accounts, insurances, at iba pang mga dokumento pagkatpos ng kasal. Ang babaguhin lang nila ay ang kanilang civil status pero puwedeng hindiContinue reading “Paano Mag Update Ng Last Name Sa Passport Kapag Kinasal, Nabiyuda, at Nakipag Hiwalay?”

Sino-sino Ang Puwedeng Gumamit Ng Courtesy Lane Ng DFA?

Noong kasagsagan ng COVID-19 pandemic, pansamantalang isinara ng DFA ang kanilang mga tanggapan para sa kaligtasan ng mga passport applicants at mga empleyado ng DFA. Nang magbukas silang muli, strictly by appointment ang kanilang patakaran para sa mga maga-apply at magre-renew ng kanilang passports. Hindi muna pinayagan ang walk-in at pag-gamit ng Courtesy Lane paraContinue reading “Sino-sino Ang Puwedeng Gumamit Ng Courtesy Lane Ng DFA?”

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”

Dedicated Passport Center for OFWs

Bilang pagpapahalaga at pagbibigay prayoridad sa ating mga kababayang OFW, ang Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ay maglalagay ng dedicated passport application center para sa mga OFW sa consular office sa Robinson’s Galleria.  Ito ay malapit lamang sa opisina ng Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Ang mga OFW ay hindi na kailangan pang mag setContinue reading “Dedicated Passport Center for OFWs”

DFA Imposes 30-day Ban on No-show Passport Applicants

Setting an appointment with the DFA to apply for a new passport or have an old one renewed, is free of charge.  All you have to do is log on to the http://www.passport.com.ph website, choose a DFA branch nearest you, and block off your preferred date and time for the passport application.  It is aContinue reading “DFA Imposes 30-day Ban on No-show Passport Applicants”

Philippine Passports for Pinoys with Dual Citizenship

In yesterday’s blog, we talked about the possibility of re-acquiring Filipino citizenship after becoming a naturalized citizen of another country. Such Pinoys have dual citizenship. Today’s blog will focus on how a Filipino with dual citizenship can apply for his Philippine passport. Yes. They can have two passports – one from the country where theyContinue reading “Philippine Passports for Pinoys with Dual Citizenship”

Travel Clearance for Minors vs. Parental Travel Permit

Summer vacation is just around the corner. To kids, it’s the next best thing to Christmas because it means time off from school and home works. They can sleep in until mid-day, spend more time with friends, and of course, go on vacation with the family. Taking the kids on an out-of-town trip is alwaysContinue reading “Travel Clearance for Minors vs. Parental Travel Permit”

What To Do When You Lose Your Passport Abroad

Grace emptied her backpack as soon as she stepped into her hotel room.  She turned the bag upside down and shook out all the contents of the pockets and pouches.  She took off her jacket and cargo pants and rummaged through the pockets, even though she knew she will not find it there. With tremblingContinue reading “What To Do When You Lose Your Passport Abroad”