How To Renew Lost Valid and Expired ePassports

I don’t know why or how but people lose their passports all the time. I know, because I lost mine some ten years back. When we were building our house and had to apply for electricity at the Meralco, my cousin borrowed my passport as proof of identification for the application. He failed to returnContinue reading “How To Renew Lost Valid and Expired ePassports”

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e-Passport Renewal Requirements and Supporting Documents

The Department of Foreign Affairs has once again opened its doors to passport applications and renewals. It is still quite a challenge to secure an online appointment but right now, it’s the only way we can have our passports renewed in the midst of a pandemic. So, whether you are applying for a passport forContinue reading “e-Passport Renewal Requirements and Supporting Documents”

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?”

5 Reasons Why You Still Need to Bring your PSA Birth Certificate to the DFA

The DFA has recently announced that PSA birth certificates are no longer required when renewing your old passport.  While this is true, there are still special cases when you will still be asked to submit a copy of your birth certificate. We summarized the list from DFA and are sharing it in today’s blog, forContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Still Need to Bring your PSA Birth Certificate to the DFA”

Advisory for Filipinos Travelling Overseas

Whether you are traveling for leisure, business, or employment, you must always exercise caution and vigilance for your safety and security.  The Department of Foreign Affairs released a list of reminders for every Pinoy to remember when traveling abroad, especially first-time travelers or those who are visiting a country for the first time.  We areContinue reading “Advisory for Filipinos Travelling Overseas”

List of Requirements for Renewal of Passport

After the DFA announced that the PSA birth certificate is no longer a requirement when renewing passports, we received a lot of messages from our followers seeking to clarify the new policy.  Some of them who had confirmed appointments for passport renewal proceeded to the DFA branches WITHOUT their PSA birth and marriage certificates, onlyContinue reading “List of Requirements for Renewal of Passport”

Important Guidelines When Applying for a Philippine Passport

Here are some tips that can help you make the most of your appointment with the DFA for your passport application or renewal. Before applying for a Philippine passport: All applicants should secure an online appointment when applying for a passport. The public is advised to secure their passports prior to booking their flights.  FlightContinue reading “Important Guidelines When Applying for a Philippine Passport”

Visa Free Countries para sa Lakwatserong Pinoy (o Lakwatserang Pinay)

What keeps you from grabbing that airfare promo? You know you want it, why don’t you get it? The most common answer one would get is: Hassle kumuha ng visa! The Pinoy passport ranks 69th in the world for free entries. This can greatly discourage a first-time traveler from making an effort to apply forContinue reading “Visa Free Countries para sa Lakwatserong Pinoy (o Lakwatserang Pinay)”