Your Postal ID is Now a Primary ID for Passport Applications

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will begin accepting the PhlPost ID (postal ID) as a primary ID when applying for or renewing your passport, beginning today, August 1, 2019.  This should be good news for most of us who have limited government-issued IDs (especially for those who do not have a driver’s license orContinue reading “Your Postal ID is Now a Primary ID for Passport Applications”

How to Apply for a Passport If You Do Not Have a PSA Birth Certificate

When my mom requested for a copy of her PSA birth certificate a few years back, we got a Negative Report instead.  This means that she does not have a birth certificate reported to the PSA.  When we sought the assistance of the LCR in Cabanatuan (where she was born), we were advised that herContinue reading “How to Apply for a Passport If You Do Not Have a PSA Birth Certificate”

New Passport Application Due to Name Change: Requirements and Processes

When a person changes his name, whether due to marriage, adoption, or corrections on birth certificate entries, the rest of his identification documents, such as passports, should also be updated.  Here is a list of name amendments allowed by Philippine laws and the specific requirements when applying for a new or renewed passport due toContinue reading “New Passport Application Due to Name Change: Requirements and Processes”

Passport Application Process: Applicant’s Name on Birth Certificate does not Match Names on IDs

A passport applicant was denied because her name on her birth certificate did not match any of the IDs and clearances she presented to the DFA.  Why is this so? Janine’s parents’ marriage was annulled shortly after she turned one year old.  After the annulment, her mother immediately reverted to using her maiden last name. Continue reading “Passport Application Process: Applicant’s Name on Birth Certificate does not Match Names on IDs”