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Jan 16 (1)

There is a better and more efficient means to get PSA documents (birth, marriage, CENOMAR, death) and that is by ordering online at www.psahelpline.ph.  It works just like any other online retail facility where you simply choose the item you need, place it in your virtual cart, pay, and then wait for the order to arrive.

What PSA certificates can you order online?

You may request for copies of birth, marriage, death, and Certificate of No Marriage or CENOMAR.  Simply click on the ORDER NOW! button found on the site’s homepage, and then choose the document you need.

I only need the document for my files.  Can I still request online or is this facility only for those who are in a hurry?

PSAHelpline.ph is for everyone, especially those who do not have time to travel to or visit a PSA office. The site offers several reasons for requesting a PSA certificate; however, if you are requesting for personal purposes, you may simply choose ETC. (others) and specify that you need it for your files.

What personal information are required when placing an order?

Your first, middle, and last names are required, as well as your gender, birthday, birthplace, and birth right.  You will also be asked for your parents’ names so if you are not familiar with the spellings, better do an advance research to avoid discrepancies in your submitted application.

Have you had any legal proceedings done to your birth certificate?

Legal proceedings include:

1. Correction of entry

Your birth certificate underwent “Correction of Entry” if you had a name spelling or birth date corrected.  There should be an annotation in your birth certificate to show the correct entries; you will not be issued a new copy of your birth certificate.

2. Legitimation

If a child is born out of wedlock, his birth right will show that he is illegitimate.  When his biological parents marry afterwards, they have the option to file for Legitimation Due To Subsequent Marriage.  This process changes the child’s birth right from illegitimate to legitimate; the child may now rightfully use his father’s last name.

3. Adoption

After due adoption process, annotations will be affixed to the adopted child’s birth certificate.

4. Court Hearings

Common reasons why a person’s birth certificate undergoes legal proceedings is changing of middle and last names.  The changes will appear as annotations on the birth certificate.

5. Supplemental Report

If there are fields left blank in your birth certificate, it will be issued a Supplemental Report in order to supply the missing entries.  These will reflect as annotations on the blank spaces in your document, not necessarily written on the blank fields.

You need to indicate any legal proceeding done to your birth certificate, as part of the online ordering process.

Who is requesting for the document?

The site requires for the identity of the person placing the order and his relationship with the owner of the certificate.  The requesting party must be of legal age and must be the same person to receive the document upon delivery.

Requesting parties could be the owner himself, spouse, parents, children, and grandchildren. If the requesting party is not a relative, choose None of the Above.

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Just like any other online shopping site, you will be given the chance to review the details of your ordered certificate on the Order Summary page.  Take time to review all entries you made; any error may negatively affect your order.

Provide a working mobile, landline, and email address where PSAHelpline.ph may contact you for any concerns with your application.

The fields for your delivery address are clearly labeled; the city and municipality fields have dropdown arrows where you can select the most appropriate location of your area.

In case you are not available to receive the documents you ordered, you need to assign at least three representatives and indicate their names at the bottom part of the screen.  If you fail to assign a representative, the courier will only be released to you as the Requesting Party.

Indicate how many copies you wish to order and then tick the small box beside I certify that all the information I’ve provided is true and correct.

Order Confirmation

Your order is confirmed when you are issued a Reference Number; this is the 10-digit number that will appear on your screen after you submit your order.  This will also be sent to your email as added reference.

You may now proceed with the payment of the ordered certificates.

Payment Channels

You have several options when paying for your ordered PSA certificates.

  1. Online payment using your Visa or Mastercard credit cards.
  2. Through Bancnet ATM
  3. BayadCenters
  4. EZPay at 7-11 stores

What you need upon document delivery

Make sure you are physically present at the delivery address on the days you are expecting the documents to arrive.  Prepare a valid ID to support your identity as the requesting party.

If you assigned representatives to receive the document on your behalf, leave a signed authorization letter and one valid ID.  The representative must also be able to present at least one valid ID to the courier.

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Jan 11

Good news for all Solo Parent ID holders!

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that solo parents, with a valid Solo Parent ID, will now be prioritized at the passport application lanes.  If you are a Solo Parent ID holder, you no longer need to set an appointment online to apply for or renew your Philippine Passport.  You can simply visit any DFA branch as a walk-in applicant; as long as you have the complete set of IDs and other requirements, you will be attended to right away.

In the past, only OFWs, Senior Citizens, PWDs, pregnant women, and minors are welcome to take advantage of the priority lanes set by the DFA.  The list has become delightfully longer with Solo Parents included in it.

How do I get a Solo Parent ID?

Unlike your Postal or Philhealth ID, the Solo Parent ID may only be granted to qualified applicants.  This means that not all solo parents can qualify for the ID and its accompanying benefits and privileges.  One has to qualify based on the standards set by law.

According to RA 8972, a solo parent is:

  1. Left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to the following circumstances:
    • Death of spouse.
    • Spouse is detained or is serving sentence for a criminal conviction for at least one (1) year.
    • Physical and/or mental incapacity of spouse as certified by a public medical practitioner.
    • Legal separation or de facto separation from spouse for at least one (1) year, as long as he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children.
    • Declaration of nullity or annulment of marriage as decreed by a court or by a church as long as he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children.
  2. Unmarried mother/father who has preferred to keep and rear her/his child/children.
  3. A woman who gives birth as a result of rape and other crimes against chastity even without a final conviction of the offender, provided the mother keeps and raises the child.
  4. Any other person who solely provides parental care and support to a child or children.
  5. Any family member who assumes the responsibility of head of family as a result of the death, abandonment, disappearance or prolonged absence of the parents or solo parent.

If you wish to apply for a Solo Parent ID, you may proceed to your designated barangay hall or directly to a DSWD office in your area.  Your financial status is part of the evaluation, so make sure to bring a copy of your ITR; if you are a stay-at-home parent, the DSWD worker should be able to identify what document you can file in place of an ITR.

Prepare a copy of the PSA birth certificates of your children as well as any other document that could attest to your status as a solo parent (annulment papers, spouse’s death certificate, etc.).

Your documents will be evaluated by a social worker; it could take up to 30 days for your ID to be issued.  The Solo Parent ID is valid for one year and is renewable.

Reference: www.dfa.gov.ph

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01-18-2

We all know that the process of applying for a Housing Loan with the Pag-IBIG fund can be a long and daunting course.  Most of the time, applicants are compelled to take a leave from work and hop from one government office to another in order to complete the necessary documents.  After submitting all the documents, applicants are requested to wait for a long time before they are given the results of the Pag-IBIG’s evaluation.

Well, Pag-IBIG has some good news for housing loan applicants!

The Pag-IBIG Online Housing Loan Application has been launched and interested home buyers may now submit their applications online!  This makes the entire process of applying for a home loan so much easier because you can do it right at the comfort of your home!  The site is currently on its soft launch phase but all the links are working perfectly already.

Here are the updates you can expect from the simplified housing loan process:

  1. You may now apply for a Housing Loan online by logging in to http://www.pagibigfund.gov.ph/housingloan/.  Once logged, key in your MID Number (Membership ID Number) or your RTN (Registration Tracking Number) in order to access the application page.
  2. In the same site, you also have the option to view a rough estimate of your amortization using the Amortization Calculator.  There is a clickable link at the bottom of the page.
  3. If all the documents you have submitted for your loan have fully satisfied the requirements, you can expect to be given the results of your application in 20 days.
  4. From 14 basic documents, you are now only required to submit 7.  Take note though that the Pag-IBIG might require for additional papers, depending on the results of evaluation:
    • Housing Loan Application with recent ID photo
    • Proof of Income
    • One valid ID
    • Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT)
    • Updated Tax Declaration and Updated Real Estate Tax Receipt
    • Contract-to-sell
    • Vicinity Map

Apart from the online application, Pag-IBIG is also targeting to turn their offices into one-stop shops.  This means that members, beneficiaries, and applicants no longer need to go from one government office to another to secure copies of documents required by Pag-IBIG.  There will be designated desks in Pag-IBIG offices where applicants can simply request for copies of their documents and these will be processed while they wait (similar with the presence of LRA personnel in some Pag-IBIG offices).

Applicants may still file their housing loan applications in any of the 113 branches of Pag-IBIG.  Word of the wise: Pag-IBIG offices tend to have lesser foot traffic during the first two weeks of the month.  You may want to schedule your visit during these days.

Follow us for more updates on Pag-IBIG application processes!

Source: http://www.pagibigfund.gov.ph/housingloan/

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01-16

To travel to the United States, a Filipino must be granted one of two Visa types available to Pinoys: a Nonimmigrant Visa or an Immigrant Visa.

Nonimmigrant Visas are for travelers who wish to enter the United States and stay there for a definite period of time.  It is given to Pinoys who wish to tour the U.S., visit friends and relatives who reside there, seek medical treatment, or attend company and business functions.  Nonimmigrant Visa holders are expected to return to the Philippines within a prescribed period.

Immigrant Visa on the other hand are for those who wish to relocate to the U.S. and live there permanently.

In this article, we will be providing the step-by-step process needed when applying for a U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa and setting your interview appointment online.  These were lifted from the U.S. Embassy website.

Read on!

  1. Your Passport must be valid.

If it is your first time to apply for a US Visa, you may want to go beyond the minimum six-month validity required of Pinoy travelers.  You can find the complete list of requirements and procedure in renewing your passport here.

2. Accomplish your U.S. Visa application online by logging on to the US Embassy website (ph.usembassy.gov)

Read the instructions carefully.  Do not rush into completing the online forms and questionnaire as the answers you will be providing on the website will be reviewed by the embassy and may form part of your interview.  Avoid asking someone else to accomplish the online forms for you as well.

3. Pay for your Visa Application Fee

As of this writing, the Visa Application Fee is $160.00.  You can make your payments at any Bank of the Philippine Islands branch.  Just bring the print-out copy of the US Visa Application Deposit Slip which you can get after you have completed the forms online.

There is an expiration date on the deposit slip that you will be printing out; make sure you are aware of the last date when you can make your payment.  Should you miss the deadline, you can simply visit the US Embassy website again to have the system generate a new deposit slip for you.

After you have made your payment, keep your bank receipt and take note of your receipt number.  This will be asked of you when set your appointment online.  The bank cannot generate a new receipt number for you so take care not to lose your copy.

Whether you are granted a visa or not, you are required to make the payment.  This is non-refundable.

4. Complete the DS-160 form and submit online.

  • You have the option to save your answers and then come back later to continue filling out the online form.
  • Follow the prescribed guidelines for taking and submitting your photo. The system will not accept  your file if it does not meet the requirements.
  • Email yourself a copy of the accomplished DS-160 to serve as your reference.  Do not bring a copy of the DS-160 to your interview.

5. Create your profile in the Visa Application system.

  • This is where you gain access to creating an appointment for your interview.
  • Prepare the following when creating your profile:
    • Your Passport number.
    • Receipt number from the bank payment you made.
    • The ten-digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page.

Once you have a confirmed schedule for your interview, all you need to do is prepare the documents you need and wait for your appointment date!

In our next article, we will feature tips and guidelines to help you ace your interview.  Stay tuned!

Reference: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/ph-niv-visaapply.asp

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Good news para sa ating mga kababayang OFW! May online facility na para makapag generate at makapagbayad ng OEC o Overseas Employment Certificate; hindi na ninyo kailangang pumunta pa sa designated Philippine embassies and consular locations. Para ito sa mga OFW na nagbabakasyon sa bansa, rehired, o pabalik sa dati nilang employer at may existing nang records sa POEA database.

Kung ikaw naman ay OFW din at aalis ka nang muli pero bago na iyong employer, magagamit mo pa din ang online facility dahil pwede ka nang mag set ng appointment mo online. Ibig sabihin, kapag meron kang appointment, siguradong may mag-assist sa iyo pag dating mo sa OEC processing at hindi mo na kailangang pumila ng matagal.

Maaaring ma-access ang online facility ng Balik Manggagawa ditto (http://bmonline.poea.gov.ph/). Narito ang mga hakbang para sa Application ng OEC online:

  1. Visit the Balik Manggagawa website (http://bmonline.poea.gov.ph/). Kung hindi ka pa nakagawa ng online account mo, piliin ang New User? na column at ilagay ang lahat ng detalye na hinihingi. Siguraduhing valid ang email address na inilagay sa Email address field dahil dito ipadadala ang verification email. Kung hind mave-verify ang iyong account, hindi mo ito maa-access.
  2. Kapag na-verify na ang account mo, bumalik sa website at mag login sa iyong account. Ihanda ang iyong passport at kopya ng visa, ang iyong original na OEC (kailangang sa Pilipinas na-issue ang OEC).
  3. Sagutin ang information sheet at ilagay ang petsa ng departure/alis sa Pilipinas.
  4. Para sa mga first time OEC applicants, maaaring mamili ng date at lugar kung saan mo gustong kunin ang OEC.
  5. Kapag siguradong tama na ang lahat ng inilagay na information, i-click ang ‘Set Appointment’. Mabibigyan ka pa ng pagkakataon na ma-review ang lahat ng information na inilagay mo bago ito ma-confirm.
  6. Ang e-payment facility ay para naman sa mga returning visitors; maaari silang magbayad gamit ang online banking system na available sa website. Kapag nakapag bayad na, maaari nang i-print ang OEC kasama ang mga system-generated certificates at receipts. Mag print ng tatlong kopya ng OEC.

Ilang mga paalala mula sa POEA tungkol sa OEC:

  • Ang POEA ay hindi nagi-isyu ng OEC sa mga airport maliban sa mga OFW na naka emergency leave ng hindi lalagpas sa five (5) days.
  • Ang OEC ay valid lamang sa petsa o araw kung kalian ito na-isyu. Kaya’t kinakailangang ang OFW ay may confirmed flight schedule sa parehong araw.
  • Ito ay available sa mga Labor Assistance Centers (LAC) sa mga international airports sa Manila, Cebu, at Davao.
  • Simula November 2, 2015, ang POEA Main Office sa Edsa corner Ortigas Avenue ay tatanggap lamang ng mga Balik-Manggagawa na may APPOINTMENT sa BM Online Processing System.
  • Ang mga sumusunod na POEA Regional Offices ay tatanggap lamang ng mga Balik-Manggagawa na may APPOINTMENT sa BM Online Processing System:
    • San Fernando City, La Union
    • Tuguegarao City
    • Baguio City
    • San Fernando City, Pampanga
    • Calamba City
    • Legaspi City
    • Cebu City
    • Iloilo City
    • Bacolod City
    • Tacloban City
    • Davao City
    • Butuan City
    • Zamboanga City
    • Koronadal City
    • Cagayan de Oro City

Paki share sa mga kababayan nating OFW.

For more information, visit: http://www.pinoy-ofw.com/news/36142-how-to-apply-oec-online.html

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