Passport Applications And Renewals: All You Need To Know

Since we are on the topic of passport applications and renewals, I decided to collect all of the important facts and guidelines from the DFA and dedicate a blog for it. I, too, need to have my passport renewed and everyday I would visit the DFA website hoping to be able to get an appointment.Continue reading “Passport Applications And Renewals: All You Need To Know”

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“When Will Passport Appointment Slots Be Opened?” And Other Questions About Passport Renewals

As of this writing, passport appointment slots remain unavailable in the DFA’s website. A news report this morning said that the appointment setting service of the DFA is expected to resume in the coming days. Apparently, the service was temporarily discontinued because a lot of previous applicants submitted defective application forms — erroneous entries, incorrectContinue reading ““When Will Passport Appointment Slots Be Opened?” And Other Questions About Passport Renewals”

How To Apply For A Philippine Passport If Your Birth Certificate Was Registered Late

A child’s birth details must be submitted and duly registered at the Local Civil Registry office within 30 days from the day it was born. Anything later than that and the child’s birth certificate will be tagged as late registered. Aside from additional fees that the parents have to pay to have it registered, theContinue reading “How To Apply For A Philippine Passport If Your Birth Certificate Was Registered Late”

I Missed my DFA Appointment Due to an Emergency, Can I Still Reschedule?

Another common question we receive in our email, one that we asked ourselves many months back.  And the answer is, no. Based on my observation, one of the main reasons why it has become so difficult to get an available passport appointment slot is because people do not take their reservations seriously.  They will reserveContinue reading “I Missed my DFA Appointment Due to an Emergency, Can I Still Reschedule?”

How to Apply for an Adopted Child’s Passport

The DFA has special requirements for an adopted minor child’s passport application.  Apart from the core requirements, as featured in a previous blog, the following supporting documents must also be presented.  We are also including the additional requirements for illegitimate children whose mother is deceased and the father is unknown. If the applicant is anContinue reading “How to Apply for an Adopted Child’s Passport”

New DFA Passport Releasing Period Starts Today!

The long wait is indeed, over!  Today, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announces the shortened releasing period for regular and express passport processing.  This is good news to Pinoy travelers who rely on the speed and efficiency of DFA to produce and deliver their passports on time. Beginning today, October 1, 2018, passport applicantsContinue reading “New DFA Passport Releasing Period Starts Today!”

Who May Use the DFA’s Passport Courtesy Lanes?

Securing an appointment with the DFA to apply for a passport or have your old one renewed has proven to be quite a challenge for most.  Good thing the DFA has made courtesy lanes available for certain types of applicants. Here is the list of requirements in order to be eligible for the DFA’s courtesyContinue reading “Who May Use the DFA’s Passport Courtesy Lanes?”

My Experience Using the New DFA E-payment Portal

My passport is due to expire this month so I really made it a point to have it renewed before the end of May.  It was pretty difficult to get an appointment slot through the http://www.passport.gov.ph website but I finally was able to secure one last June 2, 2018. This was not the first timeContinue reading “My Experience Using the New DFA E-payment Portal”