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?”

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Paano Itama Ang Maling Information Na Nailagay Sa Passport Appointment?

Isa sa mga common questions na natatanggap namin sa page na ito ay kung paano aayusin o ico-correct ang mga maling information na aksidenteng nailagay ng applicant sa online passport appointment. Madalas pa, nare-realize ng applicant na mali ang nailagay na information kung kailan malapit na ang petsa ng kanyang appointment sa DFA. This week,Continue reading “Paano Itama Ang Maling Information Na Nailagay Sa Passport Appointment?”

DFA’s Courtesy Lanes Now Open For Fully Vaccinated Walk-in Applicants

As our country slowly adjusts to the new normal and government agencies and private establishments begin opening their doors to the public, the DFA finally announces that their Courtesy Lanes are now open for those who need it! When the pandemic hit two years ago, the Department of Foreign Affairs had to close its doorsContinue reading “DFA’s Courtesy Lanes Now Open For Fully Vaccinated Walk-in Applicants”

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”

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”

“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”

Pinoy Traveler’s Guide On Philippine Departure Procedures

Yesterday, I featured the guidelines when arriving on Philippine soil whether as a balik-bayan, an OFW, or a foreign national. Today, my blog will focus on departure procedures that you need to comply with to avoid delays and denials at the airport. These shall be in effect until further notice or while there is stillContinue reading “Pinoy Traveler’s Guide On Philippine Departure Procedures”

How To Apply For A Passport If You Do Not Have A Birth Certificate

Your PSA birth certificate is required if you are applying for a passport for the first time. Sometimes, the DFA also requires it when you are renewing your old passport especially for female applicants who will be shifting from their maiden last name to their married last name. But what if you do not haveContinue reading “How To Apply For A Passport If You Do Not Have A Birth Certificate”