Applying for a Philippine Passport? Here’s What You Need to Prepare

At first glance, the list of requirements needed when applying for a Philippine passport could be intimidating.  This is one reason why most Pinoys choose to apply for their passports only at the first sign of an imminent travel abroad.  Very few realize that a passport is a government-issued identification that everyone must have inContinue reading “Applying for a Philippine Passport? Here’s What You Need to Prepare”

No Price Increase for Passports with 10 Years Validity

Unlike most other improved products and services, the Philippine passport that now boasts of a 10-year validity period which took effect on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018, will not increase its price.  Passports will still be issued at Php 950.00 for regular processing and P1,200.00 for rush processing.  The former takes 15 working daysContinue reading “No Price Increase for Passports with 10 Years Validity”

Online Passport Appointment System Made Easier for Every Pinoy

In the first week of September (2017), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that it has opened more appointment slots for Pinoys seeking to apply for a new passport or have their old ones renewed.  The additional slots came from the 1,200 reserved (daily) slots for travel agencies and DFA employees. Yes, even DFAContinue reading “Online Passport Appointment System Made Easier for Every Pinoy”

Philippine Passport Validity: What Should I Do If My Passport Expires While I Am Abroad?

While we anticipate the approval of the proposed 10-year validity of Philippine passports, we should continue to mark our calendars as to when we should be applying for a passport renewal.  Currently, Philippine passports have a 5-year validity period and most passengers who have less than a year before their passports expire are no longerContinue reading “Philippine Passport Validity: What Should I Do If My Passport Expires While I Am Abroad?”

Guide to Applying for a U.S. Tourist Visa Online

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 toContinue reading “Guide to Applying for a U.S. Tourist Visa Online”

Top 10 Travel Tips: Going Abroad for the First Time

So you’re traveling to a different country soon?  Here are some tips that you may find useful as you embark on your first journey ever outside the Philippines. Make sure your Passport is updated and not expiring within the next six months. If you haven’t renewed your passport yet, read our previous article on theContinue reading “Top 10 Travel Tips: Going Abroad for the First Time”

DFA Imposes 30-day Ban on No-show Passport Applicants

Setting an appointment with the DFA to apply for a new passport or have an old one renewed, is free of charge.  All you have to do is log on to the http://www.passport.com.ph website, choose a DFA branch nearest you, and block off your preferred date and time for the passport application.  It is aContinue reading “DFA Imposes 30-day Ban on No-show Passport Applicants”

Philippine Passports for Pinoys with Dual Citizenship

In yesterday’s blog, we talked about the possibility of re-acquiring Filipino citizenship after becoming a naturalized citizen of another country. Such Pinoys have dual citizenship. Today’s blog will focus on how a Filipino with dual citizenship can apply for his Philippine passport. Yes. They can have two passports – one from the country where theyContinue reading “Philippine Passports for Pinoys with Dual Citizenship”