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”

Dual Citizenship : Kung Mahal Mo, Babalikan Mo

When a natural-born Filipino acquires citizenship through naturalization in a foreign country, he essentially “renounces” his Filipino citizenship. In August 2003, such Pinoys were given the option to re-acquire their Filipino citizenship by virtue of Republic Act No. 9225. They can file for a petition to re-acquire their Filipino citizenship, subject to the approval ofContinue reading “Dual Citizenship : Kung Mahal Mo, Babalikan Mo”

Parental Travel Permits for Illegitimate Minor Children : What We All Need To Know

Paul and Becca’s relationship has always been shaky. Even while they were dating, they would have episodes of verbal and physical abuse, mostly inflicted by her to him than the opposite. They parted ways before graduating from college only to reunite a few years later when Becca’s mother passed away and she needed someone toContinue reading “Parental Travel Permits for Illegitimate Minor Children : What We All Need To Know”

Mom Burnout: Causes and Cures

In my hunt for topics that are meaningful to parents — official documents, IDs, passports — things that are most often required in children’s schools and other activities, I came across some useful tips for Moms too.  I’m sharing it here for all the Moms out there who need a minute or two of peaceContinue reading “Mom Burnout: Causes and Cures”

DFA Passport Guide : Special Power of Attorney for passport release

Bonjour. Mabuhay. Here’s an update regarding claiming your passports during the releasing part. Did you know that you will need a Special Power of Attorney if you will ask a non-relative to claim your passport?   Read on:   DFA Passport Information: Updated Guidelines for the Release of Passports 1. Incapability of the applicant toContinue reading “DFA Passport Guide : Special Power of Attorney for passport release”

DFA: Passport Release and Delivery Concerns

Bonjour. Mabuhay. Napansin ko lang, medyo maraming concerns regarding passport releases. Advise ko: Please don’t wait until the last minute in getting your passport. Dedicate enough, more than enough time in getting a passport para hindi nasasayang yung mga plano ninyo. Here are some samples: MasterCitizen mastercitizen.wordpress.com x radv17@gmail.com Submitted on 2012/06/01 at 11:32Continue reading “DFA: Passport Release and Delivery Concerns”

DFA: Fax Numbers For Consular Inquiries

Bonjour. Mabuhay. You can try these fax numbers of the DFA if you want to get your inquiries and messages across. The Department of Foreign Affairs–Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) says that public that fax numbers will be available for passport and consular-related inquiries. Inquiries can be sent via fax to (02) 836-7746, (02) 836-7749,Continue reading “DFA: Fax Numbers For Consular Inquiries”