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 Passports Now Valid for 10 Years!

Good news to Pinoy travelers and OFWs!  Philippine passports are now valid for 10 years from date of issuance, following the enactment of RA 10928, an act extending the passport validity and amending Section 10 of RA 8239 or the Passport Act of 1996. The government acquiesced to the public’s clamor to lengthen passport’s validityContinue reading “Philippine Passports Now Valid for 10 Years!”

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?”

Passport Validity Extension: Approved by Congress!

In June 2016, we shared the news on the government’s proposal to extend Passport and Driver’s License validity from 5 years and 3 years respectively, to 10 years for both.  Fast forward to eight months from the time the news broke out, the House of Representatives have submitted their approval to extend the lifespan ofContinue reading “Passport Validity Extension: Approved by Congress!”

10 Best Tips to Avoid Getting Offloaded from Your Flight

One of the worst things that can happen to a traveler is to get offloaded from his flight.  The truth is, there is no definite list of things that one can do in order to completely avoid being barred from boarding his plane.  It can happen to a tourist, a CEO on a business trip,Continue reading “10 Best Tips to Avoid Getting Offloaded from Your Flight”

Basic Reminders for Philippine Passport Holders Part 1

Whether you are a frequent traveler, an Overseas Filipino Worker, or flying out of the country for the first time, there are basic things you need to know about travel documents and IDs essential to a smooth and hassle-free flight.  We’re not just talking about airlines that leave and arrive on time and don’t getContinue reading “Basic Reminders for Philippine Passport Holders Part 1”