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”

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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”

“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 Get a Replacement of Your Damaged Passport

My friend’s dog tore his brand new passport apart, three months before he was scheduled to leave for Singapore.  He cried like a little boy while collecting the scraps of paper that was once his primary travel document. How do you get a replacement for your damaged passport?  Read this. First off, we need toContinue reading “How to Get a Replacement of Your Damaged Passport”

Passport Application for Minors: No Birth Certificate and Not Accompanied by Parents During Application

The sooner you are able to secure a passport for your child, the easier for you to take him on trips overseas and make traveling a part of his formative years.  A passport is also a valid ID that your child must have while growing up.  There are, however, cases when getting a passport forContinue reading “Passport Application for Minors: No Birth Certificate and Not Accompanied by Parents During Application”

What Are The Requirements for New Passport Application?

Due to the recent updates in the documentary requirements for passport application and renewal, my relatives (especially the seniors!) had a hard time figuring out whether they should bring copies of their PSA birth certificates and PSA marriage certificates on their appointment date.  Some were saying they must bring their PSA civil registry documents, whileContinue reading “What Are The Requirements for New Passport Application?”

4 Types of Visas Every Pinoy Traveler Needs to Know

Denied US visa… again?  We know it could be truly disappointing to be told you are not permitted to leave for a US state and without telling you why.  But take heart, there are a lot of other countries you can tour that are visa-free or have visa-on-arrival policies. We have the latest list ofContinue reading “4 Types of Visas Every Pinoy Traveler Needs to Know”

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!”