All You Need to Know About Estate Tax in The Philippines

Did you know that when you inherit a property, you’d need to pay the estate tax (or inheritance tax) to transfer the property from the (deceased) owner’s name to yours? If you do not pay the estate tax, the property will not be transferred to your name and a certificate of title cannot be issuedContinue reading “All You Need to Know About Estate Tax in The Philippines”

How To File A Delayed Registration Of Death

When a person passes away, the family members are responsible for registering the death certificate at the Office of the Civil Registrar within 30 days (from the date of death). Any day later than that and the registration shall be considered delayed. What are the requirements when filing a delayed registration of death? Based onContinue reading “How To File A Delayed Registration Of Death”

How To Authorize Another Person To Request For A Copy Of Your PSA Birth Certificate

Every person in our country is protected by the Data Privacy Act of 2012. This means that your personal data may only be accessed with your permission and used only within the bounds of the terms and conditions of the purpose for which your data is required. In the same manner, every establishment that hasContinue reading “How To Authorize Another Person To Request For A Copy Of Your PSA Birth Certificate”

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”

How To Apply For A US Fiance Visa (K-1)

You can gain US citizenship by marrying a US citizen; and you can enter US territories through the power of a K-1 visa. A K-1 visa permits foreign-citizen fiance to travel to the US and marry his or her US citizen sponsor within 90 days upon arrival. How do I apply for a K-1 visa?Continue reading “How To Apply For A US Fiance Visa (K-1)”

Bayad Center Now Accepts Payments For PSAHelpline Orders

Are you one of the many Pinoys who has tried ordering your PSA birth certificate at PSAHelpline.ph? PSAHelpline.ph is my go-to site for all of my civil registry documents especially now that there is a pandemic and PSA offices are often close due to the quarantine restrictions. At PSAHelpline.ph, you can simply place your ordersContinue reading “Bayad Center Now Accepts Payments For PSAHelpline Orders”

How to Correct Errors in a PSA Death Certificate

The details in a death certificate must be accurate – I cannot stress that enough. The subject of a death certificate could no longer contest or dispute the errors in this document that is why it is the family’s responsibility to ensure that this document is, to put it bluntly, faultless.  If a family member’sContinue reading “How to Correct Errors in a PSA Death Certificate”