DFA Passport Appointment Fixers

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Heard some tales of people being victimized by fixers who facilitate passport appointment scheduling. Some of the stories I heard mentions of people being charged as high as 2 thousand pesos just to get an appointment schedule. Now that is big time swindling.

I know that some people are not tech savvy, but for sure, one or two of your relatives might know how to use the internet. Logging in to passport.com.ph is not that hard, and getting a passport appointment is not that hard too. Madali lang naman kung pagtutuunan ng pansin at pang unawa. And reminder lang, FREE or LIBRE and pagkuha ng passport appointment.

Problem with Filipinos? We are too lazy to do the work ourselves sometimes that weΒ  resort to paying other people to get the job done, then we complain when we realize that we got swindled out of our hard earned money.Β  More often than not, people who are after easy things sometimes does not get worthwhile returns.

Note that fixers are people who are after easy money. Your money. And you expect to get something worthwhile in return for the amount you shell out? Sabi nga nila, walang biktima kung walang nagpapabiktima. The 2 thousand pesos you pay to the fixer could very well cover the rush processing of 2 passports, plus you get to eat a good lunch. Now if you want to get “fixed” up, and when you appear to the DFA with your “fixed” appointment and problems arise, then that is a problem you paid for.

The easy way is not necessarily the best way. I say, the proper way is the sure way. Don’t be fooled, don’t be victimized. Be smart and know that you can do this is you put your mind into it. Learn how easy it is to get a passport appointment on the internet.

Iwasan ang fixer. Wag hayaang maging biktima.

A friendly reminder from your friendly neighborhood MasterCitizen πŸ™‚

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7 thoughts on “DFA Passport Appointment Fixers

  1. Well I, for one, would disagree. Recently, scheduling an appointment in DFA should be done at least two months before pre-planned date of leaving or when the passport would be used. Like this friend of mine who had just recently been told by her boss that she needs to attend a conference on Singapore. She had to renew her passport, but guess what – she has no time to do so, since the freaking DFA only has limited slots for ALL stations. Walang pagbabago. Napakabagal ng sistema. MAraming tao sa Pilipinas so dapat ayusin nila yung ratio ng tao at machineries nila sa DFA to accommodate this kind of situations!!!! Now tell me now why some people resort to fixers???

    1. Hi She,

      To avoid delays in your travel, Passports need to be renewed at least six months before the date of expiration. That gives us enough time to secure an appointment and wait time to receive the renewed passport.

      MC

  2. Hi MasterCitizen,

    What makes these fixers even pathetic is that they are being allowed to roam around the area, as if the people from DFA didn’t know about it! Oh well, onli n d Philippines, πŸ™‚

    I applied for my passport renewal last Feb 18 and guess what, I still don’t have it until now!!! I have a friend who managed to check for the status and she said there’s a note there saying ‘for-signing’, any clue what could that mean? Well, it doesn’t sound pretty good to me because obviously I have a problem, I just don’t understand why I’m not being informed about it….’for-signing’…urggg…what does it mean?

    1. “for signing” at the DFA means that it is to be forwarded to the signing officer. That should be good. I’m assuming you paid for rush processing? If you paid for regular processing, your release should be March 25. Kindly tell me what process you paid for and what delivery service you availed (if any). πŸ™‚

    2. I think something went wrong somewhere. After you submit your requirements and had your photo taken, you will be given a date to claim your passport, which as of this date, Sept 13 is ten working days for regular processing. For-Signing of whom?

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