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”

“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 Apply For A Passport If You Do Not Have A Birth Certificate

Your PSA birth certificate is required if you are applying for a passport for the first time. Sometimes, the DFA also requires it when you are renewing your old passport especially for female applicants who will be shifting from their maiden last name to their married last name. But what if you do not haveContinue reading “How To Apply For A Passport If You Do Not Have A Birth Certificate”

How To Apply For A Philippine Passport If Your Birth Certificate Was Registered Late

A child’s birth details must be submitted and duly registered at the Local Civil Registry office within 30 days from the day it was born. Anything later than that and the child’s birth certificate will be tagged as late registered. Aside from additional fees that the parents have to pay to have it registered, theContinue reading “How To Apply For A Philippine Passport If Your Birth Certificate Was Registered Late”

List Of Documentary Requirements For First-time Passport Applicants

Are you applying for a Philippine passport for the very first time? Here are the IDs and documents you need to prepare to make sure that your trip to the DFA is not wasted (especially now when our movements are restricted because of the pandemic): ADULT NEW APPLICATION A. Core Requirements Confirmed online appointment PersonalContinue reading “List Of Documentary Requirements For First-time Passport Applicants”

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)”

Is The US Embassy In Manila Currently Accepting Tourist Visa Applications?

The quick answer to this question is “no”. According to the website of the US Embassy in Manila, there is a wait time of 447 calendar days to get an appointment for an interview for a tourist visa application. The Consular Section only provides service to “urgent” and emergency cases — more specifically described asContinue reading “Is The US Embassy In Manila Currently Accepting Tourist Visa Applications?”

Passport Processing In Metro Manila Resumes Under MECQ

As I write this, Metro Manila is on its third day under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ); this quarantine status is scheduled to last until August 31, 2021 before everyone’s mobility and access to basic necessities is once again decided upon by the government. We are still in the middle of a pandemic; the virusContinue reading “Passport Processing In Metro Manila Resumes Under MECQ”