How to Apply for a Passport for the First Time

Is this your first time to apply for a Philippine passport?  Not sure what documents and IDs to bring?  No idea how to set an online appointment? We’re here to help! Read on for the complete guide to applying for your very first passport at the DFA. Requirements: You must have a confirmed online appointmentContinue reading “How to Apply for a Passport for the First Time”

Your Postal ID is Now a Primary ID for Passport Applications

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will begin accepting the PhlPost ID (postal ID) as a primary ID when applying for or renewing your passport, beginning today, August 1, 2019.  This should be good news for most of us who have limited government-issued IDs (especially for those who do not have a driver’s license orContinue reading “Your Postal ID is Now a Primary ID for Passport Applications”

5 Reasons Why You Still Need to Bring your PSA Birth Certificate to the DFA

The DFA has recently announced that PSA birth certificates are no longer required when renewing your old passport.  While this is true, there are still special cases when you will still be asked to submit a copy of your birth certificate. We summarized the list from DFA and are sharing it in today’s blog, forContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Still Need to Bring your PSA Birth Certificate to the DFA”

Passport Application: What You Need to Bring to the DFA Consular Office

To avoid encountering problems on your passport application appointment date, make sure you have the correct and complete set of requirements when you appear at the DFA.  Remember, if you are renewing a maroon passport, you no longer need to bring a copy of your PSA birth certificate, unless you are going to use thisContinue reading “Passport Application: What You Need to Bring to the DFA Consular Office”

Advisory for Filipinos Travelling Overseas

Whether you are traveling for leisure, business, or employment, you must always exercise caution and vigilance for your safety and security.  The Department of Foreign Affairs released a list of reminders for every Pinoy to remember when traveling abroad, especially first-time travelers or those who are visiting a country for the first time.  We areContinue reading “Advisory for Filipinos Travelling Overseas”

How to Apply for an Adopted Child’s Passport

The DFA has special requirements for an adopted minor child’s passport application.  Apart from the core requirements, as featured in a previous blog, the following supporting documents must also be presented.  We are also including the additional requirements for illegitimate children whose mother is deceased and the father is unknown. If the applicant is anContinue reading “How to Apply for an Adopted Child’s Passport”

Passport Application Requirements If A Minor Child Is Not Traveling With His Parents

Children below 18 years old must be accompanied by either parent when applying for their passports, especially if it is their first time to do so.  As much as possible, both biological parents must be present during the interview, picture-taking, and collection of the child’s biometrics.  But what if one or both parents are notContinue reading “Passport Application Requirements If A Minor Child Is Not Traveling With His Parents”

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”