How To Apply For A Minor Child’s Philippine Passport?

What are the requirements, supporting documents, IDs, and processes you need to present and go through in order to obtain a passport for your children who are 17 years old and below?  Can a child, whose parents are not physically present in the Philippines, apply for a passport on his or her own?  What documentsContinue reading “How To Apply For A Minor Child’s Philippine Passport?”

How To Apply For A Passport If Your Birth Certificate Has Discrepancies

Does your birth certificate have errors?  Are there details such as spellings, dates, and names that do not match the details in your valid IDs?  Are you a dual citizen, naturalized Filipino citizen, or obtained your citizenship by election? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, today’s article is for you. IfContinue reading “How To Apply For A Passport If Your Birth Certificate Has Discrepancies”

From Single to Married and Married to Single: How To Change Your Last Name in Your Passport

Female passport applicants who acquired their passports while they were still single have the option to retain their maiden last names in their passports even after they have gotten married.  Should they choose to adopt their husband’s last name (when they renew their passports where they are using their maiden last name), they will beContinue reading “From Single to Married and Married to Single: How To Change Your Last Name in Your Passport”

How to Apply for a Passport If You Do Not Have a PSA Birth Certificate

When my mom requested for a copy of her PSA birth certificate a few years back, we got a Negative Report instead.  This means that she does not have a birth certificate reported to the PSA.  When we sought the assistance of the LCR in Cabanatuan (where she was born), we were advised that herContinue reading “How to Apply for a Passport If You Do Not Have a PSA Birth Certificate”

List of Supporting Documents for New Passport Application: For Late Registered Birth Certificate Holders

In yesterday’s blog, we have established that the DFA requires a copy of the applicant’s PSA birth certificate if it is his first time to apply for a passport.  Likewise, if the female applicant wishes to change her maiden last name to that of her husband’s she needs to submit a copy of her PSAContinue reading “List of Supporting Documents for New Passport Application: For Late Registered Birth Certificate Holders”

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?”

DFA Passport Appointment: No Show, No Refund

Last year, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) tweaked the passport appointment process a bit so that applicants are required to confirm their appointments by paying for their passports before their appointment dates.  In the past, applicants have the liberty to book an appointment’s date and time, appear before a DFA consul, and then payContinue reading “DFA Passport Appointment: No Show, No Refund”

List of Requirements for the Renewal of Passport for Minors

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has specific requirements for minors applying for passports or having old ones renewed.  In today’s blog, we will also be including the additional requirements in cases when a child is adopted, is not traveling with parents, or has issues with the entries in his or her birth certificate. ReadContinue reading “List of Requirements for the Renewal of Passport for Minors”