Dedicated Passport Center for OFWs

Bilang pagpapahalaga at pagbibigay prayoridad sa ating mga kababayang OFW, ang Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ay maglalagay ng dedicated passport application center para sa mga OFW sa consular office sa Robinson’s Galleria.  Ito ay malapit lamang sa opisina ng Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Ang mga OFW ay hindi na kailangan pang mag setContinue reading “Dedicated Passport Center for OFWs”

DFA Imposes 30-day Ban on No-show Passport Applicants

Setting an appointment with the DFA to apply for a new passport or have an old one renewed, is free of charge.  All you have to do is log on to the http://www.passport.com.ph website, choose a DFA branch nearest you, and block off your preferred date and time for the passport application.  It is aContinue reading “DFA Imposes 30-day Ban on No-show Passport Applicants”

Philippine Passports for Pinoys with Dual Citizenship

In yesterday’s blog, we talked about the possibility of re-acquiring Filipino citizenship after becoming a naturalized citizen of another country. Such Pinoys have dual citizenship. Today’s blog will focus on how a Filipino with dual citizenship can apply for his Philippine passport. Yes. They can have two passports – one from the country where theyContinue reading “Philippine Passports for Pinoys with Dual Citizenship”

Travel Clearance for Minors vs. Parental Travel Permit

Summer vacation is just around the corner. To kids, it’s the next best thing to Christmas because it means time off from school and home works. They can sleep in until mid-day, spend more time with friends, and of course, go on vacation with the family. Taking the kids on an out-of-town trip is alwaysContinue reading “Travel Clearance for Minors vs. Parental Travel Permit”

What To Do When You Lose Your Passport Abroad

Grace emptied her backpack as soon as she stepped into her hotel room.  She turned the bag upside down and shook out all the contents of the pockets and pouches.  She took off her jacket and cargo pants and rummaged through the pockets, even though she knew she will not find it there. With tremblingContinue reading “What To Do When You Lose Your Passport Abroad”

5 Things to Keep in Mind when Applying for a Visa

Whether it’s for pleasure or business, traveling is most often part of a young urban professional’s annual itinerary. The experiences and opportunities gathered from these trips are otherwise not offered if you remain confined in the four corners of your home or office. It could be disappointing to miss an opportunity to travel, especially ifContinue reading “5 Things to Keep in Mind when Applying for a Visa”

Visa Free Countries para sa Lakwatserong Pinoy (o Lakwatserang Pinay)

What keeps you from grabbing that airfare promo? You know you want it, why don’t you get it? The most common answer one would get is: Hassle kumuha ng visa! The Pinoy passport ranks 69th in the world for free entries. This can greatly discourage a first-time traveler from making an effort to apply forContinue reading “Visa Free Countries para sa Lakwatserong Pinoy (o Lakwatserang Pinay)”

How To Apply for a Tourist Visa to Japan

Acquiring a visa to visit Japan as a tourist has become easier and more convenient for Filipinos.  Previous tourist visa holders are actually granted visas valid up to five years while tourists are now able to stay up to 30 days!  If your documents and IDs are complete and updated upon application, you are almostContinue reading “How To Apply for a Tourist Visa to Japan”