5 IDs You Must Have This Year

This year, make it your resolution to always have a valid, government-issued ID in your possession all the time. And while you’re at it, why not make it your goal to complete these five IDs before the end of the first month of the year? Here’s the list of IDs, where you can get them,Continue reading “5 IDs You Must Have This Year”

Update: List of Green, Yellow, and Red-listed Countries from December 16 to 31, 2021

Just a few weeks ago, we opened our borders to a lot of countries, following the dramatic decrease in COVID-19 cases most parts of the world, including the Philippines. Finally, we can all move around once more and see friends and families we missed so dearly during the almost 2-year lockdowns. Well, we spoke tooContinue reading “Update: List of Green, Yellow, and Red-listed Countries from December 16 to 31, 2021”

Arrival Policies For Filipinos and Foreigners Coming From “Green List” and “Yellow List” Countries

Our borders shall be opened for residents of “Green List” and “Yellow List” countries. What are these countries? Here’s the list: American Samoa Bhutan Chad China (Mainland) Comoros Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Federated States of Micronesia Guinea Guinea-Bissau Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China) India Indonesia Japan Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan MalawiContinue reading “Arrival Policies For Filipinos and Foreigners Coming From “Green List” and “Yellow List” Countries”

How To Renew Lost Valid and Expired ePassports

I don’t know why or how but people lose their passports all the time. I know, because I lost mine some ten years back. When we were building our house and had to apply for electricity at the Meralco, my cousin borrowed my passport as proof of identification for the application. He failed to returnContinue reading “How To Renew Lost Valid and Expired ePassports”

e-Passport Renewal Requirements and Supporting Documents

The Department of Foreign Affairs has once again opened its doors to passport applications and renewals. It is still quite a challenge to secure an online appointment but right now, it’s the only way we can have our passports renewed in the midst of a pandemic. So, whether you are applying for a passport forContinue reading “e-Passport Renewal Requirements and Supporting Documents”

List Of Acceptable IDs For Philippine Passport Application

If you are applying for a passport for the first time, you need to get an online appointment with the DFA as walk-in applicants are not accommodated at this time. In my personal experience, securing an online appointment is the most difficult part because I literally had to keep vigil in front of my computerContinue reading “List Of Acceptable IDs For Philippine Passport Application”

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”