Just Married: How to Change Your Last Name in Your IDs and Documents

After exchanging “I do’s” with your husband, it is time you start changing your last name in most (if not all) of your government IDs and documents, too.  Or do you, really? Your change in marital status must be duly reflected in your accounts with the government such as your SSS (or GSIS if youContinue reading “Just Married: How to Change Your Last Name in Your IDs and Documents”

Updated Requirements When Getting A Student’s Driving Permit

Did you know that the LTO regularly updates the requirements for the issuance of a student’s driving permit?  If you are planning on getting one this year, read this. Eligibility Requirements: The applicant must be: At least 17 years old; Physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle. Able to read and write inContinue reading “Updated Requirements When Getting A Student’s Driving Permit”

LTO Online PASS: Appointment Setting for Driver’s License and Car Registration Renewal

Renewing your driver’s license and car registration has become so much simpler and faster now that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has launched their LTO Online Personal Appointment and Scheduling System or PASS.   Applicants may now simply set an appointment at any of the four LTO branches that offer the PASS service to ensure thatContinue reading “LTO Online PASS: Appointment Setting for Driver’s License and Car Registration Renewal”

Philippine Passports Now Valid for 10 Years!

Good news to Pinoy travelers and OFWs!  Philippine passports are now valid for 10 years from date of issuance, following the enactment of RA 10928, an act extending the passport validity and amending Section 10 of RA 8239 or the Passport Act of 1996. The government acquiesced to the public’s clamor to lengthen passport’s validityContinue reading “Philippine Passports Now Valid for 10 Years!”

Driver’s License Application Requirements Part 2

If your job requires that you drive a company vehicle or a public transportation, you need to get a Professional Driver’s License.  If you have had a Non-professional License all your life, how do you change it to Professional classification?  How do you change your name on your driver’s license after getting married?  How doContinue reading “Driver’s License Application Requirements Part 2”

Driver’s License Application Requirements

Did you know that there are more than 10 types of driver’s license applications that can be done at the Land Transportation Office (LTO)?  The most common are Student Permits and Non-professional license applications, but it appears that these are just the tip of the iceberg. Farther are other types of applications for Conductor’s License,Continue reading “Driver’s License Application Requirements”

Just Married! How to Update your Marital Status in Government IDs and Documents

After getting married, the next thing the couple needs to attend to are the updating of their IDs and other public documents, from their old civil status to that of married.  For women, they also have the option to change their maiden last name and begin using their husband’s last name in their IDs andContinue reading “Just Married! How to Update your Marital Status in Government IDs and Documents”

What is the Difference Between a Barangay Certificate and a Barangay Clearance?

A common requirement in most government and private transactions is a copy of a Barangay Clearance and or a Barangay Certificate  Most people think these two are one and the same so they end up submitting a Certificate when they are required to submit a Clearance, and vice versa. To help address this common confusionContinue reading “What is the Difference Between a Barangay Certificate and a Barangay Clearance?”