Can I Reschedule my Confirmed Passport Appointment at the DFA?

A confirmed appointment at the DFA means that particular date and time is reserved for you for your passport application or renewal.  Last year, there was a clamor for the DFA to systematize their online appointment process because applicants could not seem to get any available date (at any of the most accessible DFA offices)Continue reading “Can I Reschedule my Confirmed Passport Appointment at the DFA?”

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”

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”

List of Requirements for Renewal of Passport

After the DFA announced that the PSA birth certificate is no longer a requirement when renewing passports, we received a lot of messages from our followers seeking to clarify the new policy.  Some of them who had confirmed appointments for passport renewal proceeded to the DFA branches WITHOUT their PSA birth and marriage certificates, onlyContinue reading “List of Requirements for Renewal of Passport”

Important Guidelines When Applying for a Philippine Passport

Here are some tips that can help you make the most of your appointment with the DFA for your passport application or renewal. Before applying for a Philippine passport: All applicants should secure an online appointment when applying for a passport. The public is advised to secure their passports prior to booking their flights.  FlightContinue reading “Important Guidelines When Applying for a Philippine Passport”

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)”

DFA Passport: Requests For Earlier Accommodation

Bonjour. Mabuhay. If you have a really valid urgent need to get a passport. You will not need an appointment schedule in order to get one. Waiving of the passport appointment system is reserved for emergency cases only. These cases include the following: Employment; Medical emergency involving the applicant or his/her family member; Death ofContinue reading “DFA Passport: Requests For Earlier Accommodation”

DFA: Foreign Affairs Exec Apologizes For Delayed Passport Releases

Bonjour. Mabuhay. If your in Mindanao, here’s some passport news for you: GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Department of Foreign Affairs consular office here apologized Monday for the delayed releases of passports that have angered applicants, with its head blaming a technical glitch on passport production by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Jovencio Agus,Continue reading “DFA: Foreign Affairs Exec Apologizes For Delayed Passport Releases”