How to Correct Your MIDDLE NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate

Many of us take the middle name in our birth certificate for granted until it is pointed out to us when making a transaction with a government agency, a bank, or in school. If you know that the middle name in your birth certificate is incorrect, blurry, or worse, lacking (!), here’s what you canContinue reading “How to Correct Your MIDDLE NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate”

Passport Application: What You Need to Bring to the DFA Consular Office

To avoid encountering problems on your passport application appointment date, make sure you have the correct and complete set of requirements when you appear at the DFA.  Remember, if you are renewing a maroon passport, you no longer need to bring a copy of your PSA birth certificate, unless you are going to use thisContinue reading “Passport Application: What You Need to Bring to the DFA Consular Office”

What Are The Documentary Requirements For The National ID Registration?

Below are the documentary requirements that National ID applicants may present to any designated registration center.  These were lifted from the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the RA No. 11055, otherwise known as the Philippine Identification System Act. Application Form. The applicant shall submit a duly accomplished application form to any designated registration center.Continue reading “What Are The Documentary Requirements For The National ID Registration?”

105 Days: Extended Maternity Leave Act, Approved!

The President intentionally signed the Expanded Maternity Leave Act on February 20, 2019, one day before it would have lapsed into law.  That is good news! What do we need to know about the new law?  Read this: Previously on Maternity Leaves: Female employees were entitled to 60 days of paid leave for normal delivery.Continue reading “105 Days: Extended Maternity Leave Act, Approved!”

Renewing Your Passport? Bring Your PSA Birth Certificate!

So the DFA needs our help in rebuilding their database and we can do so by presenting a copy of our PSA birth certificate when renewing our passports.  Do you have a copy of your birth certificate yet? I used to keep several copies of my birth certificate in my desk; these were printed onContinue reading “Renewing Your Passport? Bring Your PSA Birth Certificate!”

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”

Who May Use the DFA’s Passport Courtesy Lanes?

Securing an appointment with the DFA to apply for a passport or have your old one renewed has proven to be quite a challenge for most.  Good thing the DFA has made courtesy lanes available for certain types of applicants. Here is the list of requirements in order to be eligible for the DFA’s courtesyContinue reading “Who May Use the DFA’s Passport Courtesy Lanes?”

4 Steps in Registering your Child’s Birth

My sister gave birth last March to twins.  It was her first pregnancy which means that she had to learn all the things that came with it, twice (changing diapers, breastfeeding, etc.).  She said that from the moment her doctor confirmed she was pregnant, she felt as if she was seeing, hearing, tasting, and feelingContinue reading “4 Steps in Registering your Child’s Birth”