List Of Documentary Requirements For First-time Passport Applicants

Are you applying for a Philippine passport for the very first time? Here are the IDs and documents you need to prepare to make sure that your trip to the DFA is not wasted (especially now when our movements are restricted because of the pandemic): ADULT NEW APPLICATION A. Core Requirements Confirmed online appointment PersonalContinue reading “List Of Documentary Requirements For First-time Passport Applicants”

Should I Still Bring my PSA Birth Certificate for Passport Application or Renewal?

The answers are both yes and no. The DFA recently announced that the PSA birth certificate is no longer a requirement when getting your passport renewed.  While this is true for passport renewal transactions, it does not apply to other cases of passport transactions with the DFA. The PSA birth certificate remains to be aContinue reading “Should I Still Bring my PSA Birth Certificate for Passport Application or Renewal?”

Your Postal ID is Now a Primary ID for Passport Applications

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will begin accepting the PhlPost ID (postal ID) as a primary ID when applying for or renewing your passport, beginning today, August 1, 2019.  This should be good news for most of us who have limited government-issued IDs (especially for those who do not have a driver’s license orContinue reading “Your Postal ID is Now a Primary ID for Passport Applications”

How to Apply for a Passport If You Do Not Have a PSA Birth Certificate

When my mom requested for a copy of her PSA birth certificate a few years back, we got a Negative Report instead.  This means that she does not have a birth certificate reported to the PSA.  When we sought the assistance of the LCR in Cabanatuan (where she was born), we were advised that herContinue reading “How to Apply for a Passport If You Do Not Have a PSA Birth Certificate”

List of Supporting Documents for New Passport Application: For Late Registered Birth Certificate Holders

In yesterday’s blog, we have established that the DFA requires a copy of the applicant’s PSA birth certificate if it is his first time to apply for a passport.  Likewise, if the female applicant wishes to change her maiden last name to that of her husband’s she needs to submit a copy of her PSAContinue reading “List of Supporting Documents for New Passport Application: For Late Registered Birth Certificate Holders”

What Are The Requirements for New Passport Application?

Due to the recent updates in the documentary requirements for passport application and renewal, my relatives (especially the seniors!) had a hard time figuring out whether they should bring copies of their PSA birth certificates and PSA marriage certificates on their appointment date.  Some were saying they must bring their PSA civil registry documents, whileContinue reading “What Are The Requirements for New Passport Application?”

Birth Certificates No Longer Required for Passport Renewal (and Why You STILL Need to Get a Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate!)

And just an hour after my previous blog, the DFA announces its brand new directive that birth certificates are no longer required for ALL types of passport renewals.  Yes, even for passports issued in 2009 or earlier and all non-epassport types. Just to be clear though, the PSA birth certificate is still a documentary requirementContinue reading “Birth Certificates No Longer Required for Passport Renewal (and Why You STILL Need to Get a Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate!)”

How to Get the Different Government-issued IDs Required by the DFA

In almost all of your transactions, whether with a government agency or a private corporation like banks, schools, and remittance centers, you will always be required to present a government-issued ID.  It doesn’t matter if you have a company ID, a school ID, or membership cards, agencies will always require you to present a government-issuedContinue reading “How to Get the Different Government-issued IDs Required by the DFA”