How to Confirm Your Passport Appointment at the DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs applied some changes in the passport appointment system last year in order to make more room for more passport applicants.  Getting an appointment with the DFA has become so difficult for most Filipinos because the appointment slots get blocked off really fast.  It was found out that a significant numberContinue reading “How to Confirm Your Passport Appointment at the DFA”

How to Apply for a Passport for the First Time

Is this your first time to apply for a Philippine passport?  Not sure what documents and IDs to bring?  No idea how to set an online appointment? We’re here to help! Read on for the complete guide to applying for your very first passport at the DFA. Requirements: You must have a confirmed online appointmentContinue reading “How to Apply for a Passport for the First Time”

How To Apply For A Minor Child’s Philippine Passport?

What are the requirements, supporting documents, IDs, and processes you need to present and go through in order to obtain a passport for your children who are 17 years old and below?  Can a child, whose parents are not physically present in the Philippines, apply for a passport on his or her own?  What documentsContinue reading “How To Apply For A Minor Child’s Philippine Passport?”

How To Apply For A Passport If Your Birth Certificate Has Discrepancies

Does your birth certificate have errors?  Are there details such as spellings, dates, and names that do not match the details in your valid IDs?  Are you a dual citizen, naturalized Filipino citizen, or obtained your citizenship by election? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, today’s article is for you. IfContinue reading “How To Apply For A Passport If Your Birth Certificate Has Discrepancies”

From Single to Married and Married to Single: How To Change Your Last Name in Your Passport

Female passport applicants who acquired their passports while they were still single have the option to retain their maiden last names in their passports even after they have gotten married.  Should they choose to adopt their husband’s last name (when they renew their passports where they are using their maiden last name), they will beContinue reading “From Single to Married and Married to Single: How To Change Your Last Name in Your Passport”

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”

DFA Passport Appointment: No Show, No Refund

Last year, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) tweaked the passport appointment process a bit so that applicants are required to confirm their appointments by paying for their passports before their appointment dates.  In the past, applicants have the liberty to book an appointment’s date and time, appear before a DFA consul, and then payContinue reading “DFA Passport Appointment: No Show, No Refund”