How To Renew Lost Valid and Expired ePassports

I don’t know why or how but people lose their passports all the time. I know, because I lost mine some ten years back. When we were building our house and had to apply for electricity at the Meralco, my cousin borrowed my passport as proof of identification for the application. He failed to returnContinue reading “How To Renew Lost Valid and Expired ePassports”

e-Passport Renewal Requirements and Supporting Documents

The Department of Foreign Affairs has once again opened its doors to passport applications and renewals. It is still quite a challenge to secure an online appointment but right now, it’s the only way we can have our passports renewed in the midst of a pandemic. So, whether you are applying for a passport forContinue reading “e-Passport Renewal Requirements and Supporting Documents”

Passport Applications And Renewals: All You Need To Know

Since we are on the topic of passport applications and renewals, I decided to collect all of the important facts and guidelines from the DFA and dedicate a blog for it. I, too, need to have my passport renewed and everyday I would visit the DFA website hoping to be able to get an appointment.Continue reading “Passport Applications And Renewals: All You Need To Know”

“When Will Passport Appointment Slots Be Opened?” And Other Questions About Passport Renewals

As of this writing, passport appointment slots remain unavailable in the DFA’s website. A news report this morning said that the appointment setting service of the DFA is expected to resume in the coming days. Apparently, the service was temporarily discontinued because a lot of previous applicants submitted defective application forms — erroneous entries, incorrectContinue reading ““When Will Passport Appointment Slots Be Opened?” And Other Questions About Passport Renewals”

How To Apply For A Passport If You Do Not Have A Birth Certificate

Your PSA birth certificate is required if you are applying for a passport for the first time. Sometimes, the DFA also requires it when you are renewing your old passport especially for female applicants who will be shifting from their maiden last name to their married last name. But what if you do not haveContinue reading “How To Apply For A Passport If You Do Not Have A Birth Certificate”

Passport Processing In Metro Manila Resumes Under MECQ

As I write this, Metro Manila is on its third day under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ); this quarantine status is scheduled to last until August 31, 2021 before everyone’s mobility and access to basic necessities is once again decided upon by the government. We are still in the middle of a pandemic; the virusContinue reading “Passport Processing In Metro Manila Resumes Under MECQ”

How to Get a Replacement of Your Damaged Passport

My friend’s dog tore his brand new passport apart, three months before he was scheduled to leave for Singapore.  He cried like a little boy while collecting the scraps of paper that was once his primary travel document. How do you get a replacement for your damaged passport?  Read this. First off, we need toContinue reading “How to Get a Replacement of Your Damaged Passport”

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”