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”

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”

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 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?”

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”

List of Requirements for the Renewal of Passport for Minors

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has specific requirements for minors applying for passports or having old ones renewed.  In today’s blog, we will also be including the additional requirements in cases when a child is adopted, is not traveling with parents, or has issues with the entries in his or her birth certificate. ReadContinue reading “List of Requirements for the Renewal of Passport for Minors”

List of Requirements for the Renewal of Non e-Passports

If your passport does not have a biometric chip embedded in its cover, it is not an e-Passport.  If that is the type of passport you are to renew this year, there may be some requirements that are different from the list we featured yesterday.  Today’s blog is dedicated to the holders of non-ePassports: thoseContinue reading “List of Requirements for the Renewal of Non e-Passports”