Pinoy Traveler’s Guide On Philippine Departure Procedures

Yesterday, I featured the guidelines when arriving on Philippine soil whether as a balik-bayan, an OFW, or a foreign national. Today, my blog will focus on departure procedures that you need to comply with to avoid delays and denials at the airport. These shall be in effect until further notice or until there is aContinue reading “Pinoy Traveler’s Guide On Philippine Departure Procedures”

Balikbayan’s Guide On Arrival And Quarantine Procedures In The Philippines

The pandemic changed the way we travel, whether within the Philippines or abroad. We no longer just hop on a plane and fly away to our destinations and then come back all tanned and tired, straight to our homes. Things are so very, very different now. They say that boarding your plane now feels likeContinue reading “Balikbayan’s Guide On Arrival And Quarantine Procedures In The Philippines”

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”

How To Apply For A Philippine Passport If Your Birth Certificate Was Registered Late

A child’s birth details must be submitted and duly registered at the Local Civil Registry office within 30 days from the day it was born. Anything later than that and the child’s birth certificate will be tagged as late registered. Aside from additional fees that the parents have to pay to have it registered, theContinue reading “How To Apply For A Philippine Passport If Your Birth Certificate Was Registered Late”

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”

How To Apply For A US Fiance Visa (K-1)

You can gain US citizenship by marrying a US citizen; and you can enter US territories through the power of a K-1 visa. A K-1 visa permits foreign-citizen fiance to travel to the US and marry his or her US citizen sponsor within 90 days upon arrival. How do I apply for a K-1 visa?Continue reading “How To Apply For A US Fiance Visa (K-1)”

How to Get a Passport for Your Minor Children During the Pandemic

Before COVID-19, minors (below 18 years old) were not required to get a confirmed online appointment when applying for a passport or renewing their old one. They will be accommodated at the Courtesy Lanes of DFA’s satellite offices provided they have the complete set of requirements and are accompanied by a parent or a legalContinue reading “How to Get a Passport for Your Minor Children During the Pandemic”

Just Married: How to Change Your Last Name in Your IDs and Documents

After exchanging “I do’s” with your husband, it is time you start changing your last name in most (if not all) of your government IDs and documents, too.  Or do you, really? Your change in marital status must be duly reflected in your accounts with the government such as your SSS (or GSIS if youContinue reading “Just Married: How to Change Your Last Name in Your IDs and Documents”