Should Married Women Keep Their Maiden Last Name?

It’s all over the news yesterday, right? The House of Representatives has approved the bill that will allow married women to keep their maiden last names — totally not adapting their husband’s last name — in their IDs and other transactions. I personally thought this was a “given” — I was actually surprised that itContinue reading “Should Married Women Keep Their Maiden Last Name?”

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”

List Of Acceptable IDs For Philippine Passport Application

If you are applying for a passport for the first time, you need to get an online appointment with the DFA as walk-in applicants are not accommodated at this time. In my personal experience, securing an online appointment is the most difficult part because I literally had to keep vigil in front of my computerContinue reading “List Of Acceptable IDs For Philippine Passport Application”

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”

UMID Card Application Resumes At SSS

Good news! You may now file your UMID application at SSS branches after being put on hold because of the pandemic. The SSS actually began accepting applications last September 27, 2021. If you haven’t yet, now is the time to prepare your application requirements so you can finally get your very own UMID (Unified MultipurposeContinue reading “UMID Card Application Resumes At SSS”

Delayed Registration Of Marriage: All You Need To Know

Marriages must be registered at the Office of the Local Civil Registry no later than 30 days from the date of the celebration. Any day later than that and the registration is considered delayed or late. But before I give you the details on how to file a delayed registration of marriage, let me justContinue reading “Delayed Registration Of Marriage: All You Need To Know”

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”