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”

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”

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)”

Is The US Embassy In Manila Currently Accepting Tourist Visa Applications?

The quick answer to this question is “no”. According to the website of the US Embassy in Manila, there is a wait time of 447 calendar days to get an appointment for an interview for a tourist visa application. The Consular Section only provides service to “urgent” and emergency cases — more specifically described asContinue reading “Is The US Embassy In Manila Currently Accepting Tourist Visa Applications?”

Patients Admitted In Tents and ERs Are Covered By PhilHealth

I know this caused an uproar several months (March 2021) back when some patients who were admitted in makeshift tents outside hospital buildings were informed that the fees for their “admission” must be paid out-of-pocket because PhilHealth does not cover tent and ER admissions. During that time, it was reported that these hospitals would chargeContinue reading “Patients Admitted In Tents and ERs Are Covered By PhilHealth”

Step 2 PhilSys ID Registration: What You Need to Know

Are you ready to take the second step in completing your registration for the National ID? Step 2 is when your personal information are verified and confirmed by the PhilSys; this is also when your biometric information such as your fingerprints, iris scan, and ID photos are collected from you to form part of yourContinue reading “Step 2 PhilSys ID Registration: What You Need to Know”

3 Steps to Get Your PhilSys ID (National ID)

You can now have yourself registered with the Philippine Identification System and get your very own PhilSys national ID. Make it your goal to get your ID before the year ends and be part of the nationwide movement to getting everyone fully and officially registred in our country’s ID system. Bakit kasi kailangan ko pangContinue reading “3 Steps to Get Your PhilSys ID (National ID)”