Most of us in the family had passports expiring in the middle of the year so we all trooped down to DFA Cebu today to have our passports renewed. There were four of us — two senior citizens, a 5-year-old minor, and me — so we got to use the Courtesy Lane; that is, we didn’t have to secure an appointment and were able to just walk in.
♥ Since starting this blog, I’ve written a whole bunch of articles about the documents required by airport Immigration authorities for Filipinos who want to travel abroad. In those articles, I’ve tried to explain as clearly as possible what the basic requirements are and the situations where other documents might be needed. Nevertheless, I still […]
Anti-Offloading Tips from an Immigration Officer | SGMT — Plus guidance straight from the Bureau of Immigration and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT). I recently had the chance to put a few questions to an Immigration officer and he kindly agreed to give me a few tips for travelers who might be nervous about […]
SGMT | List of Documents Required by Immigration — In 2014, I wrote a post titled “What Filipinos Need to Know About Traveling Abroad: Guidelines from the Bureau of Immigration” and since then, I’ve had a lot of people writing to me and asking for advice on how to “pass” the Immigration screening. Two years have […]
25 June 2016 | What You Need to Know About Online Passport Application in CEBU — Good news! You can now apply for a passport online in Cebu and elsewhere in the Philippines. Now there’s no need to start standing in line at the crack of dawn. Previously, the DFA online appointment system for passport application/renewal only […]
* * An article I wrote for Rappler about how to minimize one’s chances of being offloaded by the Bureau of Immigration was published just yesterday and I think it’s worth bringing up a few points: I think we can all agree that the system at the Bureau of Immigration needs improvement. As I’ve said in […]