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Problems with Your Passport Appointment? Here's What You Can Do

The DFA says sorry.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday it was resolving issues on its passport appointment system after several applicants raised concerns about their bookings.Several passport applicants did not receive confirmation emails that contain the needed application packets for processing.Foreign Affairs Sec. Teodoro

Here's How You Can Apply for All the Valid IDs You Need

These are the most basic IDs you need for adulting.
In almost all transactions in your adulting journey, you'll need a valid ID. Most establishments ask for at least two before processing your requests. Oftentimes, you'll need a valid ID too to get another valid ID.Issued by the PHLPost, a postal ID

These Are the World's Most Powerful Passports for 2021

According to the Henley Passport Index.
Remember the days of making an itinerary, planning those Instagram-worthy OOTDs, and waiting excitedly at the airport with your passport in hand? Me neither. With so many countries around the world about to enter lockdown once again, the COVID-19 pandemic has forever

These Are the Most Powerful Passports in the World for 2020

Good news: The Philippines rose four spots from last year's index.
The Henly Passport Index for 2020 is out. Each year, global citizenship firm Henley & Partners ranks countries around the world according to the travel freedom their citizens enjoy.The good news is that the Philippines rose four spots from last year's index. The

Birth Certificates No Longer Required For Passport Renewal, Says DFA

Plus, an updated list of valid IDs for your passport application.
If your Philippine passport is up for renewal, then here’s some good news for you: submission of birth certificates is no longer required for passport renewals, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).Under DFA Department Order No.03-2019, which was signed in

How to Always Look Good in Passport and ID Photos

Don't take these pics for granted.
Come to think of it, ID photos are forever. Government IDs are valid for as long as you live (or stay here in the Philippines), and you use passports, driver's licenses, company IDs for years. Don't you think it's a must that

67 Visa-Free Destinations That Filipinos Can Visit in 2020

The Philippine passport improved its ranking for 2020, according to a report.
The Philippine passport is one notch more powerful this year, according to the recenty released 2020 Henley Passport Index.The Philippines is now at number 76, together with the country of Azerbaijan. This allow passport holders to visit 67 visa-free destinations, including:1. Brunei2. Cambodia3. Hong Kong

How to Do Your Makeup for a Passport Photo, According to Rhian Ramos

You'll be using it for a decade, after all!
"Vanity has no limits, even on government documents," says Rhian Ramos. We can't argue with that, because everyone wants to look their best in their ID photos—especially those that'll last you an entire decade. Hence, a little prep in the beauty department always

You Should Renew Your Passport One Year Before Expiration, Says DFA

Extension of ePassport validity will not anymore be allowed.
Whether or not you fly out the country on a regular basis, the Department of Foreign Affairs has released a public advisory saying that passports should be renewed one year prior to expiration.In a Facebook post, the DFA notes that the extension

How to Get a Second Passport

First, check here if you're eligible to apply.
The mere mention of a second passport sparks a number of questions, from how much it costs to how long it takes to get one. First things first: A potential applicant must know if he or she is eligible to apply for one.Knowing

65 Countries Philippine Passport Holders Can Visit Without a Visa

Imagine the possibilities!
The Philippines is now the seventh most powerful country when it comes to passport ranking in Southeast Asia, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index released on May 22 by Henley & Partners—a residence and citizenship planning firm headquartered in New Jersey.

11 Tricks to Looking Good in Your Passport Photo

Treat it like a photoshoot.
When news broke that Philippines passports will now be valid for 10 years, we only had one thing on our minds: our passport photos. Because if we'll be stuck with one for an entire decade, then only a flawless one will do

The World’s Most Powerful Passports and Their Perks

See where the Philippine passport ranks on the list.
All passports are not created equal. The measure of a passport’s power lies in the mobility it allows its holders. An annual index ranks passports according to the number of countries they allow you to enter visa-free. One country has been taking the most

The Top 57 Passports in the World

Find out where your passport ranks.
Ever wondered how powerful your passport is? The website collected data from 199 territories around the world based on research from sources available to the public and from their respective government agencies. See below the power rankings and the number of