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Apr
17
2014

Passport Application in the Philippines

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Securing a new Philippine passport is now via Department of Foreign Affair (DFA)’s Appointment System where an applicant get to have an appointed date, time, and even passport delivery options.

 

To set an appointment, applicant must go online and visit manila.passport.com.ph and click the button of the DFA office nearest his/her place of residence or place of work. The applicant is required to provide his/her personal information and choose his/her preferred date and time. The application form and the application checklist must be printed and brought together with the required documents on the date of appointment. Should multiple appointments are placed, previous appointments will be automatically cancelled.

 

Primary documentary requirements:

  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. (Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO if born abroad)
  • No need to submit a passport size photo
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity.

 

Visit passport.com.ph/requirements to see the list of supporting documents and refer to passport.com.ph/requirements#acceptable_ids for the list of acceptable IDs.

 

Added fact:

  • DAF’s satellite offices only receive applications for new and renewal of Philippine passports. Lost valid passport, assumed identity, citizenship evaluation cases and request for immediate releases of passports are processed in OCA-Aseana.
  • Power failures, technical breakdowns, and natural calamities may delay the release of passports. NO REFUND of fees will be made on account of these unforeseen delays.

 

Source: http://manila.passport.com.ph/

 

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Apr
15
2014

POEA Announces 2014 EPS-TOPIK Schedule

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has announced via its website the schedule of the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) for this year.

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For Manila-based applicants, the exams are divided into two sessions for PBT and three sessions for CBT:

June 29, 2014 (Paper-Based Test) 10:00am – 11:40am ; 3:00pm – 4:10pm

July 3, 2014 (Computer-based test) TBA (three sessions)

For applicants from other regions, the language test will be given in paper-based test only.

June 29, 2014 (Paper-Based Test) 10:00am – 11:40am ; 3:00pm – 4:10pm

Source: POEA

See further details about the 2014 TOPIK

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Apr
9
2014

POEA Mobile App Laban sa Illegal Recruiters

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POEA Mobile App may be found at Google Play Store and IOS.  This may be downloaded for free.

POEA Mobile App may be found at Google Play Store and IOS. This may be downloaded for free.

 

Make some noise! Ang smartphone application para sa mga Pinoy upang makaiwas sa illegal recruiters ay narito na!

Ilang linggo na rin ang lumipas nang i-launch ng Philippine Overseas Employment Administration o POEA ang kanilang mobile application na sadyang malaki ang tulong upang mailayo ang mga Pilipino mula sa mapanamantalang illegal recruiters.

Hindi maikakailang maraming Pilipino ang handang kumagat sa pagkakataong makapagtrabaho sa ibayong-dagat sa paniniwalang andun ang lalagot sa kabanat ng kahirapan ng buhay.

Mabuti na lang naisipang sumabay ng POEA sa alon ng makabagong teknolohiya. Sa tinagal-tagal ng panahon ng paggamit natin ng cellphone, ito at may makabuluhang application na. Madadagdagan na ang silbi ng cellphone natin bukod sa maghapunang pagso-social media at pagtitext.

Sa pamamagitan ng POEA mobile app, maari nating i-check ang kasalukuyang status ng lisensya ng recruitment agency sa mismong sandaling kausap natin sila. Gayundin, kung may job order ba o wala ang trabahong iniaalok nila sa atin.

At kung mapadpad man tayo sa mall o saan mang establishment na may free wifi, mas mainam pang basahin natin ang mga articles sa mobile app para malaman natin kung paano makakaiwas, kung ano ang modus operandi ng mga illegal recruiters at kung paano at saang POEA office tayo maaring dumulog.

Sa panahon ngayon, madali nang maging matalino. Impormasyon na ang lumalapit, naghihintay na lang na pansinin natin.

At oo nga pala, may isa pang silbi ang POEA Mobile App. I-click mo lang ang logo ng developer nito, ang WorkAbroad.ph at maari ka nang mag-hanap at mag-apply ng trabaho sa bansang gusto mo.

Whew! Ka-simple lang, hane? Libre pa! Kung Android phone ang gamit mo, i-download mo ang mobile app sa Google Play Store at sa IOS naman kung iPhone ang iyong gamit. Syempre pwede din ito sa tablets at iPads.

– by Ikai

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Apr
2
2014

PH e-passports to be processed longer this April

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Philippine electronic passports will be processed longer than the usual starting April 1 as the Department of Foreign Affairs will make some technical maintenance in their passport application system.

Depending on where you have applied for your e-passport, the schedule of passport release may vary:

  • Office of Consular Office (OCA) at the Aseana Business Park along Macapagal Blvd in Paranaque (10-20 working days)
  • Satellite offices located inside malls (10-20 working days)
  • regional consular offices (15-25 working days)
  • foreign service posts such as Philippine embassies in consulates (5-6 weeks)

Meanwhile, those who need to depart the country due to emergencies such as death of a relative, medical situation and return to foreign employer may still apply for urgent OEC, as long as they were able to present valid documents such as death certificate, medical certificate and employment contract respectively.

 Pinoys should be using e-Passport after October 2015

Old PH Passports No Longer Allowed After October 2015

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Feb
1
2014

OFW? See How You Can Renew Your PRC ID

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At present, many overseas Filipino worker or OFWs who have a PRC license and want it to be renewed in their host country are yet to be able to do so. What an OFW can do to be able to renew his or her PRC ID is to ask a relative or friend living in the Philippines to do the processing/renewal of ID in the Philippines on his/her behalf. The OFW must make sure though, that he/she will issue the friend or relative a letter authorizing that person to process and claim the PRC ID in the OFW’s behalf.

Click here to see how an OFW can renew his/her PRC ID

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