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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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Published in: OFW Tips and Guides
Feb
17
2014

MAGPADALA KAYO SA PAMILYA, DAHIL KUNG HINDI. . .

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Dahil sa mga ulat na maraming OFW ang hindi nagpapadala sa kanilang pamilya ng pinansyal na tulong, isinusulong ngayon ni OFW Family Partylist Rep. Roy V. Seneres ang House Bill 3576 na naglalayong bigyan ng karapatan ang mga Filipino ambassadors, consul generals, chiefs of missions or charge d’affairs na manduhan ang isang OFW upang magpadala ng bahagi ng kanyang kinikita sa kaniyang pamilya sa Pilipinas.

Sa ilalim ng batas na ito, ang isang OFW ay dapat na magbigay ng kaukulang materyal, pinansyal at moral na suporta sa kaniyang mag-anak dahil kung hindi ay hindi makakapagpa-renew o approve ng bagong pasaporte ang isang OFW. Ang pagpapadala ng isang OFW ay bibigyan ng kaukulang proof of remittance ng DFA na magiging requirement upang makapagpa-renew ng pasaporte ang isang OFW.

Do you agree or not?

Source: Tempo

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Published in: OFW News, OFW Warnings
Jan
31
2014

Pinoys should be using e-Passport after October 2015

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All non-machine readable passports may no longer be extended beyond October 31, 2014 and must be completely phased out by November 24, 2015.

All Filipino nationals holding Machine Readable-Ready Passports (MRRP; green passports) and Machine Readable Passports (MRP; maroon passports) will no longer be allowed to apply for an extension of the validity of these passports after October 31, 2014.

They must instead apply for a new e-Passport as soon as possible before the expiry of their current MRRP (green) or MRP (maroon) passports. Those who fail to do so will likely encounter difficulty at immigration checks when traveling through any ports of entry around the world after October 2015.

   

 

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Dec
26
2013

Old PH Passports No Longer Allowed After October 2015

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As per regulations of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), all non-machine readable passports may no longer be extended beyond 31 October 2015 and must be completely phased out by 24 November 2015.

This means that Filipino nationals holding Machine Readable-Ready Passports (MRRP; green passports) and Machine Readable Passports (MRP; maroon passports) will no longer be allowed to apply for an extension of the validity of these passports beyond 31 October 2014.

They must instead apply for a new e-Passport as soon as possible before the expiry of their current MRRP (green) or MRP (maroon) passports. Those who fail to do so will likely encounter difficulty at immigration checks when traveling through any ports of entry around the world after October 2015.

If the traveler’s passport is less than 6 months valid, exemptions to request for extension of validity can be made due to any of the following reasons: 1) death in the family, 2) medical emergency, 3) OFWs returning to their employers abroad with valid employment contracts and 4) those going home on final exit visas, provided that they have a supporting document to prove such.

Source; http://www.philembassy-riyadh.org

 

 

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Oct
24
2013

DFA Opens Application for Foreign Service Officers

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The Board of Foreign Service Examinations (BFSE) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced today that the Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Examination Qualifying Test will be held on 15 December 2013. The Qualifying Test is the first of five (5) steps in the DFA recruitment process for appointment in the position of Foreign Service Officer, Class IV (Salary Grade 24).

The test will be conducted by the DFA in partnership with the Civil Service Commission in ten (10) venues, namely: Baguio City, Cagayan de Oro City, Cebu City, Davao City, Iloilo City, Legazpi City, Metro Manila, San Fernando City in La Union, City of San Fernando in Pampanga, Zamboanga City. The BFSE is also considering the option of conducting the Qualifying Test in four (4) overseas testing centers, namely: New York and San Francisco, USA; Paris, France; and Dubai, UAE.

Interested parties may obtain the application form and other details about the FSO examination from the DFA website www.dfa.gov.ph, by calling the BFSE Secretariat at (02) 834-3080, 834-3083 and 834-4925, or by visiting or contacting DFA Regional Consular Offices nationwide.

The application period will run until 15 November 2013.

Source: http://www.jobopenings.ph/article_item-500/DFA_to_Hire_New_Foreign_Service_Officers.html

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