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DFA back to regular passport processing next week

OLD Passports and new e-Passport. PHOTO FROM DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs is to revert to its normal passport processing schedule on Tuesday following the completion of maintenance work on the e-passport system, which had extended the waiting time for passport applicants from April 1.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Release of passports to be delayed by system maintenance work

OLD Passports and new e-Passport. PHOTO FROM DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday that the release of passports would take a little longer starting April 1 because of a scheduled technical maintenance of its e-passport system.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New DFA satellite office to open in Araneta Center


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is set to open its newest satellite office in Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao on Monday.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA opens shop in Muntinlupa mall


Passport services have become more accessible for those residing in or near Muntinlupa City with the Department of Foreign Affairs-National Capital Region (DFA-NCR) opening a consular office at an Alabang mall.

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH denies delayed release of passports of 678 Filipinos in Sabah


The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur denied Saturday allegations that the passports of close to 700 Filipinos working in Sabah have been delayed for several month

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fool-proof BI arrival/departure stamps launched


The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday started marking new arrival and departure stamps on passports of all international travelers in its bid to eradicate forgery that spurred human trafficking and evasion of immigration fees.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Search, click and connect to migrant helpline


Desperate and frustrated, United States-based Fidel Turla Jr. searched for someone who could help him with his problem with the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

DFA announces closure of passport offices on 2013 holidays


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Friday that its passport offices in Metro Manila would be closed in observance of the following regular holidays and special non-working holidays in 2013:

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA announces closure of passport offices on holidays


The Department of Foreign Affars (DFA) on Friday announced that its passport offices would be closed on the following holidays:

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US to raise concerns over China passport map

A Chinese man holds up a Chinese passport with details on a page that shows dashes which include the West Philippine Sea as part of the Chinese territory outside a passport office in Beijing, China, Friday. AP

The United States said Tuesday it will raise concerns with Beijing over a map printed in new Chinese passports that is causing “tension and anxiety” among claimant states in the disputed West Philippine Sea.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »



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