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Showing posts with label Passport Renewal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Passport Renewal. Show all posts

Monday, October 10, 2016

THIS OFW IN DUBAI PROCESSED THE RENEWAL OF HIS PASSPORT FOR ONLY 30 MINUTES!


Tristan, an OFW based in DUBAI detailed about the new developments while renewing his passport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He has this to say:

"Today I went to the Philippine Consulate here in Dubai to renew my expiring passport. Knowing how dreadful and long this day could be, I decided to bring some of my favorite magazines to accompany me along with a big bottle of water and some sweets.
The last time I renewed my passport here in Dubai was almost a nightmare. It's not only because it took me the whole day to complete the processing but also because of the mean and rude government satff. Nakakaawa yung ibang OFW na para bang utang na loob sa gobyerno ang kumuha ng bagong pasaporte.
But what happened today was a totally different scenario. Believe me or not, it only took me 30 minutes to complete the processing. And the staff and crew were very helpful, kind and efficient. Hindi ko na nga nabasa o nabuklat man lang ang mga dala-dala kong babasahin.

Many of Filipino people today will not see and feel this gradual change, well at least not for now. Lalo na yung mga Pilipino na hindi umaalis ng kanilang mala-palasyong bahay o yung mga hindi bumababa sa kanilang magagarang sasakyan. Pero kaming mga sinasabi na nasa laylayan, lalo na ang mga OFW na gaya ko ay ramdam ang mistulang pagbabago sa ihip ng hangin - unti unti na kaming minamahal at binibigyan ng respeto at ng halaga ng ating gobyerno.

Mga ma'am and sir, may mga magaganda pong nangyayari sa'ting bansa. Naway 'wag po tayo palaging maging alipin ng mga mali at malisyosong pinapahayag ng media. Meron din pong mga magagandang balita na gaya neto."







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Monday, October 03, 2016

DFA PUBLIC ADVISORY: NO APPOINTMENT FOR OFWS AND SEAFARERS PASSPORT APPLICATION AT DFA ROBINSONS GALLERIA

According to the DFA PUBLIC ADVISORY, there is no need for OFWs and SEAFARERS TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR PASSPORT APPLICATION AT DFA NCR CENTRAL (ROBINSONS GALLERIA)

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) wishes to remind the public that Filipinos who are currently employed overseas (land-based OFWs) and seaman's or those working as seafarers DO NOT NEED TO SECURE an ONLINE APPOINTMENT in order to process their passport application.

Land-based OFWs and seafarers must file their passport application within 12 months of their arrical in the Philippines.




What are the REQUIREMENTS?


LAND-BASED OFWs
1) Philippine Passport
2. Proof of Overseas Employment
3. Valid Philippines Government Issued IDs

SEAMAN/SEAFARERS

1) Philippine Passport
2. Valid Seaman's Book
3. SRC ID
4. Valid Philippine Government Issued IDs

DFA NCR Central or Robinsons Galleria is the dedicated OFW PASSPORT RENEWAL CENTER. 
Processing applications for all OFW walk-in applicants is from 8:00AM to 12:00 Noon. Queuing before 6AM is unnecessary and is not advisable.










The full copy of the public advisory courtesy of Dept of Foreign Affairs

Scheduling a passport appointment is FREE of CHARGE

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

PASSPORT PROCESSING FOR OFWS: 30 MINUTES, RELEASING SHORTER TIME

Good news everyday here in the Philippines! 

Last August 15, Filipino's had a glimpse of the new "high security passport", and is now available to all especially to those who wished to work or travel abroad, according to Malacanang. 

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar announces the printing of new passports starting August 15. The new passports have an improved design that features the regions of the country and an upgraded microchip security feature to capture the personal data of the applicant, invisible UV fluorescent ink and thread, and elaborate design when subject to UV light.
The APO Production Unit is tasked to produce the Philippine passports, and is a government owned and controlled corporation under the Presidential Communications Office.


The new passport that contains "intaglio printing" most commonly used in printing money or currency so it will not be faked and the "printing of the coat of arms using optical variable illusion ink where color varies at different angle” can now be claimed by applicants for only 5 days. 

Each passport is also added with security features like a microchip that contains personal data of the applicant or the passport holder, with an invisible UV fluorescent ink and thread and an elaborate design when placed in UV light. 
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Presidential Communication Officer, Secretary Martin Andanar assured that there will be no more problems or delays in printing the passports. 
Read also:

HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW PHILIPPINES PASSPORT THAT IS VERY SECURED AND ONE OF THE SAFEST IN THE WORLD?

STEP BY STEP PROCESS HOW TO GET NEW AND RENEW PASSPORT BY APPOINTMENT and HOW MUCH


GOOD NEWS! ONE-STOP SERVICE CENTER for OFWs (OSSCO) at POEA BUILDING OPENS


“The new APO printing system increases the production speed of the new passports to 35%, this means the new passport printing system results to delivery of passports from press to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to an average of 5 days compared to 7-14 days previously”. 
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On the other news, the DFA branch at Ortigas, Robinson's Galleria will be converted to an OFW Branch starting October 2016. OFWs can process their passport renewal for 30 minutes to one day, according to reports and will be more faster once the branch is fully converted to cater solely for OFW services. 
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Sunday, July 17, 2016

OFW PASSPORT RENEWAL AT DFA ORTIGAS, FASTER PROCESSING AND PROBABLY RELEASING IF YOU COME EARLY?



In one of the satellite offices of the Dept of Foreign Affairs or DFA, you can now process your passport renewal if you are an OFW or overseas Filipino workers, IN ONE DAY. Is it TRUE?
In DFA at Robinson's Galleria in Pasig, right in front of the POEA Building, if you arrive between 8AM to 12Noon, you can be assured that your passport will be released the same day according to DFA. But we cannot verify if this is true as of the moment since many OFWs who went home for vacation especially this December 2016 were dismayed because they were not able to renew their passport and get it in one day. 

According to some who processed their passport, this can be availed by the first 100 person/OFW/Senior Citizen/PWD to renew during the day. 

Here is the map of the Robinson's Galleria.

DFA OFFICE ADDRESS is
Department of Foreign Affair (DFA)

L1 Robinsons Galleria , EDSA Cor. Ortigas Avenue, San Antonio , Ugong Norte , 1605 Pasig City , Metro Manila, Ortigas Center, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Famous landmark of the area is the Edsa Chapel and the Edsa Shrine.



SEE ALSO:

STEP BY STEP PROCESS HOW TO GET NEW AND RENEW PASSPORT BY APPOINTMENT and HOW MUCH


General Requirements (Passport Renewal)
  • Personal appearance
  • OEC for OFWs applying for Renewal
  • Duly accomplished application form - may be downloaded from DFA Website here
  • Most recent expiring or expired passport
  • Valid IDs with picture and supporting documents to prove identity.

Here's the report from Balita and Philstar below.
If you have further queries or some concerns, please coordinate at the information counter of DFA NCR-Central of call telephone numbers 631-0806 or send email to: dfa.ncr.central@gmail.com. The DFA NCR will be more than happy to assist you in your needs and questions.
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from Philstar

REMINDERS
  • Personal appearance is required for all applicants.
  • Confirmed appointment is required for all applicants except senior citizens, infants and minors below 1 year old and OFWs. For OFWs, sufficient proof must be submitted such as a valid employment contract or OEC.
  • Earrings and contact lenses are not allowed during data capturing. Smiling with visible teeth is also not allowed.
  • Check all the data in the computer monitor and in the Enrolment Certificate before signing it.
  • Only immediate family members are allowed to get the passport in behalf of the applicant. Immediate family members include father, mother, brother, sister, spouse and children of legal age.
  • Passport shall be released to an immediate family member only with proper authorization letter. Passport of a minor applicant shall be released to parents only or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney and Affidavit of Support and Consent.
  • Passports unclaimed after six (6) months will be cancelled per Department Order No. 37-03.
  • Check all data in the received e-passport upon release.
  • Number of processing days may vary depending on the location of the Regional Consular Office where the application was filed.
  • The Department may require additional supporting documents as may be necessary, especially for applicants with dual citizenship and with foreign-sounding family names to prove citizenship.

Apply for your passport early, prepare requirements before the appointment date, non-OFW and Metro Manila-based applicants should secure an appointment when applying for a passport, those in provinces can apply at the nearest Regional Consular Office or during Mobile Passport Service (MPS), OFWs can apply at the Passport Extension Office located at POEA in Ortigas, do not deal with fixers, avail of the passport delivery service & take good care of your passport.  For comments, complaints & assistance, please contact the Public Assistance Center or the Passport Director’s Office.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

HOW And WHERE TO GO FOR BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION IN SAUDI




Biometric registration is now a must for all expatriates in Saudi Arabia, this includes dependents and children above 6 years old. The new directive however warns that government services could be stopped in case an expat has not registered his biometric. Biometric is usually taken in the immigration at the airport. However the new rule includes dependents and children. If you are not sure if the government system has updated record of your biometric, you may actually check it just to be sure and so you wouldn't have problems when the time comes that you have to renew your iqama or you have to apply for exit and re-entry visa for your vacation. 


HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE BIOMETRIC ALREADY?


If you are not sure if you did register your finger print already, or if you want to make sure the system has your biometric. You may 
verify online and visit the Ministry of Interior website and log-in with your iqama. 
 Then check on the "Public Query Finger Print Enrollment" tab if your status says updated. 




HOW DO I REGISTER MY BIOMETRIC?

If you have no record of finger print enrollment, 
in order to register your biometric you may visit any JAWAZAT Office, we did ours in Serafi Mall. Don't forget to bring your Iqama and passport just in case they ask for both documents. 

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Here is the list of some of the JAWAZAT centers where you can go to register your finger print.

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Riyadh Passports – King Fahd Road

Riyadh Passports – Flamingo Mall

Riyadh Civil Affairs – Washem Branch

Riyadh Civil Affairs – Morouj Branch

Riyadh Civil Affairs – Royal Mall Branch

Riyadh Civil Affairs – Royal Mall Branch Women Section

Nasriyah Traffic

Al-Sharg Traffic

Rawdah Traffic

Riyadh Region Governorate

MOL – Mursalat District

Chamber of Commerce – Dabab Road

STC – King Fahd Road Branch

STC – Al-Sewaidi Branch

King Khalid International Airport

Dove Plaza - Om Al Hamam, King Khalid Road

Riyadh Mall, 1st floor - Rawdah District

Dallah Hospital – Emergency Gate (4)

Al Remal Passports – Dammam Road

King Fahd Medical City – Main Building

Security Forces Hospital – Reception Gate

Deri’yyah Passports

Deri’yyah Civil Affairs

Kharj Passports

Kharj Civil Affairs

Hutat-bani-Tameem Passports

Dawadmi Passports

Al Zulfi Passports

Aflaj Passports

Al Majma'a Passports

Muzahmiyah Passports

Quwaiyia Passports

Al Laith Traffic

Darma Traffic



Jeddah Passports – Kundara Branch

Jeddah Passports – Rehab Branch

Jeddah Passports – Tahliya Markets

Jeddah Passports – Sairafi Mall

Jeddah Civil Affairs – Al Andalos Markets

Jeddah Civil Affairs

Jeddah Civil Affairs – Jawad Center

Jeddah Civil Affairs – Jawad Center (Women)

Sahafa Traffic

King Abdulaziz International Airport

Chamber of Commerce – Main Office

Al-Arab Mall – 2nd Floor

Aziz Mall – 1st Floor

Red Sea Mall – Gate No. 5

Stars Avenue Mall – King Abdulaziz Road, Gate C







Makkah Passports

Makkah Civil Affairs

Al-Awali Traffic

Makkah Region Governorate

Deyafa Mall – Main Gate

Makkah Mall – Gate 5

Qunfudah Passports

Rabigh Passports

Tayef Passports

Tayef Civil Affairs

Madinah Passports

Madinah Civil Affairs

Madinah Region Governorate

Madinah Principality

Madinah Traffic




Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport

Yanbu Passports

Dammam Passports

Dammam Civil Affairs

Dammam Civil Affairs – Al-Shati Mall

Dammam Civil Affairs – Al-Shati Mall (Women)

Western Dammam Traffic

Eastern Region Governorate

King Fahd International Airport

STC – Al-Shati Branch

Chamber of Commerce – Main Office

Dahran Mall – 1st floor

Khubar Passport

Khubar Civil Affairs

Jubail Passports

Jubail Civil Affairs

Hafr-el-Batin Passports

Buraydah Passports

Buraydah Civil Affairs – Othaim Mall Branch

Qaseem Traffic Department – Al-Safaa District

Qaseem Region Governorate

Onaizah Passports

Onaizah Civil Affairs

Onaizah Mall – Gate No. 1

Al Rass Passports

Al Bekairiya Passports

Hayel Passports

Hayel Region Governorate

Hafuf Passports

Hafuf Civil Affairs

Hafuf Traffic

Ahsa International Airport

Abha Passports

Abha Civil Affairs

Aseer Region Governorate

Bisha Passports

Baha Passports

Baha Region Governorate

Tabouk Passports

Tabouk Civil Affairs

Tabouk Region Governorate

Qurayyat Civil Affairs

Jazan Passports

Jazan Civil Affairs

Jazan Region Governorate

Najran Passports

Najran Civil Affairs

Jouf Region Governorate

Jouf Passports

Jouf Civil Affairs

Ar'ar Civil Affairs

Northern Border Region Governorate

Rafha Passports


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