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Saturday, November 19, 2016

STEPS ON HOW TO SET PASSPORT APPOINTMENT ONLINE



 Getting a new passport or applying for a renewal requires online appointment. Here, we are going to provide you the steps on how to do it online.
All you need is a working computer, a mobile and an internet connection.

STEP 1.
On your browser, type https://www.passport.gov.ph/appointment or paste this link .  Agree with the terms and conditions and proceed to the next step.
 STEP 2.
A dialog box will pop out, click ok and proceed to the next step.

STEP 3
Choose which appointment do you want to make, is it invidual or group appointment?

 STEP 4
If you choose individual appointment, kindly fill up the needed informations and click "next".
  STEP 5
 For group appointment, choose the number of applicants by clicking the small arrow on the right. Click  "next".
 STEP 6
Fill up  the boxes provided. Here you will have to choose which DFA branch do you want to make an appointment.
STEP 7
Choose from available dates that will suite your desired schedule.

 STEP 8
Fill up the needed information about you correctly, take note of the red asterisks, it means that these fields are required.


STEP 9
Fill up the information about your family correctly. Again, take note of the red markings.

STEP 10
Fill up the additional information needed. Indicate the application type, citizenship and others.
 STEP 11
Fill up your contact information accurately. Click "next".

STEP 12
The page containing all the information you just filled in will show. Double check all the details carefully before clicking  the "confirm"  button. 


STEP 13
You should receive an email for the confirmation of your Passport Online Appointment as well as some reminders that you need to be there 30 minutes before the exact time of your appointment. If you arrive late, you will need to make another appointment  for another day. So the keyword is "be on time".
Take note of your reference number, you need it later for the confirmation.
Click the link provided, to go back to the DFA site for the confirmation.

STEP 14
After clicking the link, you will be redirected to the confirmation page of the DFA site. Your appointment is now confirmed. You just need to print the form and you are good to go.


STEP 15
Type the appointment code from the email you received, type your email address as well.
 STEP 16
Download and print the form using a long sized bond paper. I suggest that you print 2 copies just in case. You need the printed hard copy of your appointment form at the DFA Office.
 HERE ARE THE STEPS ON HOW TO PRINT YOUR APPLICATION FORM:

 Now  you can seat back, relax, and wait for your appointment day!



For additional information on passport application and renewal fees click here.

For OFWs, faster passport processing is available for you. For information about faster passport processing for OFWs, click here.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CONGRESS IS OK WITH THE PROPOSAL TO EXTEND PASSPORT VALIDITY TO 10 YEARS



While Senate is pushing on amending the Bill to extend passport validity, House Congress moved to approved and consolidate and iron-out the details to extend to 10 years from the current 5 years.

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and currently representative of Pampanga is one of the authors of the bill extending the validity of passport to ten (10) years from the current five (5) years. Report said that the House Committee on Foreign Affairs has approved the bill and will create a technical working group to discuss and iron out the bill for final approval of the committee and in turn, pass into law. 
House committee chairperson Rep. Linabell Ruth Villarica made the announcement after a motion to approve was made by one of the authors, House Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Department of Foreign Affairs supports the idea of extending the passport validity in response to the clamor of many Filipinos, especially overseas workers. 

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is pushing for the establishment of a seamless and hassle-free processing of passports for Filipinos here and abroad.

The senator on Tuesday (October 4) expressed his support to lengthen the validity of Philippine passports from five to ten (10) years. Cayetano chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which conducted its first public hearing on the proposed measures to extend the validity of passports.
This proposal is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's earlier directive to amend Republic Act No. 8239, otherwise known as the Philippine Passport Act of 1996, which sets the validity of passports to five years.

The President, in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), lamented how Filipino passport applicants have to endure long lines or even stay overnight as the government can only cater to a limited number of applicants per day.

The senator stressed the need to simplify the application system in order to ease the people's burden of having to renew their passports every five years, and to prevent backlogs and delays in the issuance of passports.
"We're here to have the first low-lying fruit output from the legislative and the executive, which is the issuance of passports - how to make it easier," Cayetano said.



The senator also stressed the need to make the passport application process easier for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and other marginalized groups, including Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens.
"OFWs, PWDs, and senior citizens should be given priority, not because they want special treatment, but because they have special needs," Cayetano explained.

Cayetano said OFWs in particular should be given priority because any delay in the processing of their travel documents could cost them their jobs abroad.
He said he plans to visit the one-stop center for OFWs located in Clark, Pampanga in November to see how the systems and services can still be improved to address migrant workers' concerns.


Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay also backed the proposal to extend the validity of Philippine passports. "Let me just say that the Department of Foreign Affairs has no objection to the proposal to increase the validity of passport from five years to 10 years," he said during Tuesday's hearing.

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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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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Embassy Advisory: Philippines Will No Longer Accept Non-Machine Readable Passports and Travel Documents by 2017

 ADVISORY FROM PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN RIYADH:
Philippines Will No Longer Accept 
Non-MachineReadable Passports and 

Travel Documents by 2017
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(Riyadh, 7 August 2016) – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informs the Filipino community and all concerned applicants for Philippine visa that, in view of the 24 November 2015 deadline set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the phasing-out of non-machine readable passports/travel documents, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) shall no longer allow the entry of foreign nationals holding non-machine readable travel documents in all its international airports and seaports by the 1st quarter of 2017.
In this connection, the Philippine Embassy will no longer accept said non-machine readable passports/travel documents for all visa applicants effective 1 October 2016.
This directive will be applied to all types of passports, including ordinary, official, diplomatic and/or service documents, except for temporary travel documents designed for emergency situations as per ICAO guidelines and subject to the approval of concerned Philippine authorities.
(END ADVISORY)
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"All Philippine passports are now integrated with chips that contain the data of the holder. These new passports are called ePassports. The ePassport is a global standard in travel documents, and as a member of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Philippines is required to adhere to their standards.



The chip embedded in the ePassport contains data essential in verifying the identity of the passport holder. It contains data on the personal information found on the data page of the passport, the biometrics of the passport holder, the unique chip identification number and a digital signature to verify the authenticity of the data stored on the chip. This technology allows the information stored in an ePassport to be read by special chip readers at a close distance, such as the scanners used in immigration counters."
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Monday, July 11, 2016

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





Do you have plans of working or travelling abroad? Then getting a passport is one of the essential things for you to do. If you're a first timer, the question is how? How to schedule an appointment? What are the requirements needed? How much do you have to pay? And how long do you have to wait to get your passport? I'll make it easy for you through this article.



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How to schedule an appointment?
  • First, you'll be needing a computer with an internet connection, web browser, a valid and working email address, a pdf reader and a printer.
  • Click set an appointment button.
  • Choose a site location where you want to set an appointment.
  • Choose a preferred date and time for your personal appearance
  • Provide your personal information and contact number.
  • Choose the type of application you wish to apply.
Senior citizens, infant and minor below 1 year old, person
with disability, and OFW (present an Overseas Employment Certificate) may proceed directly to any DFA office even without scheduling for an appointment online.

What are the requirements?

If you are done with your online appointment, here are the requirements you have to prepare if you are a new applicant, or if you're applying for a renewal.

General Requirements
(New Applicant)
  • Personal appearance
  • Confirmed appointment
  • Duly accomplished application
    form - may be downloaded from DFA Website
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in
    Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
    or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar
    (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Birth Certificate from
    the LCR is required when entries in PSA Birth Certificate are blurred or
    unreadable. (REPORT OF BIRTH DULY AUTHENTICATED BY PSA IF BORN ABROAD)
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity. 
For additional requirements, click: https://www.passport.gov.ph/requirements/new-application

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General Requirements (Passport Renewal)
  • Personal appearance
  • Confirmed appointment
  • Duly accomplished application form - may be downloaded from DFA Website
  • Most recent expiring or expired passport
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity.
For additional requirements, click: https://www.passport.gov.ph/requirements/passport-renewal

How much does a passport cost, and how long does it takes to get your passport?

After submission and verification of the requirements, you will have to pay for the processing and enrollment fee. You can choose either on paying for (1)Normal Processing fee which cost 950Php and you can get your passport after 25 days; or (2)Express Processing, if you wish to get your passport faster which cost 1200Php and you can get your passport after 15 days. 

DFA also has this Passport Delivery Service if you prefer not to return to DFA to pick-up your passport. They will deliver it right to your home, you just have to pay for 120Php for the delivery fee.

For more information about the process in getting a passport, you can visit directly the DFA website at https://www.passport.gov.ph/

Sunday, February 28, 2016

PHILIPPINES AMBASSADOR TO SAUDI: REPORT IF YOUR EMPLOYER REFUSED TO GIVE YOUR PASSPORT

Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ezzedin Tago reminds OFWS of their rights to keep their passport.
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He advised everyone to contact the Consulate and Embassy in case their employers refused to give their passport.






 He also said that employers should be cautious in following this Saudi law because the penalty was raised from SR2,000 to SR20,000.
READ IT HERE, THE EXPERT'S COMMENTS, NEWS EXCERPTS AND LAWS EXPLAINING THAT IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE EMPLOYEES TO HOLD THEIR PASSPORT 
 
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Para Sa mga OFW na Hindi ibigay ang kanilang Pasaporte ng Employer... Ayon Kay Ambassador Tago, itinaas na ang fine para Sa mga Kumpanyang Hindi sumusunod, Kung dati 2,000 SR itinaas na po Ito 20,000 SR Ayon daw po Ito sa ministry of labor, ang mga kumpanyang Hindi sumusunod Itawag at mag email sa ating embahada...Hinihikayat din Nya ang Lahat ng Pilipino sa Saudi Arabia na mag register sa Philippine Embassy Website...
Posted by Balitang OFW's on Saturday, February 27, 2016
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Sunday, February 21, 2016

SAUDI ARABIA, UAE, QATAR, OMAN, BAHRAIN AND KUWAIT EMPLOYERS SHOULD NOT HOLD WORKER'S PASSPORT


SAUDI GAZETTE SCREENSHOT
"An employer who keeps the passports of his employees will be fined SR2,000 and the one who does not provide a copy of the contract to workers will be fined SR5,000, according to the new regulations of the Ministry of Labor."






ARAB NEWS SCREENSHOT
An employer does not have the right to retain the passport of his expat employee without the employee’s consent, Khalid Aba Al-Khail, spokesman for the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, said.
However, if the expat worker wishes the employer to keep his passport, he has to sign a written statement in both Arabic and his native language stating that the employer has received his passport and the date of receipt, he said.
He called on employers not to keep the passports of their employees unless they agree on that to avoid any penalty stipulated by the executive by-laws of the labor law. The penalty includes imposition of a fine of SR2,000 for each case, but can carry multiple fines in case he retains the passports of 
additional workers.


WHERE TO REPORT?

LABOR MINISTRY HOTLINE:
CALL: 19911
Messages can also be sent through their website for other kind of complains or ministry’s Twitter account @mol_care or calling 19911.

Read more: http://www.jbsolis.com/2015/12/contact-labor-ministry-of-saudi-for.html


"The Labor Ministry has reiterated that it is the right of foreign workers to keep their passports and official documents.
“Anybody violating this rule will face serious penalties,” said Taysir Al-Mofraj, the ministry’s spokesman.
According to him, holding on to employees’ passports does not guarantee that the worker will not escape, as there are many cases in which runaway workers can register again with embassies without official documents.
In case an employee is absent during the first three months, the employer can replace that worker with another one via the recruitment office, he explained.
Sultan Al-Harbi, director of Labor Office in Jeddah, confirmed that any employer that takes passports away from his expat staff is in clear violation of the labor laws.
Speaking to Arab News, Al-Harbi stated that any expatriate worker can lodge a complaint with the labor office against his employer, “because labor laws protect the rights of expat workers.”
Articles 6 and 7 of the Domestic Workers Act stipulate that both parties are protected and neither is subject to sanctions by the Labor Office, Al-Mofraj said.
As per Article 13 of the act, employers must notify the nearest police department as well as the Labor Office when a worker absconds so as to ensure there are no lawsuits or complaints against the employer."


SAUDI ARABIA, QATAR, OMAN, BAHRAIN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AND KUWAIT employers should not hold their worker's passport.
SAUDI ARABIA
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh reiterates to all Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia that, under Saudi and Philippine law, they have the right to keep and hold on to their Philippine passports while working in Saudi Arabia.
The Labor Ministry has reiterated that it is the right of foreign workers to keep their passports and official documents. 

“Anybody violating this rule will face serious penalties,” said Taysir Al-Mofraj, the ministry’s spokesman. 
In the revised Labor Law, it is stated that any company or employer who keeps the passport of employee shall be fined SR 2,000.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)
"Retention of employee passport by an employer is against the law in the UAE, and an individual has the right to take the legal course against if it done without the employee’s consent or without a court order.

According to Jamie Liddington, head of employment at law firm Hadef & Partners, it is unlawful for an employer to withhold and retain an employee’s passport without the employee’s consent – and this has always been the case.


“It was stated in a decree by the Ministry of Interior (in December 2002) that it will be considered as an illegal action to retain the passports except by governmental parties. It is a personal travel document that proves the identity of the holder, and the laws stipulate that the bearer must keep his or her passport and present it to the government authorities upon request. In case of holding of passports by anyone without a court order, there will be a suitable punishment by the law,” -Emirates 24/7

KUWAIT
Companies in Kuwait will no longer be allowed to withhold employees’ passports under new labor laws being written, according to Arabic Daily. As a new humanitarian approach from the Kuwaiti Government regarding expats living in Kuwait and the injustice that may occur of the abuse of the sponsorship system, a draft resolution is expected to be submitted to the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of Planning and Development Hind Al-Subaih this month.
The Sponsorship is a system used to monitor migrant laborers, working mostly in the construction and domestic sectors, in the Gulf region.


QATAR
‘KEEPING EMPLOYEES’ PASSPORTS IN CUSTODY IS VIOLATION OF QATAR LAW
“The Law 4/2009 regulates the entry, exit and residency of the country’s foreign workers (expatriates) and it gives adequate protection to the foreigners and guarantees their right to keep passports in their possession,” said Doha legal activist and Migrant Asia regional co-ordinator Nizar Kochery.
“Violation of the law could amount to a penalty of not less than QR10,000 to the sponsor or his representative for every passports that he keeps in his illegal custody,” said the legal consultant, adding Article 52 of Law 4/2009 has provisions for imposing fine on sponsors for the violations pertaining to the employees’ passports.


OMAN
Moath Al Ghilani, an Omani lawyer, said, “It is illegal to keep the passport of the employee as it is a personal document and legally, the property of the government issuing it. In Oman, normally a passport is handed over by the expat only to get a residence visa stamped on it and as per the rules, it should be returned after the stamping.”
Via Times of Oman

BAHRAIN
Passport: Without a court order an employer has no right to hold employee’s passport whatsoever.
That practice represents a violation of freedom of movement in contravention of Article (19) (b) of the Constitution, which ensured the freedom of movement of every person on the territory of Bahrain. This practice (Although quite common) amounts to criminal misappropriation and breach of trust i.e. the employer got the passport lawfully (In order to process the residency Permit and other formalities etc…) but retained it unlawfully (Without the employee’s consent)

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