Authenticate your documents through the Apostille System

Authenticate your documents through the Apostille System Did you know that the old “Red Ribbon” method of authenticating documents has been streamlined? Avail of the “Apostille” process for authenticating your documents by booking an online appointment with DFA Aseana through this link: For a step-by-step guide of the online appointment system, visit What … Read more

Know the DFA Alert Levels

The DFA alert levels are assigned by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs to destinations which reflect how DFA evaluates the threats that travelers may face in a certain destination. These alert levels shed light on the risks that travelers and OFWs may potentially encounter at their country of destination or present whereabouts. The DFA … Read more

OFW need not secure online appointments to renew passports

OFWs are not required to secure online appointments to renew their passports. They can go to the nearest DFA Consular Office to have their passport applications processed. Kayo po ba ay isang OFW at kailangan magrenew ng passport? Hindi niyo na po kailangan kumuha ng appointment online para magrenew. May special lane po para sa … Read more

What does the Red Ribbon Mean?

What does the Red Ribbon Mean? Red Ribbon is the process of authenticating Philippine documents intended for use abroad. The process of authenticating documents was previously under the Office of the President but is now transferred to the DFA’s Office of Consular Affairs. Executive Order No.582 signed on December 24, 2006, transferred the process of … Read more

Walang Kalkalan | Customs personnel can’t forcibly open shipments without reason

Walang Kalkalan!   The Bureau of Customs (BOC) must strictly implement the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) that mandates “less intrusive” examination of balikbayan boxes.   Senator Sonny Angara stressed this on Sunday who sponsored the CMTA or Republic Act 10863, which also provides for higher tax exemption of balikbayan boxes sent by overseas … Read more