Pasaporte

August 2019 pa ang expiry ng passport ko. Pero madami na akong naririnig na kesyo pahirapan ang pagkuha ngayon ng appointment slut slot for passport application/renewal. Ewan ko kung bakit. Wala akong time para i-text pa at tanungin ng deretsahan si DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano kung bakit pahirapan ang pagkuha ng appointment. Charot!

Heniwey, balak ko as early as January 2019 ay iba-balandra ko na ang pagmumukha at ipaparamdam ko na ang presensya ko sa office ng  DFA-CDO para mag-aplay ng bagong passport. May kasabihan di ba na…, “daig ng maaga ang masipag”  (meron nga ba?)

Ngayon pa lang, kumuha na ako ng panibagong kopya ng birth certificate ko na kakailanganin ulit sa pagpapalit ng pasaporte. Uy, malaking tulong yung online delivery service ng National Statistic Office sa pagkuha ng copy ng BC. Fast and hassle-free indeed. Hindi ko na kelangan ang pumila pa sa opis ng NSO.

Sana lang, maging stress and hassle-free din ang pag-process ng passport renewal ko next year.  Gudlak, Mamaru!

Passport Renewal

My American passport is going to expire on September 2009. Hehe! Just kidding.

My brother Evan advised me to expedite the renewal of my passport as early as March 2009 if I have plans to travel out of the country by next year. I have checked the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs for the requirements.DFA will require the holder to present the passport, a photocopy of inside and back cover and the pages showing the latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps.

Next year, DFA will see probably the cleanest for passport ever – my passport. There is no single immigration stamp on it or hint that I have been out of the country for the last 5 years.