New High Security Passports for Filipinos

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines is set to issue new high-security passports to Filipinos. These passports shall be made available at a faster rate because of the shorter production period from DFA’s production facility. Added security features of the new passport include a microchip to store the personal data of the applicant, an invisible ultraviolet (UV) fluorescent ink and thread, and an elaborate design visible only when subjected to UV light. The new passports will also sport intaglio printing which is used primarily for printing money. It will also bear the coat of arms through optical variable...

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Can you pass the US Citizenship exam?

Now that I have my new, super shiny, super green, permanent resident card, I have to start thinking about the next step. Naturalization. U.S. Citizenship. Whoah. Just saying those words give me goose bumps. So I went down the rabbit hole and started digging around. I spoke to a few Filipinos and here are some of the questions they mentioned that came up at the US Citizenship exam. Now the questions is, do you think you can pass the US Citizenship exam? Can I? hmmmm. When do we celebrate Independence Day? DUH What is one promise you make when you...

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How to get your Philippine Passport – Part 2 (Luzon)

[caption id="attachment_278" align="alignnone" width="955"] how to get your philippine passport[/caption] The first time I applied for a passport, I had to stand in line from 12 midnight at the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) in Cebu City only to be applicant number 34. Augh! What a headache that was. The 2nd time I applied (passport renewal) was in Bacolod City, and it was like going for a walk in the park, surprisingly pleasant. The 3rd time was at DFA Aseana in Metro Manila, where everyone was nice and the process was quick and organized. 2 days ago, we talked about How to...

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How to get your Philippine Passport (Visayas & Mindanao)

[caption id="attachment_278" align="alignnone" width="752"] how to get your philippine passport[/caption]   A Guide on getting your Philippine Passport if you are from the Visayas or Mindanao. I remember waking up one rainy December morning in 1998 wishing I was seeing snow falling instead of water dripping down our tin roof. I imagined what it would be like to be lost in the streets of New York City, all bundled up, just like in the Christmas movies. I was a teenager and I was already dreaming about coming to America. Christmas always seemed a lot more exciting in America than in the Philippines....

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