Online Passport Renewal
Today I went to DFA for personal appearance for the renewal of my passport. The lines are very long, seems all Filipinos are hurrying to obtain a passport and travel abroad (read: to work elsewhere despite the US Dollar depreciating, as of today it is USD1 = PHP40.45).
Lucky me, several days ago, I came accross www.passport.com.ph and found it very convenient.
1.) I simply filled-in my details on-line on a Saturday (12 Jan 2008).
2.) The courier company (2GO) picked-up my documents on Monday (14 Jan 2008).
3.) I made a personal appearance today at DFA (16 Jan 2008).
4.) I am expecting to have it delivered to me after 10 days (26 Jan 2008).
Hassle-free! I was treated like a ‘vip’, no need to fall miserably in line, the entire procedure took me only about 20 minutes, including having my photo taken. Everything is arranged and fast-tracked.