Authenticating An Authenticated Document
I finally got the authenticated document at DFA yesterday.
Step 1: Present your claimstub, at DFA’s ‘CHED’ authentication office. Wait to be called.
Step 2: Pay to the cashier P100, then present back the receipt at DFA’s CHED authentication office. Wait to be called.
Step 3: Releasing of the document (now in red ribbon).
Thereafter I went to IPAMS to submit the authenticated documents. I was told that these documents – again – need to be authenticated by the Saudi Embassy (perhaps the right term is to be ‘stamped’) after collecting their own authentication fees (this time it is P420, to be deposited at their designated BDO bank account). Only God knows how they authenticate these thrice previously authenticated documents.
We have Saudi Embassy authenticating authenticated documents from the DFA, which was actually authenticated alredy by CHED which is first and foremost authenticated by UST.
The authentication started on 18 Jan 2008 at UST (thereafter forwarded to CHED), after two weeks was given a claim stub for pick up at DFA on designated date (20 Feb 2008). However I noticed that the date 20 Feb 2008, is still not the ‘pick-up’ date per se, as it is mere the start of processing the documents at DFA. Perhaps it is more ideal and efficient if applicant could simply present claimstub and retrieve the documents within minutes.
There we have it, authenticating a twice authenticated TOR and diploma.