Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I got a New Passport

Finally, I got my newly renewed passport yesterday. I went to the Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday afternoon just to pick up my new passport. I renewed it last month for I have planned to travel abroad again, but my old passport will be expiring in a few months, so I decided to renew it before applying for a visa abroad.When I applied for the new passport, I went to the office twice before I finally had my turn because I came around 10:00 in the morning, and the office will only cater 500 persons a day.Unfortunately, I was not included from the 500 person on that day, but we were given a schedule to come back and we don’t need to go to the very long line again.

Anyhow, if you have planned to get a passport here in Davao City, either a new passport or renewal, you need to come as early as 7:00 o’clock in the morning even if the office opens at 10:00 in the morning. As I have mentioned earlier, the Department Foreign Affairs or DFA will only accept up to 500 persons every day. And take note, there is only one DFA here in Mindanao, which means, the applicants are coming from all over Mindanao.


My old passport. There's a hole on the side, which means this passport cannot be used anymore.

Passport


My new released passport which is valid until 2019.

Passport


The old and new passports.

Philippine Passport