Tag: DFA

DFA: Goodbye Red Ribbon, Hello Apostille!

The Department of Foreign Affairs posted on its official Facebook page that effective 14 May 2019 DFA will no longer issue Authentication Certificates with “red ribbon” and will instead affix an Apostille as proof of authentication to documents for use abroad. Here’s what you need to know about Apostille. 1. What is an Apostille and… Read more »

DFA allocates OFW priority lane for passport renewal

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) had now exempted Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from getting an appointment schedule for renewal of passports, according to Office of Consular Affairs Assistant Secretary Frank Cimafranca on Wednesday, January 10. Now, OFWs share the same “priority status” with senior citizens, persons with disabilities or differently abled persons, minors below… Read more »