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Hassle-free Passport Renewal

*I love the internet!*

Last month, Mac and some of friends of ours decided to take a long-overdue vacation to Hongkong.  The trip was scheduled on the end of February, a day after my 29th birthday.  After booking our flights and hotel reservations, I decided to bring out my passport just to see if it was still in the same drawer. Good thing I decided to check it out a month before our trip or I would never have realized that it was already expired!

The internet came to my rescue. I heard about getting passport renewals online but I didn’t know anyone in my immediate circle who actually tried it. I googled “passport renewal” and the top site was passport.com.ph, a Pilipinas Teleserv site. I’ve never heard of Pilipinas Teleserv but you could say I was a bit desperate at this point. Considering the hours I put into the office and my other “extra-curricular” activities, I knew it would be difficult for me to insert the renewal of my passport into my already tight schedule.

Pilipinas Teleserv offered “hassle-free” passport renewal–they weren’t kidding. A courier went to my office to pick up my payment of 1,300 pesos and the other requirements. Two days later, I went to the DFA for the required personal appearance. Hindi man lang ako pumila. The moment I got to DFA, a rep from Pilipinas Teleserv escorted me from the gate to a comfortable waiting area (with free candy!). In less than ten minutes, it was over–someone took care of all my paper work and all i had to do was sign some important looking documents and provide my thumbprint. They delivered my passport by courier ten days later to my office.

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Needless to say, I was very impressed. The other plus point: they have 24-hour call center service. I know because I confirmed my DFA appointment at 2am in the morning and someone bright and cheerful answered my questions. Talk about service…

Higly recommended for good service and speedy transactions. And fyi, they don’t just do passport renewals. They offer services for those applying for passports for the first time as well. For those interested, here’s a direct link to their website: http://www.passport.com.ph/app/index/

I am so ready to go to Hongkong! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  1. 클라라
    February 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    i need to renew my passport too, good to hear that there’s something like this that would make things convenient for me kasi i live too far from the DFA. 🙂 thanks for sharing this!

  2. Lhen
    February 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    hi sis! i stumbled upon your site thru w@w egroup. w@wie here 😉

    thanks for sharing this information. h2b heard of online application pero wala sya idea kung anong site or any other information. kaya i was pushing him na to go to DFA and renew his passport. thanks talaga!

  3. February 9, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    @clare and lhen:

    no problem girls! 🙂 I really appreciated their service so I’m spreading the word. 🙂

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