Packing List for Summer Beach Outing

Summer is almost around the corner and everyone is going gaga every time beach is being talked about. Shopping malls had started to put mannequins wearing summer outfit on display. Not only that, in a few more days there would be halo-halo stands along the streets. But are you ready to travel and hit the beach? Before you pack your things, make sure you have the most important things to be brought when traveling.

 

1. Sunscreen Lotion

Be sure to use a product that has a high SPF content.  The higher the better. It blocks the harmful rays of the sun and reduces the risk of skin damage to your skin. Apply this to your skin 30 minutes before swimming and re-apply after 2 hours or so.

2. Sunglasses

Not all sunglasses has UV protection that’s why you have to be careful in choosing the right one. You can buy one as cheap as P35 but there’s no guarantee that it really has the protection that you need. It would be better to invest in sunglasses because you can use this for a long period of time. You don’t like to have wrinkles right?!

3. Hat or Umbrella

As the sun gets hotter, you need a hat or umbrella to protect yourself from the scorching heat of the sun. You can’t stay in the water for the whole day that’s why a head cover is so essential to enjoy the beach without getting sunburns.

5. Flip-flops

In going to the beach, you have to be comfortable with your footwear. Wearing flip-flops is the best option. Why? It’s not hard to walk on the sand, you won’t get blisters and it won’t get broken even if you soak it in the water for so long.

6. Sarong or Towel

If you don’t need it to cover your body in sexy bikini after swimming, it can be used as extra beach blanketor a towel for a quick sand dusting. I prefer sarong over towel because the former is lighter than the latter. 😉

7. First-aid Kit

Things can happen anywhere, anytime. It is better to be prepared to any untoward incident that might happen in your vacation. Bring paracetamol, medicine for cough, colds & lbm, band-aid, thermometer alcohol and betadine.

4. Camera (waterproof if you have one)

Memories last forever and it would be even much better if you can document the fun you had in your vacation. The pictures that you would take would remind you forever of those sweet memories. Take care of your gadget by bringing plastic as cover-up.

 

 

And of course drinking WATER as often as you can would keep you away from dehydration. Always remember to TRAVEL  SAFE and LIGHT. 😉

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Different Types of Passport Applications

If you have plans of getting out of the country for working, studying or traveling, you need to have a passport. But there are different kinds of passport applications that you can apply.

NEW APPLICATIONS

***Have all your original documents and valid ID photocopied before going to DFA on your appointment date.

1. Personal appearance is required

2. Birth Certificate from NSO.

FOR MINORS:

1. Passport of both parents (original & photocopy)

2. Birth Certificate from NSO

3. Personal appearance of minor with either parent: Father appearance- bring the Marriage Certificate from NSO, mother appearance – no need to bring marriage certificate

EXPIRING OR EXPIRED PASSPORTS

***A passport has a 5 year validity but it has to be renewed 6 months before its expiry.

=> Brown Passport: Issued prior to May 01, 1995

1. Present passport and photocopy of pages 1,2,3 & 4.

2. The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps.

3. Original valid ID: Drivers License, SSS Digitized ID, PRC ID.

4. Birth Certificate from NSO

=> Green Passport

1. Present passport and photocopy of pages 1,2,3 (amendment) and last page.

2. The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps.

3. Photocopy of Birth Certificate for minor applicants.

4. For illegitimate minor, personal appearance of mother is required.

=> Machine Readable Passport (Maroon)

1. Present passport and photocopy of pages 1,2,3 (amendment) and last page.

2. The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps.

3. Photocopy of Birth Certificate for minor applicants.

4. Original Birth Certificate from NSO in Security Paper (SECPA) if city/municipality & province on birth place is not specific (Example: NCR instead of San Juan, Metro Manila)

5. For illegitimate minor, personal appearance of mother is required.

REPLACEMENT OF LOST PASSPORT

***Have all your original documents and valid ID  photocopied before going to DFA on your appointment date.

1. Personal appearance is required

2. Original or Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate from NSO

3. Notarized Affidavit of Explanation

4. Police Report if passport is still valid

5. Replacement fee of Php 200 if passport is still valid.

AMENDMENT OF PASSPORT

***For female applicants wishing to change her maiden name to her married name and married in the Philippines

1. Marriage Certificate from NSO (original & photoc0py)

***For female applicants wishing to change her maiden name to her married name and married outside the Philippines

1. Marriage Certificate (original & photoc0py)

2. Duly accomplished Consulate Report of Marriage Contracted Abroad form ((Note: Registration of Marriage requires the following: original copy of the marriage contract/certificate/license, passport photos of both parties, proof of citizenship of both parties, i.e. passports or birth certificates).

***For female applicants wishing to revert to the use of their maiden names

1. For widowed applicants: certified true copy and photocopy of death certificate of husband, or a court order of presumptive death.

2. For annulled marriages: certified true copy and photocopy of annotated Marriage Contract or Certificate of Registration and certified true copy of Court Order.

3. For divorced applicants (Allowed only in cases where the non-Filipino spouse acted as the plaintiff; and not allowed when both parties are Filipino citizens at the time of the divorce): original copy of Divorce Decree. In all the foregoing cases, the female applicant must accomplish a Sworn Declaration to Revert to Maiden Surname. A sample form of this Affidavit can be downloaded in the Consular Services category.

EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF PASSPORT

***The passport to be amended has a validity of less than 6 months; no need for appointment.

1. Original Passport

2. Photocopy of the first and last page of passport

3. Passport Application form

4. An affidavit stating the urgency of having the validity of passport extended OR

5. Airline tickets, Job Order, Working Visa, Medical Form

Read the step by step procedure in applying for extension of validity of passport here.

DFA website: http://www.passport.com.ph/