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HOW TO GET YOUR DOCUMENTS AUTHENTICATED BY THE DFA?

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HOW TO GET YOUR DOCUMENTS AUTHENTICATED BY THE DFA?


Having your documents authenticated by the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) is one of the initial steps before leaving the country to work as an OFW. Once a job offer from your future employer is received and while waiting for your working visa, you will need to have some of your personal files authenticated (red ribboned) by the DFA. Here's the list of documents that need to be authenticated and the procedure:


1. College diploma and Transcript of records - Obtain a certified true copy of your college diploma and TOR from your school. Inform them you need to have it authenticated by CHED and DFA. Your school will be the one to forward your docs to CHED and DFA. Claim stub will be given to you by your school to be presented at the DFA office on the date of release of your docs.

- Processing time: 3 to 4 weeks.

- Amount: School to CHED P800+ (depends per school);

DFA - P100 per set of docs


2. COE - obtain COE from your current employer. Have your COE notarized/authenticated in your City Hall (As suggested by my agency, I had mine done in Manila City Hall). Once released, submit them to DFA for authentication.

- Processing time: City Hall - 1 week

DFA - 1 week (regular; rush 2 days)

- Amount: City Hall - P200

DFA - P100 regular processing; rush P200.


3. Original NBI - obtain NBI (for travel abroad). Have your NBI authenticated and ribboned.


- Processing time: NBI clearance - at least 2 weeks

DFA - 1 week (regular; rush 2 days)

- Amount: NBI clearance - for travel abroad P115


4. PRC Certificate, ID and Ratings (will depend on the job you are applying for) - Obtain a certified true copy of this from the PRC office. Submit them to DFA for authentication.


When all documents are authenticated and red ribboned by DFA, submit all of them to the embassy.


Comments

neri on July 29, 2016:

hi i had my diploma and tor already from my university with cav . i'm here in manila but i dont have time to go to dfa office to get it authenticated because of my busy schedule. can i send it through lbc?what was the exact address ?

jen del rosario on February 22, 2015:

is it need to renew the red ribbon diploma?

Jude on December 10, 2014:

Kailangan ko pa po ba kumuha ng red ribbon kung ang visa ko ay tourist,i have my visa going to dubai na, may sports event lang duon sa dubai na naimbitahan ako to officiate as part ng technical official, ang alis ko ay sa dec 16, at balik ng pinas ng dec 22.please help, anu dapat ko gawin,anu requirement po.

romualdo on December 06, 2014:

bukod sa DFA san meron pa pwde mag pa autenticated ng NBI @ certifacation,dto sa metro mynila lang.salamat

cherry on November 27, 2014:

nid ko pa po ba kumuha ng bagong nbi kc not valid for ttravel abroad ung nkuha ko dati... e dec 3 po appointment ko s dfa e bka my kpangalan pko sa nbi kya bka one week n nman wait ko

rosalie on November 26, 2014:

hello po.ask ko lang puedi ko po ba pa red ribbon dito yon certificate ko sa singapore? 2013 don ko natapos training skills ko .. kaya lang andito na ako pinas.. at wala ako dala OEC. piro may prove ako na nagwork ako doon.can i do here my certificate for red ribbon

Maria armi corpuz on November 16, 2014:

Ask ko lng po kung pede mag pa red ribbo sa DFA san fernando pampanga?

shane on November 15, 2014:

possible poh ba makuha ko agad same day ung redribbon certifacate emergency lang poh talaga

shane on October 29, 2014:

Pg po my orgnal diploma n pwede n dalin ng dfa?

H on October 18, 2014:

ask ko lang po kase kumuha na po ako ng NIB for abroad ung isang copy po kinuha nung kumuha ko ng passport natira po saken ung personal copy o.k na po ba yun dalin ko sa DFA para ipa redribbon or kuha pa ko ng new NBI..... help naman po.

leonor on October 17, 2014:

pano po ba mag pa nbi redribbon sa DFA at how much po?

jojo siblag on October 15, 2014:

puwede po bang magpa authenticate sa DFA-Tuguegarao Cagayan?

jhackie on October 04, 2014:

ask q lang po if may nagrered ribbon sa pampanga....

vanessa11 on October 04, 2014:

I am currently working here in jeddah..I have redribbon of my documents and attested at saudi embassy..If i weill transfer to dubai on january den do i need to take process another redribbon of my documents to be attested for uae embassy?

Christy on September 10, 2014:

Hi! Dto po ako sa Dubai now, pwdi ba na friends or relatives ang mg lakad ng papers ko for Red Ribbon? At ok lang po ba na ang TOR ko mY tatak na for BOARD EXAM only. Original copy nmn po xia including my DIPLOMA. at required po ba NBI clearance? Kc meron nmn ako Kaso expired na po yun.. Please! Need ko po ng advise! Thank you!

crisanta on September 03, 2014:

mag papared ribbon ako ng marriage contract, ilang day s po bgo mkuha

alyanna on September 01, 2014:

ask ko lang po ako kasi ung nso ko garcia peru tiglao po apelido ko lhat po ng documents ko tiglao nso ko lng po naiba pati passport ko po tiglao di po ba magkakaproblema dun pag ngparedribbon ako? affidavit of descrepancy po merun din ako please help

joann on September 01, 2014:

hi tanong ko lng po kailangan ko ng certificate na may exp ako magkano ba patatak sa agency

Baby on September 01, 2014:

My friend Raisa Kasim Badawi told me that someone is using her passport to work in Dubai the person's name is Shanairine Ain Ebrahim.

Can you check this out. Thanks.

rey on September 01, 2014:

good day,. ask ko lang if graduate ka sa STATE UNIVERSITY need mo p bang pumunta ng CHED or deretso na s DFA? thanks

jenny on August 30, 2014:

gud day po..pag po b ako ang nagdala ng s DFA ilang days po ang processing kc asap n po..ano po pwede kong dalhil para makuha ko agad

arvin on August 24, 2014:

Email nyo nlang po aq.. limmichaellarvin@yahoo.com

arvin on August 24, 2014:

Hello.. ask ko lang po kng pano ko mapapa authenticate board certificate ko dto s dammam saudi arabia.. sana matlungan nyo ako.. salamat!

jules on August 23, 2014:

i lost my claiming stab that process fromm school. ano po gagawin ko?

Maivin on August 23, 2014:

Helow po..gs2 ko sanang mgpaudate ng passport ko kc kakakasal ko lng at gs2 ko snang palitan ung surname ko..ano po b dpat kng gwin??for now nsa SG po ako..

miguel on August 22, 2014:

pwede ba ma pa red ribbon ang CS???

delj on August 19, 2014:

hi Jeorge university graduate din ako, I went to the school yesterday to have my diploma and TOR red ribbon the school registrar asked me for the original Diploma and TOR then I pay the certain fee for it, they will assist you for the DepEd stuff then you have to come back on the date they specify and give you the claim stub that you have to send to DFA manila through DHL and that's when you will get your DFA Red Ribbon I think in two weeks time but they also told me I can just go to DFA office and get it there personally showing my claim stub.

jeorge on August 19, 2014:

Ano po ba yung kukunin sa CHED? kc state university po kc ako graduate, exempted po sa special order diba?

Julie aguilar on August 17, 2014:

Inutusan ko ang kapatid ko n ipa authenticate ang diploma at form137 ng anak ko , kasi dito na sia mag grade7s qatar,,,, nang nasa ched na maynagsabi s knya na tapos na yun at di n punta s dfa ,,,, e kailngan ko n dapat nk red ribbon ang papel ,,, dhil sinabihan sia na ok n yun at pwede n padala dito so , send n nia ang papers dito s qatar,,, pag dating dito ng mga papers nkita ko na s ched lang ang tapos at nk kabit pa ang resibo n dapat abbayaran para sdfa at pti ang claim stub nk kabit pa rin... How those people in ched na sasabihing tapos na samantalang ni wala man lng stamp n nanggaling n ng dfa ang papel.... .??? Nag dalin ko s phil embassy for stamping sinabi nila n hindi pa tapos ang papel at hindi p nkrating ng dfa yun , dahil hindi p nbyaran ang fee for dfa,,,,ang daming nasayang n pera at panahon para s papel

Chris on August 12, 2014:

I have an old red ribboned TOR and diploma dated 2007. Just need to know asap if its renewable or not. If yes, got an idea on the amount and duration time of process? Thanks a lot..

ayeh on August 12, 2014:

bakt gaun po? di na nla tinatangap ang prsonal copy n NBI kapag kukuha ng authentication? ang kinukha nla ay ng copy na original at di personal? same lang naman yun diba? gusto o malaman kung anung pagkakaiba samantalang orig parehas yung NBI abroad ko?

mel desiree joy on August 11, 2014:

Gud eve po. itatanong ko po sana kung magkno po b ang pagpapa redribbon ng nbi?

mik on August 09, 2014:

hi po tanong ko lang,nsa saudi kase ako at pinakuha ang pina red ribbon ko sa dfa pero nung dumating sa akin, CAV lang naman anh binigay ng dfa wala ung red ribbon. ano po kya naging mali sa process ng kapatid ko nun ngpunta siya sa dfa

jena on August 05, 2014:

hello to all. i'm here working in ksa... gusto ko po sanang mag-pa-authenticate ng new documents ko para sa next application sa ibang bansa. pwed po kayang mag-pa-authenticate dito sa philippine embassy sa riyadh, ksa? or other options kasi nasa akin naman dito sa saudi ung mga documents ko

JING on August 04, 2014:

Hello po

cess_uno on August 03, 2014:

May mga requirement po ba kapag mgpa authenticate ng nbi? Kung meron ano po mga yon

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Jennen on August 02, 2014:

Ask ko kang po kung kaylangan original copy ng nso, nbi at police clearance? Thanks po

aissel on August 01, 2014:

ask lng po kase nawala na ung mga diploma ko gawa ng bagyo at baha pno po ko makakakuha bgo at san

jerson on July 29, 2014:

goodam po. meron na po akong NBI for travel abroad kaso po expired na,may online renewal po ba at online NBI red ribboned?ty

jaymie on July 27, 2014:

hi po!!good day... ok lng po na ang gwing TOR ko ay ung highschool grades ko at diploma?kse balak ko po na mg abroad so sbi po ng fren ko kailngan ipa authenticate ko ang tor ko. e dnmn po ako naktapos ng college.. sokung kukuha nmn po ako ng TRO ko s college e incomplete lng nmn po un so balewala din kse d ko sxa ntapos... opinion nmn po jan slamat po

michelle of muntinlupa on July 26, 2014:

Hello good evening po !

On monday july 28 2014 ipapared ribbon ko po ung marriage certificate ng pinsan ko.

Pwede po ba that day makuha ko rin ung docs.if ever how much po kaya yun 2 pcs.?

Thank you

grace of muntinlupa on July 23, 2014:

good morning po.ask ko lang po kung papaano ako mkkkuha ng nbi visa seam kc kkkuha ko lng po ng nbi for travel abroad saan po ba ako pwd mkkuha niyan?kelangan ko n lng po bang ipred ribbon yn?pls help me po tnx..

ken on July 23, 2014:

good day. i just want to ask if it is possible for me to send my documents to DFA via DHL or LBC and then DFA to send it to me via courier? your reply is utmost appreciated. Thanks.

nela on July 19, 2014:

I was planning to apply for a work abroad.ask q lng po qng my expiration ung mga documents na pina authenticate or red ribboned sa dfa? At qng meron mga ilang months po? Thanks!

yura on July 17, 2014:

lahat po ba ay original copy?

Indira on July 12, 2014:

hi.. tanong ko lang po if meron po bang expiration ang Redribbon documents such as TOR/Diploma?

geraldine bartolome on July 11, 2014:

hi...ngapply po aq for red ribbon ng TOR and diploma ko last February 2014 before po aq umalis going Dubai but its still on going process sabi daw po ng school 3-4 weeks lng ung pag process ng DFA bakit po till now wala pa kami narereceived july n po ngaun bkit hindi pa po narereceived ng school..kailangn n kailangan q n din po sa work.anu po dapat q po gawin?need q n po ba mag apply for new?pls paki sagot nman po qng anu dapat gawin.

ching on July 09, 2014:

I have claim stud for my CAV docs , pwede ba direct dfa na ako mag bayad?

Abaya Suan on July 08, 2014:

Pwd po ba mg pa red ribbon ng Diploma sa Embassy?? Tnx

majoyjose@yahoo.com on July 08, 2014:

hello po..ask lng po....Papared ribbon po ako nso (birth certificate), form 137 at at baptismal po ng tita ko po ung tita ko po magrerenew po xang passport...pwede po ba sa pampanga or sa old dfa lng po? first time ko po ksi..tpos po pamangkin nya po ako anu po kylangan ko pong gawin o dalhin po na papers ko..para po di po ako pabalik balik po?

christine on July 04, 2014:

Hi ask lng po. May authorization letter ako from my brother to process his cenomar pero scan lng po yung documents pwd ko ba gamitin yun as i am authorized. Thanks need asap reply.

looowe@yahoo.com on June 30, 2014:

Pag tor and diploma sa alimàll n kinukuha

Effectice july 1 2014

Other documenst like nbi nso etc..kahit sa main pwede

annie on June 29, 2014:

I'm married British..were just newly wed.my passport Stl on my s.fmly name..pwde kobang IPA red ribbon? At mrriage contrack at cnmar pwde ho ba pared ribbon? Tnx more power

eddie on June 25, 2014:

kinuha po ung original documents ko when applying my passport ibabalik po b nila un pg dineliver n ung passport ko?

yolly on June 25, 2014:

hello gud day poh. ask kulang poh yong red Ribbon at Autenticate iisa lng poh ba yong. maraming salamat kailangan ko poh ng sagot nyo thanks,

may on June 23, 2014:

may expiration po b ang red ribbon?

Espie on June 19, 2014:

Pano po ung papunta canada anu ang ipapared ribbon po

let on June 15, 2014:

Kailangan pa bang pagdaanan yung procedure na nabanggit sa taas kung yung ipaparedribbon mong diploma eh matagal na like yung 2002 pa graduate ng high school.?

Lhen0618 on June 11, 2014:

Wala po bang agency na pwedeng lumakad ng lahat ng ito para sa kin?

ASHY on June 11, 2014:

kung sakali po ba nawala ng hospital ung original documents..ano po dapat kung gawin?

ASHY on June 11, 2014:

nand2 po ako sa saudi arabia, last july knuha nla ung mga original documents ko hanggang ngaun hnd p nla bnabalik..lage ko pong pina follow up sa kanila pero hanggang ngaun hnd ko pa nakukuha..ANO PO BA DAPAT KUNG GAWIN? PLS. GIVE ME ADVICE..

Lyra Espiritu on June 10, 2014:

Hi Im here po sa Dubai, kailangan ko po ng NBI Red Ribbon ano po ang requirement

paullhynz04 on June 08, 2014:

hi po,,dto na po aq now sa qatar need q lng po m red ribbon ung nbi q nd marriage contract pnu po b un???tnx po nd more power

ana on June 08, 2014:

hi.tanong ko lang po kung ano yong COE?

elvie on June 06, 2014:

Gusto ko pong malaman kung anong mga req.ang papared ribbon ko.ng aaply po KC me Sa Canada.undergrad.po ako.matagal n po ung tor ko.kylangan ko p bng kumuha Ng bago.

ARIEL 1982 on June 04, 2014:

Good day po, ask ko lng po kung paano ko mapa red ribbon ang TOR and DIPLOMA ko nasa akin na po kc, ang kulang po ay red ribbon na lang, tga mindanao po kc ako at dito na ako sa manila ngayon. hoping for your answer. thnak you and more power

Gracie on June 04, 2014:

Ask ko lng po may claim stub napo ako sa dfa para makuha ung pinared ribbon kong COE at license id. Kya lng po may pasok ako pwede po kayang ibng tao magclaim sa dfa? At kung ano po kailangan nyang dalhin for him to be authorized? Need po ba ang SPA or authorization letter will do? Pls reply...salamat po in advance.

Michelle1028 on June 02, 2014:

Ask kolang po pag poba xpired na ang red ribbon ng mga trascrift of record ko pag poba ipapa refile ko s dfa need ko pa pobang ulitin ung p certified true copy ko from my school?kc sv po skin s DHL e hindi n basta dw po punta lang ko s dfa at i parefile kolng.thanks!

aijayadzal on May 20, 2014:

Hi poh sir caiza poh to ser nsa kuwait poh ako ngyn mg ppakuha poh me ng redrebbon pra s merrge contract ko poh ano poh ang kailngan n dukomento pra mg ppagawa thank u

francis19 on May 16, 2014:

Hi po, lahat po ng tanong nila ay tanong ko rin po gusto ko po sanang malaman ang mga kasagutan sa mga tanong nila,,,,, salamat po

nicole ann24 on May 15, 2014:

hello gud pm i need 2 red ribon my NBI can i ask watz the rquirements im going 2 bring & how much is the processing fee of it. any DFA branch allowed 2 make red ribon

gemini86 on May 10, 2014:

hi dito po me now sa Korea.applying for citizenship pero need nila nbi with red ribbon.pls advise me po.sent q authentification q sa brother na nasa cebu pwo sa main ng Manila pala ang process~anu po ang mga requirements na pwd nilang hanapin sa kin?wla po me idea~

rence on May 06, 2014:

pano po malalaman if legitimate ung pinadala sa aking redribbon diploma, pina lakad ko lng po sa kakilala ko...thanks

Enlo 24 on April 22, 2014:

Hello good afternoon, inquiry regarding red ribbon.. 2008 pa ung last issuance ng red ribbon docs ko. Need ko po kc mag pa stamp sa uae embasy.. Tatangapin po ba ung red ribbon ko kc 2008 pa un or need ko po irenew ung docs ko if renewable please advise ASAP thanks

Lynne on April 16, 2014:

Pede po ba magpa red ribbon ng course description?Kailangan pa po bang ipa authenticate sa CHED ang course description? Authenticated na po lahat ang TOR at Diploma ko last 2006

apol7 on April 16, 2014:

hello po... pwede po ba magpa RED RIBBON nang DIPLOMA and TOR sa DFA PAMPANGA? Thanks.

Nelsa on April 15, 2014:

Hello po..authorized pro aq ng kapatid q at ng friend na I process ang TOR at diploma nila since they are in Saudi. Napasa q na po ang documents sa CHED for the CAV kaya lang pro uuwi na aq ng probinsya. Pwedi po ba na ipapadala nalang ang bayad for red ribbon sa DFA then ipapadala na lang yong documents sa abroad?

nic on April 10, 2014:

Kahit ba gagamitin yung TOR for college application abroad ipapa red ribbon din?

Janeth on April 09, 2014:

Pwd po bang tiyahin ko ang mag asikaso ng pag papa red ribbon nasa abu dhabi po kc ako, paano po and realising ng document after po ng rid ribbon.

Thank you,

Janeth

steph on April 08, 2014:

hi po.. Kung highschool diploma po ba and tor nung highschool pwede po bang ipa red ribbon yun sir?.. E panu po kng tor lang nung college pwede rin po bang ipa red ribbon yun kahit po alang diploma? Kasi undergrad. po ako sa BEED and IT na course.. E mag aabroad po sana ako..

Aireen on April 07, 2014:

Hello po..

Pwede po ba magpared ribbon sa DFA cebu.?

Need lang po answer regarding this.

Thank you po...

jams on April 03, 2014:

mag kano po pag nag papa red ribbon ka ?per document.

ziah on April 03, 2014:

pwede po ba magpa red ribbon ng prc sa Cagayan de oro branch kahit na sa manila ako nagpa register??

glen on March 28, 2014:

pwdi po ba mgpa red ribbon sa davao city DFA?

kate on March 18, 2014:

tanong qu lang po, nasa abroad po kc aqu, ipapa red ribbon qu ung cenomar qu, authorization letter lang po ba ang need?

michelle on March 06, 2014:

magkano po magagastos ko pgkuha nang red ribbon

melvin on March 01, 2014:

i am accredited TESDA school graduate in my province,should i go to TESDA or directly to DFA?

marlyn malabuyoc on February 28, 2014:

Bakit po yong pina authenticate namin sa dfa ay ayaw e release pero may claim stub na po..vergel malabuyoc po ang name..LTO CERTIFICATION po... hoping 4 your response pa balik balik na po..

raju qasheiff on February 25, 2014:

as per new regulation of DFA, once you get your CAV Number (Certification of Authentication and Certification Number) with you OTR and Diploma - COLLEGE, your university will hand to you your requested documents and the CAV Certificate in a SEALED ENVELOPE ADDRESSED TO DFA, AUTHENTICATION DEPT., you can personally bring your documents to DFA..... and that i will do tomorrow (26Jan2014)

jen on February 21, 2014:

Helow po..d po ba pwede na pag nakuha ko na ung mga certified true copy ng prc at ratings e isabay ko nlng sa ched na sila ang mag fo forward sa dfa fo redribbon?

lirio t on February 21, 2014:

college diploma pwede na dumeretsu sa dfa o ched muna

sol on February 20, 2014:

Gud day. I have already my claim stub dated march 6. My documents was very urgent. May i know if can i claim my documents ahead of the given date and how?

Tnx for the reply.

marlines on February 16, 2014:

gud evning, mgkano mgpared ribbon ng birth, cenomar and death certificate

aiza on February 13, 2014:

yung nga dfa branches po ba esp sa prov e nareredribbon ng birth cert at marriage cert?thanks a lot po

john rick on February 09, 2014:

Panu po gawin ko pgmgparedribbon ng nbi ko work abroad??? Pwdi po kaya ako mgaredribbon sa alabang dfa tnx po

marie48t on February 08, 2014:

by the way visiting visa lng po ang apply ng applicante, at elementary lang ang natapos, ano po ang gagawin para sa authentication/red ribbon document process?... salamat po

marie48t on February 08, 2014:

good morning po. pano kung ang mgpa authenticate/red ribbon ng documento ay d nakapag aral or elementary lng ang natapos, may ibang paraan po ba? salamat..

Leslie12 on February 06, 2014:

un pong applicants for (NUP) Non-uniformed Personnel ng PNP, nirerequire pa po magpaaunthenticate ng Civil Service Eligibility, T.O.R, NBI clearance at NSO birth Certificate,.pwd po bang isahan nlng pagprocess?anu pong procedures sa pagpapaauntheticate ng mga documents na un?plz help..tnx po.

Victoria on January 17, 2014:

san ba ung CHED office sa Cavite?

loyd_pioquinto@yahoo.com on January 12, 2014:

ipinare-red ribbon pa po ba ang TOR Kahit undergarduate?