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HOW TO GET YOUR DOCUMENTS AUTHENTICATED BY THE DFA?

Updated on February 16, 2013

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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.


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      neri 14 months ago

      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 ?

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      rosel 21 months ago

      hello... tanong ko lang pano po ang gagawin namin.. yung coe po kc ng asawa ko kulang po yung nailagay sa notary na date ng job experience pero dun po sa certified true copy naalagay nman po lahat.. di lang po namin napansin.. e nandito na po kami sa saudi..papano po ang ggawin nmin?

      thank u

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      angeline 22 months ago

      Tanung lang po.kung pwede po bah.yu g.pi agawa.ko.na.notarized sa cityhall manila ipapaauthenticate.sa.dfa davao city nasa jeddah napo kasi.ako.ayaw.kasi.tangapin nang dfa manila hindi ko.kaapelyedo ang.mag authenticate nang coe.ko.kahit my.affidavit.na ako galing city hall.chaka.authorization.ko galinh dito ayaw parin.nila.need.your.answer.nasa davao po kasi.mama ko.

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      dexterjores 22 months ago

      ano po ba ang requirements sa UAE embassy para ipadala ang documents sa Dubai

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      Maan 2 years ago

      Ask ko lng po pano po b mag pa red ribbon ng NSO Birth Certificate at NSO Merriage certificate..mag papaschedule pa po b sa DFA pag mag papa Red Ribbon lng?? At ano po mga need pa pag mag papa Red Ribbon? Tnx po

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      adrienne botio 2 years ago

      pwede po bang mag pa redribbon sa any branches ng dfa?

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      jen del rosario 2 years ago

      is it need to renew the red ribbon diploma?

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      Liza 2 years ago

      hi, mgttourist po ako sa dubai, need ko po i pa red ribbon mga documents ko, pano po ako mgpapared ribbon ng TOR at diplomat? anu ano pa pong mga documents kaylangan ko ipa red ribbon?

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      Cez 2 years ago

      Hi! Pag fingerprint authentication po ilan days? And pano po ma claim? Kadi binigyan ako ng stub pero di ko po sure if sa dfa ako pupunta or sa dhl pwede i- claim. Requirement po kasi to get police clearance from dubai.

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      john bryan mittiam. 2 years ago

      Pwd po b q mag paaunthenticate sa dfa robinson pampangga?

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      Jude 2 years ago

      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.

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      romualdo 2 years ago

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

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      cherry 2 years ago

      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

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      rosalie 2 years ago

      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

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      Maria armi corpuz 2 years ago

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

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      shane 2 years ago

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

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      shane 2 years ago

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

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      3 years ago

      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.

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      leonor 3 years ago

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

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      jojo siblag 3 years ago

      puwede po bang magpa authenticate sa DFA-Tuguegarao Cagayan?

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      jhackie 3 years ago

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

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      vanessa11 3 years ago

      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?

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      Christy 3 years ago

      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!

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      crisanta 3 years ago

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

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      alyanna 3 years ago

      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

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      joann 3 years ago

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

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      Baby 3 years ago

      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.

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      rey 3 years ago

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

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      jenny 3 years ago

      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

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      arvin 3 years ago

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

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      arvin 3 years ago

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

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      jules 3 years ago

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

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      Maivin 3 years ago

      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..

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      miguel 3 years ago

      pwede ba ma pa red ribbon ang CS???

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      delj 3 years ago

      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.

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      jeorge 3 years ago

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

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      Julie aguilar 3 years ago

      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

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      Chris 3 years ago

      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..

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      ayeh 3 years ago

      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?

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      mel desiree joy 3 years ago

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

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      mik 3 years ago

      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

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      jena 3 years ago

      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

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      JING 3 years ago

      Hello po

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      cess_uno 3 years ago

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

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      Jennen 3 years ago

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

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      aissel 3 years ago

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

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      jerson 3 years ago

      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

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      jaymie 3 years ago

      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

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      michelle of muntinlupa 3 years ago

      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

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      grace of muntinlupa 3 years ago

      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..

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      ken 3 years ago

      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.

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      nela 3 years ago

      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!

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      yura 3 years ago

      lahat po ba ay original copy?

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      Indira 3 years ago

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

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      geraldine bartolome 3 years ago

      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.

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      ching 3 years ago

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

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      Abaya Suan 3 years ago

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

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      majoyjose@yahoo.com 3 years ago

      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?

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      christine 3 years ago

      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.

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      looowe@yahoo.com 3 years ago

      Pag tor and diploma sa alimàll n kinukuha

      Effectice july 1 2014

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

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      annie 3 years ago

      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

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      eddie 3 years ago

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

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      yolly 3 years ago

      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,

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      may 3 years ago

      may expiration po b ang red ribbon?

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      Espie 3 years ago

      Pano po ung papunta canada anu ang ipapared ribbon po

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      let 3 years ago

      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.?

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      Lhen0618 3 years ago

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

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      ASHY 3 years ago

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

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      ASHY 3 years ago

      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..

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      Lyra Espiritu 3 years ago

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

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      paullhynz04 3 years ago

      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

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      ana 3 years ago

      hi.tanong ko lang po kung ano yong COE?

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      elvie 3 years ago

      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.

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      ARIEL 1982 3 years ago

      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

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      Gracie 3 years ago

      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.

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      Michelle1028 3 years ago

      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!

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      aijayadzal 3 years ago

      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

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      francis19 3 years ago

      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

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      nicole ann24 3 years ago

      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

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      gemini86 3 years ago

      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~

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      rence 3 years ago

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

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      Enlo 24 3 years ago

      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

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      Lynne 3 years ago

      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

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      apol7 3 years ago

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

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      Nelsa 3 years ago

      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?

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      nic 3 years ago

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

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      Janeth 3 years ago

      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

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      steph 3 years ago

      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..

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      Aireen 3 years ago

      Hello po..

      Pwede po ba magpared ribbon sa DFA cebu.?

      Need lang po answer regarding this.

      Thank you po...

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      jams 3 years ago

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

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      ziah 3 years ago

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

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      glen 3 years ago

      pwdi po ba mgpa red ribbon sa davao city DFA?

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      kate 3 years ago

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

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      michelle 3 years ago

      magkano po magagastos ko pgkuha nang red ribbon

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      melvin 3 years ago

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

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      marlyn malabuyoc 3 years ago

      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..

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      raju qasheiff 3 years ago

      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)

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      jen 3 years ago

      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?

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      lirio t 3 years ago

      college diploma pwede na dumeretsu sa dfa o ched muna

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      sol 3 years ago

      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.