Extension of Validity of Passports for OFWs
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Policies Regarding the Extension of Validity of Passports for OFWs

In view of current circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, DFA-OCA has put in place temporary measures to address the concerns of OFWs, including seafarers, by authorizing the extension of validity for expiring ePassports. Please note that the practice of passport validity extension has been discontinued as a matter of Department policy. This exception is […]

Merchant Navy

MARINA Extends Validity of Statutory Certificates

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) extends the validity of statutory certificates previously issued by the agency and its Recognized Organizations (ROs) for Philippine registered ships engaged in the international trade until 31 May 2020, as a contingency measure to ensure that the flow of commerce remains undisrupted during the COVID-19 outbreak. “This is in support […]

Shipping Industry

MAAP Entrance Exam, Tuition Fees, Ranking, Review and Courses

Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific Entrance Exam, Courses Offered, Application form, Fee, Scholarships and Contact Details.Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific is a private institution which provides higher education. The academy was formed on 14th of January in year 1998 by the Associated Marine Officer’s and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines. Academy is located at Bataan, Philippines and […]

Shipping Industry

Maritime Higher Education Institutions Merchant Marine Engineer Officer Program

Merchant Marine Engineer Officer Program offered by various Maritime Higher Education Institutions is given below. Marine Engineering is branch of engineering that deals with the technical aspects of the shipping industry like Ship engine, machines, auxiliary machines, Oil Rigs. Anything which is technical and related to the shipping worlds comes under marine engineering. Marine engineers […]