Document Certification Verification and Authentication
Since May 2019 the Red Ribbon is replaced by the Apostille Document Authentication,
which is not processed in Dumaguete
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is mainly in charge to contribute national security and the protection of the territorial integrity and national sovereignty. Most importantly in the creation, disposal and renewal of Philippine passports in the country. Thousands of Filipinos are not given the opportunity to travel and work abroad. With the DFA Offices in the Philippines, more and more Filipinos are allowed to travel and work.
Despite having a passport, there are some countries that would still question the authenticity of a document. Luckily, the DFA Office do a fine job in certifying, validating and authenticating documents.
What is a Red Ribbon?
Red Ribbon documents are usually required when one applies for a job abroad, traveling or even transferring to an abroad school for verification and authentication. There are a number of documents the DFA can give authentication or in other terms a red ribbon. The process of getting a DFA has to go through CAV (Certification Verification Authentication).
Included in the list of documents accepted for Red Ribbon or authentication and validations are:
General Procedures for Red Ribbon Documents:
Step 1: Fill out the Red Ribbon Application Form
Step 2: Present your valid ID upon submission of the documents to the DFA Office
Step 3: Pay the Authentication Fees at the counter:
Php 100 / document (4 days processing)
Php 200 / document (1 day processing)
Step 4: Return the duplicate copy of the receipt to the processing window
Step 5: Claim the Authenticated document on the release date; simply present the machine-validated receipt at the releasing window
Requirements for Red Ribbon:
- Birth / Marriage / Death Certificate
- TOR (Transcript of Records) & Diploma
- Form 137 & Diploma (High School & Elementary Level)
- Certificate of Employment / Trainings / Seminars
- DSWD Clearances
- NBI Clearance
- Police Clearance
- Immigration Records
- DSWD Clearances
- Barangay Clearances
- Foreign Documents
- Business Registration and Other Documents issued by a Government Agency