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Philippine Passport Validity Extended to 10 Years & Passport Application Requirements & Updates

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Good news to our PISO FARE friends! New Philippine Passport will now be valid for 10 years! Check the latest update on the validity of new Philippine Passports below! 

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Will you be applying for a passport? Or your old passport is for renewal? President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 10928, on August 2, 2017, an act that extends the Philippine Passports validity to 10 years from the present 5 years validity.

UPDATES ON NEW PASSPORTS VALIDITY

As per announcement of Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on October 26, 2017 per DFA Department Order No. 010-2017, the government will start issuing passports with 10 years validity starting January 2018. Filipinos 18 years old and older shall be issued passports valid for 10 years while applicants under 18 years old at the time of application shall be issued passports valid for 5 years.

The same memorandum stated that new passports with appropriate validity shall be issued to those applying for the first time and those applying for renewal or replacement.

The new Philippine passports with 10 years validity will cost P950, same price as the current passports with 5 years validity.

Under R.A. No. 10928 which President Rodrigo Duterte signed last August 2, passport of minors will still have the same 5- year validity period.

The new passport law also permits the passport issuing authority to limit the passport validity to less than 10 years when necessary in the interest of the country’s economic and political interests.

What is the Impact of the New Passport Validity

The extension of the passport validity is beneficial to our travelers who with a passport valid for 10 years, can travel more to other countries. This also lessens the burden of renewing passports every five years. Furthermore, this reduce the workload of Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) which is tasked to issue the Philippine passports.

The passport extension law will take effect after publication in National Gazette or in a national newspaper of general circulation.

Tasked to come up with the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on the implementation of the new passport validity is the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

So, for our readers who don’t have passports yet, you may apply for your passport as soon as the new law will be publicized. With 10 years validity, you have more opportunities to travel abroad.

Meanwhile, in preparation for your passport application, be ready with acceptable IDS and other supporting documents as follows.

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Philippine Passport List of Acceptable IDs
  • Digitized SSS ID or UMID
  • GSIS E-card
  • Driver’s License
  • PRC ID or Professional Regulatory Commission ID
  • IBP ID or Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  • OWWA ID or Overseas Worker’s Welfare Association ID
  • Digitized BIR ID or Digitized Bureau of Internal Revenue ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
Other acceptable picture IDs such as the following:
  • Old College ID
  • Alumni ID
  • Old Employment ID
List of Supporting Documents (at least 2)
  • Voter’s ID
  • PSA Marriage Contract
  • Land Title
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
  • Government Service Record
  • NBI Clearance or National Bureau of Investigation Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Digitized Postal ID
  • Readable SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
  • Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record (please attach receipt)
  • School Yearbook

 


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