10-year Philippine Passport Validity Begins January 2018

There’s a lot to be excited about for the new year. Along with our updated travel bucket-lists comes the good news that the Philippine passport validity has officially been extended to 10 years. Starting January 2018, the 10 year validity is to be implemented under the Philippine Passport Act.

However, passport holders 18 years old and below will still be issued 5-year passports. According to the DFA, minors are issued shorter validity because of the higher possibility of change in facial and other physical features.

For the meantime, there will be no price increase for the new Philippine passport which is priced at P950.

If you’re looking to renew your passport, make sure to schedule your appointment months ahead of your trip as slots tend to get fully booked. Once scheduled, don’t forget to bring all the necessary requirements:

  • last valid passport
  • accomplished application form (download here)
  • valid picture ID
  • other additional/supporting documents e.g. photocopies of old passport, valid id, etc.

For more information about passport renewal procedures and requirements, check out this guide to renewing your Philippine passport. Is it your first time to apply for one? Here’s what first-time passport applicants need to know.

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21 responses to “10-year Philippine Passport Validity Begins January 2018”

  1. Marianne Antipala says:

    Is it really invisible signature on the new passport? Because i never see my signature on it.

  2. Jayvee Garbonera says:

    I already booked my appointment’s date but then i realize there was a mistake on the form i filled. Is it still ok to go to the scheduled date of my appointment ? Thank you.

  3. Good morning po. Bakit po nagapply ako ng passport sabi po na sa April pa daw.

  4. Lilibeth Paras says:

    Ma’am, yung passport ko po nawawala po bumaha po kasi samin. Ma’am pano po ulit ako makakakuha? Salamat po.

  5. Rosalie dela cruz molijar says:

    I want to apply for a passport. What are the requirements? I’m a new applicant. What am I gonna do?

  6. Aida Lamdagan Miravilla says:

    I am very happy to know that it is extended to 10 years. Thank you.

  7. Perseveranda Francisco co says:

    My passport will expire march 2018 so I need for renewal what are the docs required? Thank you for your support and more power in your good office.

  8. Armando Quilatan Aguilar says:

    Ask ko lang almost 20 years plus na hindi ko narenew ang passport ko. Ano mga requirements para makakuha ng bago?

  9. Evelyn porazo Empeño says:

    How to get a passport?

  10. soledad c. restua says:

    My family had already passport issued year 2000 and expired 2005, we want to renew it, but unfortunately, we lost all our passports. What are the things and requirements we need to do? Thank you.

  11. Are there still courtesy lane for government employee

  12. Ronaldo H Jose says:

    There’s a vacant slot in January.

  13. Jose E. Aniñon says:

    Schedule for appointment?

  14. Jose E. Aniñon says:

    What are the requirements for first time applicant for passport?

  15. Elvira C. LIMPIN says:

    Thank you for giving accurate information !

  16. EugeneValiant Metica. Cagas says:

    For Philippine passport requirements and procedures for first-time applicant .

  17. Alma Demetrio says:

    Bakit po kung kelan computerized na po ang processing ng passport mas lalo pa po humirap ang pagkuha ng passport? Ang sched po hanggang ngayon wala pa po available? April? Samantalang dati po kahit madaling araw ka pa pumila sigurado maipapaprocess at pag uwi mo sa hapon may sched ka na agad kung kelan makukuha. Bakit po ngayon ganyan na ang process? Sa pagkuha pa lang ng sched pahirapan na…ano po nangyari?

  18. Norma says:

    If Senior, how and where to apply? For Renewal.

  19. Ellen Jean p. Andevor says:

    Hopefully i will renew my passport on 2019. Thanks for the information.

  20. How to apply for a new passport? 1st time to take passport.

  21. lacayanga arlene facun says:

    just want to ask how many weeks to renew passport thanks

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