Published: Tuesday 09 January, 2018

PH Passports with 10-Year Validity Started with January 3 Applications: DFA

All Philippine passport applications submitted starting January 3 will be issued with 10-year passports. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the issuance is in accordance with earlier announcements that Philippine passports will now be valid for  years.

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The issuance of 10-year Philippine passports has officially begun. (Image via Rappler)

“Since January 1 and 2 were holidays, passport applications made starting January 3 shall be 10-year valid, provided the applicant is not a minor,” said the  officer in charge for DFA-Office of Public Diplomacy, Director  Director Geronimo Suliguin.

All passports issued before 2018 will still have 5 years validity, according to Suliguin.

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The price of Philippine passports is still the same: P950 for regular processing (15 working days) and P1,200 for rushed processing (7 working days). Additional cost will be added if the applicants wishes to have their passport delivered rather than picked up at the DFA office where they applied.

The 10-yea validity applies both to new passport applicants as well as renewals. However, minors will still be issued 5-year passports.