DFA urges passport renewal one year before expiration

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will no longer accept applications to extend e-Passports as of October 2019, in compliance with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

This announcement has been posted on DFA’s Facebook page.

#DFAAdvisory on the extension of ePassport validity starting October 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) informs all passport renewal applicants that extension of ePassport validity is no longer allowed in compliance with the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Passport holders are recommended to renew their passports at least one year before the date of expiry. Appointments for passport applications in the Philippines may be done through http://passport.gov.ph/

The DFA appreciates the continued cooperation and understanding of the public.

E-passports were introduced in 2016 in the middle delays in passport issuances.

It featured integrated chips within its pages that stored the passport holder’s information in accordance with ICAO specifications.

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