Friday, July 3, 2009

Advisory On The Validity Of Green Philippine Passports

There has been a lot of confusion regarding the validity of the old Philippine Passport (green) ever since DFA introduced the Machine Readable Passport (or MRP).


The Philippine Embassy in Singapore reiterates that all green Philippine passports (non-machine readable, including those whose period of validity extends beyond 2010) will be valid until the stated date of expiry.

Green Passport

This advisory has been issued to reiterate the Embassy's previous statements on the validity of green passports, and to allay the confusion caused by recent erroneous information circulating on the Internet.

However, the Embassy reminds its nationals that a passport with at least six months' validity is required in order to travel outside of the Philippines.  Filipinos are advised to renew their passports at least six months prior to its expiry in order to avoid unnecessary inconvenience.  It takes approximately six (6) weeks to process the new machine-readable passport.

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