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Published: 2017-10-26   

Philippine Passports, valid for 10 years na!

Ang panukalang ito will take effect on 01 January 2018 to allow sufficient global notification.

Ang panukalang ito will take effect on 01 January 2018 to allow sufficient global notification.

By: Souqpinoy Staff
Credits: (As posted on Department of Foreign Affairs Press Release)

Ganap na nga ang implementasyon ng pag-e-extend ng validity ng Philippine Passport sa sampung taon matapos pirmahan at pagtibayin ang mga Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) nito, kahapon, ika-25 ng Oktubre. The Department of Foreign Affairs issued today Department Order No. 010-2017 or the IRR of Republic Act No. 10928 (2017), otherwise known as “An Act Extending the Validity of Philippine Passports,” which was enacted on 02 August 2017.

Sa ilalim ng IRR, no changes will be made on the current passport except for the ten-year validity period, for those issued to Filipinos 18 years or older. Ang mga Filipino under 18 years will still be issued five-year valid passports.

The ten-year passport will cost PHP 950.00, which is the current price of a five-year passport.

However, in accordance with the DFA’s mandate to improve the passport processing system to make it seamless, convenient and pro-people, and to ensure that the production and security of passports are at par with technological advances and world standards, additional fees may be imposed in the future for passports that will have enhanced features.

The DFA undertook extensive consultations with Congress and other stakeholders before the IRR was issued.

“Isa ito’ng maganda’ng pangyayari dahil mas makatitipid na sa oras at pagod ang mga OFW sa pag-aasikaso ng passport renewal,” ani Joanna Baira, OFW, Dubai.

“Sana panatilihin nila ang seguridad at quality ng passport, at sana mas maiayos na nila ang mga litratong pinapayagan nilang ipagamit sa pasaporte,” dagdag-hiling naman ni Joanne Francisco, OFW, Dubai.

Matagal na ngang hinintay ng mga Filipino ang IRR ng Republic Act na ito upang maging ganap na ang implementasyon simula pa nung maipahayag ito na aprubado noong August 2017. Ang panukalang ito will take effect on 01 January 2018 to allow sufficient global notification.

Helpful Link/s:

DFA Website: https://www.dfa.gov.ph/newsroom/dfa-releasesupdate/14403-dfa-issues-implementing-rules-on-ten-year-philippine-passports


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