A Philippine passport is a document issued by the Philippine government to its citizens requesting other governments to allow Filipinos to pass freely, and in case of need, to give them lawful aid and protection.

The Philippine Passport is at all times the property of the Republic of the Philippines. It must be surrendered upon demand by an authorized representative of the Philippine Government.

Alteration, addition, or destruction of contents is strictly prohibited. Any unauthorized change will render a passport invalid and will have accompanying penalties.

Using the passport as collateral is against the law and will automatically render the passport cancelled.

The information provided in the passport application form must be true and correct. The documents that will be submitted should be complete and authentic. Under the law, making false statements in the passport application form, furnishing falsified or forged documents in support thereof are punishable by law.

All passport applications, including those filed in foreign service posts (FSPs) are processed in Manila.  FSPs have no control over the processing time. It merely receives passport applications, captures the applicant’s biometrics, and electronically transmits the applications to Manila for processing.

To avoid any inconvenience, applicants are advised to submit their passport applications at least three (3) months before their scheduled travel, before the expiration of their visas, or before the expiration of their regular green or maroon passports. Applicants are also reminded that Philippine passports may be renewed six (6) months before the expiry date.

Applying for the electronic passport requires personal appearance at the Embassy. The biometric information of the applicant (i.e. photo, signature, and fingerprints) will be captured electronically.

Due to the large volume of passport applications, the average waiting time between the date of application and the date of arrival of the new passport in Bangkok can take six (6) to eight (8) weeks.

The Philippine passport is valid for ten (10) years from the date of issuance.

A holder of a Philippine passport is encouraged to apply for renewal of the passport at least six months before the expiration of its validity period or when its visa pages are about to run out.




Reminder: Documents issued in the Philippines, including PSA-issued documents (e.g. Certificates of Birth, Marriage, Death, and No Marriage Record / Court Documents etc.), should have a Philippine apostille before they can be used as a supporting document for consular services.

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