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Friday, May 19, 2017

DFA: 10 Years Validity Passport Will Cost Twice


The bill proposing 10 year validity of passport has already been approved in the Senate and now awaiting approval or signature from the President. However, according to DFA, once implemented, the cost of the passport will also increase. Currently, applicants in the Philippines have to pay P 950 for passports with 5 year validity. This will then be increased to P 1,900 to P 2,000 for 10 year validity passport. The reason for the increase in passport fee, materials will be changed and has to be durable enough to last for 10 years. The pages will also be increased. "Definitely, the materials will change. The materials are, of course, a bit more expensive because we want the booklet to be durable enough to last 10 years," said Ricarte Abejuela, DFA Office of Consular Affairs Passport Director. "We're also going to increase the number of pages so definitely there are corresponding increases in cost as well," he added. Those who are 18 years old and below cannot also avail the passport with 10 year validity. Children 0-3 years old will have 3 year validity passport Children ages 4- 18 years old will have 5 year validity passport Only adults aging 18 year above are the only ones that can have 10 year validity passport. 10 years passport validity, E-Passport, Getting Philippine Passport

The bill proposing 10 year validity of passport has already been approved in the Senate and now awaiting approval or signature from the President. 

However, according to DFA, once implemented, the cost of the passport will also increase. Currently, applicants in the Philippines have to pay P 950 for passports with 5 year validity. This will then be increased to P 1,900 to P 2,000 for 10 year validity passport. 




The reason for the increase in passport fee, materials will be changed and has to be durable enough to last for 10 years. The pages will also be increased.

"Definitely, the materials will change. The materials are, of course, a bit more expensive because we want the booklet to be durable enough to last 10 years," said Ricarte Abejuela, DFA Office of Consular Affairs Passport Director.

"We're also going to increase the number of pages so definitely there are corresponding increases in cost as well," he added.


They did not release yet, how much could be the possible cost if Filipinos will renew or apply for passport abroad. Passport application in embassies and consulates of the Philippines cost more because of handling fee. 







Those who are 18 years old and below cannot also avail the passport with 10 year validity.

Children 0-3 years old will have 3 year validity passport

Children ages 4- 18 years old will have 5 year validity passport

Only adults aging 18 year above are the only ones that can have 10 year validity passport.




The bill proposing 10 year validity of passport has already been approved in the Senate and now awaiting approval or signature from the President. However, according to DFA, once implemented, the cost of the passport will also increase. Currently, applicants in the Philippines have to pay P 950 for passports with 5 year validity. This will then be increased to P 1,900 to P 2,000 for 10 year validity passport. The reason for the increase in passport fee, materials will be changed and has to be durable enough to last for 10 years. The pages will also be increased. "Definitely, the materials will change. The materials are, of course, a bit more expensive because we want the booklet to be durable enough to last 10 years," said Ricarte Abejuela, DFA Office of Consular Affairs Passport Director. "We're also going to increase the number of pages so definitely there are corresponding increases in cost as well," he added. Those who are 18 years old and below cannot also avail the passport with 10 year validity. Children 0-3 years old will have 3 year validity passport Children ages 4- 18 years old will have 5 year validity passport Only adults aging 18 year above are the only ones that can have 10 year validity passport. 10 years passport validity, E-Passport, Getting Philippine Passport












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