PSA: The DFA Now Recommends Renewing Your Passport A Year Before It Expires

Heads up, Philippine passport holders!
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Heads up, travelers!

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced in an advisory on October 29 that the extension of e-passport validity is no longer allowed in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.

According to a report, the policy has already taken effect starting in October 2019.

The DFA also recommended that all passport renewal applicants should file for new passports at least a year before the date of expiry. The agency said, “The DFA appreciates the continued cooperation and understanding of the public.”

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If it’s your first time getting or renewing your passport, look into this handy guide on how to book an appointment, as well as the required documents you need to bring.

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