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House agrees to 10-Year Passport Validity




The House of Representatives has approved today the House Bill 4767 which seeks to extend the validity of passports from 5 years to 10 years. This seeks to amend the Philippine Passport Act of 1996, which states that a passport shall only be valid for a period 5 years regardless of the applicant’s age.

In the proposed bill, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is authorized to limit the validity of a passport to less than 10 years whenever required by national economic interest or political stability of the country or in the case of minors below 18 years of age. The bill will now be sent out to the Senate for the final agreement.

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This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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2 Responses

  1. el gato says:

    wow. maganda ito para sa mga migranteng pinoy.
    once very 10 years na mag-renew ng passprot sa DFA. less hassles.
    maganda din yung 5 years renewal ng driver’s license sa LTO
    sana kasunod na ang PRC license 5 years renewal.

  2. Abc_xyx says:

    Nasaan na yung mga may ayaw kay Duterte??? Ang hindi tumatanim sa maliit na kukote ng mga ito, ay sa mga departamento ng gobyerno ang punta nila kapag kukuha ng importanteng dokumento.

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