The public is hereby advised that the Philippine Embassy in Berne has started processing passport applications with ten (10) year-validity for applicants 18 years old and above.
In line with this, ALL applications, both new and renewal, will be required to submit Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-authenticated birth and marriage certificates.
PSA-authenticated birth certificate will be particularly required for:
- Holders of non-ePassport booklets;
- Minor applicants;
- Lost passport applications;
- Replacement of Mutilated/damaged passports; and
- Passports requiring data correction.
Effective immediately, the Embassy will only accept and process passport applications which have complied with said requirement.
11 January 2018, Berne