PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 01-2019
The public is hereby advised that only the following passport applicants will be required to submit a PSA/NSO- authenticated copy of the birth certificates:
1. First-time applications;
2. Renewal applications for lost and mutilated passports;
3. Renewal applications requiring changes in the passport entries;
4. Renewal applications of old brown and green passports bearing no complete middle name;
5. Applicants included in the Department's Watchlist
However, the Consular Officer may require additional requirements to ascertain the Philippine citizenship of passport applicants or proof of filiation for minor applicants.
The Embassy will only accept and process passport applications which have complied with said requirement.
16 January 2019, Berne
All Filipino nationals are advised to apply for a new e-Passport as soon as possible before the expiry of their current passport. The public is advised to check the validity of their Philippine passports to avoid inconvenience in case of travel or renewal of permit to stay.
PASSPORTS ISSUED IN 2012 OR BELOW ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO BE RENEWED NOW! The processing period for the new passport is estimated to be from 4 to 6 weeks from the date of application.
As a matter of policy, extension of validity will no longer be allowed as any amendment in the passport will not be reflected in the electronic chip of the passport.
Note: Since, 1 March 2013, PostFinance/Swiss Post will no longer be accepting Postanweisung/ Postal Money order.