Extension of Validity of Passports
All Filipino nationals are advised to apply for a new e-Passport as soon as possible before the expiry of their current passport.
Passport holders are also reminded that there are strict rules for applying for an extension of the validity of expiring or recently expired passports.
Passports that are valid for less than six (6) months or those that have recently expired may be extended only for valid reasons, such as in the following instances:
1. need for a Filipino national to urgently travel due a death in the family, etc.;
2. medical emergency requiring the Filipino national and members of his/her dependent family to urgently travel to the Philippines or another country for medical treatment;
3. OFWs returning to their employers abroad with valid employment contracts processed by the POEA; and
4. those going home on final exit visas (for Filipinos in the Middle East).
In these instances, proof of urgency such as a copy of the death certificate, medical certificate, valid employment contracts processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) or any of the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO), along with plane tickets with confirmed flight details should be presented.
Note: Since, 1 March 2013, PostFinance/Swiss Post will no longer be accepting Postanweisung/ Postal Money order. Applicants can send their cash/ payments by "registered letter" value added service. Letter contents are insured up to a value of 500 francs. Cash can also be sent by A Mail Plus, the contents of which are insured up to a value of 100 francs.