Embassy Advisories

Press Release


Renewal of Passport with a
Validity of Less Than 9 Months


(Riyadh, 1 March 2017) – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reminds the Filipino community in Saudi Arabia to check the validity of their passports and have it renewed if its validity is 9 months or less.

As a matter of policy, the Embassy discourages the extension of ePassports due to the fact that some foreign governments do not recognize the extension stamp, opting to stick to the validity date as stored in the chip of the ePassport.

To avoid any inconvenience, Filipinos in Saudi Arabia who wish to renew their passports should obtain an appointment by accessing the Embassy’s official website at,