Press Release



Philippine Embassy rolls-out
Philippine Passport with 10-Year Validity
on 3 January 2018


(Riyadh, 14 January 2017) – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is pleased to announce to the Filipino community that, on 3 January 2018, it has rolled-out the upgraded Philippine Passport with a 10-year validity period.


One of the Embassy’s clients on 3 January 2018 who applied for the 10-year passport


Similarly, Filipinos in Al Jouf, Ara and other cities in the Northern Region have also availed themselves of the 10-year passport during the conduct of the 1st Embassy on Wheels held in Al Jouf on 5-6 January 2018.


Some of the 359 passport clients who applied for the 10-year passport
during the EOW in Al Jouf on 5 to 6 January 2018


Under Republic Act 10928 which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on 2 August 2017, the validity of regular/ordinary passports will have a validity of ten (10) years for Filipino citizens who are eighteen (18) years old and above and five (5) years for those who are below eighteen (18) years old.

Both passports with a ten (10)-year and five (5) year validity will use the current Philippine electronic passport booklets without any change in design, security features and number of pages. There are also no changes in passport application fees.

Philippine passports issued prior to 1 January 2018, which has a five (5)-year validity, shall remain valid until its expiration date.