7 basic rules re Philippine passport

A Philippine passport is both a travel document and a primary national identity document issued to citizens of the Philippines. It is issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Philippine diplomatic missions abroad, with certain exceptions. The DFA began issuing maroon machine-readable passports on September 17, 2007, and biometric passports on August 11, 2009. The green colored cover non-electronic passports are still valid until they expire. Philippine passports are printed at the APO Production Unit plant in Malvar, Batangas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_passport

[1] Definition. - A Philippine passport is an official document of identity of Philippine citizenship of the holder issued for travel purposes.

[2] Persons Entitled. - Only citizens of the Philippines may be issued passports. A minor may, upon his own application, be issued a passport, except when his natural or legal guardian requests that the application be denied.

[3] The Secretary shall have authority to withhold the issuance or order the cancellation or restriction of passports upon lawful order of the court or when he deems it necessary in the interest of national security, public safety or public health, or in cases when a passport was secured through misrepresentation or fraud.

[4] The period of validity of a Philippine passport is set by law. It may be extended provided that the application for extension is made before the expiration of its original period of validity. However, the validity of a passport may be limited for a certain period or for a definite purpose.[5] The Secretary may prescribe supplementary regulations for the issuance, extension or amendment of all kinds of passports.

[6] Upon application, an unexpired passport may be amended to reflect the new civil status or new name or surname of the holder, or to add more pages, or to modify a condition or restriction therein.

[7] The Secretary shall prescribe uniform fees for the issuance, extension and amendment of passports, and such other services that may be rendered by the Department relating to passports. However, no fee shall be collected for the issuance of passports to government officials proceeding abroad in the discharge of their official duties attested by regular travel orders or for those issued to immediate members of their families on official travel.

See the Administrative Code of 1987 (Executive Order No. 292).

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