Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Advisory Regarding Extensions of Passport Validity

Posted on Saturday, 4 February 2012 

Further to the Embassy’s announcement regarding the shortened processing period for passports, Filipinos in Singapore are reminded that an extension of passport validity is an emergency measure granted on humanitarian grounds, subject to the Embassy’s discretion, to those who urgently need to travel prior to the release of their new passport.

A person applying for extension of his Philippine passport’s validity will need to present his passport collection slip at Window 1 of the Embassy, together with the following documents:

  • Passport Extension Form with passport-size photo;
  • Duly accomplished Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) form; and
  • Supporting documents that indicate the nature and urgency of their scheduled travel.

Applications for extension of passport validity are subject to the review and approval of a consular officer. A fee of S$34.00 is applicable for extension of passport validity. It takes two (2) working days to process the extension of a passport.

Please be advised that only non-machine readable (green) passports may be extended. The Embassy cannot extend Machine-Readable and/or e-Passports, nor may it add pages to a passport booklet whose pages have been filled with visas and immigration stamps.

Since a passport with at least six (6) months’ validity is a standard requirement for international travel, Filipinos in Singapore are encouraged to renew their passports early to avoid inconvenience and additional expense. While the Embassy will be implementing a shorter processing period of four (4) weeks for passport applications processed from 30 January 2012 onward, applicants are advised to factor in the necessary lead time required for securing a confirmed appointment schedule.

For information on the procedure and requirements for scheduling an appointment for passport renewal, please visit http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/consular/passport/application-renewal/.