President Duterte signs passport validity to 10 years


Manila, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law on Wednesday the Philippine passport validity to 10 years. 

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Duterte on Wednesday signed Republic Act 10928, an act extending the validity of passports from 5 years to 10 years, and amending section 10 of Republic Act 8239 or the Passport Act of 1996.

“Regular passports under this act shall be valid for a period of 10 years. Provided, however, that for individuals under 18 years of age, only a passport with five-year validity shall be issued,” the law read.

Passport Validity

Source: ABS-CBN


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