You Won't Have to Line Up at the DFA Again for Another 10 Years

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(SPOT.ph) Passport application is like a curse that everyone tries to avoid. You have to request for a birth certificate which, despite being done online, can take at least a week. Then there's the problem of having to set an appointment with the Department of Foreign Affairs. Sure, there's probably one satellite branch at the mall nearest you, but the schedule can be a bit tricky. Imagine having to block off a whole day for your passport appearance two months from now.

 

Fortunately, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law an act extending passport validity to 10 years. This overrides the current validity of five years. The amendment, however, is not applicable to minors. Republic Act 10928, which amends Section 10 of Republic Act 8239 or the Passport Act of 1996, was signed today, August 2.

 

Be right back, filing our vacation leaves now.

 

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