DFA: Green Philippines Passports valid until their expiration date

Contrary to an alleged advisory that effective January 2010, green colored passports will no longer be honored, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday announced that green passports are valid until their expiration date.

Green Passport in the Philippines

DFA spokesman Bayani Mangibin made the clarification following an advisory allegedly issued by the travel agency section of the department that is circulating among overseas Filipinos. The advisory also said that they should apply for machine-readable passports even if their green passports have not yet expired.

“All green passports are valid until their expiration date,” Mangibin said.