OFWs can travel even with less than 6-mos valid passport

Few weeks prior to our flight last April 2016, we realized that my passport only have less than six months validity. My passport expiration will be on September 25, 2016 and (that’s barely 5 months and a week before expiration).

This almost caused us to panic since the vacation plan had been sorted out long time back. So we asked around and even went to the Philippine Embassy office in Qatar for information and assistance. Some advised us to apply for an extension and others suggested to apply for a new one since it is still exactly 3 weeks before our flight and if we are lucky, it will be released in 2 weeks-time.

The embassy personnel told us that we might as well apply for a renewal since an extension is only granted for medical and legal emergencies. They even said that the 6-months validity is an international aviation rule and it is strictly followed by Doha Immigration. So, afraid that I might not be allowed to board in time for our flight, I proceeded with the renewal application and chose delivery rather than pick up for convenience. At the back of my mind, I was also considering that in case it will be released while we are on vacation, we can just authorize someone to receive it for us in our office.

And that was what happened, the passport came out while we were in Manila. Good thing that I knew the QPOST personnel who usually delivers passports to our office, and he already told me to do the needful: an authorization letter, a copy of my ID and the standard QAR25 for the delivery charge. Fortunately i have a colleague who was kind enough to assist me throughout all these procedures and successfully ensured delivery of my new passport back to Manila. Lucky for this passport to have traveled back and forth (Manila-Doha-Manila).

But prior to all these, I was travelling using my old passport going back to Manila. We were pleasantly surprised that no question was asked from Doha immigration up to Manila immigration. Out of curiosity, i inquired to the NAIA immigration personnel about the passport validity rule.

We were told that so long as the OFW has a valid work visa and the vacation is for a fixed period (say 1 month), they can be allowed to use the passport even with less than 6 months validity since they can renew it once they come back to Qatar, for example.

We also have an international flight in between that vacation and our worry was that we might encounter a problem because of this same issue. But the travel agent assured us that since we were already issued a visa, there will be no problem about it.

Sometimes, we are looking for answers to our questions and we depend so much on authorities to provide us the right response. It’s not that we are trying to get away from the procedures but at least to offer us a sound advise. We understand the pressure of attending to so many inquiries everyday but their answers could mean “life or death” to some people too.

I searched from the internet and found this which may be helpful also:

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The second requirement specifically mentioned that “if visa-required at final destination”, meaning so long as your passport is still valid (even less than 6 months) and you have a visa and a return ticket then you can travel internationally. In the case of Filipinos working abroad, so long as your work visa is valid and you have a return ticket, then, your passport may be renewed in the country where you are working at.

But still, this doesn’t excuse us, including me, from the fact that it is our obligation to always check our documents especially if we have vacations plans. Even upon filing/approval of our leave, let’s check the passport validities and visa expirations, to avoid any problems.

And while vacations are meant to be exciting and stress-free, an oversight like this can eat up much energy than you can imagine… and eventually ruin what could have been an enjoyable moment with your family.

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91 thoughts on “OFWs can travel even with less than 6-mos valid passport

  1. thank you for your post and information i have the same problem right now.. i forgot to check my passport validity till now that my company release me in the project site and i have to plan for my vacation this Nov 1. 2016 before i will be transfer to another project…i thought it will expired next year DEC. 2017..but to my surprise it will expired this year DEC. 2016. your post help me a lot then i am relieve of stress.. as soon i reach in the Philippines i renew my passport.i am also in Doha Qatar.

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  2. Thank you for the space sir.
    Some point of view here to those who can relate.(Returning for final exit for good)
    Resignation done before the six-month validity range. Passport has almost four- month left and holder is about to return back home for final exit after all clearances. According to administrative officers, final exit visa is done and ready. Visa in any kind should not be approved if international aviation (6 month due) will prevail except for some especial cases. If the experience situation here will be applied, our very own country the Philippines should not deprive her fellow citizens about the right. Please share your thoughts if there is a law that will not allow returning OFWs (with final exit visas/ re-entry) on entering mother land with less than the time six-month validity passport neglecting the miscalculations. Our government should pass a law separating final exit from re-entry visa to solve problems and confusions. See for an instance, vacationing ofws should follow the six-month rule or lesser (everything now is automated) to avoid hustles while others on final exit should be given a chance to go back even on a least-day left expiration date not even obliged for extensions with additional payments good for two boxes of chocolates for love ones.

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  3. Hi Kabayans! I have a question and I hope you can help me out. I am an OFW here in Abu Dhabi. We are planning to visit Qatar for this coming Holiday Dec 1-3, i am eligible for visa on arrival due to the profession on my visa. I will book my return tix but the problem is that my visa is expiring on March 13, 2017 . I have tried booking an appointment for passport renewal but unfortunately, the schedule is full for this year and it will only open on January 1, 2017. Am i still eligible to travel or am i gonna face trouble if I proceed? your answer is very much appreciated. Thanks!

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    1. Hello po, actually this article is applicable when an OFW will be returning back to Philippines with less than 6 months passport validity – so long as they have valid visa on the country where they are working (like Qatar) and have at leats 1 month left for passport renewal when they return for work. However, for travel to other countries, it is possible say for example Japan – they require at least 3 months valid passport. But for GCC, i think they follow the 6-month rule. What i can suggest is that you go to our embassy and request for an extension (not renewal) esp if your trip is business or urgent/emergency in nature – they MIGHT allow you. Hope this helps.

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      1. U mentioned here you were able to travel back to the Philippines without questions from immigration personnel right? What if the other way around going back to Qatar with a less that six months validity of passport BUT with exit re entry visa & plane ticket do u think they still bother to ask? I was actually bothered with these OEC i can’t update or do exemption theres a note that needs passport renewal..

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  4. ASK KO LANG PO IF MY VALID WORKING VISA SA MALAYSIA PERO LESS THAN 6 MONTHS NA ANG PASSPORT. UUWI AKO DEC 23 AT BALIK JANUARY 10 .. MY PROBLEMA PO BA SA IMMIGRATION NTIN SA AIRPORT

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    1. ASK KO LANG PO IF MY VALID WORKING VISA SA MALAYSIA PERO LESS THAN 6 MONTHS NA ANG PASSPORT. UUWI AKO DEC 23 AT BALIK JANUARY 10 .. MY PROBLEMA PO BA SA IMMIGRATION NTIN SA AIRPORT PAG PABALIK NG MALYISA

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      1. Basta at least me time pa po after january 10 na marerenew nyo ung passport nyo pagbalik ng malaysia at valid panyung work visa nyo, wala pong problem. Hindi nga lang po kau pwede magbakasyon sa ibang bansa pa oth3r than pabalik mg phils or malaysia.

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  5. Hello po 🙂 I’m Ailene. Sa Doha din po ako nagwowork ngayon. To clarify lang po, kasi po ung passport ko mag-expire na po sya ng May 31,2017 ang target vacation date ko po is on March 31,2017 up to 1 month. Hindi naman po ako ma-hold sa Hamad Airport di ba sa pag uwi ko po ng March 31? Hehe. At sa Pinas? Ang plan ko po kasi sa Pinas ko nalang i-renew ang passport ko, ipaparush ko nalang po para makuha kagad. Medyo confused po kasi ako. Hehe. Thank you po 🙂

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    1. As per experience mam mas mahirap magrenew ng passport sa Pilipinas. Since march pa naman po ang vacation nyo, matagal na po ang 2mos sa.pagpaparenew ng passprt dito at pwede pa po ipadeliver sa ofc nyo. Applu lang kau personally sa embassy. Para by the time na pauwi na kau wala na po kau worry. Tsaka sayang pa rin po ang time nyo sa pagaasikasp.doon since 1mo.lang vacation natin usually. Send me an email at bestlifeqatar@gmail.com for more questions po.

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      1. hi i also have the same problem. my vacation is march 4 2017 and my passport is expiring july 5 2017. 4months valid only. should i renew my passport in riyadh? or should i renew it in the philippines? if i renew here in saudi i will already be in the philippines if my passport arrives in saudi. same as yours. what should i do?

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  6. Gud day po. Magbabakasyon po ako this january 2017, my problem is mageexpire na po ang passport ko sa May 30,2017 pero may re entry visa going back to ksa. Maquestion po kaya ako sa philipines immigration pabalik sa saudi? San ko po ba dapat irenew ang passport ko?

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    1. There were good replies if you will scroll in the below comments. But to answer your question, as per experience, wala pong magiging problema. But you can see if your vacation can be postponed until you renew it at the Phil Embassy in your country then it would be much advisable po. Otherwise if need nyo talaga umuwi, ok lang po then renew nyo nalang pagbalik sa saudi. Yun nga lang di kau makakapunta sa ibang countries other than saudi lang (pressuming na me valid residence/work visa kau sa saudi).

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  7. Hello po. same issue, gusto ko lang po maclarify. Planning for my annual vacation this coming April 1-30 to PHL. magExpire po passport ko ng Oct 04, 2017. pero may appointment po ako for renewal on March 22, 2017 (6-8 weeks daw po ang release). ok lang po ba magbakasyon na under Renewal ang Passport ko dito sa UAE?

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    1. Medyo matagal pa naman po ang October 2017 mam thats 9 more months. Kahit po magbakasyon kayo ng April basta valid pa po ang working visa nyo sa UAE its ok to travel to PHL and back. With regards your schedule of renewal sa PE Dubai on March 22, ask nyo po sila panu kung magtatravel kayo, iisuhan ba kayo ng extension? kasi need nyo ng passport. Otherwise, can you get a renewal apointment after nyo nalang po bumalik… its safer for you. Let me know how it goes mam, you can also email me at bestlifeqatar@gmail.com sorry for late reply 🙂

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  8. hi ask ko lang po kasi mag eexit na ako this march 15 ang expiration ng passport ko ay sa april 17 po makaka byahe po ba ako ng pinas kung 1 month na lang valid ang passport ko nandito po ako sa saudi thanks in advance

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    1. dapat po me time pa na makabalik kau sa saudi at marenew yung passport nyo dyan po…at least enough time po. Then also dapat valid pa po yung work visa nyo. Update nyo po kami para din po matulungan din nating ibang kabayan na me parehong situation. Thanks po. Keep in touch!

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      1. sir exit na po ako di na po ako babalik ng saudi nangangamba ako na di ako maka labas ng saudi dahil sa 1 month na lang ang validity ng aking pasaporte mag kaka problema po ba ako kung di ko irenew ang passport ko or pwede po ba ako mag apply ng passport extension dahil kulang na po ang araw ko kung mag renew ako ng passport thank you sir

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      2. All the more sir na walang problema. Ang hahanapin ng saudi is not about your passport details but your visa sa saudi… at dahil pauwi ka na ng Pilipinas, wala pong problema. remember po me mga overstaying na expired na ang [passport then nakakauwi naman sa pinas? Same po… basta returning to home country wala pong problem kahit 1 day nalang po sa passport. Wag po kau mag-alala… ok lang po yan. Then irenew nyo nalang po agad para if in case you wan to travel again, wala kayo maging problem. Update nyo rin po ako ang sana maging ok paguwi nyo… All the best on your future plans!

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  9. maraming maraming salamat po sir nag paplano na po kasi ako mag punta sa jeddah para makapag pa extension pero since na wala naman po palang magiging problema sa pag uwe ko di na lang ako pupunta sa jeddah makakahinga na po ko ng maluwag dahil sa passport ko na malapit na ma expire maraming salamat po sir GodBless you po and sa Family mo sir thank you

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  10. Good day Sir, july 11,2017 ang expiration ng passport ko, need ko umuwi ng philippines sa march 11, 2017 until march 25,2017 pero meron na ako sched. For passport renewal sa march 26, 14days vacay lng,pwede pa kaya un, thnks sa reply.

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    1. Hello po, Sa QATAR po kau ngaun? Saan po yung schedule nyo na renewal sa March 26, sa Pinas po o sa Qatar?

      As a general rule basta going to home country and back to work place with valid residence visa, ok lang po kahit na less than 6 months lang ang passport – except if me side trip kau with other countries baka di kau maallow. If makakabalik kau dito ng March 25 pwede nyo po iparenew yung passport agad.

      Hope this helps po. TY

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  11. Andito po ako ngayon sa abu dhabi.. 21-26 balak ko mg qatar..ang kaso di daw pwede kasi maeexpired yong passport ko this june.. pwede pa po kaya ako mgbyahe nun?

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    1. Hello po. Usually po travelling with less than 6 months validity isnt allowed except when going back to home country po. That’s as per international aviation rule po. You might have to renew your passport first and reschedule your flights to Qatar. Hope this helps.

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    1. If working po kau abroad and you have existing residence or working visa pagbalik ninyo, pwede po doon na kau magparenew. Mas mahirap po magparenew sa Pilipinas since kailangan nyo pa magpasked online. Pwede po kau umuwi basta PINAS and BACK lang po ang destination nyo. Hope this helps po.

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      1. sir ask ko lng po sana kailangan pa rin po bah kumuha ng oec pag gnyan?kasi ako di mkakuha ng oec appointment tru online kasi less than 6 months na rin ang passport ko. flight ko na ngayong april 24 ,mag eexpire ang passport ko ngayong june 10 pa nman.,.san bah ako pwed lumapit dto sir sa pinas?kumpleto na ako may tcket at re entry visa na po…

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  12. hi good day sir,.
    makakuha ba ako ng oec ? below 6 months renewal aking passport.kasi required nila more than 6months bago e renew,.

    salamat,
    butch ofw dubai

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  13. Sir may tiket napo ako para SA vacation ko SA April 1 hangang may1. Kaya Lang PO expired na passport ko may 17.d na DAW PO aabot pag nerenew ko dto.(Dubai). Makalalabas PO ba ako. Saka ko na lang renew SA pilipinas? Thank you PO.

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    1. Pwede po yan basta po magdala rin kau ng copy ng contract at residence id nyo na valid pa.

      Also i was just talking to a friend na nakauwi rin with same situation. Taga Cebu sya and nakapagpaextend sya ng passport and sila na po magpapadala ng new passport sa phil embassy dubai. If me chance po you can also try sa dfa offices mam sa manila. Otherwise, pwede nyo naman po irenew sa dubai na pagbalik. So you have 2 options.

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  14. Helo sir. Good evening po. Ask ko lang po sana sa april 15 napo ang bakasyon ko po. Expired po ang passport ko ng September 6. Makkauwi po ako ng pinas kahit napo less than 6mos napo ang validity ng pasport ko po? Sa pilipinas napo sana ako magpparenew. Kc ang sbi po kahit na wla pong sked basta ofw priority daw po. 22o po ba un? 1week lang po daw mkkuha napo ang pasport.

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    1. Hello po. We’re happy that our blo. Tg is helping fellow kabayans. The answer is on the blog. But YES you can travel pabalik ng pinas at makakabalik kau using the same passport basta po valid pa yung residence/work visa. The only thing is your OEC. Since hindi na kau makakakuha online using http://bmonline.ph/ you can proceed to your local OWWA Office. AS AN UPDATE, you can also inquire from the DFA in your localities if they can issue an extension for your passport (pay around 1,200 pesos or so) and they will send it your country after few weeks. We have subcriber who shared this story and its a good news also. Hope this helps po.

      Salamat!

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  15. Hello po. Tnong q lng po. Nmislook q po validity ng passport q. Abudhabi base po aq. Annual leave q n po s March 11 hgg April 10 balik q po sna from Pinas. To my surprise April 26, 2017 n lng po pla passport q, kala q 2018 po. Pwd p b itravel un tutal s pinas nman punta tas dun q n lng irenew ng rush. Wla n kz slot s auh embassy po. O klngn q mgextend n lng. Thank you

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    1. Hello po. We’re happy that our blog is helping fellow kabayans. The answer is on the blog. But YES you can travel pabalik ng pinas at makakabalik kau using the same passport basta po valid pa yung residence visa sa ABU DHABI. The only thing is your OEC. Since hindi na kau makakakuha online using http://bmonline.ph/ you can proceed to your local OWWA Office. AS AN UPDATE, you can also inquire from the DFA in your localities if they can issue an extension for your passport (pay around 1,200 pesos or so) and they will send it your country after few weeks. We have subcriber who shared this story and its a good news also. Hope this helps po.

      Salamat!

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  16. Hello po.from taiwan po ako tanong ko lang po,magbabakasyon po this coming march 29,2017 hanggang april 10, 2017 and november 14, 2017 ang validity ng passport ko..kelangan ko n po bang irenew ang passport ko sa pinas or pwd ppo b ako makabalik ng taiwan at dito n po ako magrerenew….thank u

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    1. Hello sir Ryan basta po enough time pa say around 1 month pa ang validity before expiry at makabalik kayo sa workplace nyo pwede pa po iparenew. Depends on the situation kung available sa area nyo sa pinas ang passport extension, pwede nyo rin po iinquire while applying for your OEC tapos dyan na nila sa Taiwan ipapadala ang new passport nyo.

      Hope this helps. Thanks for dropping by and sensya na po sa late reply.

      -zeke

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  17. Good day po,
    Gusto lang po sana malinawan.Balak ko po sanang magbakasyon ngayong May 1,2017 papunta sa Piipinas One month vacation lang naman ako.Kaso po Ma-expired yung Passport ko ng September 26,2017.Pero once na NASA pinas na ako magapply na agad ako ng renewal.Tapos magbabayad nalang ako ng Express Release….Kung sakali pong halimbawa eh Di ko agad makuha yung new passport ko.Possible po bang makabalik din ako ng Dubai.
    May valid working visa po ako Dito at complete POEA docs at OEC and OWWA.
    Thanks po and Godbless

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    1. Hello Sir Ferdz, una po tingin medyo matagal pa yung passport expiration nyo. Actually pwede nyo po icheck sa Phil Embassy dubai if kaya marelease before May 1 (thats 45 days pa). Pero usually po pwede kayo magtravel from dubai-phil-dubai basta po existing pa yung work visa nyo. I mentioned in the blog as per my own experience. Kahit pagbalik nyo nalang po sa dubai iparenew para hindi na kayo mahassle. Unless me ibang flights kayo in between. Hope this helps po. – zeke

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  18. Assalammo Alaikom warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu!

    Una po, maraming salamat sa blog niyo kasi mejo nawala ang stress ko.
    uwid,
    Inquire lang po, magbabakasyon po ako ngayong March 20, 2017. Sapagkat ng mag-acquire na ako ng BM, they replied that im not able to avail the online BM due to my passport will be expired on 11th of September 2017. So, im wondering how i can avail the BM if my passport is lees than 6months expiry. Is there any hassles in the immigration on my flight date? Papayagan ba akong makaalis ng Jeddah Airport to Philippines? At makakabalik ba ako dito sa Jeddah?

    Maraming salamat po.

    BR,
    Minsuari

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    1. Walang anuman po. Happy ako that this humble blog is helping our kababayans. With regards ur question re oec, ito naman po ay requirement para makabalik tau sa country kung saan tau nagwowork. So since maeexpire na po ang passport natin, pwede tau ku.uha ng oec sa pinas po. Either sa local dfa or sa malls po. Dala lang po kau copy ng contract nyo. Pwede rin po kau magtanong if nagiissue sila ng passport extension para sa saudi na ipapadala ung passport nyo. Sa karagdagang tanong po you can email me at bestlifeqatat@gmail.com po. Thanks!

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  19. Goodday sir,
    Ofw po aq d2 sa abudhabi, mgbabakasyon po aq this coming april 4, ung expiration ng passport q ay sa mid of September. Ung ticket q po ay connecting flight, dadaan po aq ng Doha, Qatar. Will there any problem po kaya sir?.
    Thank you po.
    Kind regards,
    Jake

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    1. Basta hindi naman ko kau lalabas ng doha immigration wala naman po problem sir. Tapos if existing pa ung contract at visa nyo sa uae… there should be no problem. Ung copy po ng contract need nyo to apply for your oec sa any dfa ofc sa phils. Hope this helps.

      Please help us by subscribing to this blog or flow us on instagram @bestlifeqatar shukran!

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  20. Good sir, cancelled employment visa na po ako from dubai and less than 6 month valid nlng po ang passport ko. Kumuha po ako ng one way ticket to exit for good. Pero connecting flight po ito dubai to doha to manila. Pero lay over lng po ako ng 2 hours sa doha.
    Magkkalabas po kya ako sa UAE ng wlang problema?
    Sir i hope to hear from you ASAP
    Flight ko po this 22nd April.

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    1. Hello po Ms Grace. If you ate to ask me about the policy last 2016, i could say dapat po makalabas kau kasi returning to home country naman kau at kahit pa nga few months nalang ang validity ng passport.

      Pero minsan po me mga subscriber tau na nagsasabing nahaharsnh daw sila ng immigration for this reason. Kaya po ang advise ko to be sure po is pumunta kayo sa embassy sa dubai para po macheck if makakakuha kau ng passport extension or mabibigyan nila kau ng assurance na ok lang po magtravel with your existing passport.

      What i shared in my blog is my actual experience na pinayagan naman ako kaso nga lang po existing pa.kasi ang visa ko pabalik. Kaya po i suggest na pumunta nalang po sa embassy para sure po. Either tatakan kau ng extension ng embassy since cancelled visa naman kau at returning to home country. Or sasabihan kau na ok.lang ung old passport.

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  21. Sir, I would like to know if i would be allowed for vacation if my visa is less than 6 months from the date of my travel to its expiry (Travel – May 2017, Visa Expiry – Sep 2017. Thank you.

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    1. You mean visa po or passport? You can travel so long as visa is still not expired. Passpport on the otherhand follow an international aviation rulw of 6 months validity. If passport expiry is less than 6months its advisable to apply for extension and/or renewal from the embassy. Hope this helps.

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      1. Good Morning Sir. Yes, you read it right – Visa. i just came to ask because when i tried to apply OEC online it says: be sure that your Visa and Passport will not expire within six months from the date of travel. On the other hand, my Passport will expire on June 2018. Thanks

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  22. sir good afternoon po,, paadvise sana ako.. mg.eexpire na po passport ko sa oct.2017.. ngrenew po ako last week april 17.. by next month po tatravel ako sa ibang country .. halos 5 months nlng remaining ng validity ng passport ko eh 6 to 8 weeks pa ung new passport.. pwede ko po bang mgpaextend ng validity ng passport ko kc baka d ko na abutan ang new passport ko ,,sa qatar po ako sir thank you po sa response..

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  23. Hello Sir, Ask ko lang po ito about sa situation ko po sa UAE. Pauwi po ako sa Pinas this coming First Week of May 2017 for my Annual vacation but yung Passport ko po ay mag expire na po sa end of May 2017 and I decided na sa Pinas na po mag renew ng Passport since binigyan naman po ako ng Company ng extra week para maayos po yung Passport ko po. Tanong ko lang po di po ba ako magkaka problema sa Immigration ng UAE regarding my Passport Validity? Hope matulungan nyo po ako and maraming salamat po in advance.

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  24. sir tanong ko lang din ang vacation ko is may 19 2017 and ung expire ng passport ko is november 14 2017 below 6 months na sa expiration ng passport , so pwede po yan since may re entry visa naman po ako hawak and 1 month lang vacation ko. pero paano po ung OEC since kelangan ung passport is 6 months valid para makavail nun?paano po ginawa niyo sa OEC niyo ?salamat po

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      1. kahit pala hindi na ako magrenew sa pilipinas dito ko na irenew passport ko.kelangan lang po ung original contract sir?salamat po

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  25. sa sarili ko pong experience expired ang passport ko ng may 17 umuwi ako ng april 1. nag renew ako sa pilipinas ng april 3 nakuha ko pasport ko ng april 19 . saka ko pa lang kinuha sa online yun OEC ko. kailangan baguhin yun passport number and expiration date ng passport. tinanong ko rin yun sa imigration sa pilipinas kun puedi ba sa dubai ko na lang renew passport ko . ok lang daw. naka balik na ako ng dubai nun may 1 with new passport.yun six month expiration sa mga mag tuturis lang daw. ..para lang po sa ka alaman ng lahat.

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  26. ask ko ;lang po… yung cousin ko po nakuhanan ko na ng tourist visa papunta ditto sa Qatar… just I look now December 12, 2017 ang expiration ng passport nya… worry ako sa 6 month rule to travel… pag dumating ba cya ditto sa Qatar by end of may… pwede po ba cya request ng passport extension or renewal sa Philippine embassy ditto sa Qatar kahit tourist visa po cya..

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  27. Sir, patulong nmn po ang passport ko po expired na noong November 2016 (nakaligtaan ko po, since ang employer ko po ang mayhawak ng passport ko).Bali uuwi palang po ako ng Pinas sa October, ang sabi ng agency dito ok lng dw na umuwi sa Pinas kahit expired na passport mo.Gusto ko lng po malaman pra makampante ako n ok lng na bumalik ng Pinas kahit expired na ang passport? Wala po b ako magiging problma sa immigration at airport nito? Thanks po hoping for your answer.

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    1. Kung magpofor good na po kai tingin ko ok lang po pero mas mainam po na magcheck kau sa embassy kasi baka po magkaproblema kau paglabas nyo palang po ng country. Kasi po kung october pa naman ang flight nyo pwede pa siguro kayu magparenew.

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      1. Sir, una po slamt sa mabilis na sagot nyo.ang problema po kasi ung passport ko nasa boss ko at nasa bakasyon po sila ngayon kaya malabo po na marenew ko ito bago ako umuwi ng Pinas.Matanong ko lnh po marami po ba o meron poba gumawa na nito na umuuwi ng Pinas na expired na passport? So far wala nmn po kaya naging problma?

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  28. Hello po kabayan… thank you naman at nakita ko itong blog na ito. ive been searching po kc some answers regarding 6mos. passport validity rule dun po sa mga kabayan natin na naka experience… in my case po kc (change/updating name sa passport using married name po) im going to renew my passport on aug. 2017, then my passport validity is april 2018. and i will be travelling on nov 2017. so all in all po valid pa nman po lahat applying all of the comments above… however my dilemma is im going to use my married name na po kapag nag renew na ako sa aug 2017 since i have attested marriage contract naman po. then on my uae residence visa maiden name ko pa gamit ko. i have asked the typing center here where we process our visa they said there will be no problem at all, updating of name sa visa can be done later once visa renewal on feb 2018. so to avoid any inconvenience of travelling magpapa renew na ako ng passport ko because of 6mos passport rule… usually naman po ung old and new passport eh magka attach kc ung visa mo nasa old passport pa… ayun nga lang po dun sa name ko ako mejo worried if magging problem ko ba cia… appreciate your response po. thank you.

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      1. Hellow po sir ask lang po f two month nlang po validity ng passport b4 expiration pwdi pa po sa migration?kc po sa September 20 2018 ma expired.nasa saudi po ako peo sa july pa po finish ko dito.. Then two months nlng ntira sa passport ko b4 ma expired.slamat po😊😊

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      2. Sept 2018 po? or 2017… kasi kung 2018 me enough time pa po kayo para magrenoew. Pero kung 2017 diretso na po kayo sa embassy nyo para makarequest ng extension, dalhin nyo lang po yung return ticket nyo and copy of contract.

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    1. Regarding po sa tanong nyo. If you are going to renew your passport under married name on aug and your flight is november, you can check po sa embassy kung aabot ung releasem i was even thinking, baka pwede na po kau magpachange ng padsport now to be sure na makuha nyo po sya before nov?

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  29. Hi mga kabayan uuwi ako this coming feb, 2018 then my passport expire march 3, 20l8… Ok lang po ba na di ako mag renew please i need an advice

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  30. sir mag travel po ako sa pinas from dubai sa august 30 then return ko september 4 2017. Kailangan pa ba mg pa extend ng passport kasi mg eexpire sya sa Feb 5, 2018?
    advice naman po,
    salamat ng marami 🙂

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    1. Sa case mo po pasok sya sa 6 month validity rule kaya need po mah extend. Lage ko pong advise na pumunta sa embassy nyo then check po of kaya magiddie ng extension at renewal at the same time. Check nyo po if makakaapply pa kau ng oec online baka pwede pa kau makarewuest sa phil emb sa dubai. Otherwise, since hapit na po sa time, lakasan na po ng loob, dalhin nyo lang po contract nyo at sa pinas na kau magpaissue ng extension at/o renewal sabay na oec po.

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      1. Ayun ibig po sabihin di na pasok sa 6 mos so no choice na sir lakasan nalang yan ng loob. Bring your unexpired contract tapos sa pinas na po kau magpaextend and/or renew. Usually po nagbabayad sa pinas ng renewal then pinapadala ang passport sa embassy. Check which one applies sa area nyo. Then fun na rin kau apply ng oec.

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  31. sir tumawag na ako sa DFA Legazpi sa bicol, sabi nila pwede naman ako mg pa extend na lang dun sa kanila basta dala lang ang contract visa saka plane ticket.

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