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It is advisable NOT to purchase outbound travel tickets until your passports are actually in your possession. The Department of Foreign Affairs will not be responsible for any rebooking charges, loss of income, and other financial compensation and/or personal losses arising from the applicant’s travel arrangements made while the passport has not been released.

In the year 2020, because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the government of the Philippines has issued a special approval to consulates abroad in accordance with CIR-630-OCA-2020 dated 17 March 2020 to temporarily extend passports in Suriname that expire in 2020. The extension will be for 1 year only while the extended passport must be renewed immediately after arrival in The Philippines. You will have to sign a waiver upon receipt of the extension of your passport.