Many Filipino-Americans residing in the Philippines often allow their passports to expire without renewing them. The U.S. Embassy in Manila would like to remind all American citizens in the Philippines that it is important to keep your passport up to date.
A U.S. passport is your key to international travel. When presented abroad, it is a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel or temporarily reside in their territories and access all lawful local aid and protection. It allows you access to U.S. consular services and assistance while abroad. In the event of an emergency or evacuation of American citizens, having a valid U.S. passport will enable consular officers to more quickly and efficiently assist American citizens in need.
The Department of State’s Passport Services Directorate issues U.S. passports to Americans who are traveling or residing abroad. We protect the integrity of the U.S. passport as proof of U.S. citizenship at home and around the world.
The State Department reminds and encourages all American citizen parents residing outside of the United States to register all their American citizen children and ensure that everyone in the family has valid passports. Whether in the case of emergency or to facilitate routine travel, having a valid passport is important to everyone.
For more information on passport services provided by the U.S. Embassy in Manila, including passport renewals or how to replace a lost or stolen passport, visit our website. Our website also contains information on how to register children born abroad as U.S. citizens.