ADVISORY ON PHILIPPINE PASSPORTS
April 2012 - The Philippine Embassy wishes to inform the
public that the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs has fully
implemented the electronic Passport system (e-Passport) in compliance
with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) standards
of phasing out manually scripted passports by 2014.
In view of the above, the Embassy advises Filipinos in Switzerland, who
are still holders of: manually scripted, machine readable (MRP) or
machine ready readable (MRRP) passports, to apply for an e-Passport to
avoid any inconvenience at any international ports of entry.