|Announcement on ePassport|
The Philippine Embassy is pleased to announce that it will start processing applications for the ePassport beginning 03 January 2011.
With the launch of the ePassport, Filipinos in Belgium and Luxembourg can now enjoy the benefits that come with using the most modern type of passport currently available.
The Philippine ePassport complies with the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization and has an embedded microchip containing the bearers' personal data, biometrics, and digital signature.
Please be informed, however, that the Embassy will not be able to accept and process passport applications from 27 to 30 December 2010 because the installation and testing of the ePassport equipment, and the training of Embassy personnel in its use, will be done at this time.
Processing of passport applications will resume on 03 January 2011 using the newly-installed ePassport system.