The embassy may decide to let you return to the U.S. without issuing a replacement passport; the fee is then $100.
The State Department strongly advises that you make copies of your identification—especially the photo page of your passport and your driver's license—and that you carry the copies separate from the originals.
When visiting or traveling through a country, some countries require you to have more than 6 months before the expiration date on your passport. Check with the consulate of the country(ies) you plan on visiting for their requirements.
The National Passport Center can answer any questions; call (603) 334-0500.
VISA Tourists can visit the Philippines without a VISA if they will be staying in the country for 21 days or less, provided that the tourist has a passport that is valid for at least 6 months and a return ticket or a ticket to another destination outside the Philippines. If you wish to stay longer you must obtain a VISA Extension before your trip from a Philippine Consulate or Embassy. Or, once in the country, you may obtain it from the Bureau of Immigrations.
Customs Arriving visitors are allowed to bring in duty free personal belongings, two cartons of cigarettes or two tins of pipe tobacco and up to one liter of alcohol. Balikbayans (Philippine nationals who are permanently residing abroad) have separate rules and should check with the Embassy or Consulate in their home city.
You may bring in an unlimited amount of foreign currency. Upon departure, any antiques you may have acquired during your stay must be accompanied by a certificate from the National Museum. You may not take more than PhP 5,000 (five thousand Philippine pesos) put of the country.