Applying for a passport for your baby or kid?
Travelling international? or you just need an ID for your child?
Mommies, dahil marami ang nagtatanong about sa experience namin sa pagkuha ng passport ni Zee. I want to share with you the whole process on how to get a passport for your little one.
Nakakatuwa kasi may “courtesy lane” pala ang DFA mommies and isa sa list ng pwede sa courtesy lane ay ang minors below 7 years old.Praying kami for a slot sa DFA for hubby, kaso wala talagang available ‘nun and upon checking some online articles pwede pala ang minor na may plus one sa passport application.
Yes, walang appointment needed mommies, walk-in lang.
So we grabbed the opportunity na makapagpa-renew si husband ng passport nya at the same time ikuha na rin si Zee.
Here are the requirements for the minor applicants:
Personal appearance of the child (7 years old and below)
Personal appearance of either one of the parents
PSA birth certificate (original)
Marriage Contract of parents (original)
School ID (if available)
Parent’s Valid IDs
Medyo mahaba ang pila sa PSA. To those based in the south, nasa Ayala South Park na ang PSA. I forgot exactly kung magkano ang binayaran namin, pero parang around P160/pc. Para sulit ang punta mommies at ang pila niyo, buy extra copies. Original copy ng birth certificate ang kinukuha sa DFA.
I also recommend yung online or yung sa mga SM Malls na PSA customer service, if hindi naman kayo nagmamadali, in 7-10 days nasa SM na yung copy kaso yun nga lang babalik pa kayo ulit. Around 4-5 hours ata akong nasa PSA, but I was able to get the copies on the same day.
(For parents or kids older than 7 years old, check the passport requirements here.)
- Go to the information counter and DFA staff will assist you and check all your requirements if complete and correct
- Fill up the forms , the staff will give you a receipt to pay at the cashier
- Pay at the cashier
- Photo and other information taking
- Wait for your claim stub
(Note: Depending on your time of visit, minsan may pila pa rin mommies)
Bring extra polo for boys, or wear decent attire, for girls, spaghetti straps and the like are not allowed. Earrings are not allowed as well.
Practice na rin kayo mommies mag smile ng hindi labas ang teeth (hehe).
May option din for courier delivery pero since sa mall naman kami nag-apply, we thought we can drop by naman anytime. Pero sulit na rin yun lalo sa mga malayo sa DFA centers at busy. Around P150 lang yung courier fee.
Umaga pa lang, dasal na kami ng dasal for favors and thankful talaga ako mommies, 20-30 minutes lang ata kami sa DFA. Nagulat kami dahil yung iba pala ay almost half day sa DFA. Thankful na hindi crowded at angbilis sa courtesy lane, kami kasi agad pag dating namin mommies. Though may iba daw na time na may pila din :)
Bring your child’s CTC of birth certificate in case there are details that can’t be read (blurred) on his/her PSA birth certificate mommies.
10 year validity na rin ba ang sa kids?
No, kapag sa kids daw po ay every 5 years validity pa rin.
How much is the fee?
P1200, considered as rush ang courtesy lane
How many days?
7 working days (but para sure we’ve waited for 2 weeks before we claimed our passports. Pwede rin follow up through phone if available na. )
Kailangan pa ba ng passport photo?
No need na mommies. Your picture will be taken during the process.
We had our passport application at DFA Alabang (Metro, beside Alabang Town Center)
Hope these tips and information helped you mommies.