The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has changed the age limitation for securing a minor passport from infants aged one year old and below, to children aged seven years old and below.
With this, Filipino parents may now queue for their children’s passport requirements when applying at the new Courtesy Lane Facility at the Passport Division of the DFA in Aseana in Pasay City even with no appointment and without the need for the child’s personal appearance, provided he/she falls within the new age bracket limit.
The new ruling, which was announced through a news release on April 8, 2014, takes effect immediately. The complete requirements, as specified under the Philippine Passport Act of 1996, should nevertheless still be complete during application.
For a complete list of passport application requirements, visit the DFA official website. For questions, call the Courtesy Lane at (02)834-4000 loc. 2423 or the Office of the Passport Director at loc. 2852 and 2386.
•April 8, 2014. “Passport courtesy lane now open to kids aged 7 and below” gmanetwork.com
•April 8, 2014. “Passport courtesy lane now open to children” gov.ph
• April 8, 2014. “Passport courtesy lane now open to applicants aged 7 and below” philstar.com