Passport application for a child is a fairly easy process. To begin with, parents will not need to set an appointment with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) when applying for a passport for children ages 7 years old and below. Just visit the local DFA office and they will accommodate you right away if you have all the required documents at hand.
What if the child is illegitimate, you ask? Well, the requirements and process may be a little different.
Read on and learn the details of how you can apply for a passport of an illegitimate child.
To begin with, here are the general requirements according to the DFA website:
- Personal appearance of the minor applicant.
- Personal appearance of child’s mother and her valid IDs or valid passport.
If the child’s mother is abroad, the applicant’s guardian must submit the following documents:
- Affidavit of Support and Consent
- Special Power of Attorney authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in the country where the mother resides
Meanwhile, if the mother is yet a minor, the requirements would be:
- Personal appearance of child’s mother and the child’s maternal grandparent/s.
- PSA Birth Certificate of minor applicant and mother
- Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the maternal grandparent/s indicating the name of the traveling companion.
- DSWD clearance if the minor child will be traveling with the person other than the maternal grandparents.
- Proof of identity of mother and maternal grandparent/s.
- Original birth certificate of minor in Security Paper issued by the PSA or Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and duly authenticated by the PSA.
- Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in the PSA Birth Certificate are blurry or unreadable.
- Report of birth duly authenticated by PSA is required if minor was born abroad.
- Document of identity with photo, if the minor is 8-17 years old (for first time and renewal applicant) such as School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal.
- For minor applicants who never attended school, a Notarized Affidavit of Explanation executed by the mother detailing the reasons why the child is not in school.
- Original and photocopy of valid passport of the person traveling with the minor.
For additional information about passport applications, you may visit the official DFA website at http://www.dfa.gov.ph.