January 23, 2024

Philippine Passport Renewal for Minors

My son and I renewed our passports before the pandemic happened and this year, his passport is nearing its expiration date na. Ang bilis lang talaga ng panahon, we were supposed to renew his passport last Christmas break pero nagkasakit nga kami so hindi natuloy. 

So this month, I searched about Passport Renewal for Minors kasi every time naman na nagrerenew kami, lagi may bago. Like this year, nasa Festival Mall na pala yung DFA NCR South, wala ng Saturday appointment and I can pay online na rin, before kasi nagBayad Center pa kami. 

I want to renew his passport as soon as possible because I know na mahirap makakuha ng appointment and ayaw ko naman maabutan pa ng expiration, what if need namin umalis. So I’ve been checking my son’s class schedule and DFA schedule so I can book an appointment. 

I checked the different DFA sites and I narrowed down my choices to these sites. 

DFA NCR South - Festival Mall, Muntinlupa City 
Dasmariňas - SM City Dasmariňas 
San Pedro Laguna - Temporary Off-Site Passport Service 

But after checking their calendars, San Pedro Laguna site ang marami available na dates. Yung DFA NCR South, February na ang earliest pero sa San Pedro Laguna, I can book for the second week of January. My son has two days offline classes kaso si hubby naman ang hindi pwede mag Vacation Leave. Good thing half day lang sila kapag exam so tinapat ko doon yung appointment niya. 

How to Schedule and Pay for Your DFA Passport Appointment Online 

2. Check the box “I have read and understood the instructions and information on this page…”
3. Choose an Individual Appointment or Group Appointment 
4. Choose your Preferred Site 
5. Check the box “I have read, understood, and agree to the above conditions”
6. Choose the date and time 
7. Fill out Personal Information, Family Information, Application Information, and Contact Information
8. Choose the Processing Type. Wala naman ibang option kundi Special Processing 

Special Processing PHP1,200 

9. Choose payment method 

EPayment - pay via Maya 
Debit/Credit Card 
Over the Counter Payment - via Bayad Center Accredited Merchant 

10. Choose Pick-up or Courier 

PHP150 - for courier service 

I chose pick-up and the designated passport pick-up location is at DFA NCR South at Festival Mall. 

I chose a debit/credit card and the amount I paid is PHP1,250. The passport processing fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Passport Fee is PHP950 
PRF Fee is PHP250 
Convenience Fee PHP50 

11. Check email and print the attached application forms and email confirmations. (A4-size paper)

Requirements Needed for Passport Renewal of Minor 

1. Confirmed Online Appointment 
2. Accomplished Application Form 
3. Personal Appearance of minor applicant and either parent or authorized adult companion 
4. Current ePassport with a photocopy of the data page 
5. A Marriage Certificate is required if only one parent is accompanying the child. 

If parents are unmarried, a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) executed by the Mother will be required if she is not accompanying the child 
If a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) is executed abroad, it must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate Original and photocopy of proof of filiation and/or guardianship 

6. Passport or Valid Government-issued ID of either parent with one (1) photocopy  
7. School ID (if applicable) 

The PSA Birth Certificate was not on the list pero sinama ko kasi yung last na renewal namin, hinanap pa e. I photocopied the PSA certificates and sinama ko pa rin yung original PSA certificates. Kinuha nila both photocopy of birth and marriage certificates, pero yung photocopy ng school ID ng anak ko hindi. 

Also, niremind ko si hubby na huwag pabutasan yung passport, kapag claim na lang namin ng passport saka butasan. Valid pa yung passport so we can still use it habang wala pa yung new passport. We can claim his passport after 2 weeks. 

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