We brought our baby with us to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Satellite Office in Clark Field, Pampanga to submit her application for Philippine Passport as she will be needing it if ever we decide to take her to Singapore next month. She didn’t have to come to DFA though since she’s a minor.
The procedure was relatively easy, especially because we had the complete requirements with us. We know how strict DFA is when it comes to the passport-size picture, so we made sure her pictures were up to standard. We submitted three photos, one glued to the application form that we secured from the office, and the other two enclosed in a plastic pouch and stapled to the form.
After filling up the form correctly, we were ushered to the waiting area complete with the other requirements: our Philippine Passports and photocopies; baby’s NSO Birth Certificate, and our Marriage Certificate. We passed through all stations without any problem, and paid 750 pesos to expedite the process. We will be able to claim her passport in two (2) weeks, as opposed to the regular processing period of one (1) month if we paid only 500 pesos.
Updates as of May 2015:
-passport-size picture no longer needed but minor must be present during application for on-site picture-taking
-valid ID of parent/s need to be presented
-Php 950 application fee
-regular processing period of 30 working days