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DFA opens passport courtesy lane to children aged 7 and below

Posted at 04/09/2014 11:11 AM

MANILA - Parents who are applying for passports for their children seven years old and below may now avail of the Courtesy Lane Facility at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

"These applicants do not need an appointment for their personal appearance at the Passport Division of the DFA in Aseana for the evaluation and processing of their passport applications," the DFA said in a statement.

Effective immediately, the DFA modified the age limitation for minor passport applicants from infants aged one year old and below to children 7 years old and below.

"In this regard, the Courtesy Lane may accept the passport applications of applicants, whose ages are 7 years old and below, for evaluation and processing, subject to the usual documentary and procedural requirements outlined under the Philippine Passport Act of 1996 and its implementing Rules and Regulations under Department Order No. 11-97 and other passport-related regulations of the department," it added.

The list of passport requirements are posted on the DFA's official website at www.dfa.gov.ph or www.passport.com.ph

For inquiries, the Courtesy Lane may be contacted at 02-834-4000 local 2423 and the Office of the Passport Director's local 2852 and 2386