Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Passport For Our Newborn
We had another member in our family that needs something which is a must when traveling outside the country... a passport. He might only be 3 months old but he will be needing it. And though we don't travel that much abroad, still we don't know what life has in stored for us, so it's never too early to be prepared.
Here are the steps we took in getting the Philippine passport of our baby. Hope this can help those who are planning to do the same for their children.
1.) As part of the requirement, you need your child's birth certificate from the National Statistics Office (NSO). And it will take 3 to 6 months to secure the NSO copy. For those who can't wait, you must secure your baby's birth certificate (original or NCR copy). This is normally provided by the hospital where you gave birth.
2.) Along with the original copy, bring a photocopy of the birth certificate to your local Civil Registry Department in your city hall and have it certified as true copy.
3.) Go to NSO and have the certified copy authenticated. Never forget to bring along the original one in case they ask for it.
4.) You can now present the NSO authenticated copy along with your passport, marriage contract (NSO copy) and a valid ID to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). And don't forget to bring along the baby, his/her appearance in the office is a must.
More, you won't have to go through an endless line because you are carrying a minor (especially a newborn). DFA offices usually have separate priority numbers for those with minors and senior citizens. Based on experience, it only took us less than 30 minutes to finish our transaction with them. Yahweh bless.