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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.


20 comments:

  1. i had a really hard time fixing my daughter's passport since she was in the philippines i paid some useless papers that DFA asked me to get in philippine embassy back in singapore and at the end they still wanted me back in Philippines for signage purposes. this is a brief guide! goodjob! xx

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  2. I'm glad that DFA is prioritizing applicants with kids. I have a godkid who is turning 1 next month. My sis-in-law and I were already discussing about getting the baby his own passport. Your steps would greatly help.

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  3. It's a good idea to get your baby's passport this early, who knows when travel opportunities will come al least you are ready anytime to bring your family with you. thanks for the tips too =)

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  4. It's good that they consider minors as priorities, especially babies.

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  5. Oh cool I didn't know that newborns are also required to have a passport. :-D

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  6. This is a great guide for those who want a passport for their babies.

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  7. Now, I'm planning to get a passport for my daughter for future travel plans.

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  8. wow.. i didnt know that even youngsters can have their passport when they're even months old pa lang.

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  9. that is a good move. Even my kids, whether they will travel or not,passport is important documents that they needed.My eldest got his first passport after he was born, I applied for both me and him. while the youngest, we were all overseas so he really need it,Philippines passport and US Passport.

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  10. Do you work in a Gov't branch or agency that provides passports? amazing how this was very easy for you. Yea, you are right, there is nothing wrong with being ready.

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  11. It is commendable that DFA made such an option possible. It reduces our wasted times back in the days, just to get our passports.

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  12. That's a very proactive approach. At least you won't go running around to get your newborn a passport when the opportunity comes to travel.

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  13. hi, your blog is very helpful. i will also get a passport for my 1 month old son. on the same day ba ay makukuha din ung authenticated copy sa nso? thanks in advance

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    1. i'm glad it helped... yup, makukuha mo din agad. Yahweh bless. :)

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  14. Thanks for this post. Neither NSO nor DFA websites have this info on newborn (0-6 mos) birth cert authentication. Will go to our nearest NSO in a while :)

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  15. Hi. Thanks for helpful blog. Is the authentication of xerox truecopy can be done in any nso branch or strictly in main branch (q.c)? On the same day you can have it authenticated right? How about the payment, hm? And is their extra charge?.thanks a lot!

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    1. Just to make sure, kristine, call the nso office for your questions... My answers might cause unnecessary delay on your part. thanks by the way for the appreciation. Advance Merry Christmas. Yahweh bless.

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    2. hi how long you get the nso birth certificate of your baby?within a day can get the nso?thanks pls answer need to get nso birth certificate for my 3 mnth old baby

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  16. Thanks for sharing youre experience.. I just wanna ask my mother was having her late registration at davao city for 2months now. She has a true copy of her birth certificate from the district hall. But when she went to the nso to make the true copy of her birth certificate authenticated, the nso said that they dont already receive the copy from local civil registry. Do u have any idea woth this??

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  17. Thanks for sharing youre experience.. I just wanna ask my mother was having her late registration at davao city for 2months now. She has a true copy of her birth certificate from the district hall. But when she went to the nso to make the true copy of her birth certificate authenticated, the nso said that they dont already receive the copy from local civil registry. Do u have any idea woth this??

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