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How to Renew Passports for Minors in the Philippines

It’s less than six (6) months before Yugi’s passport expires this year.  I’ve been putting this off due to my hectic schedule but, at last, I was forced to push through with it due to an unexpected trip soon.

Good thing, Yugi is still a minor so I do not need to make an appointment with the DFA.  What does “minor” mean when it comes to passport renewal?  A minor is one who is 7 years of age and below.  This means that I can go to the DFA anytime and do not need to book ahead.  I just crossed my fingers that the Courtesy Lane would have a short line.

Apparently, each Consular Office (CO) may set a cut-off time or may limit the number of applicants to be served in the Courtesy Lane, depending on the capacity of the CO to ensure the safety and convenience of the public.

FYI:  Who may avail of the Courtesy Lane? Seniors who are 60 years of age and above; PWD’s with proof of disability; minors aged 7 years and below with a parent; OFW’s with proof of status; pregnant women.

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