ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PHILIPPINE PASSPORT APPLICATION OF MINOR CHILDREN IN CERTAIN CASES

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PHILIPPINE PASSPORT APPLICATION OF MINOR CHILDREN IN CERTAIN CASES:

If minor is not traveling with either parent or is traveling alone

  • Personal appearance of the mother is required if minor applicant is an illegitimate child.
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion and relationship to the minor. If minor will be traveling alone, ASC must be executed by either parent, stating that his/her child will be traveling alone. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
    • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.

If both parents are abroad:

  • Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General). If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
  • Special Power of Attorney (SPA) with an attached photocopy of either parent’s valid passport (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General) authorizing a representative in assisting the child to apply for a passport. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the SPA.
  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
    • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.
  • Proper ID of the duly authorized representative (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs)

If minor is legitimated by subsequent marriage of parents:

  • Authenticated Birth Certificate from NSO must include annotation regarding new status as legitimated and the full name of the child

If minor is illegitimate but acknowledged by father:

  • Birth certificate from NSO reflecting surname of father with Affidavit of Acknowledgement and Consent to use the surname of father

Foundling:

  • Certificate of foundling authenticated by NSO
  • DSWD Clearance
  • Passport of the person who found the applicant
  • Letter of authority or endorsement from DSWD for the issuance of passport

Orphaned minor applicant:

  • Authenticated Death Certificates of parents from NSO
  • Court order awarding guardianship of the orphaned minor applicant or substitute parental authority under Article 214 & 216 of the Family Code
  • DSWD Clearance

Abandoned minor applicant:

  • Court order awarding guardianship of the abandoned minor applicant or substitute parental authority
  • DSWD Travel Clearance

Legally adopted:

  • Original and Certified True Copy (CTC) of NSO Birth Certificate before adoption
  • Original and Certified True Copy (CTC) of the NSO amended Birth Certificate after adoption
  • Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Court Decision or Order on Adoption and Certificate of Finality
  • DSWD clearance for minor applicant, if traveling with the person other than the adopting parents

    In case the applicant is for adoption by foreign parents:

    • Certified True Copy of the Court Decree of Abandonment of Child
    • NSO Death Certificate of the child’s parents or the Deed of Voluntary Commitment executed after the birth of the child
    • Endorsement of child to the Intercountry Adoption Board by the DSWD
    • Authenticated Birth or Foundling Certificate

Minor applicant whose parents’ marriage are annulled or whose parents are divorced:

  • Court order awarding guardianship of the minor applicant or substitute parental authority
  • DSWD Travel Clearance
  • NSO Marriage Certificate with annotation on nullity or annulment decree

Minor applicant whose mother is likewise a minor:

  • Personal appearance of mother and maternal grandparent/s
  • NSO Birth Certificate of minor applicant and mother
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the maternal grandparent/s indicating the name of the traveling companion
  • DSWD Clearance if minor will be traveling with the person other than the maternal grandparent/s
  • Proof of identity of mother and maternal grandparent/s (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs)

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