In a previous post, we’ve already shared about how to renew a Philippine passport in Abu Dhabi. This applies to adult Filipinos living in the emirate; but what about minors or those who are 17 years old and below?
If you are a Filipino parent residing in Abu Dhabi, and your child’s passport needs to be renewed, here are the requirements and procedure that you need to take note of…
Guide to Renewing a Philippine Passport for Minors
The process for renewing the Philippine passport of a minor is quite similar to those for adult passport holders. Personal appearance of the child and either parent is necessary; but if the child is seven (7) years old below, only the mother can apply for the child’s passport.
Before anything else, be sure to prepare:
- Accomplished ePassport Application Form for minor applicant
- Current ePassport of minor applicant with photocopy of data page
- Passport of either parent with one (1) photocopy of data page
- Original and photocopy of Certificate of Live Birth/Report of Birth issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
- Original and photocopy of Certificate of Marriage/Report of Marriage issued by the PSA and duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila (required if only the father files the application)
- Passport fee of AED 240
NOTE: The validity of a DFA authenticated certificate is five (5) years from the date it was issued.
The step-by-step guide to having your child’s passport renewed is as follows:
- Book an appointment for ePassport renewal at https://auhpe.checkappointments.com/. Please note that the following persons may be entertained without an appointment (adult companions not included): children 12 years old and below, persons with determination (PWDs), pregnant women, and senior citizens (60 years old and above).
- On the date and time of appointment, personally appear with your child at the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, which is located at W-48, Street No. 8, Sector 2-23, Plot 51, Al Qubaisat, Abu Dhabi. Don’t forget to bring the requirements!
- Upon arrival at the Embassy, obtain a priority number at the Information Counter.
- Wait for your number to be called. The Processor will check if the requirements are complete and if the application form is duly accomplished.
- Once cleared, pay the passport fee at the Cashier. Keep the payment receipt.
- Proceed to the Encoding Section for the capturing of your child’s biometrics (i.e. photograph, fingerprints) and encoding of data.
- While the Encoder is typing, check to make sure that your child’s data is correct.
- Wait for 5 to 8 weeks before claiming your child’s passport. Bring the payment receipt and old passport before getting the new one. Don’t forget to bring a valid ID, as you may be asked for proof that you are the child’s parent.
- To know if your child’s new passport is ready for pick-up, please visit the ePassport Release tab on the Philippine Embassy’s website.
- Take note that passports which are unclaimed beyond six (6) months will be sent back to DFA Manila for proper disposal.
As long as you have all the necessary requirements, having your child’s Philippine passport renewed is pretty much straightforward. On the other hand, if your passport has been lost or damaged, here are the steps to replacing it.
DISCLAIMER: The above guide is presented for information-sharing purposes only. To know more about how to renew your child’s Philippine passport, please visit the official website of the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi.