Passport courtesy lane facility now open to children aged 7 and below

By on April 14, 2014

File photo by Ragma Images / ShutterStock
File photo by Ragma Images / ShutterStock


The Department of Foreign Affairs informs the public that effective immediately, the age limitation for minor passport applicants, whose parents are availing of the Courtesy Lane Facility for their passport applications, has been modified from infants aged one (1) year old and below to children aged seven (7) years old and below. These applicants do not need an appointment for their personal appearance at the Passport Division of the DFA in Aseana for the evaluation and processing of their passport applications.

!n this regard, the Courtesy Lane may accept the passport applications of applicants, whose ages are 7 years and below, for evaluation and processing, subject to the usual documentary and procedural requirements outlined under the Philippine Passport Act of 1996 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations under Department Order No. 11-97 and other passport-related regulations of the Department.

The list of passport requirements are posted on the DFA’s official website or

For inquiries on this matter, the Courtesy Lane may be contacted at 02-834-4000 local 2423 and the Office of the Passport Director’s local 2852 and 2386.

Press release courtesy of Department of Foreign Affairs, 08 April 2014.