April 23, 2017

Unaccompanied Minors

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INFORMATION FOR FOREIGN MINORS TRAVELLING TO THE PHILIPPINES UNACCOMPANIED BY BOTH OR EITHER OF HIS/HER PARENTS

WAIVER OF EXCLUSION GROUND (WEG) Application

The Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) is a document issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Manila which allows a foreign minor child below the age of 15 years to travel to the Philippines unaccompanied by both or either of the parents. Under the current regulations, the minor’s passport and documents in applying for WEG will be submitted to the immigration officials upon arrival in the Philippines.

The Bureau of Immigration will process the application for WEG and the minor’s passport will be returned when the minor exits from the Philippines.

Requirements

  1. Duly accomplished application form for WEG
  2. Affidavit of Consent, Guaranty and Request for the Issuance of a Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) of both or either of the parents naming the person who will accompany the child and with whom the child will reside in the Philippines. The application form is available at the Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy or at the Philippine Honorary Consulate nearest the residence of the applicant.
    The parent(s) of the foreign minors is/are required to personally file and sign the Affidavit before a Consular Officer at the Philippine Embassy/Consulate.
  3. Endorsement letter from School or Invitation Letter from organizer of activity
  4. Birth certificate of child
  5. Photocopy of parent/s’ valid passport or identification card
  6. Photocopy of traveling companion’s passport
  7. Photocopy of child’s passport
  8. Copy of the flight itinerary to and from the Philippines of minor and travel companion
  9. Notarial Fee for Affidavit of Guaranty: 22.50 euros

Note: The abovementioned documents should be presented to the immigration official at the airport upon entry in the Philippines. Immigration will charge a fee for the WEG in Philippine Pesos which will amount to approximately 62.00 euros.

If the minor shall be staying in the Philippines for more than thirty (30) days, temporary visitor’s visa under Section 9(a) is required.