UNACCOMPANIED MINORS TRAVELING TO THE PHILIPPINES
WAIVER OF EXCLUSION GROUND (WEG) FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINOR CHILDREN
Non-Filipino minors below fifteen (15) years of age, who are traveling unaccompanied and are not joining a parent in the Philippines, are required to apply for a WAIVER of EXCLUSION GROUND (WEG) at the Philippine Embassy in order to be admitted entry in the Philippines regardless of whether or not the minor requires a visa.
Applications for the WAIVER of EXCLUSION GROUND (WEG) are approved and processed by the Bureau of Immigration in Manila, subject to the following conditions:
1. Submission of Affidavit of Request and Consent by either parent or legally appointed guardian of the child, naming the person who will be accompanying the child to the Philippines and with whom the child will reside while in the Philippines, and
(a) Clear photocopy of the data page of the child’s passport.
(b) Clear photocopy of the data page of the passport of accompanying adult or guardian.
2. Payment of the WEG fee of P 3,120.00 at the Bureau of Immigration-NAIA (airport) upon arrival of the minor child/children;
3. Payment of notarization fee of Rp. 325,000 (in cash) of the Affidavit of Request and Consent.
The Form for Affidavit of Request for WEG must be submitted to the Philippine Embassy in Jakarta for notarization purposes. Click here to download WEG and other applicable forms.