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Section 29 of the Philippine Immigration Act states that children under fifteen (15) years of age, unaccompanied by or not coming with a parent are classified as excludable, except for those who have already acquired lawful residence in the Philippines and those who have been issued re-entry permit.

In order for children under fifteen (15) years of age to be admitted into the Philippines they must secure a Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) from the Bureau of Immigration, upon proper coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The requirements are the following:

  1. Affidavit of support executed by the child’s relative in the Philippines, if filed in the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines;
  2. Affidavit of consent to travel and support executed by one or both parents or guardian, duly authorized or authenticated by officers at the Philippine Foreign Service Post. Fee can be found under Affidavit in this link: http://bangkokpe.dfa.gov.ph/consular-office/schedule-of-service-fees
  3. Photocopy of the data page of the passport;
  4. Authenticated Birth Certificate of the child.