Minors Under 15 Traveling To The Philippines

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2. Minors Visiting Philippines:I have a minor son/daughter (below 15 years of age and a U.S. citizen) who will visit the Philippines accompanied by his/her grandparent, uncle, aunt etc. Are there additional requirement for his/her entry into the Philippines? Philippine law requires non-Filipino children below 15 years old, who will travel to the country, to be accompanied by their parent(s). Said minor, who are travelling to the Philippines unaccompanied by their parent(s) or accompanied by person(s) related by blood or affinity other than their parent(s), need to obtain a Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation in Manila in order to be allowed entry. What is the waiver of exclusion ground (WEG) and how do I get it?The waiver of exclusion ground (WE0G) is a document issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Manila which allows the child to travel to the Philippines unaccompanied by a parent. Under the current regulations, the minor's passport and documents for WEG will be submitted to the immigration officials upon arrival. Please prepare to pay for the following fees: application fee P2, 000.00; WEG fee P600.00 and service fee (P500.00). The Bureau of Immigration will process the application for a WEG and the minor's passport will be returned when the minor exits from the Philippines.The Philippine Consulate General will issue a visa to the minor on the understanding that the minor will submit all requirements needed by the BI for a WEG. These documents are needed at the Consulate:Visa requirements: application form, valid passport, photographs, parents affidavit of support and supporting documents, photocopy of airline ticket or itinerary, visa fee of $30.00 WEG requirements: letter of request and affidavit of consent and guarantee, copy of birth certificate, copy of data page of minor's passport, copy of passport of accompanying adult Link to the whole page with more info

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