New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines

Unaccompanied minors entry into the Philippines

The Philippine Bureau of Immigration is enforcing strict rules governing the entry into the Philippines of foreign children under 15 years old as temporary visitors or tourists.

Children under 15 years of age who are not accompanied by a parent or who are not coming to meet a parent in the Philippines are generally excluded from entering the country.  To be able to enter they must present a document obtained in advance from a Philippine embassy or consulate called a “waiver of exclusion” form.  If an unaccompanied minor does not have this form on arrival, the minor's guardian or legal representative will be required to apply for a waiver, pay a fee of 3,120 pesos (about NZ$100) and leave a copy of the minor’s passport with immigration officials. 

You should contact your nearest Philippine embassy or consulate for information about these requirements.

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