ADVISORY ON THE ENTRY OF FOREIGN MINORS TO THE PHILIPPINES
THE PAYMENT OF W.E.G. FEES
Philippine Consulate General in Chicago would like to inform the
public of the current procedure/requirements for the issuance of the
Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) for non-Filipinos traveling to the
Philippines who are below fifteen (15) years of age, and are neither
accompanied by or not coming to join a parent in the Philippines.
following documents must be submitted to immigration authorities upon
arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) or other
international ports of entry:
Affidavit of Request and Consent by either parent or legally
appointed guardian of the child, naming therein the person who will be
accompanying the child to the Philippines and with whom the child will
stay while in the country.
The said Affidavit must be notarized by a local Notary Public
or the consular officer at the Embassy/Consulate;
Clear photocopy of the data page of the child’s passport;
Clear photocopy of the data page of the accompanying adult or
Payment of immigration fees currently P3,120.00 (three thousand
and one hundred twenty) Philippine pesos per child.
public is further advised to take note of the following:
the issuance of the WEG Order is subject to the approval of the
Commissioner of Immigration and all those who will be granted the WEG
shall pay the corresponding fee upon arrival at the port of entry;
the submission of the complete documents (items 1-3) is not a
substitute for the payment of the WEG fee; and
what is being applied for at the Embassy/Consulate is the
legalization of the affidavit of request and consent
and that the payment made at
the Consulate is the
legalization fee, not the WEG fee.
payment of the WEG fee and the issuance of the WEG Order are both done
at the port of entry in the Philippines.
If the minor applicant is going to stay beyond 21 days, an
appropriate Philippine visa must be applied for at the
This shall, however, not apply to foreign minors falling under
FSC 446-01 who shall apply for a visa regardless of length of stay.
Consulate General of the Philippines-Chicago