Unaccompanied Minors

The Philippine Bureau of Immigration enforces 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 such children 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 may 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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