A Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) is required for alien minors below fifteen (15) years of age, travelling unaccompanied by, or not joining his/her parent(s) in the Philippines, regardless if the minor needs an entry visa or not.
Waiver of Exclusion Ground applications are processed and approved by Philippine immigration authorities at the port of entry, after submission of an affidavit of support and guarantee with consent to travel and supporting documents.
If residing in Indonesia, eiither parent or the child’s legal guardian may execute the affidavit before a consular officer at the Philippine Embassy in Jakarta therein stating that the child will be travelling to the Philippines either alone, or accompanied by a duly appointed travel companion, and providing the child’s exact place of residence while in the Philippines. This affidavit will then be submitted to the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines (at the airport of entry) where the Waiver of Exclusion Ground filing should be done.
Philippine Immigration authorities currently charge Php 3,120.00 (three thousand and one hundred twenty Philippine Pesos per child) for the processing and approval of the WEG. (This approximate payment for the WEG may be subject to change without prior notice.)
1) Two copies of duly accomplished Affidavit of Support and Guarantee with Consent to Travel for WEG, to be signed by the child’s parent/legal guardian in person at the embassy (or before an Indonesian notary public if the parent/legal guardian cannot appear in person at the embassy, and then subsequently certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia).
2) Two copies of duly accomplished Application for WEG (signed by parent/legal guardian).
3) Passport-size photograph of the foreign minor child (2 pcs);
4) Valid passport of foreign minor child (2 copies of data page);
5) Valid passport of travel companion (2 copies of data page);
6) Valid passport of parent/legal guardian who executed the affidavit (2 copies of data page)
7) Record of Birth of the child (2 copies) which may be any of the following:
a) If the child was born in the Philippines, submit the PSA-authentic birth certificate.
b) If the child was born abroad, submit the child's foreign birth record, duly certified by local authorities, with English translation if applicable.
- 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 in the Philippines.
- The payment collected from the public at the Philippine Embassy/Consulate is for the legalization of the affidavit executed by the parent(s)/legal guardian. It is not the WEG fee.
- The payment of the WEG fee and the issuance of the WEG Order are both done at the port of entry in the Philippines.