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Republic of the Philippines
EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia

Advisory on Foreign Nationals who May Enter the Philippines

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Foreign nationals falling under the categories listed in the table below may apply for a 9(a) visa to enter the Philippines. In applying for a visa, they need to submit the basic requirements for 9(a) visas (click here for basic requirements) as well as the additional requirements required by the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) as of 1 August 2020:

Qualified Foreign NationalsSupporting Documents in Addition to the Regular 9(a) Visa Requirements
Foreign spouses of Filipino nationals• Basic requirements for 9(a) visa

• Proof of relationship (Original PSA-issued Marriage Certificate); and

• Proof of spouse’s Philippine citizenship (Original PSA-issued Birth Certificate and copy of the data-page of Philippine passport)

Additional requirements by the IATF-EID:
1. Must have a valid and existing visas at the time of entry
2. With pre-booked accredited quarantine facility
3. With a pre-booked COVID-19 testing provider
4. Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers
Children (18 years old and below) of Filipino nationals, including children with special needs (no age limit)• Basic requirements for 9(a) visa

• Proof of relationship with the parent (Original PSA-issued Birth Certificate);

• Proof of parents’ Philippine citizenship (Original PSA-issued Birth Certificate); and

• For children with special needs, a notarized and apostillized medical certificate stating the child’s condition.

Additional requirements by the IATF-EID:
1. Must have a valid and existing visas at the time of entry
2. With pre-booked accredited quarantine facility
3. With a pre-booked COVID-19 testing provider
4. Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers
Foreign parents of Filipino minor children (18 years old and below); Foreign parents of children with special needs (no age limit)• Basic requirements for 9(a) visa

• Proof of relationship (Original PSA-issued Birth Certificate);

• Proof of the child’s Philippine citizenship (copy of data-page of Philippine passport); and

• For parents of children with special needs, a notarized and apostillized medical certificate stating the child’s condition.

Additional requirements by the IATF-EID:
1. Must have a valid and existing visas at the time of entry
2. With pre-booked accredited quarantine facility
3. With a pre-booked COVID-19 testing provider
4. Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers
Foreign partners of pregnant Filipino citizens

• Original notarized and apostillized Omnibus Sworn Statement (click here for Omnibus Sworn Statement) executed by the foreign national stating that he is the partner of the pregnant Filipino national and father of the unborn child, and that they have been in relationship even before the COVID-19 pandemic;

• Original notarized and apostillized medical certificate of the pregnancy of the Filipino partner;

• Documentary proof on the citizenship of the pregnant Filipina partner (original PSA-issued Birth Certificate and valid Philippine passport);

• Apostillized documentary proof on the civil status of the visa applicant;

• Documentary proof that the visa applicant and pregnant Filipina partner has met-in person at least once before the travel restrictions were imposed. (The meeting could have taken place either in the Philippines or another country - Request copies of passport showing entry stamps, air tickets, etc.)

• Documents confirming that the relationship has existed for some time and that the visa applicant and pregnant Filipina partner have been in continuous contact. (This can be correspondence through social media, post, email, phone bill, air ticket, photos together, etc.)

• Original notarized and apostillized Affidavit/Letter of invitation from pregnant Filipina partner (The letter must include general information, such as the name, birthday, address of the visa applicant, and the nature of their relationship, how long the visa applicant intends to stay, where he will be accommodated, and details about the pregnant Filipina partner)

• Original notarized and apostillized documentary proof that the visa applicant has a stable, regular and sufficient income to support his trip as well as his pregnant Filipina partner until birth.

• Other documentary proof establishing the relationship between the foreign national and the pregnant Filipino national.

Additional requirements by the IATF-EID:
1. Must have a valid and existing visas at the time of entry
2. With pre-booked accredited quarantine facility
3. With a pre-booked COVID-19 testing provider
4. Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers

*9(a) Visa can only be issued after the relevant Foreign Service Post where the application was lodged has obtained from DFA an exemption from the temporary suspension of visa issuance of the foreign partner.

Additional documents not listed above may be requested from visa applicants should the Embassy deem it necessary.

For further inquiries or clarifications on the latest travel restrictions, please contact the Bureau of Immigration (BI) directly through the following contact details:

Tel. Nos: (+632) 8465 2400; 8524 3769

Email: immigPH@gmail.com
   binoc_immigration@hotmail.ph

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