Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

Travelling with children

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Many countries require the written consent of both parents before children are permitted to leave the country.  In some cases other documentation such as a letter of consent from the non-travelling parent(s) and a birth certificate is required and it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure they comply with these local legal requirements. 

For further information, contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the country your child will be travelling to or departing from.

Entry of foreign minors to the Philippines

The Philippine Bureau of Immigration has strict rules governing the entry into the Philippines of foreign-national minors who are not accompanied by, or returning to, a parent resident in the country. Foreign minors will only be allowed entry into the Philippines after payment of a fee of P3,120 (payable in local currency only) and the retention of the minor’s passport, arrival card and a copy of the airline ticket. An official receipt for the fee and passport will be provided and the passport returned upon the minor’s departure from the Philippines. Upon departure, the airline ticket and official receipt will be needed to gain access to the airport and retrieve the passport prior to check-in. Parents should ensure the minor has a copy of their passport which can be used for identification purposes during their stay.

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