COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 38: REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF VISA ISSUANCE OF FOREIGN PARTNERS OF PREGNANT FILIPINOS

COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 38: REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF VISA ISSUANCE OF FOREIGN PARTNERS OF PREGNANT FILIPINOS

The Embassy hereby announces that foreign partners of pregnant Filipino nationals may now request for exemption from the temporary suspension on visa issuance to visit the Philippines, subject to submission of the following, in addition to the requirements for a temporary visitor’s visa:

  1. Omnibus Sworn Statement accomplished by Visa Applicant (See attached form)
  2. Duly notarized Medical Certificate of the pregnancy of the Filipino partner;
  3. Documentary proof on the citizenship of the pregnant Filipina partner;
  4. Documentary proof on the civil status of the visa applicant;
  5. Documentary proof that visa applicant and pregnant Filipina partner has met in-person at least once before the travel restrictions were imposed - ex. copies of passport showing entry stamps, airline tickets, etc. (The meeting could have taken place either in the Philippines or another country.)
  6. 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, airline ticket, pictures together, etc.)
  7. 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); and
  8. 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.

The Embassy emphasizes that above applications are requests for exemption from the temporary suspension of visa issuance on humanitarian grounds, and will be referred to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in the Philippines for processing and approval. The Embassy will issue visas to concerned applicants only after receiving authority from DFA. 

To date, only foreign nationals mentioned above; foreign spouses, children, and parents of Filipino nationals (COVID-19 Advisory No. 37); foreign nationals with long-term visas (COVID-19 Advisory No. 36); foreign seafarers; and accredited Foreign Government and International Organization officials and their dependents (COVID-19 Advisory No. 35) may be allowed entry to the Philippines provided that they have valid and existing visas and comply with relevant health and quarantine regulations. (COVID-19 Advisory No. 25).

For the information and guidance of all.