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. Medical certificate on the pregnancy of the Filipino national;
  2. Duly notarized affidavit executed by the foreign national that he is the partner of the pregnant Filipino national (and father of the unborn child), and that they have been in a relationship even before the COVID-19 pandemic;
  3. Other documentary proof establishing the relationship between the foreign national and pregnant Filipino national; and
  4. Documentary proof on the citizenship of the pregnant Filipino national. 

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).

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