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My baby is an Indian national and my wife is a Filipina. What is the process needed for my baby to enter the Philippines as a visitor?

  • My baby is on visit visa to Saudi Arabia – Brenda Barcelon May 9 '18 at 13:59
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Your child is a Filipino citizen.

As such your wife needs to report their birth with the Philippine embassy and get them a Philippine passport.

  • Getting the child a Philippine passport will cause the child to lose Indian citizenship, so it won't be a feasible course of action for many people in this circumstance. – phoog May 10 '18 at 3:54
  • @phoog Indian minors can be dual citizens, but have to make a choice within 6 months of turning 18. – Crazydre May 10 '18 at 4:45
  • They can be dual citizens, but not if they get a passport from their other country of citizenship. That is considered under Indian law to constitute voluntary acquisition of another nationality, even though that logically isn't true, and therefore results in the loss of Indian nationality. See lawsindia.com/Advocate%20Library/Amendments/citizen_ship_rules/…. – phoog May 10 '18 at 5:38
  • @phoog How would Indian authorities know the baby got a Philippine passport? – Crazydre May 10 '18 at 20:09
  • By wondering how the child got into the Philippines without a visa in the Indian passport. – phoog May 10 '18 at 20:11

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