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?

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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, 2018 at 3:54
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    @phoog Indian minors can be dual citizens, but have to make a choice within 6 months of turning 18.
    – Crazydre
    May 10, 2018 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, 2018 at 5:38
  • @phoog How would Indian authorities know the baby got a Philippine passport?
    – Crazydre
    May 10, 2018 at 20:09
  • By wondering how the child got into the Philippines without a visa in the Indian passport.
    – phoog
    May 10, 2018 at 20:11

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