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Hello All:

My wife, our new baby, and my 2 step children will be flying to Manila and on to Mindanao for a 2 month vacation at the end of the month. Our son is a CRBA with both USA and Philippine passports and my wife and step children all have 2 year greencards. They arrived in USA in October 2009.

1) What documentation do my wife and step children need to travel to Manila and then return to the USA ??? I am thinking all they need is their greencards and passports. How about birth certificates ???

2) Our baby has a Consular Report of Birth Abroad certificate, A US Passport, and a Philippine passport. Does he travel over and back on his Philippine passport or US Passport ??? What do we need to do via documentation with him ??? If he flies on his USA passport how long can he stay in Philippines ???

I will be joining they in July and will be accompanying them back to the states. We have had a wonderful first 9 months together and are sad to be seperated but want to stay connected with our family in Mindanao. Thank you very much.

Hoot n Dolly


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The child can use the US passport leaving the US, and the Philippines passport entering the Philippines (so no need to renew visitor visa for the long stay). Bring both, but only present one at whichever spot to avoid confusion. The U.S. one at U.S. customs, the Philippine one at Philippines customs.

The greencard and Philippines passports for the Philippines citizens are all they will need.

Enjoy your trip!

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Hello All:

My wife, our new baby, and my 2 step children will be flying to Manila and on to Mindanao for a 2 month vacation at the end of the month. Our son is a CRBA with both USA and Philippine passports and my wife and step children all have 2 year greencards. They arrived in USA in October 2009.

1) What documentation do my wife and step children need to travel to Manila and then return to the USA ??? I am thinking all they need is their greencards and passports. How about birth certificates ???

2) Our baby has a Consular Report of Birth Abroad certificate, A US Passport, and a Philippine passport. Does he travel over and back on his Philippine passport or US Passport ??? What do we need to do via documentation with him ??? If he flies on his USA passport how long can he stay in Philippines ???

I will be joining they in July and will be accompanying them back to the states. We have had a wonderful first 9 months together and are sad to be seperated but want to stay connected with our family in Mindanao. Thank you very much.

Hoot n Dolly

Had some of the same questions when my asawa, 21 month old daughter and I traveled to Phils in March, returned in April. Anak also has Report of Birth filed at local Philippine Consulate and has both US and Philippine passports. We used US passport to depart US, showed BOTH passports on arrival in Manila (they stamped both), again showed both departing (both stamped again), then used US only arriving in US. Asawa has 10yr card, so no problems with her passport. We brought originals of many docs in case we needed them, but didn't need anything beyond the passports and 10yr card.

Point to mention, we were asked for our anak's Certificate of Recognition in addition to her Philippine passport upon departing Manila. We don't have that, and was advised that our anak was NOT yet a full dual citizen. I've researched some and see that there is mention of a Certificate of Recognition for folks reacquiring their Philippine citizenship after becoming a US citizen (dual citizenship), but nothing regarding children born outside Philippines to a Philippine citizen parent. Will keep digging to see if this is needed and/or available.

Also, be advised that your asawa should not be required to pay the 1620php travel tax when returning to the US if she goes to the Travel Tax counter at the Manila airport and requests a tax exemption. This costs 200 php, though. She'll need a copy of her passport showing that she has not been in Philippines for one year or more, a copy of her US permanent resident card and also a copy of your NSO marriage certificate.

Hope this helps.

M&M


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