AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT AND GUARANTEE
The Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration (BI) inspects all international-bound passengers to stop human trafficking and illegal recruitment, in line with its mandate under the Anti-Human Trafficking Law of 2003 (R.A. 9233) and the Amended Migrant Workers’ Act of 2004 (R.A. 10022).
Allowing a Filipino tourist to depart from the Philippines is under the authority of port officials of the Bureau of Immigration, and not of the Embassy. The only role of the Embassy is to authenticate AOSG upon submission of the requirements.
Below are the requirements for AOSG:
- Filled out Affidavit of Support and Guarantee form
- Copy of passport/ID of the sponsor
- Copy of passport of the individual being invited/sponsored
- Proof of relationship of sponsor with the individual being invited/sponsored
- Proof financial capacity of sponsor (e.g., payslip, bank statements/certificate, etc.)
- Verpflichtungserklärungen, Declaration of Commitment, if available
- Letter of invitation, if available
Prior to sending the documents by post or submitting in person, please ensure that the documents have been pre-authenticated by the corresponding German authorities.
A. If sending the documents by post, please follow the below steps:
- Submit the document/s via email for pre-assessment – Please send the scanned copies of the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Authentication officer will assesses the completeness of the emailed submission, and will inform you if the documents are ok to be sent by post.
- Mail your documents to the Embassy – Once the emailed documents have been determined to be complete and in order by the Consular Officer, you will be instructed to mail the documents to:
Embassy of the Philippines
Luisenstraße 16, 10117 Berlin, Germany
You must include proof of payment (Überweisungsbeleg) of €27.50 per document, one (1) photocopy for the Embassy’s file, and a self-addressed envelope with €4.05 Deutsche post stamps or a pre-paid envelope, preferably from a private courier service (e.g. UPS Standard, DHL Expresseasy) that will be used to send back your documents. The Embassy assumes no liability for any loss of documents once they have been handed over to the German Post Office/courier service.
B. If submitting the documents personally, please book an appointment here and prepare the following:
- Payment of €27.50 in cash per document
- One (1) photocopy of the document/s for the Embassy’s file
- Self-addressed return envelope with EUR 4,05 postal stamps that will be used to send back your documents
- For Special Power of Attorney (SPA), Affidavits, and Au Pair Contracts, the signatories should bring 2 photocopies of their passport data pages.
Express processing: An applicant who appears PERSONALLY at the Philippine Embassy in Berlin may pay an additional fee of €11.00 (per document) for the document to be processed and released the NEXT WORKING DAY. The processed document(s) may be picked up personally, or mailed back through a self-addressed pre-paid return envelope. Express processing cannot be released on the same day.
Regular processing: For regular processing, applicants may return to the Embassy to claim the processed document/s after five (5) working days or have it mailed back through a self-addressed pre-paid return envelope.
BANK DETAILS OF THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN BERLIN
Account Name: Philippinische Botschaft
IBAN: DE83 3807 0059 0195 0229 00
Bank Name: Deutsche Bank AG, Bonn
View the complete list of fees here.
NOTE: The Embassy follows the “NO REFUND POLICY” on fees paid by applicants for actual services rendered by the Embassy. Actual services rendered include, but are not limited to, services rendered from receipt of documents for review by the Consular Officer or, in case of payment, from the time of its receipt, and not merely restricted to the issuance of the document. Fees for incomplete applications/applications no longer pursued are non-refundable. PLEASE DO NOT PAY UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD TO PAY BY THE AUTHENTICATION OFFICER.