Affidavit of Support & Guarantee in PH Consulate Shanghai, China

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The Philippine Consulate General in Shanghai provides notarial services for Filipino citizens who wish to submit notarized documents, especially the Affidavit of Support & Guarantee (ASG), which is often meant to be used within the Philippines before their departure.

Applications for ASG can be filed by Overseas Filipino workers residing in Shanghai at the Philippine Consulate General, Suite 301 Metrobank Plaza, 1160 Yan’An Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200052, People’s Republic of China. Applicants must submit their ASG application with a passport and valid ID. To apply for ASG, an applicant might go straight to the PCG. The office hours of PCG are open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Having an ASG does not guarantee the issuance of a visa or admission. It functions as a sort form for the supporting documents required to obtain a visa. ASG documents are usually requested by Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel when Filipinos are supported by their relatives or when Filipinos plan to visit relatives in China.

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An Affidavit of Support & Guarantee (ASG) must be submitted by Filipino residents living in Shanghai to sponsor their relatives up to the fourth degree. The following are the first to fourth-degree categories:

First Degree

  • Child
  • Parent
  • Spouse

Second Degree

  • Brother/Sister
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
  • Parent-in-law
  • Daughter/Son-in-law

Third Degree

  • Aunt/Uncle
  • Nephew/Niece
  • Great grandparents
  • Great grandchild
  • Grandparents-in-law
  • Brother/Sister-in-law
  • Grandchild-in-law

Fourth Degree

  • Great Grandparents-in-law
  • Aunt/Uncle-in-law
  • First cousin-in-law
  • Nephew/Niece-in-law
  • Great grandchild-in-law
  • Great great grand parents
  • Great Aunt/Uncle
  • First Cousin
  • Grand Nephew/Niece


Please provide two sets of the following for the ASG requirements:

  • Personal appearance
  • Original Affidavit of Support & Guarantee (ASG) form completed but not signed

Note: The Affidavit of Support & Guarantee pro forma is not available to the PCG. You may, however, draft your own ASG outlining the details of your passport as well as the person/s you will support and guarantee. Along with stating that they would obey Chinese law and not cause trouble for the Chinese government while they are there, you will also mention your relationship with them and your capacity to cover their expenses for their stay.

  • Original passport of the applicant and a photocopy of the data and visa pages
  • A copy of the data and visa pages in the passport of the sponsored individual/s
  • Applicant’s valid ID
  • Original birth certificate from the PSA or NSO, marriage certificate or contract, or any other document proving a relationship.
  • Bank statements and/or an employment contract as proof that you are capable of covering all of their expenses while they are in China.
  • Notarial fees
    • RMB 190.00 for three (3) to five (5) working days process
    • RMB 76.00 (additional fee) for one (1) day process

Note: If it becomes necessary, the Consulate may request additional supporting documentation.

How to Apply for ASG at the PH Consulate Office in Shanghai

Here’s how to apply for an Affidavit of Support & Guarantee (ASG):

Step 1: Make an ASG form. See the sample template below.


Step 2: Go to the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Shanghai, China. The office is open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday.

Step 3: Submit your proof of identity and the documents to the notarial counter.

Step 4: Wait till your name or number is called by PCG personnel.

Step 5: A PCG professional will review your documents.

Step 6: Pay the notarial fees and keep the receipt.

  • RMB 190.00 – processing time: three (3) to five (5) working days
  • RMB 76.00 (additional fee) – processing time: one (1) business day

Step 7: PCG personnel will prepare the documentation that needs to be signed.

Step 8: Sign the document/s in front of PCG personnel.

Step 9: Hold off until your document (s) are ready for release.

Important Reminders

Keep the following reminders in mind for an easy transaction.

  • If the documents you submit aren’t clear, inaccurate, or lacking information, your application will be denied.
  • All documents must have legal translations into English.
  • Household Service Workers (HSWs) are among the visa categories for whom sponsorship is prohibited.
  • Seniors (60 years of age and above) and minors (17 years of age and under) are exempt from filing Affidavit of Support & Guarantee (ASG) forms.
  • The applicant(s) must sign the document(s) in person in front of the Philippine Consulate’s personnel or officials.
  • The name on the passport and the applicant’s true legal name must match for the document to be notarized. The applicant’s passport and any other valid ID that the government may have provided must match the signature on the notarial document.
  • Ordinary processing of the ASG application from the PCG will take three (3) to five (5) business days.
  • Any falsified or altered documents that are provided for notarization or authentication may be seized by personnel or officials of the Philippine Consulate. Both the owners of the necessary documents and the fixers will be subject to legal action. If a document is found to be fraudulent, the payment will be reimbursed.

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Contact Information

Philippine Consulate General in Shanghai, China
Address: Suite 301 Metrobank Plaza, 1160 Yan’An Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200052, People’s Republic of China
Contact Number: (+86-21) 6281-8365 | (+86-21) 6281-8020
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