Category Archive: Visa and Passport

Oct 08 2017

New 10 Year Philippine Passport

Philippine Passports valid for 10 years available from August 17, 2017 ?

The Republic Act No. 10928 extended the maximum validity of Philippine passports from five years to 10 years for adult passport holders. Individuals under 18 years of age will still be issued with passports having a five-year validity period.

This act was approved on August 2, 2017, with Section 5 stating the effective date being: “fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a national newspaper of general circulation”.

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Aug 26 2017

Visa Free Entry to Philippines

Nationals from many countries who are travelling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for various stay periods depending on Nationality.
Most are allowed a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days
Some are limited to 7 days, 14 days or 59 days.

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Jul 05 2017

Going to Australia on a Visitor Visa

The most popular Visitor visa for Tourism to Australia is the Visitor visa (subclass 600) Tourism Stream.

The Tourist stream is for people travelling to Australia for a holiday, recreation or to visit family and friends and for other purposes not related to business or medical treatment.

This visa has options for up to three, six or 12 months visit periods. The three month option is the most common, and the easiest to process.

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Mar 29 2017

CFO clearance in Pampanga

The​ CFO-Clark Extension Desk at the “One-Stop Processing Center in Clark (OSPC)” opened in September 2016 and is located at the Clark Polytechnic Compound at Jose Abad Santos Ave. Clark Freeport Zone.

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Nov 28 2016

How Much Money Can You Take into or Out of the Philippines

How much in Philippine currency can you take in or out of the Philippines?
The figure has recently increased from Php 10,000.00 to Php 50,000.00 in local currency.

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Jul 25 2016

US – Philippines Dual citizenship

US – Philippines Dual Citizenship from an American Viewpoint The automatic acquisition or retention of a foreign nationality does not affect U.S. citizenship; however, under limited circumstances, the acquisition of a foreign nationality upon one’s own application or the application of a duly authorized agent may cause loss of U.S. citizenship under Section 349 (a)(1) …

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Jul 05 2016

Marriage Visa for Philippines

Marrying and Staying in the Philippines I am a foreigner and married to a Filipino. How can I apply for an Immigrant Visa? If you are a foreign national whose country also grants permanent residence and immigration privileges to Filipinos, under Foreign Service Circular No. 21-10, you may apply for a Non-Quota Immigrant Visa by …

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Jun 25 2016

Removing Name from Immigration Blacklist

The Philippine Immigration Department has a ruling on the amount of time before an Immigration Blacklisted person can be removed from the blacklist.

This is often either 3 or 6 months after being blacklisted, but can be as high as 10 years.

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May 20 2016

Overstaying Foreigners

Overstaying Foreigners 1 Hours upwards

Foreigners who have overstayed a visa by even 1 hour, maybe even less, will need to pay penalty fees…

Overstaying Foreigners 12 Months plus

Foreigners who have overstayed for more than twelve (12) months regardless if their stay is within the maximum allowable period or those found to be overstaying by virtue to a complaint or Mission Order regardless of the period shall be referred for deportation.

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Apr 19 2016

Immigration Offices in The Philippines

A list of the Bureau of Immigration Offices in the Philippines

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Nov 30 2015

Philippine Citizens – Countries where Visa is Not Required

Countries where a Visa is Not Required for Filipinos As at 2015 the following Countries either did not require a Visa on entry, or are a issued a Visa on Arrival, to Philippine Passport holders. Check with each Counties Embassy to see how long a Visa Free period is given.  It may be as low …

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Nov 23 2015

Philippines Special Work Permit

Special Work Permit (SWP) A Special Work Permit is not a Visa, but a temporary permit that allows a Visitor Visa holder the ability to do limited work in the Philippines. The holder is responsible for keeping his temporary visitor’s visa valid during his or her stay in the country. The SWP is normally issued …

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Nov 22 2015

Balikbayan Visa and Return Air-ticket Requirement

Does a Visitor to the Philippines need a Return Ticket if they are Married to a Philippine Citizen A Balikbayan Visa holder, is a person who gets a special Passport stamp to allow them to stay in the Philippines, for one year, if they are married to a Philippine Citizen.  They get this stamp on ENTRY …

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Sep 15 2015

Marriage, Birth Certificate or CENOMAR for Australian Migration

When applying for Migration to Australia the requirements for some Visas include the Birth Certificate and Marriage or CENOMAR Certificates, and these are issued by the Philippines NSO.

Applicants need to include a file number or HAP ID number when applying for an NSO document. The documents, for Immigration purposes are ALWAYS sent directly to the Australian Embassy in Manila.

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Sep 09 2015

Australian Visa Processing Times from Philippines

Processing Times for Australian Immigration Visas from Manila Embassy To give an idea of how long it takes before a Visa application is looked at by the Visa and Immigration Office of the Australian Embassy in Manila, we have pulled the following dates and times from their Website at September 9th 2015. These dates do NOT constitute …

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Aug 31 2015

Stay for 3 Years as a Tourist in The Philippines

Three Years on a Tourist Visa in the Philippines Non Visa required nationals can stay for up to Thirty-six (36) months on eligible tourist visas before needing to leave the country again. Visa required nationals can stay for up to Twenty-four (24) months on eligible tourist visas before needing to leave the country again. The …

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Aug 29 2015

Entering the Philippines with a Passport with under 6 Months left.

Can you enter the Philippines with a Passport that expires within 6 Months? From the 15th July 2015 foreign nationals with passports or official travel documents of less than six (6) months validity from date of arrival may be allowed entry into the Philippines. Those that will be allowed entry must be Nationals from countries …

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Aug 27 2015

Thailand on a Tourist Visa from the Philippines

Philippines to Thailand on a Tourist Visa Filipino Citizens are allowed to enter Thailand without a Visa, and are allowed a 30 day Tourist stay if entering via international airport. Entry via a land border checkpoint only allows a 15 days stay. Philippine Immigration on leaving the Philippines Philippine Immigration will need to be assured that …

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Aug 15 2015

Emigration Clearance Certification (ECC) to be available at Airports

Emigration Clearance Certification (ECC) to be available at Airports Visitor Visa Holders can now get the ECC at the Airport.. IF a) Is leaving the country within twenty-four (24) hours and with Boarding Pass; b) Stayed in the Philippines for six (6) months but not more than one (1) year; c) Is a holder of …

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Aug 10 2015

Old Philippines Passports after 31 October 2015

Old Philippines Passports to be phased out by 24 November 2015

All Filipino machine readable-ready passports (MRRP; green passports) and machine readable passports (MRP; maroon passports) will be completely phased out by November 24, 2015.

Those who fail to travel with a new E-Passport will likely encounter difficulty at immigration checks when traveling through ports of entry around the world after October 2015.

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