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Nov 05 2017

Filipino Married in Australia changing Middle name to Maiden name

Philippine Name Change Regulations for Filipina Marriage in Australia

Married applicants who are already using their married names in some of their Australian-issued identification cards/documents adopting Australian regulations are advised to apply for a Change of Name with the Australian Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages in the State/Territory where they reside to harmonise records with the name reflected on their Philippine passport, using Philippine regulations.

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Nov 05 2017

Taking Currency In or Out of The Philippines

Taking Currency In or Out of The Philippines

Laws on bringing money into the Philippines, and taking it out, need to be looked at from both Philippine Currency and Foreign Currency seperately.

Foreign currency in excess of $10,000 MUST be declared when entering or leaving the Philippines

Authorization by the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (Bsp), is required for the taking in and bringing out of the Philippines, of Philippine currency in excess of php 50,000.

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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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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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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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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 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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Jul 27 2015

Filipinos Offloaded at Manila, Cebu, Clark Airports

Many Filipinos are being reported as being offloaded at airports for often unknown reasons.
The word “offloaded” is technically incorrect, as they never get to board the plane in the first place.

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Jul 15 2015

US and Philippine Dual Citizenship

How will an application for dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 affect a U.S. citizenship? The Philippines Consulate General in Los Angeles advises that Prospective applicants for dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 are advised to visit and read the contents of www.travel.state.gov/…/citizenship_778.html, the website of the U.S. Department of State which contains information about current U.S. …

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Jul 09 2015

Philippines Immigration – Letter of Invitation

What is an Invitation Letter for Visitors to the Philippines? Some statements taken from a Philippines Embassy website MAY help to work out if an Invitation Letter is applicable or even appropriate. However, this information was taken from an Overseas Philippines Embassy and refers to a Filipino in another country inviting a relative to visit …

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Jul 05 2015

Commission on Filipinos Overseas Program

An emigrating Filipino, or one who has been granted an immigrant-class visa, is required to register with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas before leaving the country to settle in a foreign land. They need to attend a seminar to help in understanding what their new life may be like.

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Jun 17 2015

Balikbayans can stay for 3 years

How long can a Balikbayan stay in the Philippines? This is from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) official website: Those who are admitted as Balikbayans are given an initial stay of one (1) year. They may extend their stay for another one (1), two (2) or six (6) months provided that they present their valid …

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May 12 2015

The Balikbayan One Year Visa

The Balikbayan 12 Month Visa The Balikbayan program allows certain people to enter the Philippines for a stay of 12 Months without needing any other Visa. The following text appears to say, in brief: A Filipino citizen who has to have been continuously out of the Philippines for a period of at least one year, …

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May 07 2015

Taking Currency In or Out of the Philippines 2015

How much money can you carry going into or out of the Philippines in 2015 Philippine Pesos: A maximum of PhP10,000 is allowed to be taken out of or brought into the Philippines. Any figure above that amount must be authorised in advance by the Central Bank of theh Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) March …

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May 06 2015

Can a Former Filipino re-acquire Philippine Citizenship

How to re-acquire Filipino citizenship A Former natural-born Filipino is able to re-acquire their Philippine citizenship following the changes in Philippine law in 2003. Until 2003 a Filipino who took on another countries Citizenship lost their Philippine citizenship, as the Philippines did not allow Dual Citizenship. Republic Act No. 9225 or the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act …

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May 01 2015

Filipinos married abroad must register the marriage at the Philippines Embassy

Marriages abroad of Filipino citizens must be reported and duly registered. According to various overseas embassies of the Philippines, all Filipino citizens who marry overseas must be report and register the marriage at the local Philippines Embassy. This is done by submitting a Report of Marriage Form, which can be obtained from the local embassy website. Birth Certificates and passport …

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Apr 14 2015

Unethical Recruitment Agencies in the Philippines

POEA List of Cancelled Recruitment Agencies Hans Leo J. Cacdac, the Administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), has warned overseas Filipino workers not to deal with recruitment agencies whose licenses have been cancelled. The following was shown on his Facebook Account on 9th April 2015 POEA List of Cancelled Recruitment Agencies for 2014 …

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Apr 02 2015

Schengen Visa from the Philippines

The Schengen Visa The Schengen Visa is a 90 day tourist visa used for entry into the collective of 26 European countries that have mutually decided to eliminate passport and immigration control at internal borders. The Schengen area covers the majority of European countries in the European Union [EU], but with some exceptions. The United …

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Mar 28 2014

Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines

Department of Foreign Affairs Cebu 4th Level, Pacific Mall, Metro Mandaue, U.N. Ave, Mandaue City 6015 Telephone:(032) 520 5898 Manila 2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines Telephone: (632) 834-4000 DFA Passport Appointment System Aseana Business Park, Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, Paranaque, Manila

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