How much are the Penalties for Overstaying as a Tourist in the Philippines?

How much is the Overstaying Fee for Tourists in the Philippines?

Most Tourists to the Philippines are allowed to stay for 30 days before needing to apply for a Visa. The first Tourist Visa extension is the initial extension of twenty-nine (29) days, taking the visit up to 59 days.


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This is commonly followed by a two month extension, although some Bureau of Immigration offices allow a 6 month extension.

If a person stay in the Philippines without a Valid Visitor Visa, then penalties are applied, and added to the unpaid Visa fees.

These combined penalties and fees can add up over time and can be something like the following figures:

I have calculated the following approximate costs for overstay payments including Visa Fees, ACR cards and Penalties.

Pesos:
4,310 From One day to One Month Overstay (Updated Sept 2017)
6,000 Total for between One and Two Months Overstay (Updated July 2018)
13,000 Total for Up to Three Month Overstay
15,000 Total for Up to Four Month Overstay
17,000 Total for Up to Five Month Overstay
18,000 Total for Up to Six Months Overstay
20,000 Total for Up to Seven Month Overstay
22,000 Total for Up to Eight Month Overstay
24,000 Total for Up to Nine Month Overstay
26,000 Total for Up to Ten Month Overstay
28,000 Total for Up to Eleven Month Overstay
30,000 Total for Up to Twelve Months Overstay
60,000 Total for Up to Two Years Overstay
90,000 Total for Up to Three Years Overstay
120,000 Total for Up to Four Years Overstay
150,000 Total for Up to Five Years Overstay
180,000 Total for Up to Six Years Overstay
210,000 Total for Up to Seven Years Overstay
240,000 Total for Up to Eight Years Overstay
270,000 Total for Up to Nine Years Overstay
300,000 Total for Up to Ten Years Overstay
450,000 Total for Up to Fifteen Years Overstay

Note: These are approximate costs Immigration will determine the exact cost when you visit their office.

A reasonable ‘estimate’ can be made by calculating 3,000 pesos for every month of Overstay. Or about 30,000 for each year.

These figures are approximate calculations based on 2016 fees. They may reduce the cost if they base it on the actual fees dues for older years, which may be less than the 2016 fees.

Charges can also be higher in some cases, such as one example in the comments below:

Pesos:

79,500 For a 19 months overstay.

Financial Penalties for Visa Overstay in the Philippines:

The minimum penalties appear to be:

  • All Visa Extension Fees not previously paid.
  • Fine for Overstaying – (additional) Php 500.00 per month
  • Motion for Reconsideration for Overstaying – (additional) Php 500.00

I have read that the Overstay fee for just a few days would be about 4,000 pesos.

This would be the 3,030 peso first Visa Extension fee + Overstay Fees.  (2015 fees)

If the Overstay is for over one month, but less than two months, then I would guess that the fee would be closer to 12,000 peso, made up as follows:

3,030 pesos – First Visa Extension fee
7,340 pesos – Next Visa Extension fee plus the ACR-i card fee
1,000 pesos – Fine for Overstaying (2 months)
500 pesos – Motion for Reconsideration for Overstaying

If the Overstay is for just over one year, then I would guess that the fee would be closer to 35,000 peso, PLUS possible DEPORTATION.  The fee would be made up as follows (assume figures for 13 months):

3,030 pesos – First Visa Extension fee
22,490 pesos – Six x 2 month Visa Extension fees plus the ACR-i card fee
6,000 pesos – Fine for Overstaying (12 months)
500 pesos – Motion for Reconsideration for Overstaying
plus maybe one ACR-i card renewal fee

That is my guess, based on the actual costs for Normal Visas last year.  If anyone has paid an Overstay Fee, please give details in the comments box below, showing the date and the fee paid and the total days overstayed.  Thank you.

The Official Statement for Visa Extensions is:

Foreigners admitted under Section 9 (a) of the Philippine Immigration Act (PIA) of 1940, as amended, or Executive Order No. 408, as amended, may extend their authorized stay every two (2) months for a total stay of not more than:
– a) Twenty-four (24) months for visa-required nationals; and
– b) Thirty-six (36) months for non-visa required nationals.

The said periods shall be counted from the date of applicant’s latest recorded arrival.

Overstaying Foreigners in the Philippines

Foreigners who have overstayed for twelve (12) months or less but have been in the country beyond the maximum allowable period already may be permitted to update their stay with order to leave the country within fifteen (15) calendar days therefrom and their names may be included in the Bureau’s blacklist upon the discretion of the Commissioner; Provided that, the Commissioner, in the exercise of sound judgment, may allow such foreigners to update and extend their stay taking into consideration their Filipino lineage, medical condition, minority and other analogous circumstances.

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.

Sourced from: www.immigration.gov.ph/…/234-honorable-secretary

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  2. Hi I’m already 24 yrs. old and currently over staying here at the phil. For about 17 years. I have no work. I just graduated last 2018. And I am already a mother of 2 and I’m pregnant at the moment to our 2nd child. My mom is a filipina but she’s still working at china. I just wanna ask how much will be the cost of my tax here in the phils. Even if my mom is a filipino national? I recently just got my us passport. And I come to think of applying a dual citizenship but I’m concern about being jailed? For being over staying.

    1. There should be no issue in applying for Philippines Citizenship with a Philippine parent. I have heard of others doing the same, with no problems.
      17 Years overstay cost would be in the region of 500,000 php, based on the quoted figures.

      Proof of being a Philippine Citizen might be very useful, at some stage, if you are staying in the Philippines.

      A Philippine passport also allows you to leave with no issues or cost for overstay. Travel to the US, on a Philippine passport might be an issue, as you can’t get a visa to the US, being a Citizen. And travelling on a US passport comes back to the penalty.

      What nationality are your children? That needs to be considered too.

      1. Hi, if i stay here for more than 3 months. From 6 march 2019 until now. For the past 3 months, i’ve been working at a company. I got my employment letter too.
        But now i changing work place, i working for less than one month.
        i have urgent thing, so need to go back hometown and quit this job. In this case, do i get a penalty or pay some fines before i leave this country? As a tourist visa, do we need to get ECC for leaving this country?

        1. You need an ECC if you have been in the Philippines for 6 months or more on a tourist Visa, as well as some other visas. https://www.in-philippines.com/requirements-for-an-ecc-exit-clearance-certificate/

          There is no penalty if you have kept your visa up to date, and it covers the day of your exit flight.

          However, working illegally on a Tourist Visa will probably cause penalties to be paid.

          Any foreign national wishing to work in the Philippines must obtain a valid work visa, normally the 9(G) visa.

  3. Hi, im a US Based and my 2 US citizen kids are with their father in the Philippines. They’ve been staying there for 18 months now. My ex was giving me hard time. I want to bring my kids back here in the US, i know they have penalty for overstaying. i just want to know where i can pay their overstay penalty in the Philippines? I dont know how much per kid. Is the process faster? Im going back to the Philippines in July for only 6 days.

    Thank you

    1. 6 days might be pushing it, especially as you also need to get an ECC for each of them. Get started the day you arrive.

      The penalties and the ECC must be done at a Bureau of Immigration.

      1. Hello admin, my husband is overstaying for almost 5years his visa expire last oct 14 2014 . We have saved 200,000 for his visa.. What will u advice do we need to go us embassy first? We have a 3years old son and we are married. We plan paying this July 15 we will also process my sons citizenship in the us embassy first then pay his visa does he need a ticket book or we will wait until his visa is updated. How much do u think he wi pay for exit?

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  5. Hi!

    I’m a Filipina and I gave birth to my daughter in US month of May 3013. My daughter came in the Phil with US passport in Nov 2013. I applied for her NSO birth certificate and was able to obtain her Phil passport Feb 2017.
    Qn is:
    Does having Phil passport will help her travel without paying fines for overstaying cos I was informed that dual citizenship has to be applied and until she is recognized, she must pay visa extension fees because the recognition is not retroactive. She would have a problem leaving the Philippines because she would be considered an overstaying alien.

    You’re feedback would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.

  6. I am overstay since March 17th but with valid acr still untill end of June and I will leave on the 30th of May how much will I need to pay

    1. That should be just under 9,000 pesos. It might vary depending on how long you have been in the country.

      A one month visa fee is normally 4,400. Add the penalty to that, and it becomes 5,400 for one month.
      If the immigration officer was to calculate three months (17 March to 17 June) at that rate, it could be 16,200.

      However, they normally calculate on a different basis, and 9,000 does seem closer to that.

      However, I did see that one overstayer paid 79,500 for a 19 months overstay. The normal calculation would be under 50,000. That shows that they sometimes use a different method of calculation.

  7. Hello, I’m looking for some clarification please.

    I hold a student visa in Philippines and a foreign passport which allows me 30 days visa.

    I have left Philippines without downgrading my Visa and now I need to go back there.

    Will they still allow me to enter in Philippines with 30 days visa? Will there be any deportation or any other issues?

    Thank you.

    1. From my experiences when we enter the Philippines, we get whatever visitor visa waiver period that our passport allows us.
      I would assume that the only exception would be if you are on a blacklist of some form.

      If you already hold a valid student visa, it would be assumed that you would enter on that.

  8. Hi. I have two kids holding balikbayan visa which expired last 13th April . I have extended their visa for a month (expired 13th May). Planning to extend again for a month But I overlooked the date. They overstayed for 4 days already. How much would be the cost for just days of overstay? And how much is the 2nd extension?

    1. It is normally about 4,400 pesos for an extension up to One Month.

      They may overlook 4 days, when you do an extension.. Worth trying.

  9. Sir, I have to visit philippines as soon as possible, so i took singapore tourist visa and came to the philippines on on arrival visa on June 1st which granted 14 days permission and again i went to bureau and extended it for a week and one agent finally extended for a month upto july 22, 2018. So from that day to now i don’t have visa which is May 17,2019 approximately 10 months now. I am on on arrival visa only and I am a student now and i have to go to India, i have been fooled by my agent. What would be my position now and i am ready to pay the penalty and go back and get a new tourist visa. Please help me how to deal with this and get rid of deportation. Hope you will reply asap.
    Thank you!

    1. You should try to explain to Immigration how you were, as you say, ‘fooled by your agent’. They may allow another you to catch up with visas without deportation involved. It is best to do this as soon as you can.

      1. I will report asap sir, but i have lot of doubts, hope you will solve it sir. I don’t want to offend you and piss you off like how can you tell like you are an agent or employee, i’m sorry, i don’t want to be mean, im sure i need your advice. Im kinda struct with my agent he is the one who enrolls me in Md college, policy is linked with agent, i can try to ditch if at all a issue. Can it be like tell my issue without mentioning my agent name, if i have to i will but just asking. How much money do i need to pay for penalty approximately? I can get rid of deportation right, if i go legally, paying penalty. Can you forward me the location name and address of immigration?
        Thanking you so much for responding it means a lot!

        1. Your issue seems to be a little complex. You say you are on an arrival visa, but also that you gave not had a visa since July 2018.

          You also say you are a student, but no mention of a student visa.

          You ask for the name and address of immigration. This depends on your location. Office address are listed at https://www.in-philippines.com/immigration-offices-in-the-philippines/

          You ask how much the penalty might be, this is shown at https://www.in-philippines.com/how-much-are-the-penalties-for-overstaying-as-a-tourist-in-the-philippines/

          Your situation might be too complex for a general information site such as this, and you might need to visit an immigration agent to help as you appear to be needing a student visa, as well as resolving the overstay issue.

          1. Sir,first of all thanks for the information, i understand there’s a bit confusion for you regarding my message, i will put in simpler terms. I came to philippines on arrival visa for studying purposes by taking singapore tourist visa because i could not philippines tourist visa on time. So from july, i’m on arrival visa, i tried for student visa but it did not worked out. Can i make it clear the issue by paying penalty and have student visa by without deportation.
            Thanks!

            1. I feel that you do need help from a migration agent, as your explanations could easily create problems with immigration.

              You have overstayed.
              You arrived on the wrong visa for stated purpose.
              You appear to have been refused a student visa.

              Immigration make decisions on all information that you give them, and that they hold on you. I think you need someone who can put the case to them for you, in a clear way.

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  11. Hi,
    I have overstayed for 18 months here. Can I avoid deportation if I go to immigration to pay all the fees and fines? I would like to do the right thing now to stay here.
    Do I need to go to Manila? How long they take to process it?

    1. Some people do avoid deportation. There are no guarantees.

      Some other immigration offices should be able to handle your application to renew, and request to stay.

      In that situation, I would be tempted to ask a local travel agent, that handles immigration renewals, for their advice on your local immigration office in this respect.

      1. Hi.

        I was a Japanese-Filipino when I came to the Philippines. I was pregnant at that time. But before I gave birth, I’ve chosen Japanese as my citizenship and withdrawn my Philippine citizenship at Japanese Embassy.
        I wasn’t aware of the law and thought my child is a Filipino. I went back to Japan leaving my child to my mother because me and my husband are working full-time and there is no one to take care of him. He is now 14 months in the Philippines. Are there any penalties that I have to pay before I could bring my child here in Japan?

        By the way, my husband has a Red Ribbon recognition in the Philippines but doesn’t have Philippine passport.

        1. I would suggest looking at getting Filipino citizenship based on using your birth certificate, and keep your fingers crossed that they know nothing about you withdrawing your Philippine citizenship. Some people manage that.

          Otherwise, did you get a Balikbayan visa for the child on arrival? If so that leaves just 2 months overstay and a cost of only about 6,000 pisos or maybe 13,000 pisos. Fourteen months is nearer 36,000 to 40,000 pisos.
          Those figures may be on the high said as it is possible a childs overstay fees should be cheaper.

          Your mention of Red Ribbon recognition for your husband has me confused. I thought that Red Ribbon recognition was just the DFA-Authentication (certification) of any document.

          1. Can I get any information on student visa . My visa expired after my graduation but I want to take up my masters in another school . I am yet to enroll after a year and few months. What will the fine be like and what will you advise me to do.

  12. Hi

    My friend is considered a dual citizen but holds a US passport but also carries his Filipino NSO when he travels. Can he get a Filipino passport if he is over stayed his visit he came here July 2018 and he’s planning to get his Filipino passport this summer what requirements does he need and will he be charge with any fees and may be go to jail?

    1. As a Filipino citizen, he can apply for a Philippine Passport, and there should be no issue regarding jail or any penalty.

      A Philippine citizen has a right to stay in his country.

      The only issue he would face, without a Philippine Passport, is that he travels as a foreigner, and leaving the Philippines as a foreigner, on a foreign passport, would mean he would be treated like any other traveller on a foreign passport.

      Switch to a Philippine Passport, and that issue is removed.

      He could then leave the Philippines travelling to any country that his Philippine Passport allows.
      He may still face issues if he tried to leave using his foreign passport, to avoid any visa requirements that might arise at the airport, such as travel to the US. But that can be avoided by travelling to a different country, that has no visa requirements, on his Philippine Passport first.

      1. Hi admin

        My friend’s mother wants him home this summer but he’s yet to get his passport. What are the steps to pay the overstay fee for staying here from July 2018-June 2019 because he doesn’t want get help up at the airport.

        1. To bring a visa up to date, he needs to visit a Bureau of Immigration before planning any flights. They will advise him of the exact costs, which he can pay there, to get the visa sorted, and get an ECC before being allowed to leave.

          1. Hello Sir! I just want to ask and more on advise on what to do, my husband over stayed about 9 years now and we just get married this August,he is a bit sacred though he might get deported so he is trying to pay but first he is trying to get an attorney to defend him incase, something happen like going to jails, we have two children’s.
            Thank you in advance!!

  13. I have two questions regarding deportation:
    Is deportation – voluntary or not –
    always to the home country? Or can one choose a neighboring country?

    Second question: is an US emergency passport only for travelling back to the US, or is it also valid for one travel to a country of choice? Thank you for your helpful advice.

    1. For the Passport Question; an emergency passport is normally valid for one trip only, back to the country of the passport.

      The US Embassy in the Philippines states: “Emergency passports have the same fees as regular passports but have very limited validity. The passport will expire shortly after your urgent travel has been completed.” and “Some countries may have restrictions on travelers entering with a limited-validity U.S. passport”.
      The rules for US emergency passport issuance are strict, and a consular officer will determine if your situation meets the standard for an emergency.
      https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/

      Normal deportation could be to any country that will accept you.

  14. Elderly former Filipino, US passport, arrived in the Phils in May 2018. Is it still possible to apply for a Balikbayan visa within 12 months? Or would it be better to exit before May 2019 then return and get the Balikbayan visa to avoid penalties? Need your advice. Thank you.

    1. I think you should check with your nearest immigration office on that. I get the feeling that it might be possible, from what I have read, but I can’t be certain.

      The leave and return option is one that many people have used before.

      1. I have 2 kids staying in the Philippines they have american passport and already expire. I am staying here in US right now and there legal guardian is my mother and they went to immigration and i need to pay 35k for each year for each child and it cost alot. I am filipina and i was married with american here in philippines. How could i get the penaties lesser pls help

        1. Those fees are only payable if they travel on a foreign passport.

          As it stands, your children are Foreign Nationals on a tourist visa status, and must abide by immigration rules.

          If you get them Filipino Citizenship, assuming one parent was a Filipino citizen at time of their birth, then they can travel on a Philippines passport with no overstay fees. They would also be allowed to stay in the Philippines with no immigration requirements.

          On leaving the Philippines on a Philippine passport, to places such as the US, they would need to have a visa to allow entry to the US before being allowed to board the plane. They would not be able to get that as a holder of a US passport. Consequently it might be best to fly to a non visa required country, just using a Philippine passport, and then fly on to the US with their US passport from that 3rd country.

          However, to do that, they may need to fly to a non visa required country first, to avoid the need to show a visa or a foreign passport to allow them to board a plane, to countries such as US, Australia, UK etc..

  15. Hi,

    My husband, who is a US citizen, entered the Philippines in 2013 as a tourist and did not renew or update his passport/documents till this day. (I’m not sure why since we’ve been married for only a year now) Anyway, we want to fix this as he needs to go back to the US and process the papers so me and our daughter could be there with him. How much should we prepare in terms of paying all the necessary penalty fees and the likes?

    Please advice

      1. Thank you for your timely response to my initial inquiry!

        To initiate the process of correcting this, will it be better to have him go to their embassy first or just straight to the Immigration office? I’m afraid that they might jail him or deport him on the spot.

        Please advice

        1. Personally I would got to my embassy first, even if just to make them aware, and see if they could give me any guidance.

          I would be just as worried as you.

          1. Hi cher I have the same problem with my boyfriend can you please contact me regarding to this matter?we are planning to pay soon as possible. we are saving money soon as we can to get an exact amount thank you.

            1. If I were to visit immigration and to ask some details about my case which is overstaying here for 13 years, are they going to capture me and put me in the jail? By the way my mother is a Filipina.

              1. As you mother is Filipino, do you have Philippine citizenship too?

                If you have, then there is no problem with staying in the Philippines. (no jail/deportation etc) The only problem is when leaving and using a foreign passport.

                If you get a Philippine passport, you can leave on that. However, it is then best to fly to a “no visa required” country first, and then continue from there.

            2. Hello do u have email address so we cab email each other ny husband will pay next month we have 200k saves for his almost 5yeaea overstay.. We can pay together so we can help each other this is my email rautaneng@gmail.com message me when u can

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  17. Hi, my partner (US citizen) has overstayed for just under a year. Will he be deported and/or blacklisted (how long?) if he goes himself to immigration office to update his visa? Will he go to jail? He is able to pay the fees of around 30k. Thank you.

      1. I read he needs to do a motion of reconsideration, is this done the same day, or do they take the passport and you have to wait several days to know if it is accepted?
        Does he need to give written detailed reasons why he overstayed?

        Also, I could not find the case on immigration.gov.ph page with:
        – overstay less than 12 months,
        – is below the allowable period of stay.
        Can you find this on there website? Thank you.

        1. The normal motion of reconsideration for extension of stay is often done the same day, but sometimes held till the next day, depending on which office is doing it.

          Philippines Immigration have altered their website links. There is more detail now at:
          http://immigration.gov.ph/2-uncategorised/234-honorable-secretary

          Immigration Memorandum Circular No. SBM 2013-003

          It says:

          Overstaying Foreigners

          Foreigners who have overstayed for twelve (12) months or less but have been in the country beyond the maximum allowable period already may be permitted to update their stay with order to leave the country within fifteen (15) calendar days therefrom and their names may be included in the Bureau’s blacklist upon the discretion of the Commissioner; Provided that, the Commissioner, in the exercise of sound judgment, may allow such foreigners to update and extend their stay taking into consideration their Filipino lineage, medical condition, minority and other analogous circumstances.

          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.

          1. Thank you. I have seen this too, but there is no mention what happens if overstay is less than 12 months, and he has NOT been in the country beyond the maximum allowable period, but is still within this period.

            1. I would assume that under 12 months, and inside the maximum period, would not incur those listed consequences.
              ie: May be permitted to update their stay and not be blacklisted.

              1. I just check his passport and see it is expired already one year. What to do? If he renews passport now, he will be more than 12 months overstaying until he gets new one.

                Can immigration use old passport to pay fees and have his situation up to date?

                What is better, go to immigration now with expired passport, or make first new one and then be over 12 months of overstaying?

                1. This is getting more complicated.. No visa and no valid passport.

                  If I was him I would be checking with the embassy, as soon as possible. He may need their help.

                  They may be able to issue an emergency passport.

                    1. Normally, a visa extension in most countries, cannot be done on an emergency passport.

                      With the Philippines, as a valid visa is needed before you can even leave the country, I would assume they can do something on an emergency passport, but it would probably mean leaving the country and then coming back in again, once a new passport is arranged.

                      If unable to check with Immigration, it could be a good idea for him to check with his embassy.

                      Otherwise, no option but to just wait it out, and go over the 12 months.

                  1. Just two last questions came to my mind – which he hopefully not will need to use:
                    Is deportation, voluntary or not, always to the home country? Or can one choose a neighboring country, closer?

                    Second question: is an US emergency passport only for travelling back to the US, or is it also valid for one travel to a country of choice? Thank you for your helpful advice.

  18. hi,im an australian citizen now overstayed. nearly 7 months,,my passport was misplaced last year so i reported it too the embassy as required,,i am looking at applying for an emergency passport so i can do the right thing and leave the country,it was a difficult task raising the funds as many avenues i tried said no,,the emergency passport will only be valid for approx 15 days,,but i dont know if the funds i have will cover all costs,( passport,,overstay,airfairs),,can you please advise me on how much overstay will be for 7 months ,,thank you,,

  19. Hello
    Ive been in the Philippines for 6 years, with one 3 year exit already. Im getting close to another 3 year exit. My visa is always up to date, I make sure to obey the laws pertaining to it. My wife(Filipina) has a passport, but we were married sense then. We traveled together to Hong Kong(unmarried) for my first 3 yr exit. We were informed she cannot exit the Philippines this time, bc the last name is not right.
    We are rushing to get her passport updated but the first available meeting (Davao) is in May 13. Then she would have to wait for the passport to arrive. Im not sure that will be in time for my 3 year exit. Is there something else we can do? Her passport is valid, but it does not have my last name.

    1. I am not sure how that works, as I thought that using the husbands name was actually optional.

      Memorandum Circular No. 2016-07: Allowing Married Women to Retain and Use their Maiden Name in lieu of their Husband’s Surname in accordance to Existing Laws and Pertinent Jurisprudence
      3.0 Article 370 of the Civil Code provides that “A married woman may use: (1) Her maiden first name and surname and add her husband’s surname, or (2) Her maiden first name and her husband’s surname, or (3) Her husband’s full name, but prefixing a word indicating that she is his wife, such as “Mrs.”” (emphasis supplied)

      4.0 As explained by the Supreme Court in the case of Remo vs Secretary of Foreign Affairs, a woman is “allowed to use not only any of the three names provided in Article 370, but also her maiden name upon marriage. She is not prohibited from continuously using her maiden name once she is married because when a woman marries, she does not change her name but only her civil status. Further, this interpretation is in consonance with the principle that surnames indicate descent.” (emphasis supplied)

      It might be worth checking on that.

      Otherwise, can you do the exit and re-entry yourself to satisfy the 3 year requirement.

  20. Hi there , how much is my penalty for overstaying balikbayan with US passport I came to philippines in July 2004 but I decided to go back to US this year in December 2019. Thanks!

      1. Bro . How about student visa ? My visa is expired. I didnt enroll bcoz i need finish 1 year visa with my school before.l transfer other school. I cant transfer other school if have visa. That why i wait . So how much the fee for not enrol?

        1. The fee is the normal fees that were not paid, plus the penalty.

          I have heard that on a student visa expiry, you transfer to the normal visitor visa, and will pay the costs shown on this page, depending on how long you have been an illegal alien, ie: without a valid visa..

            1. I have calculated the following approximate costs for overstay payments including Visa Fees, ACR cards and Penalties.

              Pesos:
              4,310 From One day to One Month Overstay (Updated Sept 2017)
              6,000 Total for between One and Two Months Overstay (Updated July 2018)
              13,000 Total for Up to Three Month Overstay
              15,000 Total for Up to Four Month Overstay
              17,000 Total for Up to Five Month Overstay
              18,000 Total for Up to Six Months Overstay
              20,000 Total for Up to Seven Month Overstay
              22,000 Total for Up to Eight Month Overstay
              24,000 Total for Up to Nine Month Overstay
              26,000 Total for Up to Ten Month Overstay
              28,000 Total for Up to Eleven Month Overstay
              30,000 Total for Up to Twelve Months Overstay
              60,000 Total for Up to Two Years Overstay
              90,000 Total for Up to Three Years Overstay

  21. Hi, My brother-in-law has overstayed his UK tourist visa by about 3 1/2 years due to a mental breakdown whilst travelling. He has only now agreed to return and I am in contact with an immigration lawyer and the British Consult.

    His father is willing to pay the fines and deportation fees, along with booking flights etc, as we need to get his back to the UK ASAP for his health (and before this becomes an even bigger problem than it currently is)

    He has been told that he may go to prison and may never get out – so is very scared – hence his reticence in reporting to immigration for the past few years.

    Can you offer any advice, please?

    thanks

    Richard

    1. The immigration lawyer and the British Consul should be able to allay his fears on that point. That should be your first point of contact to help him with his reticence..

      Assuming he is ready to fly, and is able to pay the fees straight away, prison is unlikely, especially with a medical reason. Can he get a medical letter?

      1. Brilliant, thank you. It will go a long way to alleviating his concerns if i can cite multiple sources for confirmation (yourselves, the consulate and the lawyer)

        I am in contact with him and will try to get him to see a doctor and obtain the appropriate medical diagnosis letter.

        Really appreciate your quick reply.

        The consulate says that he will need a fitness to travel letter too, and they have also suggested that a family member may need to visit the Philippines to assume responsibility for local decision making if he is incapable. I presume this would be seen as a positive by immigration services, as there will be someone with him to make sure he leaves the country.

        1. A brief update,

          We have contacted a lawyer in Cebu who is willing to assist with the issue – their fee is 1500 USD.

          They say that an immigration assessment will need to be completed at a cost of 1950 USD (not sure if this will be extra to any fines at the moment)

          Does this sound about right?

          thanks

          Richard

          1. It sounds high, but you may have no choice…
            The average salary for a Lawyer is Php 38,715 per month in the Philippines. (https://www.indeed.com.ph/salaries/Lawyer-Salaries)

            US$1,950 = 100,000 php = 3 months salary…

            That is one of the consequences for a foreigner in the Philippines, we often get charged a lot more than local rates.

            In your situation I would contact the local Philippine embassy near you, in the UK, and see if they can do anything to advise any easy way to get your brother in law out. Ask if you can pay the fines there, and arrange a visa and exit clearance to allow his exit.

              1. Final Update.

                The Lawyers were fantastic, dealt with the immigration office and even made arrangements for him to be accompanied to the airport.

                We booked the flights and they dealt with the tickets, etc. Very profession and they kept us in the loop at all times.

                Fines paid, exit visa arranged.

                He is now back home and looking forward to getting well and starting a new life.

                Thanks again for your assistance

                1. Glad to hear that things are all sorted out in that respect.

                  Feel free to give the lawyers details on here, as a recommendation, if you wish.

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  23. Hi.. my live in partner is a korean and we have a daughter. He overstayed for almost 7 years. I just wanted to know if incase he will self-deportation (i dont know if it is the right word but hope you understand) are we still need to pay for his penalties regarding on his overstayed case here in the Philippines? And how long does it take allowing him to come back again here in the Philippines? I am so worried about that because we have a daughter. Thanks in advance hope to receive your response immediately..

    1. A foreigner, after being in the Philippines for over 6 months, can only leave the country after getting an ECC. The only way to get an ECC is to follow the Philippine Laws and have a current visa. This means paying what is required.

      Everyone is expected to pay for a visa to be allowed to stay. If they make exceptions, then everyone will expect the same, so they normally don’t make exceptions. However, there are occasions where a person is deported, sometimes after jail time, and with no payment needed. But they may then face a future entry ban. This ban may be lifted after paying what is owed.

      You mention Voluntary Deportation. This would entail at least a 6 month blacklist, based on this rule:

      Blacklist: Six (6) months from date of actual implementation of the exclusion order or inclusion for foreign nationals who were included in the Blacklist under the following grounds:
      1. Deported by virtue of a Voluntary Deportation Order
      2. Overstaying for less than one year

      Note; that is for an overstay of UNDER 1 year. With a 7 year overstay, it is bound to be much worse.

      And even then the payment will still be required.

    2. Hi!

      I am a Dual citizen (Filipino-Japanese). My PH passport has expired a month ago and I was not able to renew it because getting an identification certificate will take a month. Due to lack of time since my flight is on April 19, I decided not to renew my PH passport. I was informed that I will have to pay an overstay fee if will only use my JP passport. Why do I need to pay an overstay fee when I am a Filipino? If it’s true, how much will it be?

      Many Thanks,

      Yumi

      1. You are treated as a Citizen of the passport that you travel on.

        If you travel on a Philippine passport, you do not pay a overstay fee.

        If you travel on a foreign passport, you are treated as a national of that country.

        The overstay fee depends on how long you have been in the country.

        I suggest you check with an Immigration office immediately, and not leave it to being dealt with at the airport, as you might miss your flight if things go wrong.

        It is possible that showing your expired Philippines passport MIGHT aid in leaving without any problems, but that is not guaranteed.

    3. Hi!

      I just wanted you to know that I went to Immigration today and they gave me a Balikbayan Visa. At first, I was told to extend my tourist visa and to pay the overstay fee. However, “with philippine passport” is stamped in my JP passport so extending my tourist visa is not possible. They’ve given me two options instead- to renew my PH passport or to get a Balikbayan Visa. I chose the latter due to time and because they told me that having 2 passports could cause me trouble in the future.

      Thank you! I’m hoping you may help more people.

  24. Hi Admin,

    I am a Filipino citizen and was married just last Dec.2018 to a Pakistani National. He is holding a Tourist Visa and we are about to change it into TRV this last Mar.26.
    But his visa will be finished by Apr.9, and if we apply for TRV it’s going to be 30days processing.

    The immigration advice us that he will be overstayed so it is either my husband will leave the country for a while or we can request an extension and it will undergo legal and will be reviewed by the commissioner our request. My husband just chose the latter and we submitted the documents they asked such as filled up application form, passport copy, marriage cert.
    They say we might pay 15,000-25,000. Do we really have to pay that big amount? My husband is not yet overstayed, we are just lack of 15days as per required in processing of his TRV.

    Please reply. Thank you

    1. It would appear that Pakistan passport holders are under different rules to many visitors to the Philippines.
      Most can extend a stay up to 3 years in total, before needing to leave and then re-enter.

      You don’t say how long he has been in the Philippines, but it may cheaper to leave and come back on a new visa.

      I don’t know enough about the situation for Pakistan Nationals in the Philippines.

      However, is that 15-25,000 the total cost for both the Visitor extension AND the marriage visa?

      I understand that the marriage visa may be about 20,000 on its own, so it may be a correct total to cover both fees.

    2. Hi!

      I am a Dual citizen (Filipino-Japanese). My PH passport has expired a month ago and I was not able to renew it because getting an identification certificate will take a month. Due to lack of time since my flight is on April 19, I decided not to renew my PH passport. I was informed that I will have to pay an overstay fee. How much is an estimate?

  25. Hi admin!
    I wanted to ask this question on behalf on my dear friend.
    She a Filipino married with a japanese. They have a kid born in Philippines , The child is a special child but they traveled back in Philippines by a japanese Passport “balikbayan stamped” and now in Philippines for almost 5years.
    May I know if the child is overstaying and if so, how much May the penalty for this?
    Any advice or assistance to make her penalty lower or solve the problem of being overstay?

    Thank you for the help.

    1. The child, as a foreign passport holder, is overstaying, as the balikbayan only last for 12 months. At the end of that, a transfer to a standard tourist visa, or other, if applicable, visa should be made.
      A 4 year overstay would be around 120,000.

      However, the child may also be a Philippine Citizen by birth, and therefore, could get a Philippine passport for future travel, avoiding any visa overstay costs.

      Child Born Overseas to Filipino Parent
      The birth of a child born to any Filipino parent in another country must be reported to the Philippine Embassy within 1 year after the date of birth. If reported after 1 year, the registration is deemed delayed. The birth may nevertheless be recorded upon the determination of the consular officer of satisfactory evidence on the authenticity of the report. In these cases, the person who executed the report shall furnish the Embassy with an explanation surrounding the delay in reporting the birth.

      1. Hi,I’m here in the Philippines for 3 years and need to do my first visa exit ,I’m on disability and due to low funds for the 3 month advance ,I may need to wait until next month what is the penalty

        1. The penalty depends on when your last visa expired and how long you have been in the country illegally.

          I have calculated the following approximate costs for overstay payments including Visa Fees, ACR cards and Penalties.

          Pesos:
          4,310 From One day to One Month Overstay (Updated Sept 2017)
          6,000 Total for between One and Two Months Overstay (Updated July 2018)
          13,000 Total for Up to Three Month Overstay
          18,000 Total for Up to Six Months Overstay
          30,000 Total for Up to Twelve Months Overstay
          60,000 Total for Up to Two Years Overstay (and then about 30,000 for each year)
          150,000 Total for Up to Five Years Overstay

  26. I came to Philippines to retire. My visa expired in February. I have been awaiting my pension for full retirement at over 65 now.

    I am an America.

    The pension is delayed.

    For months I have been waiting for my money. Now I am given an exact day. That means my over stay will be 5 months.

    I was told that the complete funds will be completed first week of July.

    Question-

    What will be the cost I will have to pay second week of July?

    Will I have to pay flight out and return?

    Will I be allowed to begin process to retire in Philippines?

    I read your posting, Thank you today and your help all those here.

    1. 18,000 is the estimated Total for Up to Six Months Overstay, so it could be nearing that, depending on exactly when you go in.

      The other questions can only be answered, 100% for sure, on a personal visit to Immigration.

      I would assume, with a good reason for not doing your visa renewal, that you would not have to leave, and that you could start the retirement visa while there..

      There have been many people on hear that have gone through similar situations, but unfortunately, they don’t come back and update for the benefit of others.

  27. i m an american and married a filapina in 2005. i obtained an permanent resident visa probationary 1 yr. i did not renew it because my US passport expired and could not be renewed because of a more than $2000 unpaid child support 2002. I have not been able to locate the mother of the child to resolve this case until now. Can i pay the fees/fines for my permanent resident visa without a US passport? I have a copy of my expired passport. Would i have to pay as a tourist overstay or permanent resident expired visa?

    1. You might have problems with an expired passport. I would consider checking with your embassy before going to immigration.

      As you are overstaying a marriage visa, it should be based on that.

  28. Agoda
  29. Hi Admin
    I am Filipino citizen temporary resident here in Australia married.Im planning to go to Philippine and stay 2 months with my son Au citizen.Do i need to apply for visa extension for him?thank you

  30. Hello my husband is over stay 2 years and 6months here phillipines how we can solve that problem? How fix that? What we can do abouth that we have 2 babies already.. he have problems before he betray and steal his money. So we cannot solve before.. so now we need to fix that problem for over stay? Please help? How we can solve that?

    1. 60,000 for Up to Two Years Overstay and then about 3,000 for each month.

      Go to any Immigration office to find out the exact figure.

  31. Hi Admin,
    I have a question my dad is us citizen overstayed in the Philippines. He came home feb 2014 and thinking to pay his penalties. Can you tell me much would be all? Trying him to come back in the us by May 2019. Please advised. Thank you!

    1. I have calculated the following approximate costs for overstay payments including Visa Fees, ACR cards and Penalties.
      Pesos:
      150,000 Total for Up to Five Years Overstay (and then about 30,000 for each year)

      1. Hi Admin, My fiancé overstayed here for 2 years and 3 months already. He is half American-half Filipino but he doesn’t have a Filipino citizenship yet he only have a birth certificate. Now he needs to go back to the US to work cause I’m currently pregnant so he could support me when I give birth this June. How much should we pay for penalty and where?

        1. 60,000 for Up to Two Years Overstay and then about 3,000 for each month.

          Go to any Immigration office to find out the exact figure.

          1. Is it possible to get a Filipino passport cause he is half Filipino to avoid the penalties? And if so what are the requirements?

            1. Filipino by birth

              The Philippine adheres to the principle of Jus sanguinis (right of blood) which is the legal principle that, at birth, an individual acquires the nationality of his/her natural parent/s.

              Foreign nationals who were born outside of the Philippines to a Filipino parent (Note: the parent/s must be Philippine citizen/s at the time of the applicant’s birth) may apply for Recognition as a Filipino citizen, without losing the current citizenship of the applicant. For more information see: http://immigration.gov.ph/index.php/services/citizenship-retention-and-aquisition/recognition-as-filipino-citizen

              Philippine Citizenship for Foreigner with Filipino Parent

  32. Hi admin. I am born in japan. My mother is a filipina and my dad is a japanese. They are divorced. I lived here in philippines since i was 4 yrs old and now im 27. I want to become a filipino-japanese or filipino citizen only. Do I still need to pay my overstaying charge? I am incapable of paying those.

      1. You need to check with your embassy and get it renewed. Then you need to go to a Philippines Immigration office and get your visa situation sorted out.

  33. Hi admin, I’ve overstayed for 6 years now. I recently got my dual citizenship this week. Could I still travel to the U.S. with my American passport. Or would I have to get a new Filipino passport and go to Hong Kong. Could you please help me out. Thank You.

    1. I would get a Filipino passport and go to Hong Kong. Less hassle..

      It would be interesting to hear your story on how you got Citizenship. Did you have to show any visa issues during that application.

      1. No sir, I just came in and told them I need to pay for overstaying and they informed to just get my dual citizenship. I just got my Filipino passport this week. would I have a problem leaving? if I show both my passports and they see I have been overstaying for 6 years?.’

        1. From what I have heard it can go either of two ways, and I am not sure which is the official way.

          Show both passports, and say leaving on the Philippine passport but arriving in US on the US one.

          1: They allow you to leave with no visa issue. (I feel this should be the correct way)
          2: They insist on following rules for only ONE passport.
          a: Philippine Passport – No Visa for US therefore not allowed to board
          b: US Passport – No ECC due to to no current Philippine visa therefore not allowed to board

          I have heard of both events happening, possibly due to the Immigration officer not knowing the correct rules?

  34. Hi! I am married to a foreigner and we have two kids both holding a foreign passport. We came back here in the Philippines last year , April 13
    ,2018. It’s expiring soon and we still need to stay a bit longer, maybe one more month. That would be May 2019.Just want to ask if how much do we need to pay for the extension for the two kids? And do we need to take any clearance exit once we decided to leave the country? Thank you so much and God Bless!

    1. I assume you are on the Balikbayan until 13 April 2019.

      You need to change to a visitor visa before that date. The cost will be in the region of 4,000 pesos per person. By renewing, instead of overstaying you will save about 1,000 each person, for one month.

  35. I am an Indian citizen, I been studying in Philippines for the past 3 years, my Visa got expired on Feb 9th,2019. I finished my studies and I am not planning to extend my Visa. I already booked my tickets back to my country on March 12 from Manila. How much should I pay in the airport for my overstay?

    1. You won’t be allowed to pay at the airport. You NEED to renew the visa and get an ECC before they will let you leave. This must be done at an Immigration office.

      Not having a valid visa and ECC is the most common reason for people to be refused boarding at the airport. It should only be around 5,000 pisos.

  36. Good day. My 7-year old daughter is an American citizen. We came home in 2012, she had a visa for a year and an extension for 2 months. Will the fine be waived if I applied for her dual Citizenship? Thank you.

    1. It is unlikely to be waived. You must be prepared for the cost to cover missing visas, and penalties, for the period between the visa ending, and therefore becoming illegal, and getting the Dual Citizenship.

  37. Hi , question… Im staying for 8 months in the Philippines… how much is the penalty for over staying in the Philippines

  38. Agoda
  39. My husband is over stay for 8yrs now. And he don’t have a proper visa how much fines we are going to pay to the immigration. We are going to fix his visa asap. And also do you offer any payment scheme aside paying cash or card to your office.?

    1. My experience with paying for visas has always been cash only. On my first visit I was told where the ATM machine was, when I showed them my card. Hopefully some offices will now take cards.

      An 8 year overstay is about 250,000 according to the information available.

  40. Hi.. am foreigner who married Filipina in my country 1987 and with 2 kids with dual passports on 2002 we return Philippines…. they stamp me balikbayan visa 1 year… before expiration next year we been to Intramuros for to get 13A visa as married so i can pay 315 pesos per year…. but they find out that the passport of my wife when enter my country was fake 4 year older coz that time was underage…. so they advise us from immigration not to do anything coz my wife gone face prison….. also we never declare our legal wedding in NSO… my problem is that i want to return back my country…. please inform me how is my status and what i have to pay on my exit? thank you Manuel.

      1. Thank you for your reply…. i want to ask what is my status on immigration, married or tourist? as i never been tourist here in Philippines…. i enter as married man with Filipina and 2 kids born in my country with dual passports… thank you again….

        1. A Balikbayan visa, which lasts for 1 year, is normally extended by taking out a tourist visa. Your current status is probably listed as an illegal alien, from the date your Balikbayan visa ended.

          1. Thank you for your reply…. ok illegal alien but you did not answer my question…. please tell me what the Philippine law says? married or tourist? because if am married logical am gone had 13A visa with yearly payment 310 x 17 years = 5270 pesos… that is my normal dept to Philippines…. if my wife had legal passport……… or as tourist asking crazy money from 20 to 30.000 pesos per month… i ask many persons in immigration and every time asking different prices as hungry lions….!!!!!

            1. There are many married people on visitor visas, and would pay those normal visitor visa fees, and related penalties if applicable.

              It only changes to another visa fee, after that visa change.

              ie: You are a tourist until you get a marriage visa.
              A Balikbayan visitor would normally transfer, or be expected to transfer, to a tourist visa after it expires.

              Transferring to a marriage visa, while on a valid balikbayan, is the cheaper option.

          2. When we issue the passports of my kids in Philippine consulate of my country we declare there our wedding….. but not in NSO…… that means that am tourist..??????? with your fair law before expiration of balikayan stamp am married…. after expiration am tourist……??????

            1. It is actually the same in every country. Just being married does not change Immigration status.

              The only way to get the married status, for Immigration, is to apply for a marriage visa.

              Other than that you are a married person in a country on whatever visa you currently hold.

              A balikbayan visa is a one year visitor visa which can be extended.

              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 passport and filled out the visa extension form and submit it to the Visa Extension Section in the BI Main Office or any BI Offices nationwide.

  41. hello

    i have a friend ,
    she is 13 years to late for visa , but she is married phill man ,
    only on papers
    mine ask is …… how much she much pay for go out phill to japan’

    greeting

    1. A 13 year overstay, without a visa, for whatever reason, will face a penalty. That would be about 400,000 according to data available.

  42. Hi , My tourist visa stamp on passport ” valid until mar 07 ” so if i leave philipine on mar 07 morning 7am flight , will be no problem ?

  43. Hi, My husband, an American, our son and our daughter (my STEPDAUGHTER) and I are going back to the Philippines for good. I would like to know what kind of documents/visa they need to stay there longer, both my kids are under 18 yrs of age.
    thank you

    1. Dual Citizenship for your son.
      A marriage visa for your husband, and your stepdaughter will need a permanent visa also. It may be best to check with your local Philippines embassy for that.

  44. Hi, My American husband, our son and our daugther ( my STEPDAUGHTER) and I are planning to stay for good in the Philippines, I have dual citizenship, I just want to know what documents/visa they need to stay that long in the Philippines once we arrive there 2020. thank you

  45. Hello I am American citizen I’m currently in the Philippines and my extension date is today but I have to go tomorrow to get extension. Will I have to pay fine? What is the cost if you miss 1 day?

      1. Oh okay hehehe this is my first missing a day really bad weather today that’s why hehehe but I didn’t know what the cost is. I hope that they understand

      2. Hi, may i ask , my friend will be exit phiipine on the last day of Tourist Visa valid date mar 04 , it will be ok , or need pay penalty ?

          1. Hi..my live in partner is a nepalese and we have a 2 kids. He overstayed almost 8 months. How much is the penalty for 8 months overstay

            1. I have calculated the following approximate costs for overstay payments including Visa Fees, ACR cards and Penalties.
              18,000 Total for Up to Six Months Overstay
              30,000 Total for Up to Twelve Months Overstay

              So, 8 months should be about 22,000.

  46. Hello i have been over staying for 6 months and 25 days, i am a American resident but due to my injury here and mental issues i was unable to go and get my visa renewed on time, so my 2 months visa has expired 6 months and 25 days ago, what will be the cost i will pay

    1. At the moment you are looking at about 21,000. But if you wish to remain, and if they allow you, you will also need to pay for the next visa renewal.

    2. Above was a similar example of someone thinking it is a flight date and not crossing immigratuon point at the airport.
      Can you clarify whether it is actually crossing immigration point on the airport or leaving PH physically.

  47. hello.
    i have a japan friend , en ze is al 13 years in the phill
    whit no visa.
    her husband is 2 years ago dead , and now is ze lose here house
    and most back japan.
    how hich is her Penalties?
    and what is the best way for her to do ?
    the ambasy furst ?
    greeting

    1. 13 years without a visa is about 400,000 pisos.

      The embassy might be a good place to start, as a lot of help might be needed, in her own language.

      1. now i understand she is married a phill man ,,, only on paper
        that is different visa
        can u tell me ,,,,, how much her panelty when married phill man and overstay

    1. I have calculated the following approximate costs for overstay payments including Visa Fees, ACR cards and Penalties.
      13,000 Total for Up to Three Month Overstay

  48. Agoda
  49. Hello Sir/ma’am am a Filipina married to a Ghanaian but my husband is overstated for 1yr 6months now and wanna know the the charges for it and know if I can fix his permit after paying his overstate penalty to stay thank you

    1. He needs to go to a Bureau of Immigration office, and renew the initial visa.

      Approximate costs for overstay payments including Visa Fees, ACR cards and Penalties.
      30,000 Total for Up to Twelve Months Overstay
      60,000 Total for Up to Two Years Overstay

      Therefore about 45,000 for 1 year 6 months.

      Once that is sorted, you should ask about a marriage visa, so he can have the correct visa for his stay. Ensure he has a valid renewed visa for the future, whether a visitor visa or marriage visa..

      Do not leave it too late, as deportation with a future re-entry ban, is always an option for immigration.
      It is advisable to always be friendly to immigration staff..

      1. I’m 1 year 2 months.

        I process all . I’m waiting since 6 days my passport still nothing.
        How many days they will give me my passport.
        Is it possible I get deported?
        Do I have to leave Philippines or I just will pay my penalty and the next extension.

        Thanks admin.

        1. They may be holding it while they consider deportation or not.

          You may just have to wait it out. Have been back to the office to ask?

  50. I am married to a korean and my daughter is a korean citizen she is 5 years old, we arrived here in the Philippines on April 5, 2016 and until now we are still here. Now, we will renew her passport and I’m applying again for F6 visa we have all the requirements because my alien card got expired. What does my daughter needs to present for her to leave without any problem? I am worried because I know my daughter was overstayed here, but we paid the penalty thru my agent she is the one who is working on it.

    1. If the penalty has been paid, and she has an up to date visa, she just needs to get an Exit Clearance, an ECC. https://www.in-philippines.com/requirements-for-an-ecc-exit-clearance-certificate/

      An Emigration Clearance Certificate [ECC] is needed when Foreign Passport Holders are leaving the Philippines after a stay of 6 months or more.
      Any child, born in the Philippines, but travelling on a Foreign passport, NEEDS an ECC to leave the Philippines.

      ONe of the requirements will be the receipt for the current valid visa.

  51. Hi my partner is korean just wanna know how much will cost his visa? He stay here for almost 4 yrs.and is it possible he will deport even if we have a child but not married.. if we go to immigration what are the requirements?
    Thank u..

    1. Deportation is always a possibility. Breaking the law by not having valid visas, can be punished by fines, jail and or deportation.

      A 4 year overstay is about 120,000

      Only a visit to immigration, probably as a family, will give the correct answer. But a 4 year overstay is not a good start to getting a marriage visa. You will need to explain why you didn’t renew the visa correctly over that time.

  52. Hi Admin,
    How much is the penalties for almost 6 months overstay here in Philippines?
    Im already married here and my wife is a filipino.
    What should i do for a legal way for my visa?

    1. You need to go to a Bureau of Immigration office, and renew your initial visa.

      approximate costs for overstay payments including Visa Fees, ACR cards and Penalties.
      18,000 Total for Up to Six Months Overstay

      Once that is sorted, you should ask about a marriage visa, so you can have the correct visa for your stay.

      1. Hi,

        My partner is overstayed for 10 months and need to go back to US asap due to his fast growing cancerous tumor. After we paid the overstay visa fees. Is he allowed to leave the country the next day?

        1. Assuming he can get the ECC at the same time, although that can sometimes take a day or two. Some have said 7 days.

    1. I feel there would not be any issue to be dealt with, regarding a visa, if that happens.
      I cannot see Immigration chasing for overdue fees, after a person is deceased. They probably would not even ever find out.

      1. Good day, I was brought here in ph at the age of 5 with uae passport and had a problem with my father, my mom is a filipina and my dad is uae citizen, we failed to pay my fees due to we can’t afford it cause we’re not financially stable, I’ve been living in here for 17 years, what should I do? I do hope for your help

        1. Assuming you have Philippine citizenship, you don’t need to do anything, unless you wish to leave the Philippines.

          At that point, you can leave on a Philippine passport.

        2. I’ve been overstaying here in the Philippines for 13 years and my mother is a Filipino.Now I am planning to go back in UAE how much do I have to pay in the immigration to clear up my stay here and is there any way that I can do coz I’m having trouble financially.

      2. Hi, my partner is half Filipino and half Korean. He is 44 yrs old now. He only stay here in the Philippines. He got a son with a Korean who is now 11 yrs old who was born here in the Philippines. My concern is, his son dont have contact with her Korean mom, he only stays here in the Philippines together with his dad. Do they need to pay for staying here in the Philippines? Even tho they dont have a plan to go to other countries? Also, we just know recently that my husband dont have record at NSO. Can we apply for his late registration?
        They don’t have passport and any other proper documents. Please reply. Thanks

        1. YES, he should apply for late registration.

          If the child has a Filipino parent, then the child is a Filipino. No need to pay anything.

          You definitely need to sort out the fathers citizenship situation.

  53. Hi. My partner is an american, I dont know much about his visa thing until I saw his papers. He enters the Philippines 2015, his recent partners never care about these things. He is very sick now. He will be is over staying hera for 3 years or 4 years I think. I wanna know how much would it be to fix things up. Doctors said he cant travel back to US also because he is really weak and have comlications already. Please reply asap. Thanks

    1. It will be about 30,000 for each year, so maybe 90,000 to 120,000, just to get it up to date. It might be best to visit your local Bureau of Immigration about him, on his behalf, and explain the situation regarding the medical issue.

      He may have not worried about it before, if he never planned to travel out of the Philippines again.

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