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The Q&A From The Defunct Ask Me Plugin

The Ask Me Plugin, which I loved, appears to have been abandoned by its developers. I have sourced another similar plugin and will be introducing it soon.

In the meantime I have started to archive the old questions and my answers to them.

During that process I have come across a few typo’s and some answers which were not as complete as they could have been. I have expanded and corrected them for accuracy.

Ask Me About Immigration

Question

Hello. I am trying to find information regarding a minor child with PI citizenship living with one a custodial parent in the PI. The child has been approved for an F2 visa to live with his biological father in the US. The father is a US and PI citizen but is legally divorced from the mother who only has her PI citizenship. My question is what type of documentation is needed for the minor child to travel to the US? Does the mother need to grant sole custody to the father?

Answer

I would advise getting a Parental Travel Permit
Take a look a this page

The K2 Visa is for the dependent children of a K1 Fiancee Visa applicant so I having difficulty understanding how the child of your ex wife fits into this, but I am not an expert in US Immigration Law.

You could contact my friend James Newton at http://www.visaservicesfortheusa.com/ he is an excellent resource in that area.

Question

Certified true copy issued by the Records Section of the Board of Commissioners (BOC)’s Order

Answer

This is a verification document that confirms you have a visa issued by the immigration bureau, when you are applying for an ACR card.

In the past entries in passports have not always been official, either paid for forgeries by the foreigner or a stamp in the passport which was a scam by BI officers.

These incidents are few and far between, but too important to ignore.

It is provided by BI, not the applicant, but has to be attached to the ACR application.

Question

If I am a US citizen and leaving the Philippines do I need a immigration clearance certificate

Answer

Depends on how long you were here for and the type of visa you are here on. Here is the oil from the website

Who should apply for an Emigration Clearance Certificate?

ECC has two (2) types:

ECC –A (also referred to as regular ECC and ECC-B.

The following foreign nationals must secure an ECC-A prior to their departure: Holders of Temporary Visitor Visa (also referred to as tourist visa) who have stayed in the Philippines for six (6) months or more;
Holders of expired or downgraded Immigrant or Non-Immigrant Visas;
Holders of valid Immigrant or Non-Immigrant Visas but are leaving for good;
Philippine-born foreign nationals who will depart from the Philippines for the first time;
Holders of Temporary Visitor Visa with Orders to Leave;
Bona fide seafarers who have stayed in the Philippines for 30 days or more and has a duly approved discharge from BI.

ECC-B is issued to departing holders of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant visas with valid ACR I-Cards and are leaving the country temporarily.

When should I apply for an ECC? A foreign national may apply for an ECC at least 72 hours and up to one month prior to his/her departure from the Philippines.

Does the ECC have validity? Will I be able to use this multiple times? The ECC is valid for one (1) month from the date of issue, however, you may only use this once regardless of its validity. Sorry for the late reply

Question

Hi! I am a American citizen who came to the Philippines for Nursing school. I have graduated and I my student visa will expire June 2017. Is there a need for me to pay all that money to downgrade back to tourist visa before I depart??

Answer

You need to contact the BI helpline and explain your situation to them specifically. They may be able to give leeway for winding down or closing activities associated with your previous study. You may find that the visa is specific about the grace period, but if so you visa would have ended on that date. (for example 2 weeks after graduation) You can ring the BI helpline on (02-465-2400 Extension 213)

Question

I am a long term resident of Japan, i want to immigrate to philippines on a tourist visa, then apply for a conversion to pre-arranged employee visa. is that how it is done, usually? i have the documentation, and will fill it out now.

Answer

You cannot immigrate to the philippines on a tourist or visitor visa.

It is possible to use this visa to stay in the Philippines for up to three years, but you will always be a visitor. As such you cannot work here.

If you found, during your visit a company with a vacancy for which they have permission to fill from outside the country and you met those criteria then you could start the process, by leaving the country and returning to either your country of residence, Japan, or your country of citizenship.

You would then answer any advert they posted in your country and go through a recruitment process.

Once you win the position, then the company and yourself jointly can prepare your application for pre-arranged employee visa. You can find all the documentary requirements HERE for commercial enterprises and HERE for Non Commercial.

The process is outlined fully HERE or HERE for Non Commercial

If you have already secured employment, then you will enter the country on a visitor or tourist visa and begin the process once you arrive.

Your company should have outlined the process for you, if they have not then you need to contact them for information. Avoid getting into conflict with your new employers because of poor communication.

Question

I have a 13A TRV by Marriage. AM I required to get an ECC-B for ANY travel outside of the Philippines?

Answer

Yes you are.

This from the ECC Page at BI.

ECC-B is issued to departing holders of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant visas with valid ACR I-Cards and are leaving the country temporarily. You hold an ACR card and your status appropriates that of a 13a resident except for the time frames. I would enquire at the BI helpline about their attitude to frequent travel during the life of your visa. You can ring their helpline here (02-465-2400 Extension 213)

Question

Hi, i was permanent resident under 13a, i downgraded my visa to tourist since i am divorced, i will go next week to apply the new stamps on my passport ; WHAT will happens? will i have to go out of the country or will i get a tourist visa that i can extend ??

Answer

Hi There, If you got your first downgrade from 13a without any difficulty you will just be required to update your tourist visa. The tourist visa does require that you leave the country, only for 24 hours) IF and only if your stay on a tourist visa exceeds 3 years. The other expense you will incur if your downgraded visa was only two months, is the tourist visa ACR which is $50 US annually. In case you were not aware there is a long stay tourist visa, which lasts 6 months at a time and is less expensive than getting three two month visas and you save visits to BI.

Question

Hello! I am a US citizen with permanent resident visa status, and my son is a dual citizen (Philippine citizen by birth to a Filipino father, and US citizen by CRBA); both of his passports are valid, and we reside here in the Philippines. Do I need to secure an ACR-Identity Card (I-Card) for my son ? Thank you.

Answer

No acr card required for those with philippines citizenship. You don’t require a visa for him either. Make sure you keep that both those passports up to date. You are well prepared better than most, to give your son the best of both worlds.

Question

I am asking on behalf of my partner who is Filipino National. She holds Filipino Passport. We hope to gain visa to Australia for holiday stay. What other exit requirements or certificates will she need to apply for. Thank You

Answer

A passport with more than six months to expiry with the visa attached She will need to pay travel tax on departure Everything else will be captured during the visa application process Have a great holiday.

Question

i’m a balikbayan and overstayed here for almost 3 years.how much will be my penalty?

Answer

If you are the holder of a Philippines Passport or by virtue of past citizenship of the Philippines are able to obtain one none of what follows would apply.

Otherwise you need to go to your nearest office authorised to deal with with this issue. Go here to find a list of all BI offices.

Cut and paste the office name and prefix with Bureau of Immigration. You will be taken to a page for the Office with a Google Map on it. Click on the map pin to find out clear directions via the map.

To assure yourself that you local office is able to process your transaction you can visit the Directory of Transactions. Click on the pin for your field office and you will be taken to an alphabetical list of each office and the transactions it can process.
If your local office is not able to process the transaction then go back to the map and find the other offices to which you have easiest access and see if they are able.

Before you start to panic be assured that more and more offices are doing the full range of processing each year.

You will need to complete an the following application MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION ON UPDATING AND EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZED STAY which is found HERE . The process is outlined with the associated costs on THIS PAGE

The office will confirm my understanding of the penalties you face, which are quite reasonable for Balikbayan.

The application is 510 php.

You avoid the 15000 administrative fine that others are levied.

The going rate for overstaying in the Philippines is 500 php per month for the overstay period that’s 18,000 php, plus all the fees you would normally have paid during that time around 69,000 php, all up that is nearly 88,000php.

By the look of the forms you are not likely to be deported if you are able to bring things up to date within the three years, however if my calculations of the fines and charges are correct and you cannot pay them, prison and deportation (possibly with blacklisting) is a strong possibility.

The alternative of continuing to stay illegally is even worse and not something I would advise you to consider.

If you are nervous about going to an office and being detained, if you do not have the money directly, you could try getting an estimate over the phone so you can be prepared when you do go. Only in dire circumstances would I reccomend getting an attorney as they will cost you considerable amounts adding to your financial distress.

Here are a couple of contacts for free legal advice, but immigration law is not well represented, even for general advice

philsavvylawyer@yahoo.com.ph for your urgent legal advice or legal aid needs.

http://www.ph.pathlegal.com/freelegaladvice.php

https://www.quora.com/Where-can-I-get-free-legal-advice-in-the-Philippines

Here are numbers for the hotline (465-2400 Extension 213) where you may get a clearer assessment of your situation.

Please keep in touch and verify or amend my information with your experience.

Question

If one is already a permanent resident, can the BI validly downgrade that person to a tourist visa if that person’s ACR I-Card has expired already? If so, the permanent residency in the Philippines is not really a Permanent residency? Can you please explain?

Answer

Your permanency is based on obeying the law of the land, so you are correct it is not permanent, no matter what.
Having said that neither is permanency in any other country of the world, so the issue is not confined to the Philippines.

Except in exceptional circumstance, being downgraded to visitor visa only occurs if the conditions of the permanent visa are contravened. In the case of the 13a visa, if the relationship ends so does the visa become invalid.

Penalty for non renewal of ACR is usually a fine, not a downgrading. Can you give us more details so I can check further

Charles

Question

What is the reason to extend your stay?

Answer

To extend your stay on a visitor visa sec9a you don’t need a reason.

To extend your balikbayan privilege is the same, provided you pay your fees at an authorised BI office. Fees only payable after initial 12 months.

A person holding a treaty Trader Visa Sec 9d may apply for an extension, on the same grounds as the original visa See HERE for the list of requirements, and follow the process by clicking here.

Holders of a Student Visa Sec9f can apply for an extension upon providing evidence of previous successful study and or proof that the learning institution is inviting your continued involvement in their study program. Read about the requirements here and follow the process here.

Holders of a Pre-arranged Employee – Commercial Visa Sec 9g may make application for an extension for one to three years. Cost is dependent upon the Status of the Employer company. Top 1000 Philippine companies are more expensive than others. See the checklist of requirement here. The detailed process and costings can be found HERE

Holders of a Pre-arranged Employee – Non-Commercial Visa Sec 9g may make application for an extension for one year. The full list of requirements are found HERE

Fees are different for those not endorsed by CBCP-PCEC. The process with costings can be viewed by clicking here.

Question

mom and dad are former filipino citizens, do they need an ECC to leave the country if they stayed in the philippines for more than 6 months but less than one year?

Answer

How did they come here. If they used the Balikbayan privilege, then you do not require an ECC

Question

Can I obtain my ECC-A at the airport bcoz my icard as expired for 5days.but planning to return to the Philippines

Answer

Here is the basis for getting an ecc A. Which is not obtainable from the airport. The ECC B is for departing holders of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant visas with valid ACR I-Cards who are leaving the country temporarily. It is obtainable at the airport. You must deal with the five day i card expiry before you can leave

Question

if it’s a baby who need to have ECC waht are the requirements?

Answer

Are you seeking an EEC A or EEC B?

Who should apply for an Emigration Clearance Certificate? ECC has two (2) types, ECC –A (also referred to as regular ECC and ECC-B.

The following foreign nationals must secure an ECC-A prior to their departure:

Holders of Temporary Visitor Visa (also referred to as tourist visa) who have stayed in the Philippines for six (6) months or more;
Holders of expired or downgraded Immigrant or Non-Immigrant Visas;
Holders of valid Immigrant or Non-Immigrant Visas but are leaving for good;
Philippine-born foreign nationals who will depart from the Philippines for the first time;
Holders of Temporary Visitor Visa with Orders to Leave;
Bona fide seafarers who have stayed in the Philippines for 30 days or more and has a duly approved discharge from BI.

ECC-B is issued to departing holders of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant visas with valid ACR I-Cards and are leaving the country temporarily.

When should I apply for an ECC? A foreign national must apply for an ECC at least 72 hours prior to his/her departure from the Philippines, and no more than one month.

Does the ECC have validity? Will I be able to use this multiple times?

The ECC is valid for one (1) month from the date of issue, however, you may only use this once regardless of its validity.

You will find the application form HERE

The requirements for each individual are as follows:
Application form
Photocopy of passport (bio page, visa pages, latest arrival)
Original and photocopy of ACR I-Card
Photocopy of receipt of latest visa extension
Photocopy of order of downgrading (if applicable)
5 pieces of 2×2 photos (get 6 just in case)

Parents complete the form for their children.

Question

hi good afternoon, i want to ask about downgrade system. My boyfriend was a student here in the philippines and got the student visa. But early this year he stop studying here and move to other country. He did not downgrade his student visa before leaving and now he is planning to come here in the philippines for vacation. Is it possible for him to enter again or he will be penalize?

Answer

My initial response is that he wont have any issues but on reflection there is a lot of information that could affect the answer I gave.

Such as:
1. How did your boyfriend leave the country, he must have obtained an ECC and therefore Immigration will have a record of him leaving.
2. What did he give as his reasons for leaving at that time.
3. Is your boyfriend from a country that has visa free entry to the Philippines.
4. Has the student visa expired.
5. Were there any special reporting clauses in the visa.

All these could affect the answer, or not at all.

My advice is to talk with him obtain those answers and armed with them, approach the Public assistance desk of the Bureau on (02) 465-2400 Extension 135, 136, 107 and get a response from them. Please let us know the outcome for the information of others.

Question

Hi I am needing an ECC. I have an ACR – I card (tourist). I am leaving manila on November 2. I just found out I may need to apply 3 days in advance, and the BI office is closed Oct 31 and Nov 1. Can I gat the ECC at the manila airport, prior to departure? Praying you can help. Thanks

Answer

Sorry I apologise, I never saw your question until now when you have probably left the country. I hate it when that happens. Just in case others have the same issue I will respond anyway. If you have been in the country less than six months you do not need an ECC, you are required to have an ACR after 2 months but not an ECC. An ECC A requires you attend a BI Office no more than one month or less than three days before your departure, it cannot be obtained at the airport, and there were no notices posted on the BI website to say that had changed because of the holidays and given the three days lead in, I doubt there would be any accommodation. Cost for ACC A is 1280 php

Question

Hello: Iam american my wife filipino ive been using the balikbayan visa for the years going out every year I just noticed this 6 month to one year extension. Do you know the total cost for the extension? Also can i get 1 year and the cost of that. I have looked at the immigration site and it just makes me crazy. Thank you for your time. Kenneth Morrison

Answer

Here is the section that applies to you. From that it seems that six months is the maximum extension at one time. However you can stay for up to 36 months using this before there are any other requirements. 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. An additional requirement will be ask for Balikbayans who have stayed in the Philippines after thirty six (36) months. There are fees involved with this, but unable to confirm the amount. Talk to BI (02)465-2400 They are very helpful.

Question

13(a) probationary

Answer

Is the 12 month pre permanency visa for those married to a Filipino citizen.
The Filipino party must sponsor the alien.

The alien is required to remain in that relationship and exhibit behavior associated with being a good spouse.

The parties are interviewed before the visa is granted and again before the status of the alien is confirmed as permanent.

Hope that was what you were seeking

Question

Can one’s visa be cancelled? i only heard about downgrading.

In fact, I have a 9g visa section missionary. however, after the separation with my congregation i exit on May 31 to renew my passport then return to the philippines with a round trip ticket knowing that i was no longer part of the congragation and i had to enter the philippines as tourist.

I just wanted to be prudent in case the congregation filed the processes for downgrading.

However, upon my arrival at Nino Aquino Airport on july 04 2016, i was told that my 9g visa was still valid. the following week, july 11 i went to the immigration to downgrade my 9g to 9a in order to apply for another employment visa with another employer.

Right after cancelling my ACR and presenting all the required documents i was told that my previous employer already stated the process for cancellation of my visa after our separation since june 6, 2016 after my departure.

but my new employer is willing to apply for the new employment visa but still can’t do that as the cancellation process from my previous employer is still underway since june 6.

why is it too long?

what should I do to start working for my new company?

Am i going to exit again if the my 9g visa came to be cancelled according the process of my former employer?

there is no ground to cancel that 9g, it looks like he just wanted to make the cancellation faster so that i may not come back to the Philippines, it was just a kind of jealousy to not see me get a neww job with a high salary in his country.

may i just report that attitude to the immigration ? what should i do to continue my own downgrading process given the fact that i already have the letter of separation issued by that congregation? thank you.

Answer

Read my response in comments. I would only add that visa cancellation is the correct way to go when you have separated from your employer and left the country. In the case of employment and student visas it is not a negative, unless the reasons for separation are as I mentioned in the comment. These visa are being cancelled all the time because of their nature. Charles

hello when you apply for downgrading of a student visa in quazon city ,how many working days does it take before it been processed and done

Answer

I think it takes effect immediately, voluntary downgrades usually do. But unfortunately it could come with an order to leave.

In the application you have to provide reasons for downgrading and provided you can back these up with documentation from your course, there should be no problem.

To ensure my advice is accurate you could talk with your course advisor or the agent that made the original application, as they will have the full picture. Here is the checklist of documentary requirements
Let me know how you get on

Charles

Question

Your information is very concise so l would like info on retirement visa for a British national divorced from a Filipina, with a dual national daughter. One last question, do you know at what age is allowed to own property. Thanks for your excellent site.

Answer

Thank you for the compliment. The retirement visa options can be found here on the PRA site The Visa is called the Special residents Retirement Visa. The application form is online a copy can be downloaded here, under the heading “Application Requirements for SRRV”.

This is not your only option Think about the Sec 13 quota visa, which is a visa of which only 50 per nationality, and 50 for stateless persons, meeting the requirements, are issued each year. The requirements and application form can be found on the Bureau of Immigration site

Also the is a special visa if you can employ 10 or more Filipinos on a consistent basis, but that is a non immigrant visa, see the details by clicking here

The age for property ownership is eighteen years, but a visit to an attorney may give you some options to protect your daughters right to inherit if anything happened to you before she attained adulthood.

Hope that helps

Question

Hi my husband is going to apply for a resident visa in Philippines he is a British citizen and I am Filipino citizen. Just wondering because one of the requirements for a resident visa is Immigration clearance certificate. Could you please give an idea because I am a confused about this clearance is for leaving the Philippines only. Hope to hear from you soon thank you so much.

Answer

I presume you husband is applying for a Section 13a permanent Resident Visa.

This is a two part process.

1. The first is a 12 month probationary period.

See the Requirements and Instructions. Here is the Application Form

Cost 8620 php

Plus the cost of an ACR card for 12 months which is the peso equivalent of US 50

During the 12 month probationary period he is not permitted to leave the Philippines. The reason for this is related to his desire to live here permanently.

2. After 12 months you both return to BI for a further interview and assessment and if that is satisfactory your husband is granted the final permanency visa, which lasts until you either separate or die.

Go here for Requirements and Instructions. Here you will find the Application Form.

Cost 8620 php He will also be issued with an ACR card, currently for a period of five years, additional cost is the peso equivalent of US 50.

His only ongoing expense is the renewal of the ACR card, plus the annuasl report fee.

After the granting of final permanency he can exit the Philippines, he will be required to apply for a an ECC, as a Permanent Resident this will be an ECC B, which costs about 3000php, he will also be liable for the Philippines travel tax, as well as the terminal fee.

The ECC is a clearance that says he has no pending criminal charges or owes no money to the Philippines government.

It is obtainable at the airport on the day of his departure. If he is married to you a permanent resident visa is the cheapest way for him to remain in the Philippines long term compared with tourist visas.

Hope that helps

Question

Hi, im Indonesian. I have tourist visa and living in the Philippines for a year. I was apply ECC A two days ago unfortunately i got accident and need to undergo operation. My question is do the applied ecc will affect my visa? Or affect anything Because im going to cancel my departure.

Answer

Normally you would lose the money you paid for your ECC A, but perhaps a phone call to the BI office nearest you could elicit a refund on compassionate grounds.

Provided tourist visa remains current and legal it shouldn’t affect your passport or your relationship with BI. When you renew your visa then you will need to explain the circumstances around your non use of the ECCA.

By the way your ECCA lasts for one month so if you talk with BI nd travel within one month of issue you should also be fine.

Good luck with your recovery

Question

im a japanese my six months will be on my departure for japan. i heard that i should secure an ecc prior to my departure. Im confused . need help about this.

Answer

The following is from the BI website:

Who should apply for an Emigration Clearance Certificate?

ECC has two (2) types:

ECC –A (also referred to as regular ECC and ECC-B.

The following foreign nationals must secure an ECC-A prior to their departure:

Holders of Temporary Visitor Visa (also referred to as tourist visa) who have stayed in the Philippines for six (6) months or more;
Holders of expired or downgraded Immigrant or Non-Immigrant Visas;
Holders of valid Immigrant or Non-Immigrant Visas but are leaving for good;
Philippine-born foreign nationals who will depart from the Philippines for the first time;
Holders of Temporary Visitor Visa with Orders to Leave;
Bona fide seafarers who have stayed in the Philippines for 30 days or more and has a duly approved discharge from BI.

ECC-B is issued to departing holders of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant visas with valid ACR I-Cards and are leaving the country temporarily.

When should I apply for an ECC?

A foreign national may apply for an ECC at least 72 hours prior to his/her departure from the Philippines.

Does the ECC have validity? The ECC is valid for one (1) month from the date of issue,
Will I be able to use this multiple times? You may only use this once regardless of its validity.

A fee of about Php 1,210 shall be collected for the ECC.

“Additional fees may be charged if the foreign national is found to have arrears”.

Foreign nationals must submit the following requirements upon filing of the application:
a. Application form;
b. Photocopy of passport (bio page, visa pages, latest arrival);
c. Original and photocopy of ACR I-Card;
d. Photocopy of receipt of latest visa extension;
e. Photocopy of order of downgrading (if applicable);
f. Five pieces 2×2 photo, I would take six

The application form is available online

Question

I have some 25 year old minor misdemeanors on my record. Will that stop me from moving to the Philippines

Answer

Misdemeanors that old should not affect you. Permanency here requires a police check in your country of origin if they even show up, I would imagine they would have zero effect. So start the process and enjoy your new life.

Question

Hi. I am staying under temporary Visa vaild until Aug 26th, 2016. I am planing to go back india for my vaccation on July 2016. Can i return to philippines before Aug 2016 with same Visa?.

Answer

This depends on the conditions attached to the grant of the visa. Was it for a single entry or for multiple entries. A long term 6 month visa is usually for multiple entries, but you should read the documentation and the visa itself. If that doesn’t clarify the situation a visit to or phone call your local office may be required. Please let us know the outcome, so others can benefit from your experience.

Question

Hi. I am previously under 9F student visa and my downgrading visa (to temporary visa 59 days) is ongoing.
I submitted the application on June 10, 2016. Unfortunately, they approved my stay 59 days from that date, which is just until August 8, but my papers and transcript & document authentication not yet finished.

My student visa is valid until july 15, I thought before, they will approve 59 days from July 15 (which is around September). Now, i’m having difficulties with the departure plan.

My question is, is that possible to extend beyond 59 days after downgrading visa? I saw the link in immigration.gov.ph.

Second, if i need to leave outside Philippines, (since they just approved til August 8, 2016) is it necessarily to go back to my country or i can go out to other country as a tourist? Then come back again to Philippines as the tourist also? And do I need to apply for ECC also after downgrading visa? Thank you in advance.

Answer

Firstly if your downgrading from Student to Visitor visa was not because of some contravention of immigration Law, then you should be able to obtain an extension for two months or six months upon payment of appropriate fees.

If you are a national from a country that can obtain a visa for 30 days on arrival in the country, then you can certainly take a trip to a local destination, even for one day and on your return you will be able to get a fresh 30 day visitor visa at the airport or ferry terminal. You must provide proof of onward ticket to another destination on arrival

Hope That Helps

Missed answering in the original. Yes you need to apply for an ECC A.

Question

I am a US citizen, have had (3) 2 month tourist visa extensions. Last month I returned from a short visit to the US and received a 30 visa upon arrival back here in the Philippines. I am planning to leave again at the end of June but my 30 visa will expire before my travel date. I know I need to get a visa extension, but can I get the visa extension and the ECC at the same time, or do I need to get the extension first? Trying to minimize the number of all day excursions to Intramuros.

Answer

I didn’t read this question carefully enough and made an error, for which I apologise. The two month visa extensions you had in the past are null and void once they expire and you do not renew. On your return to the Philippines you began the process again. So you do not need an ECC at all, only the visa waiver. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We are a volunteer organisation and you are advised to check our responses will BI.

Question

I am the British father of a daughter (with Filipino Mother) who was born in Philippines and now has a Filipino passport. I have applied for UK passport for her and expect it to arrive very soon. When she leaves the Philippines for the first time, will my daughter need an ECC to exit on her UK passport? BoI in Lucena say just present both passports on exit, but I am not convinced.

Answer

The information you have received will allow your daughter to leave leave the Philippines without an ECC and without any penalties for overstaying.
It will also ensure you gain admission on your arrival in the UK without any hassles.

I know it is counter-intuitive, especially if you are of the era when if you had two passports you traveled on the most advantageous for each leg of the journey, but the BI advice has worked without trouble for several people I am aware of.

If you are still unsure you could visit the BI nearest you and get them to give you an official ok for the course of action they are suggesting, so that you have no hassles leaving the country.

You, will of course require an ECC the type depending on your circumstances.

Hope That Helps

Question

Documents for ECC A. Trevor

Answer

The application form can be found here.

Requirements:

Passport with 3 photocopies of bio page, last entry stamp and page on which the visa is found.
5 2×2″ photographs no more than three months old and originals. No scanned.
Application form completed.

Question

Does a 1 yr old child to a filipino mother need an ECC when leaving the country after 7 months?

Answer

It will depend on what his or her travel documents are. So a Philippines born child travelling on a a foreign passport will require an ECC A. A child holding a Philippines passport will not. However in this day and age always remember to use whatever passport you are using for both exit from the Philippines and entry into your country of destination. The following is from the BI website. Who should apply for an Emigration Clearance Certificate? ECC has two (2) types, ECC –A (also referred to as regular ECC and ECC-B. The following foreign nationals must secure an ECC-A prior to their departure: Holders of Temporary Visitor Visa (also referred to as tourist visa) who have stayed in the Philippines for six (6) months or more; Holders of expired or downgraded Immigrant or Non-Immigrant Visas; Holders of valid Immigrant or Non-Immigrant Visas but are leaving for good; Philippine-born foreign nationals who will depart from the Philippines for the first time; Holders of Temporary Visitor Visa with Orders to Leave; Bona fide seafarers who have stayed in the Philippines for 30 days or more and has a duly approved discharge from BI. ECC-B is issued to departing holders of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant visas with valid ACR I-Cards and are leaving the country temporarily. When should I apply for an ECC? A foreign national may apply for an ECC at least 72 hours prior to his/her departure from the Philippines. Does the ECC have validity? Will I be able to use this multiple times? The ECC is valid for one (1) month from the date of issue, however, you may only use this once regardless of its validity. Here I should have added, no document requirements if the child came to the Philippines on a Balikbayan Privilege.

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my sister is 3rd year nursing in the philippines and she is an american citizen ,the registrar office is asking her to provide an exit clearance? what are the requirements for that and the fact that she will return before 30 days, does she only need an exit clearance from philippines to U.S or also a re-entry clearance to go back to the philippines???
thank you

Answer

Hi there, Your sister should have an ACR card, having been here several years.

In that case she will need to obtain an ECC B certificate. The cost of that will include both the exit clearance, and all re-entry certification.

I would advise contacting the Bureau on 02 310-4454 to ascertain costs and documentation requirements.

The application for ECC B can be made at the airport.

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my son was born here in Phil and we applied for his japanese citizenship(Jap father, fil mother) japanese embasy released his JP passport last june 2015 and hopefully we can leave by february 2016.need po nmin ng ECC pero yong concern ko po d po ba sya overstay? thanks po..

Answer

1. Did he forsake his Filipino citizenship in the process of becoming a Japanese citizen, because unless he did then he still holds dual nationality and there will be no penalty for overstaying or requirement for an ECC. You will have to obtain a
Philippines passport for him if you want this to happen without obstruction.
2. However as a Philippines born foreign national, there will be Immigration dues payable from the time of his birth. This may be appealed at BI. He will also need an ECC A before leaving, cost without any other penalties 1210php approx.

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how much is the fee for non quota immigration visa

Answer

I presume you are referring to the 13a visa which is granted to persons seeking a permanent residence visa and who are married to a Philippines citizen.

It is the 13a and comes in two parts

Part One is the conversion from visitor visa to Sec 13a Probationary. The visa lasts for one year.

The cost is 8620php plus whatever the peso equivalent is on any given day of US50 (2000+php) for a 12 month ACR card is.

You can find the the process by going to this page.

Not all field offices can process this application. Click the link in the Where to Apply section of the form to find out which offices can.

In the What To Bring section you will find links:

  • To a checklist of documentary requirements.
  • The Application Form.
  • Additional Information on the Applicant’s Children (if needed) These are the applicants natural and dependent children, being cared for by the applicant.

Part Two is the amendment from Probationary to Permanent Resident Visa (PRV). The visa lasts as long as the marriage is viable.(Until separation or death of the Filipino spouse, at which time the holder reverts to a visitor visa)

The cost is 8620 php one time payment plus the US50 for an ACR card. Which is renewed every five years.

Not all field offices can process this application. Click the link in the Where to Apply section of the form to find out which offices can.

In the What To Bring section you will find links:

  • To a checklist of documentary requirements.
  • The Application Form.
  • Additional Information on the Applicant’s Children (if needed) These are the applicants natural and dependent children, being cared for by the applicant.

The ACR card must be picked up from the issuing office by the applicant or their agent, by way of a Special Power of Attorney

Question

2 half years ago i came to manila as have been doing over the last 7 years – i had made the country my permenant resedent and planned to spend my spend my life here- then as i was having my medical for a company i was working for in USA i found out i had a life threatening desease – i am UK citizen and for the last 2 years plus been trying to make it here. I am in such a bad situation now that my visa is over 2 years out of date and the meds i supposed to get i cannot afford to get, i want to go back home to uk i have nothing i am one step from living living on the streets – i have nothing to pay my visa my flight i am close to the end – i have tried everything but cannot get any funds – i need help to get home can i get help from embassy – if i dont get meds dont think i will survive 4 more months

Answer

Your immediate problem is that you are an overstayer. Unless you sort that out with BI then the Embassy will be even further restricted in how it can assist you.

I advise you to immediately phone or visit your nearest BI and find out the extent of your liability to them. Then you need to contact friends acquaintances or whoever and try to get that sorted.

You can approach the embassy but they will only assist in linking you with family or friends who can assist you in the UK. The embassy outlines the services they provide to UK nationals on this page of their website.
If that does not answer your questions please contact them with your specific request at this email Cons.Manila@fco.gov.uk.

All the best

Question

what are the requirements needed in applying the ECC-B

Answer

ECC-B is issued to departing holders of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant visas with valid ACR I-Cards and are leaving the country temporarily.

The Application Form can be found here

Requirements
application form
photocopy of passport (bio page, visa pages, latest arrival)
original and photocopy of ACR I-Card
photocopy of receipt of latest visa extension
photocopy of order of downgrading (if applicable)
5 pieces of 2×2 photos

Sorry for the delay in replying computer issues

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Good afternoon, My 1year old japanese national daughter was born in p.i and we already applied for ecc since she will be exiting the country for the first time and it is valid until august 2 2015, the problem is we need more days. Do we need to apply for another ecc or do just have to pay penalty? And how much does it cost? Ecc alone cost almost 7k pesos.

Answer

I have made a request to Immigration for an answer to your issue as I have not encountered this before.

If you are in a hurry I advise contacting Immigration in Manila at: (02)527-3254. I will post when they respond 1-3 days Here is the reply from BI

Yes you need to have it redated/revalidated so they can used it again, Yes you need to pay again, 1,210php for adults and 710php for minor. Where the 7000 php comes from I am not sure. you may have used an agent and they charge like a wounded bull. You should only have applied for ECC-A not B which is very expensive.

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I am British and I have a daughter (of Filipino Mother) who was born in Philippines and now has a Filipino passport. I have applied for UK passport and expect it to arrive very soon. When she leaves the Philippines for the first time, will my daughter need an ECC?

Answer

I think that the advice provided by BI is correct your daughter is a Filipina and as such is not required to apply for an ECC. I think you may have read that one of the classes who should apply are Philippines born nationals of another country. This does not apply to your daughter unless in the process of gaining her British passport she renounced her Filipino citizenship, such as is required by US law. Always present all the passports you or your daughter are entitled to travel on, in the spirit of full disclosure.

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Good day, my daughter was born in RP but has a US passport thru CRBA.she was granted 2011 she was 3yrs old at that time. I understand that i will have to secure an EEC for her. Im taking her to CA this May. I was wondering how much roughly am i going to pay for her overstay? And will it be released the same day?

Answer

Sorry I don’t have enough information to answer your question.

I can only find limited information on fines, and the status of both parents is important as this may change the requirements.

My advice is:

a) make contact with the BI as follows;

  • i) The Bureau Of immigration Facebook Page, then click on send message.
  • ii) http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php/contact-us/main-office
  • iii) http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php/contact-us/other-immigration-offices

b) be open about your situation. Despite the horror stories that float around, there is in reality little horror. These are Filipino’s doing their job, not out to get anyone. i have dealt with a number of quite serious overstays and find the law is usually applied fairly.
c)That being said, to ensure that the charges are above board, always ask to see them in an official document and pay for a copy of said document if you are unsure.

I would appreciate you letting me know how you got on, as these unusual situations can be a great help to others when they are resolved.

Ask Me About Drivers Licenses & Vehicle Registration

Question

Fee for tranfer ownership of tricycle

Answer

The fee is only 50 php but the transaction cannot be done alone. Below is the process, which will vary from individual to individual depending on things such as modification carried out on the mc, changes of color being the most common.

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF FOR HIRE MVs/MCs

Requirements
Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
Original copy of Official Receipt (OR) of payment of latest MVUC and other fees
Original copy of the Deed of Sale/Transfer/Conveyance with Assumption of mortgage
Confirmation of CR and OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the certificate of registration
Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
Original copy of the MTOP for TC/confirmation of franchise Issued by the LTFRB
PNP-HPG MV Clearance certificate
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

Procedure
1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR.
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue
NCR Public Utility Vehicle Registration Center (PUVRC)
Public Utility Vehicle Registration Extension Center (PUVREC)
Other Regions Any Online District / Extension Office

Charges
Registration MOTORCYCLES/TRICYCLES Php 300.00
1. Annotation of Mortgage, Attachment and other Encumbrances or Cancellation 100.00
2. Change Classification 30.00
3. Change Chassis 30.00
4. Change Color 30.00
5. Change Denomination 30.00
6. Change Engine 30.00
7. Change of Tire Size 30.00
8. Change of Venue of MV Registration 100.00
9. Confirmation/ Certififcation/ Verification/ Clearance Fee 30.00
10. Deed of Assignment Feeii 100.00
11. Duplicate/ Replacement of OR/CR 30.00
12. Penalty for Late Transfer 150.00/transfer
13. Change Body Design 100.00
14. Carrying Capacity 100.00
15. Reactivation Fee 30.00
16. Recording Fee 500.00
17. Revision of Gross Vehicle Weight 30.00
18. Revision of Record 30.00
19. Storage Fee 45.00
20. Transfer of MV Ownership 50.00/transfer
21. Top Load Fee: Cars and Utility Vehicle 100.00
22. District Office Inspection Fee for the use of another District Office 30.00

Question

Hows much i can fee to renew my five years expired tricycle lto registration

Answer

Penalties related to MVUC (Delinquent Registration)

More than 12 months but without apprehension for violation of the land transportation laws, rules and regulations during the period of delinquency 50% of the MVUC rate plus renewal
More than 12 months but with apprehension for violation of the land transportation laws, rules and regulations during the period of delinquency (Circular No.83C-DIR-20) 50% of the MVUC rate plus renewal for every year of delinquency.

Question

How many valid id needed from vendor and vendee for transfer of ownership private motorcycle

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I can only find a reference to needing one valid id, but another person stated recently two id’s were required. I think if you have the opportunity that two photo id’s will always be better than one/ Quality of the Id is always the key get a clear copy of both details and photo.

Question

Can we use UAE license in philippines?

Answer

A foreign license without any citations or points on it, is acceptable for 90 days, then you need to apply for a Philippines License

Question

How much it will cost to transfer ownership for motorcycle

Answer

If you mean the whole process of transfer of ownership, the costs vary depending on raft of changes that could have occurred since last registration and which you should be able to pick up from an examination of the CR. Common ones are color, tire size or engine modification. The full process for a simple transfer between entities where the vehicle was a standard private motor vehicle, is outlined below. Followed by the raft of extra charges that can be incurred if changes have been made to the vehicle. Requirements:
Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees.
Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration.
Deed of sale with assumption of mortgage with bank’s conformity.
Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE PNP-HPG MV Clearance Certificate
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR).
Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover.
Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN).

Procedure: 1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents. Venue: Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC

List of possible additional charges
1. Annotation of Mortgage, Attachment and other Encumbrances or Cancellation 100.00
2. Change Classification 30.00
3. Change Chassis No. 30.00
4. Change Color 30.00
5. Change Denomination 30.00
6. Change Engine 30.00
7. Change of Tire Size 30.00
8. Change of Venue of MV Registration 100.00
9. Confirmation/ Certififcation/ Verification/ Clearance Fee 30.00
10. Deed of Assignment Feeii 100.00
11. Duplicate/ Replacement of OR/CR 30.00
12. Penalty for Late Transfer 150.00/transfer
13. Change Body Design 100.00
14. Carrying Capacity 100.00
15. Reactivation Fee 30.00
16. Recording Fee 500.00
17. Revision of Gross Vehicle Weight 30.00
18. Revision of Record 30.00
19. Storage Fee 45.00
20. Transfer of MV Ownership 50.00/transfer

Question

Gud am poh,Isa po akong Ofw ,nuong 2008 po na wala po ung noon pro license ko dto s Qatar,ang tanong ko poh ay pwede po ba akong kumuha Ng driving license n Hindi n maguumpisa muli s student licence

Answer

Sorry I don’t speak tagalog or Viseya very well, so correct me if i am incorrect in my translation. In 2008 you had a professional drivers license and then you went to qatar as an OFW. Your 2008 license is now void and you need to start from the beginning, unless you hold a valid drivers license from Qatar, that is current then you can transfer to a philippines licence upon taking a health and eye test. If i got all that wrong please feel free to explain again and I will try to assist. Charles

Question

Can i drive my motorcycle if the vehicle isn’t name to me yet. I only carry the dead of sale of the vehicle.

Answer

You need to have a valid license and and must obtain 3rd party insurance. The selling party normally cancels the 3rd party insurance they had when the sale is concluded. It is hard to procure 3rd party insurance when you do not hold the CR of the vehicle. You really need to transfer the vehicle as soon as possible, preferably within 28 days, otherwise you will face a fine when you eventually get round to doing the transfer. It is currently 150 peso, but I understand is due to rise substantially because of the reluctance to do the transfer

Question

I have foreign driver license, could I use it driving in the philippines

Answer

Yes for 90 days following your entry into the Philippines. Then you must go to the LTO to obtain a Philippines license.

Question

how much to get transfer of ownership clearance

Answer

Not quite sure what you are referring to: If you mean the PNP-HPG MV Clearance Certificate the cost is 300 peso. Takes 3 days to obtain and can be obtained from Camp Crane, in Manila.

If you mean the whole process of transfer of ownership, the costs vary depending on raft of changes that could have occurred since last registration and which you should be able to pick up from an examination of the CR. Common ones are color, tire size or engine modification. The full process for a simple transfer between entities where the vehicle was a standard private motor vehicle, is outlined below.

I have then listed the raft of extra charges that can be incurred if changes have been made to the vehicle.

Requirements:
Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE).
Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees.
Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance.
Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration
Deed of sale with assumption of mortgage with bank’s conformity.
Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
PNP-HPG MV Clearance Certificate.
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

Procedure
1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC

List of possible additional charges

1. Annotation of Mortgage, Attachment and other Encumbrances or Cancellation 100.00
2. Change Classification 30.00
3. Change Chassis 30.00
4. Change Color 30.00
5. Change Denomination 30.00
6. Change Engine 30.00
7. Change of Tire Size 30.00
8. Change of Venue of MV Registration 100.00
9. Confirmation/ Certififcation/ Verification/ Clearance Fee 30.00
10. Deed of Assignment Fee 100.00
11. Duplicate/ Replacement of OR/CR 30.00
12. Penalty for Late Transfer 150.00/transfer
13. Change Body Design 100.00
14. Carrying Capacity 100.00
15. Reactivation Fee 30.00
16. Recording Fee 500.00
17. Revision of Gross Vehicle Weight 30.00
18. Revision of Record 30.00
19. Storage Fee 45.00
20. Transfer of MV Ownership 50.00/transfer

Question

how can i check via online my drivers license citations and violations cause i lost my tickets

Answer

If you were apprehended in Metro Manila you can go to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) website . The project, dubbed “Na-HuliCam Ka Ba” allows motorists to check if the MMDA’s closed circuit television cameras have caught them breaking traffic rules since the policy was enforced on April 15 2016 To verify any traffic violations, motorists can go HERE and type in their vehicle’s license plate number. The database will inform motorists of the specific violation, the time and place where it was committed, and the status of the official notice that they will receive from the MMDA. The service does not operate elsewhere in the Philippines and you would need to go personally to you LTO office to get these details.

Question

Is it ok to transfer the vehicle if it’s not registered

Answer

No. You need to get it registered and hopefully you won’t pick up a citation getting to the LTO

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE MVs/MCs

Requirements:

Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR) Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

Procedure 1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees. 2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.) 3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR). 4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC

Question

My wife and I co-own a car. I am a foreigner, how can i have sole ownership of that car?

Answer

Go to your nearest LTO and get forms for change of ownership. Here is the process

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE MVs/MCs

Requirements Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees
Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance
Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration
Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

Procedure
1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC

Foreigners can have sole ownership of anything but land in the Philippines

Question

How much the drivers license

Answer

Depends on where in the process you are. If you are obtaining a license for the first time, you start with a student permit, which lasts up to 12 months and costs 318php approx.

If you have passed your drivers test both theory and practice and want to get a new licence the cost is 821php approx

If you have held a drivers licence in another country and wish to transfer to Philippines license, mandatory after after 90 days of being here. If your foreign license was current 853php. If it had expired 921php

Renewal of current Filipino drivers license 653php

Renewal of license expired 1 year 728php Renewal of license expired 2 years 823php Renewal of license expired over two years 1046 php

Question

Insurance for sidecar

Answer

Just go to one of the many brokers situated around most LTO offices. They will give you quotes for a range of cover from third party only to fully comprehensive. Read the document carefully, the broker often misses out the responsibilities of the insured, so you need to be aware of them. If you are adding a sidecar to an already insured bike you will need to go through a vehicle inspection as well.
there will also be a difference in the type of insurance required if you are using this for private use or for hire. Be sure to check.

Question

How mUch to pay motor cycle renew

Answer

Renewal of registration is:

without Sidecar Php 240.00
with Sidecars Php 300.00

You will need to get an emissions check 40php

You may be liable for late fees: Beyond the first week as determined by the middle digit in your plate 100.00 php plus fee.

After registration month but not beyond 12 months 120 php plus fee

Change of district office at which you or the seller originally registered your vehicle is 100 php

Question

How about if i transfer the name of the motorcycle to my name hut im not here in the philippines because im here in singapore now…can i process

Answer

I think you have to be here to change the ownership of a vehicle to your name, but it may be worthwhile seeing if you can get someone else to act in your place by nominating them in a SPA (Special Power of Attorney) Contact LTO Helpline on Text LTO hotline: Text LTOHELP to 2600 (All networks) Hotline; (02) 922-9061 to 66 Please let us know the outcome

Question

What Is The Penalty For Late Vehicle Registration

Answer

Penalties, Charges and Other Fees

Penalties related to MVUC (Delinquent Registration)

Beyond the registration week (based on middle digit)
– for motorcycle Php 100.00
– other vehicles Php 200.00

Beyond the registration month but not more than 12 months (based on last digit) 50% of the MVUC rate

More than 12 months but without apprehension for violation of the land transportation laws, rules and regulations during the period of delinquency 50% of the MVUC rate plus renewal

More than 12 months but with apprehension for violation of the land transportation laws, rules and regulations during the period of delinquency (Circular No.83C-DIR-20) 50% of the MVUC rate plus renewal for every year of delinquency

The MVUC varies between vehicle by Age, Size and Type. Here you can see the full range of charges based on those criteria

Question

The Certificate Of Encumbrance

Answer

The certificate of encumbrance is issued by the organisation that finances your vehicle by way of a notation on certificate of registration. When the vehicle is paid for you can apply to have the certificate changed to unencumbered. Here is the process as laid out on the LTO site:

CANCELLATION OF MORTGAGE OR OTHER LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCES

Requirements

Original copy of the Certificate of Registration with Encumbrance
Latest Official Receipt of payment of MVUC and other fees
Confirmation of CR/OR when the registering district office is different from the district office that issued the CR/OR Release of Chattel Mortgage duly annotated by the Register of Deeds that recorded the chattel mortgage Contract
Official Receipt of payment of recording fee with the Register of Deeds
Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

Procedure

1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue

District Office that issued the Certificate of Registration – Encumbered (CRE)

Question

How much does it cost for filing up new duplicates of OR and CR?

Answer

Replacing The Lost or Mutilated OR
You need to replace the OR first, so you have all the Requirements for replacing the CR

Requirements;

Affidavit of Loss
Two (2) valid ID’s of the registrant

Procedure:

Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR.
Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain a copy of the original OR.

Venue: District Office that Issued the Official Receipt

Replacing The Lost or Mutilated OR

Requirements

Affidavit of Loss/mutilation (registered owner)
Latest Official Receipt of payment of registration
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Two (2) valid ID’s of the registrant
PNP-HPG Clearance

Procedure

1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR.
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue: District Office that issued the Certificate of Registration

Replacement of Lost or Mutilated CRE

Requirements

Affidavit of Loss
Certificate of conformity from the financing company stating that the original copy of the CRE is not in their possession
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Two (2) valid ID’s of the registration

Procedure
1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR.
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue: District Office that issued the Certificate of Registration – Encumbered (CRE)

Costs Providing The Vehicle Is Currently Registered Notorising fees for the affadavits of loss. One for each 200-400php
The cost of obtaining the Motor vehicle inspection report
Emission Test Fee for: MC/TC 40.00 – 400php UV 115.00 – 400php
MVIS Inspection Fee for: Light MVs – 50.00 Heavy MVs – 75.00

Costs Vehicle Not Registered
The above costs plus whatever registration category your vehicle is.

PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT VEHICLES CATEGORIES GVW

RATES PASSENGER CARS (ageless)
LIGHT GVW up to 1600kg Php 1,600.00

MEDIUM 1601 to 2300kg php 3,600.00

HEAVY 2301kg & above Php 8,000.00

UTILITY VEHICLES GVW up to 2700kg Php 2,000.00
2701 to 4500kg 2,000.00 plus 0.40 x GVW in excess of 2700kg

SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLES (for models 1991 & above) GVW up to 2700kg Php 2,300.00
2701 to 4500kg 2,300.00 plus 0.46 x GVW in excess of 2700kg

MOTORCYCLES

Without Sidecars Php 240.00
With Sidecars 300.00

TRUCKS and TRUCK BUSES 4501kg & above Php 1,800.00 plus 0.24 x GVW in excess of 2700kg

TRAILERS 4501kg & above 0.24 x GVW Plus any fines due for non payment on time of Motor Vehicle User Charges (MVUC)

Penalties For Late Payment of MVUC

Beyond the registration week (based on middle digit)

Motorcycles Php 100.00
Other vehicles 200.00

Beyond the registration month but not more than 12 months (based on last digit) 50% of the MVUC rate.

More than 12 months but without apprehension 50% of the MVUC rate plus renewal

More than 12 months but with apprehension 50% of the MVUC rate plus renewal for every year of the period of delinquency (Circular No. 83C-DIR-20)

Question

Hi,I have fully paid my vehicle and I wanted to get my Certificate of Registration,however,the company told me that before they will give me the CR i need to renew first the registration from LTO.Is it really required that i need to renew first before they can give me the CR? Kindly help me with this..Thank you

Answer
Hi There, The process is not as simple as you would hope. Step One. Release of Chattel Mortgage & Original LTO Certificate of Registration with Official Receipt This has to happen first and if you financed through the company that is now holding the papers they have to release them on completion of payment. Otherwise you are unable to complete the process. Step Two. Go to the Register of Deeds in your area of residence, submit the “Release of Chattel Mortgage with Promissory Note” The Register of Deeds will issue you the cancelled Chattel Mortgage, on payment of a small fee. The time it takes for this varies across the country. From a few hours to several days. They will advise you Step Three. Un-encumber the original LTO Certificate of Registration. Go to the LTO office that issued your LTO Certificate of Registration. (You can find this information at the heading of your LTO Certificate of Registration.) Bring your car for inspection and stencilling (There are corresponding fees for this procedure) At the same time you should provide the LTO with the following:
Your “Release of Chattel Mortgage” that has been duly stamped “cancelled” by the Register of Deeds.
The official receipt of payment for the Cancellation.
Your “ENCUMBERED” Original LTO Certificate of Registration.
The LTO Agency will release a new LTO Certificate of Registration to you that no longer has the word “ENCUMBERED” on it. Processing Time: Varies from Office to Office Keep your original LTO Certificate of Registration and the latest LTO Official Receipt with your personal documents in a secured place. Keep a copy of the above in your vehicle. You now have an unencumbered vehicle. Hope That Helps

Question

third hands buyer of motorcycle how to transfer the ownership

Answer

transfer of ownership of a motorcycle must follow the chain of ownership. So if you purchased from someone who never did this they have to transfer ownership from previous powner before you can do so.

If this makes the transfer impossible to accomplish I would advise attending your local lto office and get their advice as the circumstances can differ between each case.

If the previous owner transferred appropriately then this is the process.

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE MVS/MCS

Requirements:
Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees
Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance
Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration
Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate Duly accomplished and approved
Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

Procedure

1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC

If you require documents above that have been lost or stolen, then you need to follow the process for obtaining new or replacement documentation.

Let me know if you have any documentation missing and I will point you in the right direction for help.

Question

Hi, how about me I have a driver licence that almost 18 years not renew. Can I still renew my driver licence? How much is the penalty? Thank you

Answer

Sorry you will need to begin the process of obtaining a drivers licence again.

Beginning with a student permit.
You can find the process here.

I am sure that admitting to driving without a license for 18 years could have severe consequences, and would suggest that you consult with an attorney before making and admissions of guilt

Question

how many motorcycle registered in malilipot albay

Answer

Sorry, I have no idea, perhaps a visit to your local lto could give you an estimate, but it is a number that may not be available by barangay, and one that fluctuates on a daily basis.

Question

what is the process docs ? my wife have a own car under her name but now we need to changed the name of owner under me. how to tranfers under my name thanks

Answer

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE MVS/MCS

Requirements
Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) (That is a vehicle completely owned by your wife) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)(If the vehicle has a hire purchase agreement or mortgage against it)
Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees
Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance
Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration
Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR) (This is cursory if the car is less than three years old)
Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

Procedure

1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC COSTS Can be found HERE Hope That Helps

Question

Plate number YKP793 if duplicate Cr is available

Answer

Not sure if I understand your question, if I am off track you can either provide more information or go to the District Office that issued the original and give them the full story.

To get a replacement CR for your vehicle you will need to follow this procedure

Obtain or complete the following documentation:

Affidavit of Loss/mutilation (registered owner)
Latest Official Receipt of payment of registration
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Two (2) valid ID’s of the registrant

Procedure 1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue: District Office that issued the Certificate of Registration The CR you will be issued with will be a replacement with a new number.

It will be for the vehicle that was described in the original CR and the plates that that vehicle was issued with.

Question

CR original copy lost then filed an affidavit of loss . Why the new CR number has change?

Answer

I am not sure, but I suspect it is because your original was lost and if they issued you with a clone duplicate there would be a risk to you.

If someone else found the original and wanted to raise a loan they could use the original paperwork from your vehicle for security. It would appear to be legitimate, if checked. This way they issue you with the only original for your vehicle and wipe your previous number from their system. Their site is currently down, so I can’t verify sorry. If you are concerned ring their customer service number on Monday Customer Service: 928-9440. Email: ltombox@lto.gov.ph and ask them if this new number is ok and mot a mistake. Sorry I can’t be more definite.

Question

Untransferred Deed of sale

Answer

Please explain further.

A deed of sale is one of the documents required to confirm that a sale has taken place.

It is normally the instrument that records the price paid and any conditions of sale, such as “AS IS” or “x months warranty on motor transmission etc, but not including tires”

In simple transfers it can be the sole instrument of sale. For example a receipt of purchase.

However with some items such as property, vehicles or stocks and shares it requires the title, ownership papers or the financial instruments to be attached, the title deed may not have actually been transferred, but is available to the purchaser.

It is not legal until both parties have signed and have their witnessed original copy and the attachments mentioned above are included.

If you are referring to the transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle here in the Philippines. The Deed of sale is just a small part of of the legal transfer of ownership, required by law and administered by the LTO.

Here is the rest:

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE MVS/MCS

Requirements:
Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees
Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance
Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration
Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate Duly accomplished and approved
Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

Procedure

1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC

Hope that helps

Question

how much is the cost for PNP clearance of newly transferred ownership

Answer

300 pesos if you get it done at the pnp and the waiting period is three days. They say it can be done at the LTO for 600 and on the same day, but I could find nothing on the site that clearly stated that. I may be worth your while to visit and ask, if your LTO is nearby. I would add that you need to have obtained this before a transfer can be processed. If you already have the transfer of ownership then I would also check if that has not already been procured.

Question

Do i need to pay again the cost for the new plate? I already paid the supposed new plate last year and haven’t receive till now.

Answer

Retain your receipt and you won’t have to pay for the plate again it is not an annual charge. In fact depending on your circumstances you may be entitled a refund. Read this Manila Times article from last year. Depending on the reason that new plates were required you could be looking at a refund.

Question

how much cost for register a motor?and how much cost 1 month penalty

Answer

the cost of registration depends on a number of factors, so I am going to treat it as if it is a straight forward renewal of a motor registration with no changes from last year. To find the full range of registration check here
For Simple Renewal follow this:

Requirements

Photocopy of Certificate of Registration (CR) and Official Receipt of payment
Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover (COC)
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Certificate of Emission Compliance (CEC)
Taxpayer’s Identification Number

Procedure

1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here.
You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue Any Online District / Extension Office

Again the fees for late registration vary according to the size and age of the vehicle. The fine for failure to register is 50% of the normal cost to register the vehicle provided you have not been apprehended for failure to register. You can view a list of registration below.

PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT VEHICLES CATEGORIES GVW

RATES PASSENGER CARS (ageless)
LIGHT GVW up to 1600kg Php 1,600.00

MEDIUM 1601 to 2300kg php 3,600.00

HEAVY 2301kg & above Php 8,000.00

UTILITY VEHICLES GVW up to 2700kg Php 2,000.00
2701 to 4500kg 2,000.00 plus 0.40 x GVW in excess of 2700kg

SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLES (for models 1991 & above) GVW up to 2700kg Php 2,300.00
2701 to 4500kg 2,300.00 plus 0.46 x GVW in excess of 2700kg

MOTORCYCLES

Without Sidecars Php 240.00
With Sidecars 300.00

TRUCKS and TRUCK BUSES 4501kg & above Php 1,800.00 plus 0.24 x GVW in excess of 2700kg

TRAILERS 4501kg & above 0.24 x GVW Plus any fines due for non payment on time of Motor Vehicle User Charges (MVUC)

Question

How much is the fine for late renewing registration for motor vehicle

Answer

For short term failure to Register there is a weekly fine for late registration of Php200.00. And for a months delay in payment, the fine becomes 50% of Motor vehicle user charge (MVUC) or vehicle registration tax, which is currently 50% of P2,000. Hope that helps

Question

Hi, I’m British and living in the Philppines. I’m wanting to buy a used car here but I’m concerned about the paperwork required to transfer ownership. What do I need to check with the seller, do we need to see an attorney, etc?

Answer

Hi there, You will need to obtain the following paperwork from the seller:
Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE) You need to check that the seller has full ownership of the vehicle. The CR will have Encumbered stamped on it if the vehicle is subject to a loan. Copies are not acceptable. If Encumbered (CRE) the seller must have Written consent from the financing company to sell and your agreement if you are taking over payments.

Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees

Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance. This is is worth getting your attorney to eyeball, to ensure that they are not negating your common law rights. For example stating that the vehicle is sold AS IS when in fact they offer you a 30 day warranty verbally.

Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration.

You will need to obtain the following

PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate. It costs 300 php and takes 3 days, but categorically states the vehicle has no outstanding liena.

Requirements

requirements for obtaining this clearance

The Process:

PNP – HPG MOTOR VEHICLE CLEARANCE OFFICE

for your information MVCO in Camp Crame is located near the HPG impounding area, HPG headquarter.

STEPS IN MV CLEARANCE APPLICATION

1.APPLICANT goes to Receiving section for initial, processing/issuance of order of payment

2. Make payment to LANDBANK

3. Return to Camp Crane for Physical Inspection of Engine and Chassis

numbers (Macro-Etching)

4.Records Verification.

5.Clearance Printing.

6. Final processing for Signature of Processing Clearance Officer

7. Releasing

RELEASING is after 3 working days, Take note that processing time is from 8:00am to 5:00pm NO LUNCH BREAK….

PROCESSING FEE: Transfer of Ownership = Php100 + Physical Inspection = Php200

Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)

Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover

Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN) Not required if you do not pay tax or are liable for tax here.

Procedure

1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC An attorney not necessary but you could contact LTO and present them tbe paperwork to ensure it is all legit HTH

Question

paano po ang dapat gawin kapag nawala ang lahat ng kopya original ng official receipt of motorcycle vehicle

Answer

I am not sure what original receipt you are talking about.

If it was for your CR then then this is the process

Requirements
Affidavit of Loss/mutilation (registered owner) Here Is an Affidavit of Loss form.
Latest Official Receipt of payment of registration
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Two (2) valid ID’s of the registrant
PNP-HPG Clearance

Procedure
1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR.
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue
District Office that issued the Certificate of Registration

you will need to complete an affidavit of loss which you can download from here You can change or add to the items lost by editing the form. You will need to have it notarised by an attorneyIf I have missed the point ask again with more information HTH

Question

does a foreigner need a tin number to transfer a car in the Philippines

Answer

If you are required under the Philippines Tax code to file a tax return, then you must obtain a TIN number and would put that on any document where it is required. The majority of expats, not in business here, do not require one. I have transferred two vehicles and never provided a TIN to complete the transaction i just put NA in the space.

Question

hi! Ive been trying to contact LTO but for some reason their website is down.

I know this is a long shot but I will give it a try. I am an OFW based in Japan.

I bought a second hand car in ph 5 years ago in Subic. I never transferred the title to my name as I didn’t have much time, but I in laws did some inquiry in regards to transferring of title and they told that I need to go to LTO Tuguegarao where it was originally registered.

Is this true? I mean I live in Bulacan. I can travel to lto tuguegarao if it really needs to but I wanted to make an assurance.

I really don’t know who to contact in regards to this. please need your opinion and suggestions.

Answer

here is the process for changing ownership:

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE MVs

Requirements
Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees
Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance
Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration
Deed of sale with assumption of mortgage with bank’s conformity
Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
PNP-HPG MV Clearance Certificate
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

Procedure
1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR.
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Venue
Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC

Change of ownership used to require visiting the LTO office where the vehicle was registered by the previous owner, now for 30 php you can get the Confirmation/ Certififcation/ Verification/ Clearance document. The only time you need to visit the office where the vehicle was last registered is if you have lost or mutilated the OR and/or CR.

The issue for you maybe the date on your deed of sale, 5 years ago, and when you want to transfer, now. You may face penalties, but your OFW status may help you. Sorry I can’t be more certain one way or another normally I would check with their head office but their internal mail is out as well

Question

I had bought a car in 2008.

Only the Offical Receipt and insurance had been given to us.

According to the previous owner, the CR has been given to a previous fixer who supposed to process the documents.

I went to LTO to request for a copy of CR. There I learned that the vehicled is mortgaged. When I asked the previous owner, he told us that it was long released but didn’t processed at the LTO.

What can I do, the motor has been changed also, so what i need to process now is 1. Requsest for a duplicate CR 2. Change of motor 3. Change of ownership.

Please help me, thank you.

Answer

My advice is to go to your nearest LTO and be prepared to spend some time explaining your situation.
Some of the issues are complicated by the records they have and will require either the seller or the mortgagor to complete the discharge forms.

Then you will need to obtain the forms for change of engine, ownership and duplicate CR. My advice is also tp pursue the people who should have completed those documents as the expense is likely to be quite high.

I can give you nothing further as the site is down currently. If you wish me to pursue just respond to this message

Question

how many months valid for advance renewal for drivers license

Answer

No more than the term of a normal licence, which is three years. (except for the first licence which is valid until your birthday in the third year).

Requirements: 1. Valid Driver’s License Card (NPDL or PDL)
2. Original and Xerox copy of any of the following: a. Plane Ticket b. Passport with valid visa c. Certified true copy of Employment Contract
3. Negative drug test result (from a DOH accredited drug testing center or Government Hospital)
4. Original Medical Certificate with Official Receipt (from LTO accredited or Government Physician)
5. Duly accomplished Application for Driver’s License (ADL) you can download that HERE

Procedures:
1. Proceed to the Customer Service Counter to get your checklist of requirements and secure a Driver’s License Application Form. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.) Get a queue number and wait for your number to be called.
2. When your number is called, proceed to evaluator counter and submit all the required documents and have it checked for completeness and authenticity.
3. Proceed to the Photo taking /Signature Area to have your picture and signature taken when your name is called.
4. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called to pay for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt.
5. Proceed to the Releasing Counter, present the Official Receipt and claim the Card type License. Venue: Any Licensing Center / District Office with DL Transactions Fees and Charges: For Prof/Non-Prof License Fee Php. 350.00 Computer Fee 67.63 TOTAL 417.63

Question

Amount of registration fee for motorcycle

Answer

MOTORCYCLES

without Sidecars Php 240.00
with Sidecars Php 300.00

Question

“LATE REGISTRATION FOR MORE THAN 1 YEAR”

Answer

More than 12 months but without apprehension for vioaltion of the land transportation laws, rules and regulations during the period of delinquency 50% of the MVUC rate plus renewal
More than 12 months but with apprehension for violation of the land transportation laws, rules and regulations during the period of delinquency (Circular No.83C-DIR-20) 50% of the MVUC rate plus renewal for every year of delinquency
In plain english that means if you were not apprehended for breaking the law, the fine is renewal of registration costs plus 50% of the MVUC rate for your vehicle.
If you were apprehended renewal costs plus 50% of MVUC for your vehicle for each year since the vehicle was last registered.

Ask Me About Going To Australia

Question

provide detailed reason for requesting further stay in australia

Answer

I am presuming that you are talking about Australia, if not then you need to clarify what country you are talking about.

If you are on a tourist visa, they often come with a condition 8503, which indicates you cannot apply for an extension while in Australia. If that is not a condition then honesty is the best policy, why do you want an extension? Elderly relative who is dying Interruptions mean you haven’t completed your itinerary A friend or family member is getting married unexpectedly You are going to be godparent to a baby but the christening date was changed etc etc Don’t count on an extension being granted, it is not a foregone conclusion

Question

Visa subclass 300

Answer

This is the visa you would obtain if you wished to marry your Australian Citizen, resident or eligible NZ citizen in Australia. Please be more specific about the information you are seeking.

Question

Hey, I am on my working Holiday Visa and i applied from australia online for a tourism Visa, that gets refused. Is there a chance that i can get the tourism visa if i fly out of the country and after some days in again? Thank you very much

Answer

This is a complex situation dependent on a host of factors. What kind of working visa were you granted? When does it expire? What kind of Tourist visa did you apply for? Were any reasons given for refusal? That being said, here are some very simple rules to abide by in the process. Leave before your working visa expires? Look to see if there were any conditions on the working visa. Sorry I can’t be more helpful

Question

Hello.Hope you are doing well. well i am confused that i am applying for Australian visit visa sponsored family stream so i need to fill form 1418? right? and my sponsor also need to fill the for 1419? do i and my sponsor need to lodge our forms seperatly?

Answer

If you are the person seeking the visa you complete your form with all required documentation and send that to your sponsor.

Your sponsor will complete their form and send both with all required documentation to either Brisbane or Sydney, depending on where the sponsor lives in Australia.

Make sure that your application has all the paperwork; presented in the correct order. Otherwise you will face delays while further documentation is requested or you may be refused because of inadequate documentation being provided.

Don’t panic just read the instructions carefully and ask questions if you need to.

Charles

Question

After applying for visa 600 tourist stream in Manila and has been refused are we able to apply for visa 600 sponsored stream visa here in sydney?

Answer

No problems, in this case the process is different. The person this time applies using form 1418 found HERE

They then send the completed form to the sponsor.

The person sponsoring fills in form 1149 and sends both the documents to either Brisbane or Sydney depending on their location in Australia.

The sponsor may be asked to provide a bond, which the Australian authorities set arbitrarily, and they could lose that bond if the sponsored individual does not comply exactly with the terms of the visa.

You are eligible to be a sponsor if
a) You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
b) You have no criminal record of physical or sexual violence against women or children.
c) You are family to the person being sponsored
d) Can guarantee to meet the person’s living expenses, while in Australia Good luck

Question

Sfvpc (nsw) address

Answer

SFVPC (NSW). 26 Lee Street Sydney NSW 2000 Postal address GPO Box 9984 Sydney NSW 2001 Counter hours 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday.

Question

great job Mike on the visitor’s visa to Oz. Michael aka goldofmorning

Answer

thanks mate

Question

why do you want to visit australia.sample answer

Answer

The visa stream you have applied for will influence your response. If you applied using form 1419 which is the tourist stream, then you could relate your answer to the assets of the country. I have been studying Australia as part of my university studies and am looking forward to visiting the national parliament in Canberra and the State parliaments in Queensland NSW and Victoria (Replace with other states if you intend to be in places like Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia or the Northern Territory.) You could add that you want to visit the Museums and Art galleries in those capitals that are appropriate as they are a reflection of Australian life both contemporary and historical. If you are interested in live theatre, or indigenous culture you could research the productions playing at the time you intend to be in the country and develop an itinerary around those and indigenous festivals occurring at the same time; or you could explore Australian outlets for a passion you might have, bush walking, cycling, motorsport, or bird-watching (the feathered kind). Another response could be this. “I want to visit Australia because it offers many attractions not found here in the Philippines. I have never seen snow, been skiing, visited a vineyard, a micro brewery or a distillery, I have not been privileged to see world class sporting events. I am looking forward to experiencing a different climate and experiencing the following multicultural events. I also intend to visit friends in X and Y. Now if you applied for the Sponsored Family Stream which is Application 1418 then you need to talk about the time you will spend with your family members any events such as reunions, significant birthdays, anniversaries, group trips planned etc, in a fairly detailed itinerary. I can’t be more specific than that because you need to provide the detail for your particular circumstances, that is why an itinerary is a good idea, mixed with such things as why Australia, what Australia has that makes it so appealing for you in your circumstances. Most important be honest be real Hope that helps

Question

can i convert my non professional driver’s license to australian (Queensland) driver’s license? which is a requirement for a stay of more than 3months there.

Answer

Because drivers licensing is regulated by the States and Territories in Australia. You will need to deal with the State or Territory where you will be living.

To find out the requirements for each state click here.

When you get to that page click on the link to your State or Territory. ACT = Australian Capital Territories (Canberra and surrounds) NSW = New South Wales NT = Northern Territory Qld = Queensland SA = South Australia Tas = Tasmania Vic = Victoria WA = Western Australia

All the rules for holders of overseas drivers licenses are here

HTH

Question

is the visitor visa application form 1419 the same everywhere in australia

Answer

Yes it is

Question

Sample of filled up 1419 form to australia

Answer

Don’t have a completed form, but I do have the following articles from our Wiki that may be helpful.

I cant guarantee they are an exact match with the current form but they will certainly give you an idea of how to respomd to the questions.

Or you could visit here and use the question guide that is part of the form. Hope that helps

Question

Hi there. My mother in-law has a Visitor Visa FA/600 with the 8558 Visa condition. She arrived in Australia last May 2015 and will be going to Philippines this month (December 2015). That means she has stayed here for 7 months. She will come back on Jan 2016. Does her 12 months stay out of 18 months renew when she comes back? Meaning, can she stay for another 12 months within a new 18-month period? Or the 18 months is inclusive of the months she is away? Meaning 18 months from May 2015? Thanks!

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Your MiL can say for no more than 12 months in the 18 month period from May 2015. Checking the exact length of her stay so far, which could be either seven or eight months depending on dates, she is entitled to stay a further 4 or 5 months from the time of her return until the passage of 18 months. For example If she cam on May 15th 2015 the eighteen months is up on the 14th November 2016, if she returns to the Philippines on 14 December 2015 she has spent 7 months in Australia. When she returns to Australia she would be entitled to spend another 5 months between her return date and the 14th November 2016 and then she must leave Australia. If the length of her visa is say 3 years, after the 15th November 2016 she would be entitled to spend 12 of the following 18 months in Australia. Hope that helps

Question

What’ is the time frame in applying for a sponsored visitor’s visa in Australia? I sponsored my sister to come over in Australia for a 3 months holiday. Last October 14, i got an email from Dept. of Immigration that they got my sister’s application which i sponsored. I lodged it in Brisbane address becoz im from QLD, ipswich, and it’s been 4 weeks passed-by already, i did not get any response from Immi regarding the status of the application…How long does it still takes me to wait for any response from IMMI? please i need an answer. THANK YOU very much!

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I wouldn’t be panicking yet as that is only one month today, time frames vary due to a number of factors the major one being workload and coming up to Christmas is a very busy time for this type of visa.

One word of advice, never buy a ticket until you have a visa

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In the last 5 years have you visited or lived outside your country of passport for more than 3 consecutive months? What this means?

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If you hold a passport for the Philippines, In the last five years have you lived or visited any other country for 3 months or more.

Hope that helps

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What’s the address I can send to immigration in Brisbane

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if you are inquiring about the Sponsored Family Visitor visas Postal address it is the same as the address below, just be sure to address it as follows Department of Immigration and Citizenship SFVPC (QLD) GPO Box 9984 Brisbane QLD. For general inquiries: Street address 299 Adelaide Street Brisbane Qld 4000 Postal address GPO Box 9984 Brisbane Qld 4001 Counter hours 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday

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do i need to aatach a letter of invitation of the subclass visa 600?

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If you are the applicant you should get your sponsor to send the letter of invitation and then include it in your documents
Include some specifics in the letter about what the sponsor sees you doing during your stay.

Question

question 24 of form 1419: are you traveling to australia with family? yes or no , name of family member, relationship to you, name of sponsor if applicable my question is please define sponsor? who can be a sponsor? only australian citizen can be a sponsor? as i will travel with my family n support them?

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Who can be a sponsor?
In all cases, the sponsor must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident aged 18 years or over and settled in Australia.

Question 24 of Form 1419 would be referring to the need for each applicant to fill in a separate 1419 with all the details of other members of your travelling group.

Being and English speaker you may be supporting those less fluent but that is not important to the Australian Government who wish to be able to monitor all members of a family group in case of infringements of the visa by one or more of them.

If you intend to abide by the visa, if granted, then you have nothing to worry about. If you infringe you may find your sponsor loses a lot of cash, and or will not be able to sponsor again for five years.

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“What is the form 1418 lodgement address to send?”

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Is the form you complete if you are the applicant from the Philippines for a sponsored tourist visa. It is available online here

When completed it is sent with all documentation to the sponsor who then completes Form 1149 which the sponsor can download here

The package is then sent to by the person who is seeking to sponsor you to whichever of the addresses below that is appropriate for the sponsors location in Australia.

Sponsored Family Visitor visas Lodgement Postal address Department of Immigration and Citizenship SFVPC (QLD) GPO Box 9984 Brisbane QLD .

If you are in an area covered by the NSW Office its address is as follows: SFVPC (NSW). GPO Box 9984. Sydney NSW 2001. Australia. Courier address. Department of Immigration and Citizenship. SFVPC (NSW)

Good journeys

Charles

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How To Fill In Birthdate

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more information please. Birthdates are usually completed in the format of the visa issuing country.
For Australia, New Zealand, and the UK the convention is Day/Month/Year

In the US and the Philippines it is month/day/year

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Can Expatriates contribute to Philippine SSS?

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Yes according to the “Citizen’s Charter of the Social Security System 1st Edition, December 2009” “Social security protection shall be provided to all residents of the Philippines, citizens and non-citizens alike, regardless of creed, gender, age, geographic location and economic status, especially the disadvantaged, so that no one will become a burden to society.”

You must be a permanent resident of the Philippines, or if a foreign employee working legally in the Philippines.

You must also comply with registration requirements for membership which can be found here.

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hello good morning. regarding the given names should I included my middle names to fill in my application form. thx?

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Full name as it appears on your birth certificate

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birth certificates — who can certify them . can it be self attested or can be certified by a bank manager or doctor or officials from govt undertakings

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It depends on the jurisdiction that requires the document.

What is usually advised in most countries is to get certified true copies of any important document and this is done through:

a) in the Philippines a notary public or attorney

b) in New Zealand A Lawyer A Notary Public A Justice of the Peace A Commissioner of Oaths A Court Registrar or Deputy Registrar A Member of Staff at a New Zealand Embassy

c) in Australia Any one of the following authorised persons can certify documents as being true and correct copies.

  • 1. A person who is currently licensed or registered under a law to practice in one of the following occupations: Chiropractor Dentist Legal practitioner Medical practitioner Nurse Optometrist Patent attorney Pharmacist Physiotherapist Psychologist Trade marks attorney Veterinary surgeon.
  • 2. A person enrolled on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, or the High Court of Australia, as a legal practitioner
  • 3. A person on the following list: Australia Post Permanent Employee or Agent (who is currently employed with the post office & has at least two continuous years of service or is in charge of supplying postal services to the public) Australian Consular Officer or Australian Diplomatic Officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955) Bailiff Bank Officer, Building Society Officer or Credit Union Officer (with two or more continuous years of service) Commissioner for Affidavits or Declarations Fellow of the National Tax Accountant’s Association Finance Company Officer (with two or more continuous years of service with one or more finance companies) Justice of the Peace Marriage celebrant (registered under Subdivision C of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961) Member of Chartered Secretaries Australia Member of Engineers Australia (other than at the grade of student) Member of the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Member of the Australian Defence Force (who is an officer; or a non-commissioned officer within the meaning of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 with two or more years of continuous service or a warrant officer within the meaning of that Act) Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants or the National Institute of Accountants Member of Commonwealth Parliament, State Parliament, Territory Legislature or a Local Government Authority (State or Territory) Minister of Religion (under Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961) Notary Public Permanent employee of the Commonwealth (or Commonwealth Authority) or a State or Territory (or State or Territory Authority) or a Local Government Authority with two or more years of continuous service Person before whom a statutory declaration may be made under the law of the State or Territory in which the declaration is made Police Officer or Sheriff Teacher employed on a full-time basis at a school or tertiary education institution Senior Executive Service Employee of the Commonwealth (or Commonwealth Authority) or a State or Territory (or State or Territory Authority) Court Officer: Registrar or Deputy Registrar of a Court, Judge, Clerk, Magistrate, Master of a Court, Chief Executive Officer of a Commonwealth Court
  • 4. An Officer with, or Authorised Representative of an Australian Financial Services Licensee (who has had at least two years of continuous service with one or more licensees) Who can certify documents outside of Australia? an authorised staff member of an Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate an authorised employee of the Australian Trade Commission who is in a country or place outside Australia an authorised employee of the Commonwealth of Australia who is in a country or place outside Australia a Member of the Australian Defence Force who is an officer or a non-commissioned officer with 5 or more years of continuous service a notary public, subject to approval by the Fund AML/CTF Officer on a case by case basis. Please contact the Fund for advice prior to obtaining a notary public certification.

d) in the United Kingdom ask a professional person or someone well-respected in your community (‘of good standing’) like a bank or building society official councillor dentist police officer solicitor teacher or lecturer The person you ask shouldn’t be: related to you living at the same address in a relationship with you Check with the organisation that needs the certified copy – they may have specific rules for who can certify a document.

e) in the United States Except for notaries public in some states, there are no officials in the US who are authorized to make certified copies of any kind of document presented to them. If one is in a state where notaries public are not authorized to make certified copies, one must deal with the entity that issued the original document to obtain a certified copy. Note: Pay careful attention to the type of document that is needed, especially where it is noted that documents must be certified copies, original, valid or current, not expired and/or from within a specified time period. Photocopies of required documentation are not accepted. You can order certified copies of your vital records, like birth and marriage certificates, from VitalChek for a fee.

f) in Canada Chief or Councillor of First Nations Band Council Council members of the Métis Settlements General Council, and members of the Saskatchewan Provincial Métis Council Dentist Executive Officer of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Executive Officer of Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and of the six (6) Inuvialuit Community Corporations (Northwest Territories) Executive Officer Makivik (northern Quebec) Judge Lawyer (member of a provincial bar association) Notary in Quebec Magistrate Mayor Medical doctor Minister of religion authorized under provincial law to perform marriages Notary public Optometrist Pharmacist Police officer (municipal, provincial, or RCMP) Postmaster Principal of a primary or secondary school Professional accountant (APA, CA, CGA, CMA, PA, RPA) Professional engineer (P.Eng., Eng. in Quebec) Senior administrator in a community college (includes CEGEPs) Senior administrator or teacher in a university Social worker with MSW (Masters in Social Work) Veterinarian The authorised person must note on the copied document: “Certified true copy” (in English) Their authority (in English) Their name Their signature Their official stamp Certification must be done in the required language of the organisation requiring it for it to be accepted

Hope that Helps

Charles

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