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?.
16. June 2016
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.
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, im 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.
15. June 2016
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 abtain a visa for 30 days on arrival in the country, then you can certainly 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 on your return.
You must provide proof of onward ticket to another destination on arrival
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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.
8. June 2016
You have several options
Firstly as you had three 2 month visa’s you should be the owner of an ACR card, which means you should be able to get your ECC B at the airport on departure day, if you were planning to return to the Philippines.
This means that you could just go to Intermouros once for the 9a visa waver.
Secondly you could get both your visa waiver and your ECC B both on the same day, provided your visa expires less than one month before your departure. In this case you can obtain your ECC B, valid for one month at the same time
Thirdly, if as sometimes happens here, you never obtained an ACR card or you never plan to return, you can keep to one trip by getting both your waiver and ECC A at the same time, provided once again, your visa expires less than one month before your departure.
Hope that helps
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.
10. May 2016
The information you have received will allow your daughter to leave leave the Philippines without an ECC and without any penalties for overstaying and also to 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
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great job Mike on the visitor’s visa to Oz. Michael aka goldofmorning
3. May 2016