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Overstaying Your Visa in the Philippines

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As a travel blogger, I can definitely say that the Philippines is an absolutely stunning destination. With its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and friendly locals, it’s no wonder that some travelers end up wanting to stay longer than originally planned and end up overstaying their visa. But if this happens to you, it’s important to know what to do next.

Read on to find out about the penalty for overstaying your visa in the Philippines, the renewal process, and what to do next if your Philippines visa has expired.

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Overstaying Your Visa in the Philippines

Foreign visitors in the Philippines are given a thirty (30) days tourist visa waiver. Visitors can extend their visas up to 36 months. At the end of 36 months, they must leave the country. The penalty fee for overstaying a tourist visa is approximately PHP4,000 per month. If you have overstayed your tourist visa, you may consider the following options:

For further information, you may visit www.immigration.gov.ph

Or you may visit their main office at:

Address: Philippine Bureau of Immigration Office Magallanes Dr, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines. You may contact their office on +632 465 2400.

Settle your overstay fees and fines with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI).

Overstaying less than 6 months

You may visit one of the NBI satellite offices and settle your overstay fees and fines. Once you have settled your fines, you may book your flight to Australia. If you do not have a valid passport please contact the Australian Embassy and lodge your passport application.

Overstaying more than 6 months

You may visit the main Bureau of Immigration (BI) office and settle your overstay fees and fines. Once you have settled your fines, you will need to obtain an Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC) from the BI office. Once you pay your fines and obtain the ECC, you may book your flight to your country. If you do not have a valid passport please contact your Embassy and lodge your passport application.

The fee for ECC is approximate PHP2000

You may apply for an ECC at least 72 hours prior to your departure from the Philippines and this will be valid for one (1) year.

Overstaying more than 12 months

You are required to obtain a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance before you can pay the overstay fees and fines. You can do this by visiting the NBI office.

United Nations Ave, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines

https://nbi.gov.ph/

                The fee for NBI clearance is PHP130

The processing of NBI clearance may take up to three (3) days. Once you have obtained your NBI clearance and your clearance returned with a clear record (a good standing record), you may proceed to the BI office with your NBI clearance and pay your overstay fees and fines and obtain the ECC. You may then book your flight back to Australia. If you do not have a valid passport please contact the Australian Embassy and lodge your passport application.

If your NBI clearance returned with a “hit” record, you will need to sort this out before you are able to exit the Philippines.

If you wish to obtain the exact amount of your overstay fees and fines, you may contact the BI office on +632 465 2400 to obtain this information. To get the accurate amount you will need to ascertain your entry date in the Philippines. You can find this information by checking the entry stamp on your passport. If you do not have a valid passport please contact the Australian Embassy and lodge your passport application.

 

Who can apply?

A foreign national whose stay will exceed fifty-nine (59) days should secure extensions of stay with the Bureau of Immigration

Where to apply?

BI Main Office

Other Immigration Offices (Click here to see the list of offices authorized to process this transaction)

What to bring?

1. Checklist TVS-C-VE-2016 with complete documentary requirements
2. Application Form TVS-CGAF-VE-2016
3. Additional Information on Applicant’s children  (if needed)

How to apply?

  1. Secure the CGAF from either at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office or from the official BI Website.
  2. Submit the completely filled-out application form and attachments together with the passport to the frontline officer.
  3. If the applicant has no derogatory records, a BI Clearance Certificate shall be issued. Otherwise, the applicant must proceed to the Verification and Certification Unit for Clearance.
  4. Get the Order of Payment Slip and proceed to Cashier for payment.
  5. Pay the fees and get the Official Receipt.
  6. Submit the Official Receipt with the application form, attachments, and passport to the receiving/assessment Officer.
  7. Claim the passport stamped with the requested extension of stay.

Overstaying Your Visa in the Philippines

Bureau of Immigration Form – Checklist of Docs Requirements for Tourist Visa Extension

Requirements

  • Original Passport
  • Application Form (TVS-CGAF-VE-2016)
  • Sworn Statement for overstaying /updating Visa Extension Lane
    of stay of more than six (6) months

Procedure

  1. Queuing Number
    > Public Information Assistance Unit
  2. Assessment of Fees
    > Window 25 – PWD/Senior Citizen
    > Window 23-24
  3. Payment of Fees
    > Cashier
    > Window 26-28
  4. Releasing
    > Window 30

Non-Visa Required National under E.O. 408 (Fees)

ITEM DESCRIPTION

MINOR

Below 14 years old

1 month

2 month

Every month of extension

Php 500. 00

Php 1, 000. 00

Application fee

300. 00

300. 00

Alien Certificate of Registration Fee

500. 00

500. 00

Certification Fee

500. 00

500. 00

Express Fee

1, 000. 00

1, 000. 00

Emigration Clearance Certificate Fee / Certificate of Exemption Fee

200.00

200.00

Legal Research Fee (LRF) for each immigration fee except Head Tax and Fines

50. 00

50. 00

Visa Sticker Fee

100.00

100.00

TOTAL

PHP 3, 150. 00

PHP 3, 650. 00

ACR I-Card for Tourist

$ 50. 00

$ 50. 00

Express Fee (for I-card)

Php 500. 00

Php 500. 00

ITEM DESCRIPTION

 

14 – 16 YEARS OLD BELOW

 

 

1 month

2 month

 

Every month of extension

Php 500. 00

Php 1, 000. 00

 

Application fee

300. 00

300. 00

 

Alien Certificate of Registration Fee

1, 000. 00

1, 000. 00

 

Certification Fee

500. 00

500. 00

 

Express Fee

1, 000. 00

1, 000. 00

 

Emigration Clearance Certificate Fee / Certificate of Exemption Fee

700.00

700.00

 

Legal Research Fee (LRF) for each immigration fee except Head Tax and Fines

50. 00

50. 00

Visa Sticker Fee

100.00

100.00

 

 

TOTAL

PHP 4, 150.00

PHP 4, 650.00

 

ACR I-Card for Tourist

$ 50. 00

$ 50. 00

 

Express Fee (for I-card)

Php 500. 00

Php 500. 00

   

Overstaying Your Visa in the Philippines

As a traveler, it’s important to be aware of the potential consequences of overstaying your visa in the Philippines. Whether it’s due to an unexpected change in plans or simply a desire to stay in this beautiful country for a little longer, overstaying your visa can have serious consequences. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the penalty for overstaying your visa in the Philippines, the process for obtaining a visa extension, and what to do if your visa has already expired.

First, let’s talk about the penalty for overstaying your visa in the Philippines. If you have overstayed your visa, you may be subject to a fine. The specific amount of the fine will depend on the length of your overstay and the type of visa you hold. For example, if you have overstayed your visa by less than six months, you may be required to pay a fine of PHP 5,000 (approximately USD 100). If you have overstayed your visa by more than six months, you may be required to pay a fine of PHP 10,000 (approximately USD 200). In addition to the fine, you may also be required to pay a daily penalty of PHP 500 (approximately USD 10) for each day that you have overstayed your visa.

If you wish to extend your stay in the Philippines, you will need to apply for a visa extension before your current visa expires. You can apply for a visa extension at the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines. The process for obtaining a visa extension will depend on the type of visa you hold and the length of time you wish to extend your stay. You may be required to provide documentation such as a valid passport, a completed application form, and any supporting documents, such as proof of employment or a letter of invitation from a host in the Philippines.

If your visa has already expired, you will need to leave the country and apply for a new visa at a Philippine embassy or consulate outside of the Philippines. It is important to note that overstaying your visa in the Philippines can have negative consequences for future visa applications, and it may be more difficult to obtain a new visa after overstaying your current one. If you are caught by immigration authorities while overstaying your visa, you may be detained and deported, which can have serious consequences for your future travel plans.

It is always important to be aware of the expiration date of your visa and to take steps to renew or extend it if necessary. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to extend your stay in the Philippines, it is important to start the process as soon as possible. Don’t wait until the last minute, as it can take several days or even weeks to process a visa extension. If you have any questions about the process for overstaying a visa in the Philippines, you may wish to contact the Bureau of Immigration or a Philippine embassy or consulate for more information.

In conclusion, overstaying your visa in the Philippines can have serious consequences, including fines, detention, and deportation. If you wish to extend your stay in the Philippines, be sure to apply for a visa extension before your current visa expires. If your visa has already expired, you will need to leave the country and apply for a new visa at a Philippine embassy or consulate. By following the proper procedures and being aware of the expiration date of your visa, you can avoid the potential consequences of overstaying your visa in the Philippines.

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