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A country made up of many islands in Southeast Asia which was formerly a Spanish colony and has Manila as its capital.

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Scammed by a host or booking.com failure (CANT_CANCEL_hotel_overbooked)?

I booked an apartment in the Philippines through booking.com for the last week of April. The payment method is "pay at the property" and I gave my debit card number as a guarantee to make ...
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Can I pass through Abu Dhabi airport with phiseptone while traveling to the Philippines?

Can I pass through Abu Dhabi airport with my controlled drug (phiseptone) while traveling to the Philippines? Also can I enter the Philippines with this medication?
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Evergreen visa runs between Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines

I'm planning on fully retiring in Thailand in 5 years on a retirement visa. However, I'm ready to go now, but don't want to apply yet until I'm 100% certain. I'm aware of visa runs, and the risks of ...
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Overstay in the Philippines

Can a US citizen apply for a Philippines passport to get out of the Philippines even if overstaying? Or is there a chance, if I apply for a Philippines passport, that the penalty will be lower?
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Lost passport and overstay for 1 year in the Philippines

I lost my Italian passport and have been overstaying for more than 1 year in the Philippines. Can anyone tell me what to do without getting banned? I can pay for whatever the penalty is. Thank you.
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Entered wrong passport issue date on visa application

I just recently applied for a visa and I mistakenly put the wrong year on the issue date but my visa was granted. I sent the embassy an email about it but I didn't receive any response. Now I'm ...
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Dual passport different family name

My son has 2 passsports with different family names. 1 passport is German with my family name (I am a single parent) and the 2nd one is Filipino where they used the family name of his father (my son ...
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Entering the Philippines with no booking of flight and ferries to travel within Philippines

I am traveling to the Philippines on my Singapore visa (Indian passport). I will be traveling to Singapore then the Philippines. I have booked my hotel in Quezon City for my 12-day stay, and itinerary ...
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Why was my visa identified by the airline as invalid?

This is a curious case. My tourist visa was issued at the embassy of the Philippines in Tehran, Iran. My visa was valid until November 29, 2023. That means that I was allowed to enter the Philippines ...
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Where can I find a room for day use in Manila, Philippines?

One of the flights I am considering taking next month has a rather long layover in Manila Airport (MNL) during the day: it arrives early in the morning and leaves in the evening. I may want to sleep ...
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Which other travel destinations have the same or similar vibe to Bali?

I have a question for those who have experienced Bali (Canggu, Kuta, Seminyak). Are there any other places that exude a comparable vibe? I'm specifically referring to places with vibrant nightlife, ...
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Can I bring an airsoft gun into the Phillipines?

My question is if I would need a permit to transport an airsoft gun into the Philippines? Would I need to declare it. I am not selling them or anything. I would be just keeping them for myself. Most ...
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Visa on Arrival Procedure & Documentation at Manila Airport

I understand that if I have a Singapore visa (with an Indian passport) I do not need to apply for a Philippines visa. But upon arrival in Manila, will I need to apply for a Visa on Arrival at the ...
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Need alternative to US Cell phone provider for short codes

Has anyone found a good alternative to T-Mobile for foreign travel to the Philippines with short codes? Shortcodes are the two step authentication that you get from Google or your bank. Capital One ...
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AirAsia policy on carry-on baggage

Am I allowed to bring 1.9 g lash glue and tripod in my carry-on baggage? This is only my second time flying and I used to put my tripod in my checked baggage. We didn't get additional baggage this ...
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Visa free travel to Philippines on Japan Visa

I am an Indian citizen and have a valid Japan Visa which has allowed me to travel visa free to Philippines once. Now I want to travel again to Philippines and my Japan visa is still valid. I am not ...
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I decided to extend my stay in Singapore and change my next country of destination, what should I do about the SG Arrival Card?

I am already here in Singapore and submitted my SG Arrival Card but I decided to extend for additional two (2) days and change my next destination, what should I do?
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Stain on passport page

Our flight will be in 2 weeks. I wont have time to get my 2 year old a new passport. We saw her passport like this after taking it from the drawer. Will it cause any issues? This is the only page ...
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What are chances of offering my IT skillset to getting a remote I.T jobs or freelance jobs in the Philippines? [closed]

I am Solutions Architect working as a Technical Support Engineer in Nigeria. And I am moving to the Philippines to get a master’s degree from St. Dominic College of Asia. Though I have DevOps skillset,...
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Overstayed in Brazil, can I travel to Mexico/Philippines?

I'm a Canadian citizen and have overstayed my tourist visa in Brazil for the last 1.5 years. If I travel from Brazil to say Mexico or the Philippines, would I be denied by immigration officials there?
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Why are there extra charges from booking.com when you try to reschedule your flight?

I tried to change a flight through booking.com and they want to charge me an extra $600 to $800 in order to get this done. They say it is the airline that's doing it, but I found other flights cheaper ...
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Can I bring Philippine mangoes into France via checked-in luggage?

Can I bring Philippine mangoes to France without fuss (i.e. no need for some authority to inspect it) via checked-in luggage? If so, what is the maximum weight that I can bring? I did my due diligence ...
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Can AirAsia reprint boarding passes long after the flight was taken?

I need the boarding pass for scholarship reasons, but the boarding pass I got from the self check in machine already faded (thermal paper). Is it possible for AirAsia (Philippines) to reprint the ...
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Is it illegal to visit the Philippines for a few hours for a visa run? If so, how can I know in which SE Asian countries it would be okay?

This is the second and last of two questions about an unusual international departure from the Philippines, the other is Is it really forbidden to take extension cords out of the Philippines? Several ...
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Is it really forbidden to take extension cords out of the Philippines?

During security screening departing the Philippines on an international flight an X-ray of my backpack showed a simple, cheap two-pronged, 2-3 meter household extension cord that I use with my laptop ...
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How can a France-Philippines couple visit each other? [closed]

My girlfriend lives in Philippines, I am from France. Right now, because of covid19, I can't find a way for me to go there or a way for her to come to me. I even tried to see if Spain was a ...
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Overstayed by 11 years in the Philippines

My son has overstayed his visa and has been living in the Philippines for 11 years. I would like to bring him back to the United States. I am unsure of the amount of fines he would have to pay. I ...
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Can I travel to Rome, Italy with only Permesso di Soggiorno and Carta D’identità? [duplicate]

I have a Philippine passport and a Permesso di Soggiorno for Italy. This April, I plan to apply for a Carta D’Identità. My Philippine passport will expire on 17th July, 2021. I was thinking that if I ...
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I am stuck in transit in Malaysia from Australia

I was travelling from Australia to the Philippines with a stopover in Malaysia, to meet my wife and daughter. They almost refused to let me board the plane in Melbourne because I didn’t have a face ...
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Should I wear a jacket on my trip to the Philippines? [closed]

I have a Filipino friend that always tells me that it's cold and she has to wear a jacket, but when I check the weather, it's 24°c. I mean I only wear t-shirts at this temperature! Is there something ...
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Where can I buy postage stamps in Manila, Philippines? And where can I go to send postcards? How much will it be?

Where can I buy a postage stamp near Paco, Manila, Philippines? What stamps will I need to send it to the US?
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Overstaying In Philippines [duplicate]

Overstayed in Philippines for 18 years. I wanna go back in Hawaii. But i have no money. Also my passport lost 3 years ago. I don't know what to do. Not enough money to go home.
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Are layover currently allowed as of 20th of March 2020 In Taipei and Manila airport?

I am planning to flight from Brisbane to Osaka and wondering if it was possible to layover at Taipei or Manila airport?
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Who to contact regarding exit date stamped in passport?

I am a British citizen currently in Tuguegarao (northern Philippines) with no way of getting back to Manila to catch my return flight to UK on 21st March (all domestic flights from Tuguegarao, buses ...
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Where I can find the up-to-date list of countries with "local coronavirus transmission" that Philippines banned foreign visitors from?

I read in this answer by lambshaanxy: the Philippines have also banned foreign visitors from countries with "local coronavirus transmission" Where can I find the up-to-date list of countries with ...
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Can one travel from Metro Manila to somewhere else in Philippines outside Metro Manila via another country during the COVID-19 Metro Manila lockdown?

Can one travel from Metro Manila to somewhere else in Philippines outside Metro Manila via another country during the COVID-19 Metro Manila lockdown? Or is it against the Metro Manila lockdown rules ...
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Does the COVID-19 Metro Manila curfew from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14 prevent travelers from going to the airport during the curfew hours?

Does the COVID-19 Metro Manila curfew from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14 (8pm to 5am) prevent travelers from going to the airport (Ninoy Aquino International Airport, MNL) during the curfew hours? Here ...
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What percentage of international flights departing from Manila are cancelled due to Duterte's lockdown on Metro Manila from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14? [closed]

What percentage of international flights departing from Manila airport (MNL) are cancelled because of Duterte's lockdown on Metro Manila because of COVID-19 from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14? I have ...
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Does Duterte's lockdown on Metro Manila due to COVID-19 impact non-Filipino citizens traveling from Metro Manila to somewhere else?

I read on https://redd.it/fhg2ew (mirror): Land, Air, Sea Travel suspended to and from Metro Manila, March 15 to April 14, 2020 and I read on https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/3/12/...
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Am I over-staying in the Philippines? Japanese Dual citizen

I have been living in the Philippines since I was a kid. I was born to a Japanese father and Filipino mom, which makes me a Filipino citizen. A few days ago, I inquired about getting a Filipino ...
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Question about my mom (US citizen) returning to USA after overstaying abroad [duplicate]

My mother is a US citizen but overstayed in the philippines for 3 yrs now due to 2 of my brothers had a stroke and 1 passed away,and now she is looking after my other brother.Iwant to her to return to ...
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What is a good way to find new western friends in a foreign city? [closed]

I moved to Cebu around a month ago. I'm working from home as a computer programmer. I've been living abroad and travelling for a year now. I'm regularly meeting women and people from the local ...
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how Indian children can come to Philippines together with their filipino mother?

I am a Filipino and I want to bring my 2 children to the Philippines but they are Indian nationals, I want to ask what is the easiest way for me to bring my babies, I am not planning to bring them and ...
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Maiden name on wife's CR1 Visa [duplicate]

My wife has a US CR1 visa with her maiden name on it. Her Philipines passport has her married name on it. Should she have any issues flying to the US for the first time because of the name difference? ...
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NAIA to PNR Nichols?

The train from Nichols (https://goo.gl/maps/ncob95zjFuDALeNj7) goes directly to my destination (http://www.pnr.gov.ph/fares-tickets-nichols-station). I arrive at NAIA T3. How do I go the 2 km from ...
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Bringing bottled soda on Air France / Philippine Airlines flight to Manila

I will soon be flying from Europe to Singapore SIN via Paris CDG (checked through luggage) and then board a separate flight from Singapore to Manila NAIA. I'm visiting a friend and I'd love to bring ...
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Extending Visa from Philipines bureau of Imigration

I want to avail visa free travel to Philipines as I have a valid japanese visa. Indians can avail this as per this document. My trouble is that initial visa will be granted for 14 days which can ...
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Mangoes and Bananas from Manila to Switzerland

We are used to having mangoes, bananas and other fresh fruits and vegetables, in our checked-in luggage from Manila and take them to Geneva, Switzerland. The last time I flew out of the Philippines ...
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How can I return to the Philippines? [closed]

I was in the Philippines for 15 months. I was severely ill and my weight dropped from 65 kilos to 36 kilos. I wanted to come back to the UK for treatment. I ran out of money in Philippines due to ...
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Baggage allowance with Air-Philippines from Manila - Ozamiz and Economy Supersaver ticket?

I have a flight ticket from Manila to Ozamiz flying with Philippine Airlines. The ticket class is Economy Supersaver. On this link I read that for a PAL domestic flight I can check in a piece of ...
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