Questions tagged [philippines]

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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Rolling blackouts in the Philippines

I am planning to visit Luzon, Philippines, and would probably be staying either in Manila or in Morong, Bataan, possibly in a private residence. I've read that the electric power system in the ...
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Philippines visa on arrival with Singapore eVisa

I am a citizen of India. I have a Singapore 35-day multiple-entry visa. Am I eligible to get a visa on arrival in the Philippines, without going to Singapore on this visa? Is it mandatory to go to ...
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How to legally drive in the Philippines as a foreigner?

This question assumes a - "regular tourist" - foreigner with a valid foreign driver's license. Short version As a foreigner, you can drive in the Philippines up to 90 days since arrival, with your ...
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Different name in my Philippine and Japanese Passport

My name in my Japanese passport is different to the one in my philippine passport. I’m going to Japan this June. I’m really worried because if i were to show only my Philippine passport in the ...
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Ferry between the Philippines and Taiwan [duplicate]

I'm doing a journey around the world on a motorbike. Are there ferries between the Philippines and Taiwan?
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Dual citizenship with passport expired

My husband over stayed in Philippines for 3 years, he has dual citizenship but his Phillipine passport had expired what do we do and how much is the penalty that he needs to pay.
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Buying airsoft from HK and travelling back to country of origin via air

I plan to visit Hong Kong and was also thinking of picking a few airsoft guns, as a collector I'm looking to get the most realistic looking guns for display. So the problem is, I'm from the ...
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Ferry to Corregidor Island from Bataan Peninsula

I plan to travel to Bataan, Philippines sometime this year. I know that there are ferry services from Manila to Corregidor but I prefer one that departs from somewhere in Bataan. (I also know there is ...
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Dual visas of 2 different country [closed]

Currently I am studying in the Philippines on the basis of my student visa/9f, but unfortunately due to some financial problems and family personal matters I cannot continue my studies anymore, and I ...
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How to find car rental companies in Kalibo, Philippines?

How can I find a rental car in Kalibo, Philippines? Google didn't turn up anything useful. Is it even a good idea to try to find one, or should I just take cabs and buses to explore Panay?
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6 months salary vouchers, latest month not included

The employer provided us just today 6months salary vouchers as proof of salary and allowance received, but they didnt give my sister the latest month - February 2019 (for the reason it is not ...
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How to explain allowance received without any document from employer?

We are reapplying for UK standard visitor visa for my sister. The refusal ground was about the proof of salary received. This time we are providing BIR 2316 Certification of Compensation Payment /Tax ...
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How long do I have to be out of the Philippines to get a new 30 day tourist visa after leaving?

Because return flights are a lot cheaper than two directs - and because I want to go to a few countries in Asia - I'm planning to book a return flight from London to Manila, to stay in Philippines for ...
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Overstay penalties in Philippines [closed]

I'm a French citizen, I'm already in Philippines for 36 months. Normally I have to leave on September 17, 2018, means today. For personal reasons I'll be probably late, then I have to do my ECC. How ...
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Overstaying in the Philippines. Can I pay the fine and continue my stay?

I have overstayed my visit to the Philippines by two years. After paying the fines, can I stay in the Philippines as long as I have a valid visa?
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US citizen overstayed for 11 months in Philippines

My boyfriend overstayed here for 11 months. I was just asking if he can go back here again after paying fines?
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Is it possible to get from the Philippines to Taiwan to Japan (or the reverse) without flying?

It's not that I have a fear of flying but it seems the best way to see Island countries is by island hopping and these three countries are all relatively close to one another if you take into account ...
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Traveling to Philippines

I am Morrocan resident in Romania as a family member. I need to travel to Philippines on February for 2 weeks and I would like to know if I can travel with my residence documentation without visa.
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Where can or who can help me change my old dollar bill? [duplicate]

Hey everyone? I've been having some difficulties exchange my old dollar bill. Can anyone please help me? They said it was old. But it is still im a good shape though.
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I am a US Citizen born in the US. I am american. I am traveling to Philippines [duplicate]

I want to know if I travel to the Philippines and I have a layover in Seoul Korea, do I need a visa to transit through to my next flight to philippines?
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How to leave the Philippines by boat to Taiwan, China or Hong Kong?

We are now trying to do a world tour without flying, and after a bit more than two years we are facing one of the biggest challenges of our journey, crossing the Pacific. We know there are few ...
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What happens if a Filipino/Australian overstays in the Philippines?

I have overstayed my 1-year Balikbayan privilege (1 year free visa) because my passport expired while I was in the Philippines. I was born here and have had a previous Philippines passport but have ...
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Can an Indian national currently working in Saudi Arabia apply for a Philippines visa from there?

I am an Indian national, working in Saudi Arabia. I wish to go to the Philippines. Can I get a visa from the Philippines Embassy in Saudi Arabia or do I have to apply in India? Assuming a visa is ...
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Traveling with only a travel document, not a passport

I'm planning to travel to the Philippines next month with a travel document duly issued by the Philippine Consulate, Los Angeles as my passport had expired a few months ago. Do I get concerned while ...
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Best prepaid SIM card for a short visit to the Philippines?

I will soon be visiting the Philippines for a short business trip (under one week), with a high likelihood for more to come. What's my best choice for a prepaid SIM card? Rough criteria: Must ...
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How much money I can take with me to the Philippines?

I will travel to the Philippines for a vacation. How much money am I allowed to bring with me in cash? I'm a citizen of Morocco.
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Travelling with expensive jewelries gift from my princess employer

Im worried because one of my relative from philippines told me i cant go home with this expensive jewelries that my employer gave me because she love that i work good for her. She told me that ...
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How to retrieve lost itinerary confirmation from Cebu Pacific Air?

I have made a booking on Cebu Pacific at the BDO payment center, but I was not able to receive any confirmation on my email. Thus I could not view my itinerary receipt. I have tried many options so ...
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EU driver's license valid in the Philippines

I'm from Belgium and I have a Belgian drivers license (for just over 1 year). In December I will be going to the Philippines. Do I need an international driver's license or can I use my Belgian one?
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Can you transit through the Philippines on an emergency travel document issued by Malaysia?

Can I transit in another country before returning to my home country using an emergency travel document? I'm a Malaysian currently in Japan. I lost my passport and I'm currently being issued an ...
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Can you get a Philippines visa extended before having your passport stamped?

In this article, the writer says your 30-day visa can be extended at the immigration office before you have your passport stamped. I've never been to an airport. How is it possible to have your visa ...
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Shops selling wine/alcohol at Manila airport T1 and T4

Are there any wine shops at Manila airport T1 or T4? I'll be landing on Terminal 1 around 12h00 and departing from terminal 4 around 18h00 and I would love to buy some wine in between, preferably in ...
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Can I take 2 laptops with me when I emigrate to the Philippines from the UK [closed]

I am emigrating to the Philippines and want to bring both my laptops with me. Can this be done. And what do I say to customs if they ask me. They are used Laptops
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10-kilo biryani rice in check-in baggage

Am I allowed to bring a 10-kilo biryani rice bag in my check-in luggage? Flying from Muscat to the Philippines.
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Overstayed in the Philippines for over 2 years but I want to stay here permanently [closed]

I'm a US citizen who moved here 2 years ago when I was 18 to be with my girlfriend. My visa has long expired because I never had the funds to pay for the extension fees when I needed to. Now, I have a ...
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Passport renewal and six-month rule

I am currently holding a Philippine passport, which expires on April 2019. I hold a residence permit right now, which is "valid" way beyond this date. I live in France and might be moving to the ...
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What is the immigration process when leaving the Philippines?

I am a first time traveler and I've been refused boarding on a flight to India due to lack of needed documents. Now I have the documents from my sponsor in India. He bought me a ticket on MakeMyTrip. ...
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What visa is needed for Indian child of a Filipina mother to visit the Philippines?

My baby is an Indian national and my wife is a Filipina. What is the process needed for my baby to enter the Philippines as a visitor?
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Expedited exit clearance certificate in the Philippines

The Philippines requires a sort of exit visa for tourists staying longer than 6 months, called an "exit clearance cerificate" or ECC. (Sometimes, confusingly, "emigration" is substituted for "exit.") ...
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Name too long for e-ticket. Should I be worried?

I recently bought a ticket for my whole family online. I have a daughter who is almost a year old. Everything's fine, but then I noticed that they cut her name short. Here is the example of the name (...
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Does renting a car to explore Palawan make sense?

I am thinking about travelling to Palawan island in the Philippines and spend around 1 week there. I am a solo traveler and I want to explore as much as possible. Does it make sense to rent a car? I ...
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Indian National with valid US visa on old passport wants to enter Philippines

I am Indian national/ passport holder. I am traveling to Philippines for business. In Philippines, visa on arrival is granted to persons traveling with valid USA visa. I have valid USA visa in my old ...
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Cleanliness of public toilets in the Philippines - myth or misconception?

I have read both articles in the past and more recently about the cleanliness of public toilets in the Philippines, more famously those of the Shell Gas Stations: http://www.odditycentral.com/travel/...
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How many beaches are suitable for swimming in Cebu City?

As I research it, there might only be beaches used for commercial/cargo purposes. I can't find beaches for swimming. But when I search google images for Cebu City, a bunch of beautiful beaches come up....
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How long can I apply again as a tourist visa to UK?

How long can I apply again as a tourist visa to Uk after I finished my 6 months visa. I am here right now at UAE for 2 months and I want to go back again to UK.
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Can I use my Schengen type C visa with remarks transit to visit my fiancée in Norway?

I'm a Filipino national and seafarer. I will be finishing my contract this January. I've been issued before a Schengen visa from The Netherlands but it's expired. Now I hold a Belgian visa. I already ...
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Invitation letter for Filipino Visa

Indian citizens needs an invitation letter to apply for a visa for Philippines. Can this invitation letter be issued by an individual? More so what is the format of such an invitation letter?
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How can I get my US passport from abroad?

I'm 17 and I am applying for a US passport in the Philippines. Do I use the DS-11 form? Although I'm a US citizen, my guardian doesn't have legal custody and my mother can't be located. So far, I ...
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Sending a letter to Manila/Philippines to be picked up at the post office (Poste Restante)

I need to send a letter to a person who is in Manila (Philippines) but she doesn't have a postal address where she can receive the letter. So I would like to send the letter to a post office and then ...
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How to get a tourist visa to the Phillipines as a freelancer? [closed]

I have been working as a freelancer for a US-based company for the past year. I am going to apply for a tourist visa to the Philippines. But when I check the required documents, it is asking for an ...