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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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B1 visa for conference arriving 10 days early

I’ve applied for a US B1/B2 visa for a company retreat and conference but got approved for B1 only. Its multiple entry valid until January and it has annotations about my company plus the month ...
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Can I import queso de bola cheese from the Philippines to Australia?

Christmas is approaching and the markets of Manila are piled high with queso de bola, or red round balls of Edam-style cheese: Can I bring one of these big balls of fun back to Australia? They're ...
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Tourist from Sweden visiting Philippines

I understand Sweden is one of the countries with free visa entering Philippines, provided the tourist holds a valid passport and a round trip ticket. Do they need to have a proof of hotel or condo ...
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From Manila airport to Calamba

My plane to Manila international airport arrives on 20:30 and I would like to reach Calamba to stay for night. Will I find any bus for this trip?
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I am an Indian National and have a L1B US visa. Do I require a visa to travel to Philippines?

I am an Indian National and have a L1B US visa. Do I require a visa to travel to Philippines? I intend to stay less than 14 days.
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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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What should I write/say on the “Do you have a job?” part in the immigration?

I just graduated from college and going abroad as a tourist. One of the questions of immigration is if I have a job. Which is none because I just graduated and I'm having my vacation of life before ...
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Do I need to apply for a Korean Tourist visa?

I am a Philippine passport Holder with valid Japanese working visa residing in Japan. Do I need to apply for a Korean Tourist visa?
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I'm bringing money from Kuwait to Australia via the Philippines

I will be staying one night in the Philippines then return to Australia. Will I have any trouble bringing $10,000.00 dollars Australian back through these countries
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How should one prepare for a business trip to Manila?

In the next few days I'm heading over to Manila, Philippines for work reasons. I have never been to APAC in my life and I'm looking for some non-Google answers that would help. What should I be ...
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Do Australian power tools need a converter to be used in Philippines?

I'm sending an Aussie drill and grinder 240v to the Philippines. Do I need to buy a power converter from 110v to 240v to run power tools safely?
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Adapter voltage different to both mains power and appliance expectations

Sorry if this is a question better suited to Electronics.SE. I'll be travelling from my home country of Australia to the Philippines tomorrow, and been looking for a suitable travel adapter. ...
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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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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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Can refugee travel documents be used to travel to Thailand and The Philippines?

I hold refugee travel documents (1951 Convention) issued by South Korea. I want to travel to Thailand and The Philippines. My original nationality doesn`t allow visa-free entry to these countries, ...
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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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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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Travelling with sealed processor [closed]

I'm going back home (The Philippines) next week from Italy, travelling with Emirates. Where can I put my sealed processor (Pentium G4560) that I bought from amazon.it (€65), checked luggage or hand ...
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Travel with my dog from Italy to the Philippines [closed]

Could I travel from Italy to Philippines with my big dog in the cargo compartment? Is there a way I can figure out in advance how much it would cost?
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For a stay exceeding 30 days does a US citizen require a visa in advance of arriving at the Philippines?

I am going to the Philippines to meet someone and because of the limited interval between receiving the money to buy the ticket and trying to arrive at least a few days before Valentine's Day, I am ...
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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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How does President Duterte's anti-drug campaign affect travelers in the Philippines?

News are reporting that the current anti-drug campaign in the Philippines has resulted in the death of more than 6000 people. What risks do I take when visiting Philippines in terms of personal ...
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About to take an Emirates flight to Philippines: Can I carry medicine with prescription (from my mom, she's a doctor) just in case I need it?

Please take into account I am not American and do not live in USA. My mom is a doctor and she wants to give me some medicine, for example, antibiotics, (all in solid form) and their prescription just ...
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US Citizen overstaying in the Philippines [closed]

I'm a US Citizen and I have been staying in the Philippines for 16 years; my parents could not afford to pay the penalty. What am I going to do? Any suggestions?
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Can my aunt bring an unboxed Dell Alienware to the Philippines without any fees?

I have ordered from Dell a customized Alienware 17 R4 and shipped it to my aunt in California. She will bring it with her when she comes to the Philippines. The item costs around $1700 USD, and ...
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Overstayed in the Philippines for years: How to go back to the US without paying a big fine?

I'm a U.S. Citizen and I have been overstaying in the Philippines for 5 years. I want to go back to U.S what's the penalty? I don't have enough money to pay a big fine, is there a way to avoid that?
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Will I be interviewed by Immigration Officer even when I travel Domestic in their country? [closed]

Will I be interviewed by Immigration Officer when I travel Domestic in their country? For example I will be going to the Philippines from Korea and will be staying in Manila for a couple of days. ...
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Should I tip my driver in Manila when somebody else is paying?

I'll soon visit the Philippines for business, and our local partner will be providing a car and driver. I have no idea how much he's getting paid. Should I tip him, and if yes, how much and how often?...
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Amount of liquid to bring on carry-in luggage - Philippines

Can you clarify the rules for liquid in carry-on luggage from the Philippines? It says here that Containers for LAGs in your carry-on baggage must be one hundred (100) milliliters/grams or less. ...
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Buy airfares now or after the sale? [closed]

An airline company I've been keeping track of recently held a sale. Before the sale, the airfare prices were very cheap on weekends, and very expensive on weekdays (Sat, Sun, long haul flights are at $...
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Filling up the VIDEX Form (Schengen Visa) Regarding Address

My address contains a block number and a lot number, usually written as Block ## Lot ##. This was not accepted in the online application form (VIDEX) of the German Embassy. Their format is also very ...
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Which denomination banknotes should I take to Philippines?

I'm travelling to the Philippines and ordered/received my pesos in advance as I'm not sure if there will be many cash machines in the areas I'll be going to, that and I also don't trust my bank to ...
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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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Which toilets in the Philippines are more likely to have seats? And why are toilet seats often missing there?

How can I have better luck finding a toilet that actually has a seat? (Or an accommodation where the toilets will likely have seats?) Is it by original design that they were simply omitted? Or do ...
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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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Mangos on flight from Palawan to Manila?

I'm on a flight from Puerto Princesa to Manila this Saturday. Can I bring on board mangos? There were some restrictions earlier due to some weevil thing but I'm not sure if they've been lifted.
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Is scooter rental in Philippines as common among tourists as it is in Thailand?

While I was traveling in Thailand last year I rented a scooter on multiple occasions which gave me new dimensions of freedom. Scooter rent shops were abundant. In a month I'll be travelling to ...
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Anywhere in the Philippines with fee-free ATMs?

I've spent quite a few hours of my vacation in the Philippines looking for fee-free ATMs. I've tried perhaps 20 different ATMs across the Philippines. Unfortunately, they all charged a 200 peso fee ...
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Banaue to Vigan directly without going through Baguio?

I want to leave Banaue (anytime after say noon) and get to Vigan as quickly as possible without spending more than say 800 php. A few locals I've consulted say the best way is to go back south to ...
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Is there a fee-free ATM at Manila Airport (MNL) and what is the maximum withdrawal amount per transaction?

I have a US bank debit card (CapitalOne 360, formerly INGDirect) that lets me make withdrawals for free, in the local currency, and at the prevailing official MasterCard market exchange rates (which ...
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Is there (or when will there be) a ferry between Sabah (Malaysia) and Palawan (Philippines)?

Update This Nov 17 2015 news article says construction of the RM8.84m Kudat ferry ramp "has commenced and was expected to be operational six months later". This other news article says, similarly, ...
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Do beaches / beach resorts in Cebu employ lifeguards?

Me and my friend are planning to go swimming in an exclusive resort or stay in a beachfront hotel within Cebu as long as the beach is perfect. But unfortunately none of us know how to swim well but we ...