The Bureau of Immigration (BI) declared, in a press release on March 27, that foreign nationals are now temporarily allowed to depart the Philippines even in the absence of an implemented and stamped visa in their passports, given that their visa application was approved.
Bureau of Immigration
The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) restored the express transactions effective January 3, 2018. Express visa application processing transactions shall now be subject to Express Lane Fees. This is applicable to all BI offices – regional and satellite offices.
Naturally distributed across more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is home to a diverse wildlife, majestic sceneries that can be traversed through land, water, and air and more than millions of warm smiles. The country has been very welcoming to all nations to showcase these beauties but is also known to be very keen in admitting visitors. It enforces a Black List Order (BLO) disallowing entry for foreign nationals who have convicted crimes in their respective countries or had not been convicted of any crime but are fugitives in their home countries.
The Bureau of Immigration reminded all registered foreign nationals in the Philippines and ACR-I Card holders EXCEPT Temporary Visitor’s Visa holders or Tourist Visa holders to report in person to the Bureau of Immigration main office in Intramuros, Manila, or to the nearest participating Bureau of Immigration offices within the first sixty (60) days of every calendar year.