Press & Notices

Travelling to the Philippines

Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage

Tommy and Fortunata want to get married in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Tommy is Canadian while Fortunata is Filipina and a native of Batac…

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AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4 OF THE MANUAL OF REGULATIONS ON FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRANSACTIONS (FX MANUAL) - CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER OF LOCAL CURRENCY

As part of the continuing efforts of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to keep its regulations attuned to the needs of the country’s growing economy including providing greater flexibility to travelers to and from the Philippines, we are pleased to advise that the Monetary Board has approved the issuance of Circular No. 922 Series of 2016 increasing from PHP10,000.00 to PHP50,000.00 the amount of legal tender Philippine currency that may be imported/ brought in and / or exported/ brought out of the country physically or electronically without prior authority from the BSP. The new policy became effective on 15 September 2016.

View BSP Circular No. 922

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Live Pets Importation to the Philippines

You may now submit on-line, import permits for dogs and cats. Please visit the link below to submit your application on-line:

ISSUANCE OF SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY (SPS) CLEARANCE TO IMPORT DOGS & CATS

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Travel Tax Exemption

The Philippine Consulate announced today ( 25 October 2001) the grant of travel tax exemption to certain categories of Filipinos living and working abroad, as follows…

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Application for Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG)

One night of bliss between Trixie OuiOui and Lino Matipono resulted in the birth of a beautiful child, Rolly, nine (9) months later in Toronto. Now 14 years old and holder of a Canadian passport, Rolly wants to travel to the…

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Balikbayan

Boy became a Canadian citizen in year 2000. Now a Canadian passport holder, he wants to go back to the Philippines to marry his long-time girlfriend, Monette of Pidigan, Abra. Boy plans to stay in the Philippines for one year…

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Travel Clearance for Minors

For more information on this topic we refer you to the Answer in the Frequently Asked Questions of the Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippines.

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Visa Requirements to the Philippines

For further information pertaining Visa Requirements to the Philippines please view Issuance of Visa in the Consular Section.

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Travelling with Expired Passports

As a general rule, all incoming foreign passengers must be in possession of travel documents valid for at least six (6) months beyond their intended stay in the Philippines. However, the Bureau of Immigration of the Philippines may allow admission after primary inspection of the following incoming passengers with no fine imposed on the carrier/airline…

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Guidelines for Dual Citizens Travelling to the Philippines

The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) released last December 2004 new guidelines for Filipinos with dual or multiple citizenships entering or leaving the Philippines.

The BI guidelines prescribe that either a genuine and a valid Philippine passport and/or an original Identification Certificate issued by the Bureau will be considered as substantial proof of Philippine citizenship.

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