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Exit Clearance ECC Exit Clearance

Discussion in 'Passports and Visas' started by horizon155, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. DavyL200

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    I remember posting that a couple of yrs back but as we all know things can change at a moments notice here without informing anyone or posting it anywhere,we are just supposed to know these things.
     
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  2. Brian Oinks

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    Looking for a latest update I found this link; (2016)

    The “Exit Clearance” for Dummies
    Philippines Exit Clearances (ECC) – Update!

    From the Immigration pages they look pretty dated; (2015)

    Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC)
    Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC)

    FOREIGN NATIONALS SHOULD SECURE ECC

    BEFORE LEAVING – BI

    FOREIGN NATIONALS SHOULD SECURE ECC BEFORE LEAVING – BI
     
  3. Dutchie

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    Some recent experience (went to Cebu to get my ECC clearance yesterday)

    I went to the Dumaguete BI office first, to make sure I would bring the correct documents to Cebu.
    That was a bad idea. The list of "requirements" they have at the Dumaguete office is completely wrong.
    It mentions copies of this, that and the kitchensink, none of which turned out to be needed.
    It also mentions five 2x2 pictures, you need only three.
    It does not mention to bring a printed copy of your flight ticket, but I was asked for one.
    I was told at the Duma office that it would take 5 days, which turned out to be not true.

    So here are my tips to increase your chances of getting your ECC in one day.
    1. Bring your passport, three 2x2 pictures, and a copy of your plane ticket out of the country.
    2. Be at the Cebu BI office as early as you can; it gets a lot busier in the afternoon, plus there is a 2 p.m. cut off time for accepting ECC applications. We took the 6 am fastcraft boat from sibulan, were at JCenter Mall just before noon, it wasn't really busy yet at the BI office. I would probably have walked out with my ECC within an hour or so, but because of the missing copy of the flight ticket we needed more time. When I returned to the BI around 1:30 p.m. it was already a lot busier.
    3. Be polite and kind, but explain that you travelled from quite far to get to Cebu and that it would be very awkward if you need to return there just to pick up the ECC.
    4. The fee has been increased to 700 Php (plus 10 peso for legal costs or something); don't offer to pay more to hurry things up, you may insult the person you are making such offer to. No other fees.
    5. Note: I'm on a tourist visum, longer than 12 months in the country, no problems with previous visum extensions whatsoever and I have a valid ACR-card. My experience may be of some help to you, but possibly not if your situation is different.
     
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  4. Brendan

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    My experience of obtaining an ECC at Cebu BI yesterday , ( 22nd May 2018 ) I’m on a tourist visa with an ACR-I card. >6 months < 12 months.

    We Arrived at the BI at 11am , the guy at the desk on the right as you enter took 3 Photos that I provided and attached them to an application form which I then duly filled out.
    This was then taken back to the same guy for him to check that all the information was correct on the completed form.

    He then directed me to window 1 where the completed form and passport where handed over, I was then given a number and told to wait to be called for payment, 5 minutes later I was called to the payment window, P500 paid.

    I was told then to wait for someone to call my number to Collect the ECC.
    I asked how long this was likely to take and was told 3-4 hours as they were busy.

    We returned after 2 hours and the ECC was ready to Collect.

    At no point was I asked for my ACR-I card or the copy, I was also not asked to present copies of my passport or the official receipt of my last visa.

    My experience may not be the same as
    yours, so I would advise to always take the original and a copy of the documents mentioned above.
     
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    They do this efficient process intentionally for a few random foreigners each week just to keep us all guessing.
     
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    Hi guys, we're going to depart from the Philippines on 9-APR-2019 (it is a national holiday) from Manila. We are living here in Dumaguete 8 month with 2 little kids having Temporary Visitors Visa, aka tourist visa or 9A. Our kids have seasickness (nausea in buses and boats), so it is not so easy to get to Cebu for ECC. And because of the holiday (falling on Tuesday) we need to go to Manila almost a week earlier to do it (to have 72 hours before departure there). So, we wanted to get it in the NAIA, but I cannot find enough information about that. Information is contradictory and scarce. Can anybody tell about getting ECC-A in the Manila airport? How about that now?
     
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    Question... if you get ECC in one day then you can leave right after.. the 72 hours is just a suggestion in case there is a problem or is there a rule that you cannot leave for 72 hours after the ECC ??
     
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    Your visa cannot obtain EEC at the airport, There is a early flight Dumaguete Cebu and a late afternoon return
     
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    No need to go to Immigration in Cebu city. I did get it myself when leaving on a flight from Mactam airport last month. So all those stories not possible to get ECC @the airport is bullshit, unless you are staying in the PH more than 12 months of course.
     
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