Discussion in 'Passports and Visas' started by horizon155, Sep 24, 2016.
Immigration had also told me someone came in and told them they needed 6 pictures for the ECC.
OK, my turn. Decided to take a trip to Hong Kong next week for a few days. On a travel visa over 6 months but under 12 months on this entry. Has anyone been successful lately getting ECC at NAIA (dammit, I shoulda walked over and asked when I was up there going to the VA a couple months ago)? Is it 3 pictures and p500 there also? Or should I make the Cebu run, what is the recommended mode of transport to Cebu BI for a guy with a bad back?
Can't do it at the airport as a tourist. Go to Cebu if at all possible.
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Unless they have changed things yet again under 1 year you can get the ECC at the airport on tourist visa.
Only if you are on a 13a. Tourists need to get one 72 hours prior to flying out regardless of how long they have been on the Philippines.
Source: me. I just left last month and returned this month.
But had you been in the country more than 12 months? AlwaysRT has not been in the country more than 12 months this time. Source: AlwaysRT in the post above.
I'm fairly certain you are wrong on this. When I left at 11 months 14 months ago, I got the ECC at the airport. Elsewhere I have suggested AlwaysRT check at Duma BoI. There should be a printed sheet under the glass of the left desk on the right hand corner that says under 12 months, tourists can get the ECC at the airport. While I was there someone asked Peter Bueno if it was true and he confirmed it. There should be a thread around somewhere where I related my experience getting it at the airport at 11 months. They didn't see the strip of paper stapled in the passport and kept asking if I had more papers, and since they had my passport I couldn't look in it. It was eventually found by them but it was unpleasant thinking I was going to miss my flight.
I was in country for 18+ months.
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Also, doesn't really matter: if you have been here longer than 6 months you will need an exit clearance from any of the main immigration branches. You cannot get an ecc while you are at the airport on a tourist visa. You can try but you will likely be turned down and miss your flight and have to rebook at your own cost. Best bet is to do it by the book and go at least 72 hours before your flight to any of the regional immigration branches. If you are stupid enough to risk it then don't come here and complain you weren't warned. Then again, I'm all for arrogant prick expats doing their own thing and learning lessons the hard way. It's not my money buying their flights so I could really give a sh*t less if anyone wastes their money trying to do things their own way. Have at it.
Emigration Clearance Certification (ECC) to be available at Airports
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION
MAGALLANES DRIVE, INTRAMUROS
OPERATIONS ORDER NO. SBM-2015-009
AUTHORITY TO ISSUE EMIGRATION CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE (ECC) AT INTERNATIONAL PORTS OF EXIT
WHEREAS, foreign nationals with Temporary Visitor’s Visa (TVV) who stayed in the country for six (6) months or more are required to secure an Emigration Clearance Certification (ECC) before they are allowed to depart from the Philippines;
WHEREAS, under present regulations, ECCs are only issued at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) Main Office, through the Alien Registration Division (ARD), and Sub-Port Offices; WHEREAS, statistics show that the primary reason for deferred departure of foreign nationals is their failure to secure an ECC prior to their intended departure;
WHEREAS, the incidence of deferred departures of foreign nationals shall substantially decrease if bi offices at the international ports of exit are authorized to issued ECCs and will facilitate their travel;
NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to book IV, Chapter 6, sections 29 and 36(2) of Executive Order No. 292, as amended, otherwise known as the “Administrative Code of 1987”, in relation to Section 3 of Commonwealth Act No. 613, as amended, otherwise known as the “Philippine Immigration Act of 1940”, the following rules are hereby ordered:
Section 1. Issuance of ECC at the International Port of Exit. – An Emigration Clearance Certificate may be issued to a foreign national at the international port of exit who:
a) Is leaving the country within twenty-four (24) hours and with Boarding Pass;
b) Stayed in the Philippines for six (6) months but not more than one (1) year;
c) Is a holder of a valid Temporary Visitor’s Visa (TVV);
d) Has no pending obligation with the Government, its instrumentalities, agencies and subdivisions, and has no pending criminal civil or administrative action which by law requires his presence in the Philippines; and
e) Is registered under the Alien registration Program (ARP) and was issued a Special security Registration Number (SSRN).
Section 2. Duties of the Airport Operations Division (AOD). –
Upon finding that the foreign national qualifies for issuance of ECC under Section 1 hereof, the Airport Operations Division (AOD), through its duly authorized Collecting Officer /Cashier, shall collect from the foreign national the amount of Seven Hundred Ten Pesos (Php 710.00) as ECC Fee and Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00) as express Lane Fee; Provided, however, that if the ECC Fee was already paid upon the First TVV extension, only the amount of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00) as Express Lane Fee shall be collected.
Section 3. Deferred Departure. – A foreign national without an ECC and not qualified for issuance thereof pursuant to Section 1 hereof shall not be cleared for departure and shall be referred to the nearest BI Office authorized to process and issue such ECC.
Section 4. Duty of the Immigration Officer. –
the Immigration Officer on primary inspection shall indicate in the Border Control Information System the:
a) Official receipt Number/s covering the fees paid at the international port of exit; or
b) ECC Number issued by the BI Main Office or Sub-Port Offices.
Section 5. Supercession Clause. – All circulars, memoranda, orders and other issuances inconsistent with this Circular are hereby repealed, amended of modified accordingly.
Section 6. Effectivity. – This Order Shall take effect fifteen (15) days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation.
Let a copy of this Order be furnished to the Office of the National Administrative Register (ONAR), U.P. Law Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. City of Manila, Philippines.
16 April 2015
SIEGFRED B. MISON
This may have changed but I doubt it has. Regardless of what any arrogant pricks may say. I suggest that AlwaysRT check with Duma BoI and maybe he can report back for future reference what he finds.
Some might laugh but I have heard of many of those "arrogant pricks" showing up at the airport thinking they are entitled to an ecc at the last minute just prior to going through immigration. I always get a good laugh at them when they aren't prepared to leave the country and it brings me great pleasure when they miss their flight and are told to go to the main branch in Manila to obtain one. It is quite amazing how many retards there are here.
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