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Hello VJ'ers... I would like to know how true that we have to pay immigration fee? My hubby just booked our flight, our travel agent informed me to pay phil tax since hubby bought cheapest deal and tax excluded,i know about this.. Except the immigration fee how true, and how much it cost??

Any clarification with this matter? Any output would like to hear! Thanks guys...

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Moving to the Phils regional forums as this is an issue with Phil tax.


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Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

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Philippine traavel tax is 1,620. It is imposed by the government on individuals who are leaving the country irrespective of the destination.


AOS Journey

2-22-2012 - Mailed in AOS/EAD/ paperwork.

2-28-2012 - Return Receipt.

3-05-2012 - NOA I-797C received for I-485, I-765 and biometrics appointment for 3-29-2012

3-07-2012 - Sent Notice to Reschedule Appointment at local ASC by certified mail

3-10-2012 - Return Receipt

3-20-2012 - received text/email the case is transferred

3-24-2012 - NOA I-797C notice received that the case is transferred at CSC

3-30-2012 - Received NOA I-797 New Biometrics Appointment for 4-24-2012

4-24-2012 - BIOMETRICS and same day my I-765 status is in production

4-30-2012 - received text/email notification EAD is on my way

5-03-2012 - received EAC

9-10-2012 - GC/DOCUMENT PRODUCTION

9-11-2012 - CSC mail out the Welcome Letter

9-12-2012 - CSC mail out the Green Card

9-14-2012 - Welcome Letter received

9-15-2012 - Green Card received

ROC Journey

8-15-2014 - Sent I-751

8-18-2014 - I-751 Delivered

8-18-2014 - NOA I-797

8-20-2014 - Check Cashed

9-11-2014 - Biometrics Appointment

11-18-2014- Received email and text notification that green card is in production

11-19-2014- CSC mail out GREEN CARD

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Don't forget the airport fee. I think it's still Php550.


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It is imposed by the governmen crocs on individuals who are leaving the country irrespective of the destination.

(and) They charge more if you're flying first class. :devil:


Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

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Philippine traavel tax is 1,620. It is imposed by the government on individuals who are leaving the country irrespective of the destination.

Is that PHP?

Don't forget the airport fee. I think it's still Php550.

I was there last year, and it was raised to 750 PHP.

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(and) They charge more if you're flying first class. :devil:

How much more do they charge for first class? I have enough frequent flyer miles to book my fiancee first class and that is my intention but not if I have to take out a loan to pay the departure taxes.


K1 Visa Timeline:

03/21/2012 Met in person

03/23/2012 Engaged

04/09/2012 I-129F mailed

04/13/2012 I-129F Received at TSC, forwarded to VSC

04/13/2012 NOA1 Date

04/13/2012 Check Cashed

04/19/2012 Received NOA1 letter

10/18/2012 NOA2-No RFE

10/23/2012 Received MNL case number from NVC

10/24/2012 Paid visa fee and scheduled interview

11/08/2012 Medical Completed

11/09/2012 CFO seminar and interview completed

11/19/2012 Interview USEM- VISA APPROVED

11/26/2012 Passport (and visa) in transit from post

11/27/2012 Visa Packet delivered/Air booked-business class all the way!!

12/05/2012 flew to Manila-CFO sticker-USA Bound

12/06/2012 Arrived USA-POE Washington DC!!!!!!!!!

12/12/2012 Wedding

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Hello VJ'ers... I would like to know how true that we have to pay immigration fee? My hubby just booked our flight, our travel agent informed me to pay phil tax since hubby bought cheapest deal and tax excluded,i know about this.. Except the immigration fee how true, and how much it cost??

Any clarification with this matter? Any output would like to hear! Thanks guys...

There is a counter right inside the terminal (between the scanner for the luggage area), takes but a few minutes to pay the fee if now crowds. Don't know how the exit fee is more for first class I don't remember them asking to see the ticket, just your passport.

Airport fee was still 550 PHP when we flew out.

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Hank

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Hello VJ'ers... I would like to know how true that we have to pay immigration fee? My hubby just booked our flight, our travel agent informed me to pay phil tax since hubby bought cheapest deal and tax excluded,i know about this.. Except the immigration fee how true, and how much it cost??

Any clarification with this matter? Any output would like to hear! Thanks guys...

There is no immigration fee for the first 21 days entering the Philippines. Leaving is another thing. There is always a 550 peso fee each person for international flights. Domestic flights are 200 pesos. These are called airport terminal fees. A recent news here said that these fees will be included in the ticket prices starting in August 2012 for domestic and international will follow a short time later. If you want to stay here more than 21 days you will need to pay immigration fees. You can do this either at a Philippine Embassy in your area or go to a Immigration office after arriving. Only needed for non filipino people. When you say that your husband bought the cheapest tickets, what does that have to do with it. All taxes are paid before you fly, not after. How would they know what passengers paid once you leave the plane? I have lived here for a year now on a ACR-1 visa and I just found out that if you stay here for an extended time, you need an exit visa, for a cost of course of more than 4500 pesos. They get you for everything here.

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There is no immigration fee for the first 21 days entering the Philippines. Leaving is another thing. There is always a 550 peso fee each person for international flights. Domestic flights are 200 pesos. These are called airport terminal fees. A recent news here said that these fees will be included in the ticket prices starting in August 2012 for domestic and international will follow a short time later. If you want to stay here more than 21 days you will need to pay immigration fees. You can do this either at a Philippine Embassy in your area or go to a Immigration office after arriving. Only needed for non filipino people. When you say that your husband bought the cheapest tickets, what does that have to do with it. All taxes are paid before you fly, not after. How would they know what passengers paid once you leave the plane? I have lived here for a year now on a ACR-1 visa and I just found out that if you stay here for an extended time, you need an exit visa, for a cost of course of more than 4500 pesos. They get you for everything here.

:blink: Huh?

Her hubby is in the USA, he bought tickets now that they have their visa so they can fly to the USA to be with him. The Philippines charges an exit fee of 1620 Php (or is it 1650? whatever, we just paid it and checked our bags wasn't paying too much attention to cost :blush: ) for them to leave the country.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

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