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Hi all. Not sure if this is the right forum.

 

I wanted to see if anyone ever travelled to Philippines with a one way ticket with your filipina/filipino husbands/wives, or stop at one country from US, then from that one country to the Philippines.

 

My husband and I, together with our two kids, are thinking of traveling from the US to Singapore, then Singapore to Philippines, then Philippines back to the US. I was looking for airfares and we want to get one way tickets instead of round trips.

 

My concerns are, since I am a Filipino, I can be qualified for a Balikbayan visa ( can be 1 year stay in the Philippines ), and since my husband and two kids (all US citizens) are my immediate family who’s traveling with me, they will be mostly qualified too. BUT will we have a problem at the airport since we only have one way ticket? We don’t plan on staying a year, but we would like to have an open schedule without rushing and thinking that we have to get back a specific day (unless emergency, of course). 

 

As to Singapore, I’ve lived there before and my sister would like for us to be visit her before we go to the Philippines. Now it has been at least 7 years since I’ve been to Singapore and wondering how strict the immigrations is there now. My sister said that we would be okay, since we will be en route to the Philippines. BUT since we are only getting a one way ticket to Singapore from the US, same concern for me - will we have problems at the airport?

 

I would like to hear some ideas from people who actually experienced traveling with a one way ticket, or from people who might just have any ideas about it.

 

Thanks!

 

P.S. I would most likely have my 10-year green card when I travel, just in case anyone’s wondering.

 

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2 hours ago, M&JB said:

Hi all. Not sure if this is the right forum.

 

I wanted to see if anyone ever travelled to Philippines with a one way ticket with your filipina/filipino husbands/wives, or stop at one country from US, then from that one country to the Philippines.

 

My husband and I, together with our two kids, are thinking of traveling from the US to Singapore, then Singapore to Philippines, then Philippines back to the US. I was looking for airfares and we want to get one way tickets instead of round trips.

 

My concerns are, since I am a Filipino, I can be qualified for a Balikbayan visa ( can be 1 year stay in the Philippines ), and since my husband and two kids (all US citizens) are my immediate family who’s traveling with me, they will be mostly qualified too. BUT will we have a problem at the airport since we only have one way ticket? We don’t plan on staying a year, but we would like to have an open schedule without rushing and thinking that we have to get back a specific day (unless emergency, of course). 

 

As to Singapore, I’ve lived there before and my sister would like for us to be visit her before we go to the Philippines. Now it has been at least 7 years since I’ve been to Singapore and wondering how strict the immigrations is there now. My sister said that we would be okay, since we will be en route to the Philippines. BUT since we are only getting a one way ticket to Singapore from the US, same concern for me - will we have problems at the airport?

 

I would like to hear some ideas from people who actually experienced traveling with a one way ticket, or from people who might just have any ideas about it.

 

Thanks!

 

P.S. I would most likely have my 10-year green card when I travel, just in case anyone’s wondering.

 

You are asking about entry/exit policies of other countries and these questions have nothing to do with your US immigration status.

 

As my wife’s home country is part of the ASEAN group i will get you started.

 

VOA travel usually only requires an outbound ticket to enter the country:

 

https://twomonkeystravelgroup.com/asean-visa-free-countries-guide-filipinos/

 

Your home country may or may not require your husband to have a return ticket.  I do get checked for one at arrival in my wife’s country.

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1 hour ago, Nitas_man said:

You are asking about entry/exit policies of other countries and these questions have nothing to do with your US immigration status.

 

As my wife’s home country is part of the ASEAN group i will get you started.

 

VOA travel usually only requires an outbound ticket to enter the country:

 

https://twomonkeystravelgroup.com/asean-visa-free-countries-guide-filipinos/

 

Your home country may or may not require your husband to have a return ticket.  I do get checked for one at arrival in my wife’s country.

I was not sure if my immigration status matters on these question that’s why I put it last. I am clearly aware that my husband and my kids can be in the Philippines visa free for 21 days (30 days now I think). My main concern is if they can travel and enter Philippines with only one way ticket.

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21 minutes ago, M&JB said:

I was not sure if my immigration status matters on these question that’s why I put it last. I am clearly aware that my husband and my kids can be in the Philippines visa free for 21 days (30 days now I think). My main concern is if they can travel and enter Philippines with only one way ticket.

U.S. citizens may enter the Philippines for purposes of tourism without a visa if they present:

  • a valid U.S. passport and
  • a return ticket to the United States or an onward ticket to another country.

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Philippines.html

 

You really need to contact your own embassy for questions like these.

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