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Hi everyone,

I went home to the Philippines 2 years ago. I'm a US citizen (not dual). When I arrived at the Philippines, I gave my US passport to the officer and also my philippine passport so I can have the balikbayan stamp.  When I left the Philippines, I only showed my US passport. When I get back, I realized my Philippine passport has a stamped too when I arrived Philippines (my philippine passport was not expired). 

 

Do you think it will be a big issue since my Phil. Passport didn't have stamped when I left Phil?

Thank you in advance.

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If you are only an US citizen then you are showing your Filipino Passport as proof that you are BB.   The US Passport is all that you need to exit.  I am not sure why they stamped your Filipino Passport in the first place.

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Thank you for the response. I don't understand as well. I'm just worried that maybe on their system it says I was in the Philippines the whole time. I just showed it for proof. I did some research and you are supposed to use your expired Philippine passport for balikbayan stamp? 

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They probably just assumed you're a dual citizen.  Or they just stamped the passport out of habit 😆

 

Don't worry about it.  If you ever get questioned about the missing stamp on your Philippine passport (and I doubt that you will), you can always show your US passport with the exit stamp.

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3 hours ago, Shelbyg said:

Hi everyone,

I went home to the Philippines 2 years ago. I'm a US citizen (not dual). When I arrived at the Philippines, I gave my US passport to the officer and also my philippine passport so I can have the balikbayan stamp.  When I left the Philippines, I only showed my US passport. When I get back, I realized my Philippine passport has a stamped too when I arrived Philippines (my philippine passport was not expired). 

 

Do you think it will be a big issue since my Phil. Passport didn't have stamped when I left Phil?

Thank you in advance.

Nope.  

 

Your Philippine passport isn't valid anymore, whether they stamped it or not .. you are not a Philippine citizen.   Thus not an issue it was not stamped.


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