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[Philippines] Will I need to adjust my ACR card when leaving the Philippines?

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Hello, So this month our CR1 Visa was approved and we are planning to leave the Philippines in a week and a half. Everything with my spouse is complete, but I was wondering if I (the petitioner) would need to notify the Filipino immigration Bureau that I am leaving to reside back in the US. My Acr card is only valid until the later part of this year, and I don't know if I could just leave the Philippines and not come back or if it would cause any troubles on re-entry. 

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2 hours ago, Keanu_Reid said:

Hello, So this month our CR1 Visa was approved and we are planning to leave the Philippines in a week and a half. Everything with my spouse is complete, but I was wondering if I (the petitioner) would need to notify the Filipino immigration Bureau that I am leaving to reside back in the US. My Acr card is only valid until the later part of this year, and I don't know if I could just leave the Philippines and not come back or if it would cause any troubles on re-entry. 

 

Have you been in the Phils for 6 months or more?   You will need an ECC from B-I  (Exit Clearance Certificate)


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23 hours ago, Hank_ said:

 

Have you been in the Phils for 6 months or more?   You will need an ECC from B-I  (Exit Clearance Certificate)

So i went to BI today and they told me that i dont need one and that i can just go to the airport and essentially 'check out' there, but all of the information online suggests that I would need to get an ECC. I really hope they dont screw me. We even showed them the requirements suggested online. 

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13 minutes ago, Keanu_Reid said:

So i went to BI today and they told me that i dont need one and that i can just go to the airport and essentially 'check out' there, but all of the information online suggests that I would need to get an ECC. I really hope they dont screw me. We even showed them the requirements suggested online. 

 

That is odd.

 

What type of ACR card do you have?  That might be the reason.

 

 

http://immigration.gov.ph/faqs/emigration-clearance-certificate-ecc

 

http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php/news/press-release/109-april2015-pr/772-foreign-nationals-should-secure-ecc-before-leaving-bi

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Hank

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17 hours ago, Hank_ said:

I have a probationary permanent resident ACR card but I have been in the Philippines for greater than 6 months (11 months).

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I did read that for some can get the ECC at the airport.

 

Still it is weird them saying you won't need it.


Hank

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On 4/4/2019 at 4:33 AM, Hank_ said:

I did read that for some can get the ECC at the airport.

 

Still it is weird them saying you won't need it.

I ended up getting the ECC at the airport, but it was so expensive. I expected maybe 300 php but i got charged 2880 php. I was kind of mad but it luckily i had enough cash with me.

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1 hour ago, Keanu_Reid said:

I ended up getting the ECC at the airport, but it was so expensive. I expected maybe 300 php but i got charged 2880 php. I was kind of mad but it luckily i had enough cash with me.

 

The guy at B-I obviously didn't have a clue .. sad that they allow him to work there and give out false information.

 

P2880 .. that isn't too bad, still lucky you did have the cash on you.

 


Hank

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4 hours ago, Keanu_Reid said:

I ended up getting the ECC at the airport, but it was so expensive. I expected maybe 300 php but i got charged 2880 php. I was kind of mad but it luckily i had enough cash with me.

You have a probationary 13a?  I couldn't find a BI fee reference, but I did find lots of references of expats paying the 2880 php fee.  

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Doubt you will fine anything online for a fee schedule for ECC


Hank

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