Leaving the Philippines on a Tourist Visa? Don’t rush to the airport just yet. Save time and money by knowing if you need to have an Exit Clearance Certificate with you first.
If you are in the Philippines and have stayed LESS THAN 59 DAYS, all you have to do is pay for the Exit Clearance Certificate at the airport prior to your departure. Show up with just your ticket, passport, and ACR-I card and pay for 2,880 pesos.
If you are in the Philippines and have stayed MORE THAN 59 DAYS BUT LESS THAN SIX (6) months, you cannot get the Exit Clearance Certificate at the airport. You need to get one BEFORE you go to the airport.
If you are in the Philippines and have stayed MORE THAN SIX (6) months, you cannot get the Exit Clearance Certificate at the airport. You need to get one BEFORE you go to the airport.
To get an Exit Clearance Certificate, go to the nearest immigration office with ALL of the following:
- a COPY or the RECEIPT of your LAST VISA EXTENSION
- a COPY of the LAST VISA EXTENSION (in your passport)
- a COPY of you BIO Page (in your passport)
- a COPY of your last arrival stamp (in your passport)
- a COPY of the Yellow Tourist Card
- a COPY of the yellow sticker in your passport that corresponds to the Tourist Card
- 5 Passport pictures, size 2 by 2 (that don’t show your teeth)
Normal processing time of 4-5 business days (expedite option available in most cases for additional payment).
TIP: There are travel agencies that can do this for you, but it will cost more money for obvious reasons and a lot more money (and time) if you’re not flying from Manila because they need to send your passport to immigration center in Manila and then pay to have your passport sent back to them. Should you choose a travel agent to do this for you, you need to coordinate this with them for about two (2) weeks before you plan to fly.
Note: All fees and conditions are subject to change. Please visit immigration.gov.ph for up-to-date information.