Philippine Immigration departure requirements

by Zarlaeia Villanueva
(Dubai UAE)

Is it really true that a person who is holding a visit visa departing from philippines requires to get an affidavit of support from sponsor and notarized with red ribbon???

My mother is going to Dubai with me (the sponsor) and my daughter on visit visa this coming October.

Since she is travelling with me, do I still need to get that affidavit or she'll be exempted??

Where can we find the official instruction from Phil. Immigration regarding this?

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Offloaded
by: Anonymous

If the immigration offloaded you because you have some docs to comply, wii they let you go if you presented those docs they needed? They told me I can go if I comply with the lacking requirements. Is this true? Thanks

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money matters
by: not so lucky

how much money will they accept in order for a person to pass? coz this will be my second time to spend another 50,000 due to previous offloading.

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Im afraid to get offloaded
by: Anonymous

Hi, im a 20 year old guy, and currently unemployed, my passport just got issued recently this year, i will be traveling to thailand and i have a sponsor, i already have complete requirements regarding my sponsor's information, i just wanted to know what VALID IDs do i need to show them? I dont have any valid ids aside from my passport, and a police clearance id expiring a day before my flight, i requested for an nbi clearance for immigration purposes and will try to get a brgy id and philhealth, will these help?

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Wrong officer
by: The one who got unlucky

Hi everyone I was offloaded yesterday by this heartless officer(So emotional that I wasnt able to get her name)
I planned to go to jeju island to enjoy a week vacation there alone. I brought my company ID, my COE, my leave letter, I have 20,000 thousand pesos in my pocket, return tickets and booked hotel( Mind you that the 7days stay at the hotel was already paid and I have the receipt with me) the only thing that I dont have is a credit card so I used my friends credit card to buy me the tickets and hotel reservations , THAT TRIGGERED THE FIRST OFFICER AND GRAB A PIECE OF PAPER. I already know that he'll gonna pass me to a second interrogator which only happen if they think you belong to the offload list(Great! I belong to those who are suspected victim of human trafficking just because I'm a 19 year-old-girl)
I am confident that I will get through and just thought that they brought me to the office because it is my first time to go out the country.
I have a photo copy of my friends credit card and a certification that he let me use his card(I am that aware that they will ask for these documents) but what shocked me is she didnt even asked for it and questioned my relationship with my friend(wtf) she asked for his name, job and nationality so I told her. She asked for a receipt that shows I transferred money to his credit card account(WTF HE IS MY FRIEND OFCOURSE I WILL JUST HAND HIM THE MONEY ARE YOU FOR REAL) I failed to give her that so she get through my passport and seems that she is checking if its fake or what. I was so pissed when she decided to offload me just because I have incomplete requirements. I started to cry begging if I can do anything about it and told her how much money I invested in this trip how much savings will go to waste but she just continue to do her thing and she cant look me in the eyes.
She then gave me other options so I can go through next time around, well tell you what, she said my company id is fake and if I want to go I'll just apply for working visa WTFFFF IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE I cant stop crying until now 😞😞😞😞

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Philippines Immigration
by: Anonymous

I am not from the Philippines but in my country we would not stand for this. I know for a fact people would be protesting and demanding an end to this nonsense.

You all need to get together and protest against this. Go to your leader and demand this nonsense be ended. Otherwise they will continue this practice.

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Conspiracy/Corruption for both Immigration Officer Cebu Mactan and Cebu Pacific Airlines due to so called (OFFLOAD)
by: Pilipino Singaporean

You know Why? 1.I check-in 2hrs b4 my flight frm Mactan Airport, what surprise me is the queue at immigration was verrry...long and it takes 30min+ to reach the immigration officer, after he check my passport I worried coz the immigration officer ask me to go inside the office for interview, and I check the time of my flight I still have 1hr&25min left departure time, mind that I have enough time till my flight but what I worried most is like the interviewer namely Lapas if Im not wrong, Description: dark, tall 5'8"-5'10, age around 50+ he pur-posely repeat those nonsense questions like where is your birth certificate, how old your mother, etc...until it takes 35-40min interview for each passenger, as I remember that time total 6 person inside office and sometimes I notice that Mr. Lapas has winkle or signal the other person who hold the radio, Im really doubtful the actions of those so called NBI/Immigration officer in Cebu as I observe until that time the person who's holding the radio declared that all of us inside the room was OFFLOAD already. Then I ask what is OFFLOAD? the officer simply say the plain won't allow you anymore to board due the 45min boarding time. I ask the officer this is not our fault as passenger it your systems have big problem then what we are going to do about this that our plane already depart? again Mr. Lapas simply said no need to worry after you clear your name from our side you can fly anytime you just re-book your air ticket but when I ask him is this fully refundable? He said you need to talk the Cebu Pacific staff then I run to the office of Cebu Pacific for re-booking of my ticket ASAP so that I can attend of my sisters wedding but the staff told me "sorry sir the re-booking of your ticket there is a charged of 5k+ all together with the travel tax, I really SHOUT! "What the F" with this country...what kind of system we had??? I don't have any nuisance record to our country and why they treat me like that??? But don't worry Cebu Mactan NBI/Immigration officer I believe the new government of our new President Mr. Rodrigo Duterte will never sleep to investigate the corruption you did and I believe that you earn thousands of money in every flight or I mean in every hour of Cebu Pacific flight...I just hope that you stop this evil business before the new government will caught on the act!!!

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Offloaded last July 22,2016
by: Anonymous

Is any one can help me about my situation, actually i am an ex-OFW i am working in middle east past 2 years ago, now i am in Philippines working in manila for almost 2 years so i was decided to tour in malaysia kuala lumpur, then how can i travel to other countries if a have offloaded in immigration here in Philippines is there anyone can help me regarding this matter.as i am concerned with new passport.
as a immigration office gave me some of requirements as to accomplish it to travel again.
why need for affidavit and other documents to attached, the other is not asking more requirements., what is our right?
we don't have right to travel.?

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banned in malaysia
by: kenken

I would like to ask po if once banned ka from certain country possible ba na di makapasok like hong kong,dubai, vietnam , indonesia and more? is there any chances pa ba that immigration officer would allow to travel wirh that case?

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need help here!!!
by: Anonymous

what other documents needed going to uae aside from wirking visa direct from an employer in dubai?

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i need a pattern issuing affidavit for my son living in uae
by: jhune

i just want to ask what i need affidavit for my son who is travelling with his grandfather in uae. my son born in uae and he will residing with his mother.. im here in Philippines and working

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Passport Validity Ruling
by: Anonymous

I would like to know what is the ruling on the 6 months validity of passport? I am traveling to Korea next month as tourist for 4 days, but my passport will not be 6 months valid. It will expire in 5 months. Can I still travel using the same passport?

My predicament is the appointment for new passport is 2 to 3 months. In that case, I will already miss the 4 days tour this April.

Please reply.

Thanks.

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Invitation letter
by: Anonymous

Hello...i just want to ask about the invitation letter from the philippine embassy kuala lumpur, if got the expiration? and how long it will take's?,because i already do last march 1/2016,but im just wondering, why got the chop from the attorny that "my commission expire's 12/03/2016 is that the expiration date?thanks..

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17 yr old guy
by: Anonymous

ill be travelling to qatar from philippines and will be staying for 1 week.. i already have my visa , money , and passport. do i need a parent consent that they allow me to travel? or it's not that really necessary to do it? i also have a experience going out of town..

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MY HORRIFIC EXPERIENCE WITH THE IMMIGRATION ON JUNE 9, 2015
by: Anonymous

An immigration officer in Cebu who acted like an NBI officer offloaded me to travel to Kuala Lumpur along with my two church mates. Her suspicion started when my church mate’s name name popped out of their record, showing that she was offloaded to fly to Lebanon in 2013 due to illegal recruitment. My church mate once mentioned about this but I was not aware that she did not clear up her name with the immigration. I just learned it yesterday. This gave the immigration officer a red flag about our trip to Malaysia, suspecting that I am taking the ladies to work illegally in Malaysia.

Since our trip is sponsored by a brother in-Christ named PANNIR SANTIAGO, THE IN-CHARGE IMMIGRATION OFFICER OF THE DAY DURING OUR INTERROGATION suspected him as a Muslim human trafficker, and I was his agent for his illegal activities. Mr. Pannir Santiago is not a Muslim. He was an Indian by blood, a Malaysian by citizenship BUT HE IS NOT A MUSLIM and NEVER BEEN A MUSLIM. He is a Christian and he has been serving the Lord for decades already. He is a registered FAMILY THERAPIST. He graduated in INDIANA, USA. They have not involved themselves into illegal recruiting and will never be. As a family therapist and brother in-Christ, he was reaching out the ladies because of their unfortunate events in their past. He learned about their unfortunate past when he visited our church.

From there, he wants to extend his help to the ladies by giving them counseling. And he believes that inviting them to Malaysia and see beautiful places will help them spiritually rejuvenated. PANNIR SANTIAGO also owns a government registered homecare in Malaysia and he sponsored our trip to Malaysia for various reasons such as— to give us a tour to wonderful places in Malaysia; to visit his homecare in Klang; to visit the church of Christ in Klang and to visit some Filipino friends who are members of the church of Christ.

The two ladies desire to work as caregivers IN THE FUTURE and they want to see the homecare of PANNIR first and observe the environment and the people around which would serve as basis of their decision in the future. The plan is not to work immediately there and become illegal workers. If they like the place and environment, then they will make sure to have it legalized first in the Philippines before they start working. My question is, is our government prohibits us to visit a homecare in Malaysia?

We have round trip tickets but THE IN-CHARGE IMMIGRATION OFFICER OF THE DAY DURING OUR INTERROGATION still suspected that the ladies would no longer come back and will work in Malaysia illegally. Shame on her! It was never our plan, and I was confident when an immigration officer asked me to sign an affidavit of undertaking or a sworn statement that the ladies would come back on their scheduled return flight to the Philippines. I did not hesitate to fill up the form and affix my signature because the plan is for all of us to return together. My name will also be at stake if I fill up the form with the knowledge that my companions would no longer come back.

But still THE IN-CHARGE IMMIGRATION OFFICER OF THE DAY DURING OUR INTERROGATION suspected that we are into illegal employment activity. We were turned over to IACAT for further investigation. We were interviewed by an NBI officer. He was relaxed and very professional. It didn’t take long for him to figure out that WE WERE NOT into human trafficking activities. THE IN-CHARGE IMMIGRATION OFFICER OF THE DAY DURING OUR INTERROGATION doesn’t have any idea about all these things; therefore, she see it as a scam and a potential human trafficking activity. The failed trip didn’t just waste our sponsor’s money but it also gives us a traumatic experience. WE WERE SERIOUSLY ABUSED. I hope our government will do something about this. Immigration officers who are abusive and "Power tripping" should be sanctioned.

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wat need
by: Anonymous

hello i want to goo in my boyfrnd place for only 28 days wat i need to do.. my boyfrnd said i can travil only passport for 28 days.. thank hope you can answer.

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Do i still need a CfO even i been living in Ireland and going for a holidat in Phils.
by: Anonymous

Hi anyone can help for my inquiry. I leave Philippines for a tourist visa. And while in Ireland i applied for a spouse visa and living here for almost 1 year and half. Now me and my husband and my son are going to Philippines for a holiday.Do i need to attend CFO simenars and to have a CFO CERTIFICATE for me to be able to come back in Ireland to live here!?
Tnx in advance..

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Must read to avoid OFFLOAD
by: The Lucky One

Many if us would like to travel because we would like to wonder or to seek for greener pasteur (honestly) than to stick with this sinking ship... I pity those who are being off-loaded because they spend and wasted money just for nothing...

Honestly if you don't have a job but you can afford to go abroad, YOU DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TO TRAVEL...

Here is some point of view and guide to avoid off loading...

In deciding whether to allow individuals to leave the country, immigration officials refer to the "Guidelines on Departure Formalities for International Bound Passengers," which took effect January 2012.

The guidelines, which were approved by the Department of Justice, was formulated by a technical working group in accordance with Republic Act 9208 or the Anti Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003.

Mison said the implementation of the guidelines contributed to a decline in the incidents of human trafficking and illegal recruitment.

Under the guidelines, the bureau will automatically subject the following to secondary inspection:

Travelers without financial capacity to travel escorted/accompanied by a foreigner who is not related to them
Minor traveling alone or unaccompanied by either parent or legal guardian without the required travel clearance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Previously repatriated irregular workers, in which case, travel may not be allowed without the clearance from the IACAT
Partners and spouses of foreign nationals intending to depart to meet and/or marry his/her fiancé without the CFO Guidance and Counseling Certificate
Passengers traveling to countries with existing deployment bans, alert levels, and travel advisories and those in possession of a visa to the said countries
Passengers who stayed abroad for more than one year during a previous departure from the country as a tourist/temporary visitor, intending to depart for the second and/or subsequent time
Based on the guidelines, travelers are categorized according to purpose, whether as tourists, OFWs, or immigrants. They will be required to present documents depending on their travel purposes to prevent being offloaded.

The BI said offloading, or barring passengers from leaving the country, is not an official government policy but a consequence of the implementation of the guidelines.

Mison added: "We don’t offload people just because we want to. It’s a bitter pill that we have to swallow because we want to protect our fellow Filipinos."

Section 6, Article III, of the 1987 Constitution guarantees Filipinos' right to travel, but it is not absolute. The Constitution states this right may be curtailed for the interest of national security, public safety, or public health. – Rappler.com

Offloading for them is like swallowing a bitter pill? I think not.. It is like swallowing a gold stored in their stomach...

Immigrations are very suspicious on those citizens who doesn't have a job because they might find a work in other country...(which is i did and now i have my descent job here in abroad)... How did i get out? Its all about money...

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I was about to be offloaded too
by: Anonymous

Stories of offloading and all. The BIO really sucks big time. Really. :) I wish they will be abolished.

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ned to inquirent
by: Anonymous

Ii just want to ask.i want my son to travel her in brunei wit my parent only.wat my son nid to bring document see in immigratin in phil.tnkx

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my opinion
by: syed

My dear friends i read all this comment im not philippna but if things happen my country we throw out government with one week you people must come to street and throw out this government or you keep facing this problem my country if you visa veiled passport just go no one ask you any question thanks for reading

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family visa
by: Anonymous

HI guy's, My sister in qatar process my family visa and thank god it was approved. my question is what would be the documents i need to show to the BI except my family visa? tnx guy's.

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kapal muka immigration officers
by: Anonymous

It doesn't improve yet..my husband was ofloaded and had to rebook his ticket..

He has his joining family visa valid for 2yrs...all documents on hand..but the immigration officer asked many questions to him until the plane went without him.

according to husband..they were like 10persons in the immigration office who were offloaded tht day.


shame on you immigration officers!!!

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offloaded
by: xxx

what's the best things to do if your a filipino bound for malaysia as tourist and offloaded and passport was confiscated by IACAT even travel documents are complete?

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officers
by: Anonymous

Immigration Officer in the Philippines is Sucks.

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afraid to travel
by: lil'cat

Hi there friends..I'm planing to have a 3-day tour in Thailand, but I'm kinda afraid of the questions that might offload me in my trip. I already have my airline ticket(round trip)hotel booking, money, cert.of employment,company id..what else to i need for me not to be offloaded?thank you for your reply..

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Off loaded
by: Anonymous

i was off loaded before,traveling to tanzania africa as a volunteer. they said my papers were incomplete. goodthing my ticket was refundable.so i just rebooked it after a week when i completed the documents they asked for. after that they let me in. i believe in my case its just about the documents. im planning to travel again just within asia. im kinda afraid i will be off loaded again

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Voice and video record
by: Anonymous

With all the legal docs passenger have prepared, BI will always find a way to question passengers. I advise to ready a video camera recording the conversation and if possible showing the face of the IO. This when things get worse talking to the officer.

If all reasons and docs are real and legal, we have to fight for our right to flight. This includes taking records of the conversation.

Also, present yourself confidently at immigration. They do profiling, so dress well, the professional the better.

Goodluck to us travellers!

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Partner was Offloaded at Mactan Fri 20 Feb 15
by: Mark

my partner has a visa to join me here in Australia she also has all the required stamps certificates etc to leave the Philippines, she has been overseas many times having worked in South Africa, yesterday at Mactan International Airport she was denied boarding by an immigration officer on the pretence of not having an affidavit of support from me, we have never been told about this affidavit, even at the seminars etc she had to attend prior to being allowed to leave, what annoys me is she allowed to book her luggage in pay her departure taxes etc but gets to immigration and someone decides that they will "pull a rabbit out of the hat" to deny her a better life. What a joke something needs to be done about this as it is denying a basic human right.

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Please help me clear my doubts or my fears
by: Anonymous

I am planning to visit Singapore with my cousin and some friends. What I am scared about is the offloading system of the unjust IOs here in Phil,Immigration. My situation is that I don't have a job but my parents are the ones financing my trip. Usually the requirements that the IO might ask are passport visa return ticket and cimpany ID. I dont have a company ID and I dont study anymore so I cant present them a school ID. Also This will be my first time traveling. I fear that the IO might require me some documents which I dont have. My question is what will I do to prove them that I willl return and I wont work there? And what documents or requirements should I prepare beforehand? I am only 20 yrs old. I am scared to get offloaded because this will be my first time. It sucks you know.

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Affidavit of sponsorship uae
by: Anonymous

to ms by Zarlaeia Villanueva
(Dubai UAE): May I know if your question is answered in this forum? Tourist visa was already issued to my mother and daughter, im travelling also with them. Do i still need affidavit of sponsorship? bec the travel agency here in uae told me that there's no need for it because I'm travelling with them. email me please.

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Saudi men
by: Anonymous

Saudi men who work for airlines go there and lie and say they are there for work and that is a lie, the immergration is nothing like America. Once it's ok but every time u go you lie and they take your word for it. The Saudi are looking for the youngest prostitutes.

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vacation
by: Anonymous

I invite my cousin to visit me and spend a holiday with me here in Maseru Lesotho , she have complete documents and visa but when immigration officer interview her they said she my cousin in 40th generation and they asking a lots of question is not right. so if u are mother of 3 child, you cannot visit and spend holiday whith ur family.

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Thailand
by: Anonymous

Just want to ask the requirements for thailand visit..

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traveling Thailand
by: Anonymous

hi there just want to ask if there is new requirement traveling to Thailand coz ill be going Thailand soon .... im afraid maybe BI would ask lot of doc.... i have ticket and hotel booking as well as show money...

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minamaliit ang hitsura ko
by: Anonymous

been offloaded 2 times, all two-way tickets + hotel reservation were messed up. I may look physically incapable for having a trip to other countries, but hey I have been working abroad for so long and just need to have a taste in another countries just for vacation. I have a decent work in Philippines after years and years working abroad. still they look for salary records, sss payments, blahblahblah.......i lost not just money but of course, effort, time and my promise to my friend waiting abroad.


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cfo sticker
by: Anonymous

Hello there!I have a quick question,if my kids passport already had a cfo sticker,are we good to leave going to u.s.a?I'm a their mother and I am a green card holder.is that the last thing do we need to do?

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Offloaded due to job interview in Malaysia
by: Kel

Hi All,

A company in Penang, Malaysia asked me to do a company site tour and job interview. They paid for my airplane ticket and one night stay at hotel. At NAIA 1. I filled up the form and checked the box work/employment. Then I was asked my purpose of travel, and I said job interview and company tour. I was asked for invitation letter which I presented. Then I was told this was wrong procedure to hire me and employer should go here in the Philippines to do job interviews. This is so bad for me as I missed a job opportunity. People depend on me. They should have more consideration. Opportunity lost for me and employer spent money for this interview which I will not get a second time.

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Which is more easy to pass by in NAIA or clark?
by: Anonymous

Im going to singapore this 1st week of dec. as tourist. I dont have work here in philippines I just graduated last march and my parents will be the one to finance my travel to SG. Im 21 years old. Which is more easier to pass by NAIA or clark in pampanga? I heard many of our kababayan was offloaded.

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what i need to bring document to show in immigration in phiilipines
by: she18

Coz my friend Singaporean will invite me to go for holiday in Singapore this coming Dec...what what document I need so the immigration officer will not offload me plz ans me questions...thank you

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offloading
by: Anonymous

I had a very disappointing moment when i was offloaded by a female immigration officer in Mactan Cebu.

I booked for a 2-day tour for Singapore with return tickets, hotel accomodation , cash money.

What the hell happened was, they questioned me about an open visa for Abu Dhabi.
Of course , i am an OFW who just finished my job and wanted to enjoy my leave by having a tour in Singapore.
But the Immgration staff didnt listen to me and offloaded my luggage.

Is this right??? Are OFW's not allowed to take a tour to other countries with an open visa to work site country?

Immgration!!! please clarify me on this matter.
I think that only criminals are worthy of hold-departure orders!!!

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travel abroad
by: Anonymous

i am traveling with my 1 year old daughter to united arab emirates. what are those requirements do i need to bring with me so that the immigration will not offload me?

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recent case
by: Anonymous

Recently, my sister in law was a victim of those IO. I read some of related cases here as a tourist in Thailand. Anyone here got justice because of those IO? Can you pls share how did you file a case? I wanted to file a case with those IO, i do complain in thier email add and fb but nothing happened. Pls share.

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emigration officer
by: Anonymous

yeasterday my documents is complete i travel to hongkong us tourist visa but they asking me about oec ????? why i need oec i am just tourist and i have booking also for hotel...but the officer not let me to go out and offload...too much asking proof of business statement of account...just they found out im ofw before whats the matter... if ofw before u dont have right to travel as tourist...why too much people wanted but its very easy to go out the country....because they recieved big money??????

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going back to philippines
by: Anonymous

It's been 3 weeks here in canada as a immigrant and i cant stay here for long time and i want to go back to philippines as s soon as possible even my citizenship is not processed, now i just want to know if what are the requirements needed to go back to philippines? I hope my question will answer coz am desperate... thanks.

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Stupid Immigration
by: Anonymous

I have a original document showed them, but still they off load me, i dont know what are they reason off being uploaded by the immigration, they asked me for may cert of employment, why should i bring them iam only a tourist, do the tourist needs an cert of employment???? some of them are so harass, or they are insecure to their kababayan's because they are not afford to travel abroad or tghey are satified here because thet get a "KOTONG" to some other pipol who make lagay to them, to pass the immigration easily. Tey are corrupt!!!

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post your disappointment on FB
by: Let them know

Hi there Kabayans,
i can feel you, i haven't been of loaded but it took alot of me before passing the BI interview when i went to Dubai, so i encourage you to show you comment on there facebook account so atleast the media and the government somehow be able to read it, here is their account: officialbureauofimmigration
i hope my next trip will be good, inshallah....

i think DFA should not issue passport if they think you cannot travel abroad, somehow we won't expect this kind of trauma.

Bismillah.

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Power tripper immig official!!
by: Anonymous

I was about to check in when the ground crew of silk air asked for my passport, visa and ticket so he told me that i need to pay the travel tax first. So i went to the travel tax people but they wont accept my payment since i need to have it approved by the IO. So i went to their office for it to be approved. I was then directed to the secondary officer (mind you, i've learned it the hard way.. You are only to be redirected to a secondary when you are a questionable tourist) so i went there thinking that i just need to have a note that it's okay for me to pay for my travel tax since my paper is complete. And then it happened.. They let me fill-up a BCQ form (that is the form where they will base their questions) so she checked my papers and then she got my ticket (confirmed if the ticket is real. It is real!!!) and passport (scanned it) even before offloading me.
So the Q&A started. Secondary officer(SO): what is your work? Me: i've written in the bcq that i am an employee so i told her i am an employee in the govt. SO: where is your travel authority? Me: i am not a regular employee however, i have an approved leave, an ID and my cert of employment. SO: checks again my visa.. Look here. Pointing to the visa. It says here that you are a sales rep how come in the visa you are not an employee? Me: mam the travel agency issued the visa and even if you are a dr., atty or whatsoever usually the profession usually written there is a sales rep. (In my mind, hello my cousin is a housewife how come she passed thru the IO with a sales rep and no proof of work when her sister just invited her to visit dubai) SO: then she scanned for my ticket again. Where's your ticket from davao to manila?? [my ticket singapore air dvo-sg-dxb then pal dxb-mnl] me: i can purchase ky ticket anytime time i want since i will be staying with my father and we will be touring luzon. SO: you need to have a ticket purchased from mnl-dvo. Me: if i purchase the ticket now will you let me go and proceed with my departure? SO: you need to change first your profession in your visA (me thinking, hello thAt's like purchasing a new visa and would cost thousands of pesos. WTH) and stayed there for a while convincing them to please let me get to my plane. Funny thing,
So In the end i didn't know that i was offloaded until i heard the ground crew asked me if i will be riding the plane and then i presented him my ticket then radioed the other ground crew and heard them saying kanina pa yan offloaded. The F! How embarrassing!!! Like are there forms needed to filled up or signed just to know that I was offloaded? They should present that! So that we wont wait for how many minutes looking like an idiot when you're the only one who didn't know you're offloaded! BS and FU mam!

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Stupid I.O.
by: Anonymous

I was once offloaded wayback year 2012. Thats the nightmare happens to me as five(5)IO never allowed me to board the plane.got return trip tickets bound to Sg,hotel accomodation,creditcards,show money of 1000$ and ID's but still the result was the same story too. theyre thinking applying job in sg.
B.I.O. sucks!!!wth!!!!!!!!!

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Philippines grow!!!!!
by: Anonymous

When wil the Republic of the Philippines grow when many people in higher official positions are unreliable, not trust worthy, corrupt, lazy, unfair and immoral, dishonest?

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Arrogant Airport immigration officers!!!
by: Anonymous

I went to Jakarta Indonesia last November 2013, just for a week vacation... I was aloud to board the plane, however I dont know why that F****** immigration officer doesnt even try to take a look at the passport so they can see the history of my previous stamps to different countries, she asked me what will I do there, I told here that my husband is working in Jakarta, and looks at me as if Im a criminal being interviewed at the airport of NAIA terminal 2, then when she finally started to check my passport, she then saw my stamps from Europe, then her question was, why do u have so many stamps on your passport? (WTH does she cares about my previous trips) (As if I was doing something illegal!!!!) what the hell is their problem, if you doesnt have stamps on the passport, its questionable, if they saw a lot its still questionable and still doubtful!!!! come on Philippine Government! Do something about your officers at the airport,.... they doesnt deserve their job.... arrogant people... thats POWER TRIPPPPING!!!! been to a lot of countries and I can say that we have the worst airport!!! Stupid and Arrogant officers!

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LETS BE UINITED
by: Ninang

instead of writing dramas here, same story all the time and nothing changes , why dont we all be brave enough to RALLY on a scheduled date so that our voices will be somehow heard....ANYONE?


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CONTINUATION
by: offloaded on june 2014,

After more than an hour, she turned me over to the IACAT Officer then later to NBI Office in the airport. I was on hold for more than 4 hours. In fact, I was not able to get my travel tax refund because Cathay Pacific Office is close already and nobody can confirmed or signed my papers. It was signed at around 11am and it was already 4:30. The officer at the travel tax desk even said why they are holding me so much. Cathay Pacific will open in the afternoon the following day which will make my receipt useless because they will only refund it in 24 hours. So i have no chance at all.

NBI confiscated my passport for VALIDATION and VERIFICATION without giving me exact date when I should be able to get it and asked me to just call the DFA.

Since then I am very sleepless and can't believe the entire time that it happened to me.

Tomorrow I am going to the office of the OMBUDSMAN because I have seen the interview in youtube with MISON that it is not allowed to question us for more than 15 minutes. take a look at this on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPQZbUrlMv0

I cannot sit idly by allowing them to abuse their power. If they will have to offload me then they have to do their judgement right on the technicalities of time.

My lawyer is now looking at ILLEGAL DETENTION OR ARBITRARY DETENTION.


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INDEPENDENCE DAY- AN OFFLOADING NIGHTMARE
by: offloaded on june 2014,

Yes, it is on the very Independence Day that I was offloaded by the BI Officer. I understand their genuine purpose of implementing these BI new and stricter rules even when it tarnishes the right of Filipino people to travel abroad. Yes travelling is not a previledge- it is a right!

I had Return Ticket, Hotel Booking, Money in Dollars, ATM, Mastercard. They asked my company ID but I had not brought one. I was then asked about my previous travel. Yes, I was an EX-OFW. She then asked me to fill out the papers and referred me to be interviewed by another officer. I have answered all the questions and presented documents based on the checklist. I am 30 years old, professional and an executive in one of the companies. I even showed my COE yet the officer was not convinced.

Cathay Pacific Ground Personnel asked that lady officer Jian Rayni E Garban if I am all set because the plane is leaving and they are only waiting for me because she already stood up but she said "ambot ninyo kay basta ako interviewhon pa naku sya" Notice at this very time, it was more than 15 minutes and she hasn't decided if I'll fly or not. So the plane has to go without me because I was not given a go signal. So I just sit still and waited for her as she was walking around. I took my phone and was to call my lawyer but they were shouting saying "YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE YOUR PHONE FROM THIS TIME FORWARD MAAM"

I was being cooperative because I don't like to create drama or action drama because it was too off to be on that side where other passengers would stare at you like you are a criminal.

The BI Officer then asked for my luggage because she would like to see my documents. So we opened our luggage. So she saw some of my documents like my Business Visa to Qatar.

She then offloaded me pursuant to Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9208 and or RA 8042.


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can we travel
by: Anonymous

Question can British passport holders leave the Philippines with there newly adopted Filipino baby ,who has a Filipino passport,
Can we just board the flight and travel back to UK and deal with immigration in UK
Will a valid ticket and passport be enough or can we be denied travel
Any suggestion, s please

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offloaded
by: Anonymous

offloading a filipino which is not a treat of national security, public safe and health is A CLEAR VIOLATION of THE RIGHT TO TRAVEL,

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Immigration Officers are tigers
by: Anonymous

I just wish all bad immigration officers will perish.They clearly don't know their real function.They are tigers in a modern world.To you immigration officers your time will soon come.As they say carma is always around and if I'm lucky enough I can witness your carma..And I hope all of you can read this page for you to realize what you're doing.IO really sucks.!!!!!If only I can tell all the worse cursing words I'm gonna do so!!!!

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Tourist visa
by: Anonymous

Can i ask some question my friend released me qatar tourist visa then the visa will be expired on april24, 2014 thing is my friend is my sponsor she send me notice visa, funds, & letter invitation but my sponsor is here at philippines my question is is it BI check status of my sponsor whether she's there or not or call her mobile? & my other question i dont have company id it BI allow me to enter qatar?

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ayun pera lang pala!!!
by: Anonymous

no need to tell long stories,,,i have a friend who was offloaded last feb 21 2014,and then fortunately one of her friend happens to know the BIO so they talked to them and she was asked to give 30thousand pesos ang she will be given a date and time of entering the immigration so that he will wait for her and let her pass through,,,,she did not give the money to the bastard,,she prefers not to leave the country rather than to give this money to that B**&SH*T

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this site is nothing???
by: Anonymous

were we can ask the exact information of what documents do we prepare for tour 3 days to Vietnam??? how can we know about this information coz this site is nothing to answer?

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all answers here
by: Anonymous

http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php/information/immigration-law

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Bad Experienced from an Insulting Immigration Officer!!!
by: Anonymous

Hi there everyone, i did experienced the same thing...being offloaded due to the decision by an immigration officer at NAIA. On the very first hand, i have all the necessary documents, visa duly issued by UAE, Ministry of Interior, passport, hotel accommodation, plane ticket. It was just so ridiculous that we are deprived with our Human Rights by these people who works for our government and we are the one paying them all with the taxes that were been charged to us by the government. It is very unprofessional by nature! Actually they dont have all the right to do that because they get paid through our taxes and yet they do that to us because of poor system that our government have. According to a person that approached me they need money - meaning i need to give them money that time and they share among themselves. For me, why do i need to give them money, they are already getting paid thru our taxes, they are hired and put there in that place to better assist us not to Insult and and deprived of our right as a human. How come they are very strict with people who have proper documentation but not so strict with people that are criminals? The system is really in sane!!! Who can fixed this issue then??? If according to our President - we will be having a good governance going to the right path...then how can he fixed the issues here at the immigration? Hope Mr. President that you do provide an immediate action on these matters because its been going on and on..if you wont be able to provide the right action on it, then my question is who will???? Filipinos did trust you and hoping that your government will be doing the right thing...but can you explain to people like us who have bad experienced to these people that you hired for the government to served us rightfully and respect us for our own right and not to deprived us and hinder us!!!

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holidays only
by: Anonymous

Hi I am in vacation now. I am working from Qatar. I want to visit Malaysia for 1 week only, what are the requirements that I need to present to the immigration in order for me to pass through?

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About 50 Filipinos offloaded from Cebu flight 5J803 on 14/02/14 Valentine's day MNL-SIN.
by: Anonymous

About 50 Filipinos offloaded from Cebu flight 5J803 on 14/02/14 Valentine's day MNL-SIN.

My friend and and along with estimated about 50 Filipinos were offloaded at terminal 3 Manila.Her reason was that her letter of invitation from her Singaporean sponsor is not an affidavit from the Philippines embassy in SG, notarized with a red ribbon.
I have a few troubling questions.
1. How do I find out that the flight took off with 50 less passengers on arrival at SG?.
2. Is Cebupacific air working with immigration in the event of an overbooked flight?. My friend's flight itinerary were changed last minute at the airport because of a delay in the first flight?.
3. My friend last trip to SG on Tigerairways in November 2013 went through immigration smoothly on the same letter of invitation. Why rejected this time on Cebupacific air?.
4. On that same flight above. She was deliberately interviewed until she missed her flight even after pleading that the door is about to closed.
5. It seems that Immigration planned it, such that she had to rebook another flight and the next available flight is as though already expected is by Cebupacific air.
5. As gathered from posts by others that a bribe money of not more than P30 000 is required to pave your way out or else you will offloaded or deliberately forced to miss your flight through extended interviews.
Corrupted to the core at homeland and extended to embassies overseas.
6. What will you do to immigration officers when the reverse takes place?. Will you serve an immigration officer when the opportunity arises or will you handle it in the most creative way to your heart content?.

I am pretty sore at all the wasted planning, wasted airfares and blood boiling at Immigration officers.
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so hard to be honest for government employees
by: Anonymous

i wanted to be honest all the time.. i am a public school teacher and wanted to file a one day leave (friday) to travel abroad with my family- 3-day vacation and wasn't permitted. i have my reliever/person who'll take the class in my behalf... i will be deducted for these leave on my salary... do they want me to just absent my self?? haaayyy a 1-day leave is not so much to ask for... ... my goodness !!!!! gusto ba nila basta na lang ako mag absent at gumawa na lang ng sinungaling na reason?? haaayyy mahirap talagang maging honest when dealing with government people.... :)

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God Bless BI Officers in MCIAA
by: Anonymous

just this morning, I was offloaded for my flight bound for Malaysia as Tourist.

They are looking irrelevant documents for travel abroad, why?
OMG, what the hell are those officers receiving, spending their compensation from the people of Philippines who paid huge taxes monthly from their few income and yet those people make ruin the life of the OFW's and to all Balik Bayans.

How dare fucking are those BI officers in Mactan Cebu International Airport...

Many of us this morning were offloaded even with complete and original documents sealed with red ribbon.

I believes that those people are worth to be dead by crucifying like the two thieves Barabas and Caipas...

May the God the Almighty Father Bless You BI Officers.



Jay of Lilo-an, Cebu


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Immigration Officers in Manila no consideration
by: Anonymous

Just want to share with you what happen this week Dec 26,2013 at Manila Airport Terminal 2.

My flight via Philippine Airlines to Abudhabi as part of the process baggage log in,pay the terminal fee of 550.00.Then next is Immigration department.

As part of the process check the passport,tickets etc....

I have the following documents

Oman express visa allows to stay for 3 weeks
Invitation letter from the local sponsor which is Arab.
2 way ticket valid for 10 days.

Immigration start to ask some question.

What will you do to Oman?
To visit a friend and attend social occassion
Your Sponsor is Arab how come you have Arab friend?
His my Facebook friend for almost 2 years and he invited me to visit oman to meet his mama and attend his brother birthday.

That time the Immigration Office told me to fall in line and make an interview with other Immigration Officer.

Immigration Officer check my documents complete.
Ask again What is your work?
Im into computers
Do you have company ID?
No i dont have i have small bussiness
Can you show some Documents of the bussiness?
Its a home bussiness for repairs etc.

Immigration Officer told me it seems you dont have stable job or bussiness so you go to oman to work.

Why you like to go oman? What is the main purpose?
I told them again i was invited to visit oman.And since its december as gift for my self i want to travel.I guess theres no problem with that since i have complete documents.and im travelling as tourist since 2002.I have been in 8 countries.

Immigration Officer told me your reason is not valid.He advice me to get employment visa from sponsor,contract go to POEA and get OEC.

I told him why should i get those requirement.Just i want to visit and im not working.How can i work i have only express visa.Oman has also rules they dont allow people to work carrying express visa.

I spend almost 50k on buying a december ticket.
Did they realized what they have done to me?
Complete papers and valid documents but still cant travel.

Now what will i do with my visa,what will i do with my ticket?

This is injustice,you have no heart,you have no consideration.Hope your happy to offload me and other kabayans.

This is the first time i heard going for a visit need employment visa.
Where is my rights?
Do i have right to compalin them your wrong why like that why like this,why your asking requirements to get working visa.

We have no rights to fight coz your in the posistion to do so.
We have no rights to answer back
I dont have money to give and im not tolerating that kind of system.

HOPE THIS SYSTEM WILL STOP BUT I THINK ITS HOPELESS !!!

Philippine Immigration is corrupt.
Nothing happen in may case








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Phils Immigration : Incompetent and Ignorant
by: Anonymous

My close friend was denied exit at Manila by some petty moronic power crazed Immigration Officer. The denial came after an interview involving unnecessary, inappropriate, insensitive and unreasonable questions.
My friends paperwork was completely in compliance with the immigration rules.
But compliance doesn't mean much to Phils immigration!
They invent there own rules on the spot.
Plus there is no regard or responsibility taken by immigration for the consequences of a denial to travel.
The cost alone on wasted airfares and pre booked hotels and tours!
I can not believe that a democratic country tolerates this blatant abuse of it's own people.
Phils Immigration ... Everyone one of your employees should be sacked! Your system is corrupt and operates at the whim of idiots!
Until to start conducting yourselves in a professional evenhanded manner that respects the rights of people and the law of the land, you will always be bureaucratic garbage.
I only wish that there was someone in the Phils with the balls to clean up Phils Immigration.

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TOUR IN THAILAND
by: Anonymous

Am planning to go tour in Thailand for only 2 to 3 days,and am asking if what are the requirements in the Philippine Immigration to avoid offload? thx a lot and God Bless

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Insensitive Immigration Officer!!!
by: Jing

My brother was offloaded last Nov 7/ 2013 @ Manila Immigration. This is I think the most depressing part for him aside from our Dad passing. He is going to Thailand as a tourist and will stay to our Thai friend. The officer did not let him in despite the return ticket, money, orig docs and letter of invitation to stay there. The REASON: His trip is questionable. My brother felt like humiliated and this is his first time going outside the country. The trauma is beyond unexplainable aside from the purchased ticket that he spent to go for holidays and meeting our friend. This is inhumane! We are in a country where the crab mentality is very rampant. People doesn't want to see you have a little enjoyment. Especially knowing its your own countrymen. I understand that its their job but what law or rules bind them to not allow people to go despite of the documents presented! I hate it! If only I can curse this people but maybe they just don't have a good day that time, which we all have I get it. But being reasonable is far beyond reach that day. Hopefully my brother will still get the opportunity to see other places.
Now my question is:?: If you were once hold at the immigration do you have your passport stamped as a red flag the next time you travel?????????
Any answer will do. Thanks for reading!

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Sue this BI Animals
by: Eric The Viking

I never experienced being offloaded before but of course I was also questioned by this officers. But since I was back to this country for good and would like to travel for a vacation I'm starting to feel what you guys feel facing this crocodiles. I would like to know if anyone of you here tried to sue this crocodiles because if I can and this things will happen to me I will diffidently sue them! Anyone? Can we sue this crocodiles or they are immune to persecution?

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Dubai Visa
by: Anonymous

You may comeback to Dubai until Jan 30 and renew your visa afterwards. But if you are planning to comeback after the expiry date of your visa, you need to do the renewal before you leave Dubai.

Hope this helps.

If you need visit visa alone or package with air ticket,..please contact me.

expatriatesnetwork@gmail.com

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travel malaysia
by: Anonymous

hi i plan to visit my besfriend in malaysia because she invite me wedding what kind need and bring my documents to immigration pls help because i dont now this first time to leave here

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first
by: Anonymous

OMG! after reading all your concerns my fellow Filipino, I am getting nervous now, because This is going to be my first time to travel abroad alone as a tourist visa. Hoping and praying that i can't experience what you've experienced guyz. My kababayan, if you have any suggestions for me to passed the immigration please help me. Thank you in advance.

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Please go to hell
by: Rose

Philippine Immigration Officers (maybe not all) are greedy bastards and monsters.. you drain the Filipinos of their time, money and energy..in the first place, DFA shouldn't issue passports at all if they feel someone looks "poor" or cannot afford to get out of the Philippines.

You make it a nightmare for Filipinos to travel out of the country, may it be for leisure or work, in spite of the traveler having complete documents. Most Filipinos resort to some other way of getting out of the country which seem "illegal" when in fact, it is not (like going to some Middle Eastern country, using HKG or SIN a stopover before proceeding to the Middle East). We have no choice but to go through all that trouble just to get out of the country, and yet in the end, you offload us with no just cause.

You do not have souls. Go to hell.

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Offloaded two times and have a mark on my passport
by: Anonymous

guys i need your help, i was been offloaded two times by NAIA. Can please tell if there will be a possibility that i could pass th immigration? i have already a visa, a passport copy of my sponsor which is may third degree cousin, shes almost 17 years residing in dubai. I have her NSO copy already. I have my i.d where in i recently work but i don't have a certificate of employment.I have already the authenticated affidavit of support coming from the UAE agency.

please help guys .. i really need your opinions about this .. i have my two way ticket already
but recently there was a news I've just watch that they are requiring also medical examination.

help me guyss, please

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Denial of Civil Liberties and Constitutional Rights of SRRV visa holder and his fiancee on account of illegal offloading by Philippine Immigration twice.
by: Sheen

I am an Indian national and an Engineer by profession. I am a SRRV visa holder . My fiancée is a Filipino national and a graduate .

My fiancée’s and for obvious reasons consequently in turn my civil and constitutional liberties as a SRRV Visa holder as enshrined under constitution of republic of Philippines are suspended on account of her repeated illegal offloading at international airport. Due to repeated illegal offloading my fiancée has hence been under illegal confinement by bureau of immigration of Philippines for one year on account of denial of her constitutional right to travel to her fiancée overseas. This has not only resulted in our separation for past one year on one hand but on the other hand we have been unable to plan our relationship and life together as a couple.

Whereas , on one side government may be putting in your all in efforts to attract tourists and investments , such brazen denial of civil liberties and constitutional rights to common citizens in a civilized democratic society definitely sends a wrong message to tourists and investors in general ; undermining their slogan of “its more fun in Philippines ”.All countries have the problem of trafficking but to the best of my knowledge no civilized country resorts to such discretionary suppression and denial of civil liberties and constitutional rights of its common citizens in the name of curbing trafficking ; resulting in open corruption under the guise of immigration clearance and curbing trafficking.


Therefore, I requested seeking support from all concerned to facilitate my fiancée’s advance travel clearance to India from bureau of immigration in view of the fact that my fiancée Miss Cristy Mata was offload twice under misjudged, illegitimate discretion by bureau of Immigration staff seeking work permit / POEA clearance from her while she was on a visit to India on a tourist visa for meeting her fiancée in India.

Through advance clearance from the bureau we only wish to ensure that there is no further financial loss and mental agony to us in addition to the losses incurred, repeated mental agony and separation for past one year suffered by us so far for no reason whatsoever.

There is no response from anyone so far and we are still starnded in Manila.

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immigration offload against human rights
by: hilda fink

To all people who experienced offloaded from the departure of our airports. I had experience with my husband. And I Sent my complain direct to sec. Laila de lima.. and they respond to me. So to all of you . Send complain to tge office of sec of justice laila de lima.

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Sponsor by hotel in Dubai
by: Anonymous

Hello, I am planning to go and tour Dubai using visit visa sponsored by one of the hotel in Dubai. Is there anyone here has the same situation as me? I want to meet my fiancé in Dubai and stay there for less than a week and come back right after. What other documents needed ? The hotel can only provide me a copy of a visa and not the original one. Please let me know if anyone here has the same as mine.. I'm scared to be offload by the immigration in NAIA.

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GUIDELINES ON DEPARTURE FORMALITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL-BOUND PASSENGERS IN ALL AIRPORTS AND SEAPORTS IN THE COUNTRY
by: Anonymous

Check this out guys... I think this would help.


http://immigration.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1252&Itemid=103

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Crazy immigration officers!!!
by: Anonymous

My cousins where offloaded because the officer says 20k is not enough as show money to Singapore. Actual fact all their expense is paid and they have nothing to worry. But because of immigration in philippines always very suspicious of their country man when going out they anyhow offload you. Without thinking that the tickets are not refundable and the effort and expenses made to prepare for this trip is exhausting. In other countries they dont restrict their citizens to go overseas and spend the holidays because there's a TRUST in each one. But in Philippines you SUSPECT each other ;(( crazy fool. No wonder Philippines will be a third world country forever no chance to be developed as India and Vietnam. Because Filipinos do not TRUST each other.

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facebook account
by: Winter

I would like to create a facebook account where we offloaded people can share our experiences and hopefully put a stop to these malpractices. Shame on the immigration officers! I fervently hope that your family gets stopped and offloaded in other countries so you get a taste of your own medicine. I regret paying taxes for these government officials. I call on those who are elected and have the power over these creatures who have leveled themselves as gods to those who just wanted to chill out. May you sleep well at night. There is such a thing as karma!!!

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Guidelines by DOJ through BI regarding departure formalities
by: Anonymous

Check this link for the guidelines :) I have read this before travelling as a tourist to UAE. The officer was really strict at first but when I handed him the documents, he directly stamped on my passport without any lagay or under the table at all. He had a lot of questions at first especially that I was a first time traveler, but I consistently answered his questions because I knew for myself that I was really travelling for holiday purpose only. There were also these two ladies who were going to Malaysia and were also first time travelers,, they were not offloaded although the other one was currently unemployed but I knew they were legit tourists too. However, there was this one person who later on admitted that he will look for work in (I forgot what country was that) and even asked the officer if he can just pay for the stamp, I just knew he said it because the officer said in a bit loud voice, "Sir, hindi po kami nagpapabayad para sa stamp, yang 30,000 mo na yan, gamitin mo nlang yan na pambayad para makakuha ng exit clearance sa POEA, ang laki pa ng magiging sukli at hindi ka na ulit maiinterview dito ng matagal." I believe the system has somehow improved now especially that younger officers were being hired. Anyway, good luck to everyone! If you have any questions, just try visiting their site! :) Just be honest, you know what your real purpose of travelling is, right?

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Be smart
by: Anonymous

If you are stopped by PI and if you suspect that it is because of money expected by PI, give them the money but note down the serial numbers on the banknotes. After money passes to PI, call the corruption agency in your country and report. If the PI who took the money is caught red-handed, other PI will be scared.

As for travelling out:
if coming to Malaysia ask your Malaysian sponsor to apply for a three months calling visa either in Malaysia or Manila.

If coming to Singapore, also request for your sponsorship letter to be authenticated by philippines embassy in Singapore.

Remember: If no reasons for refusal, most immigration officers will rely on anti human trafficking advisory or that the person may be refused entry at the other country and thus the airline will have to bear the costs of repatriation.

Fnally, if you are a genuine traveller but refused travel, take a court actionby naming the officer, director general and government of Philiipines. You can ask for damages. or a declaration that refusal is unlawful.

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CORRUPT
by: john

They make up their own rules..

iIn the Philippine bill of rights, it says they cannot stop you from traveling, people should sue them, then perhaps they will stop doing this.

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UP-LOADED IN IMMIGRATION MANILA
by: Anonymous

HI,GUYS, just need little help i have friend from Philippines she excited to come here in dubai i get her a tourist visa.then she send me money for processing for visa and all document,then suddenly my friend already in immigration in manila they said her document is FAKE THE RED RIBBON just asking guys if theres possible consulate of abudhabi issue for FAKE?

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Visit visa off loaded
by: Anonymous

I invited a friend fo visit Dubai on a visit visa, I provided all the necessary documents. Unfortunately she was off loaded first for a reason that she doesn't have show money. Then 2nd time she was off loaded again because the immigration officer was looking for my employment certificate which is unnecessary bec I provided her a copy of my visa. The immigration officer was so rude and don't know how to talk with her fellow kabayan. What on earth that they don't allow our poor kabayan to go out in our country? The only reason I see why they didnt allow her to go out was they need money for bribe.

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Unexpected and inexplicable exit requirements when leaving the Philippines!
by: Alex

I am an Australian citizen and have been visiting the Philippines for many years and resided here for a period of 2 years. Arriving here for a 2 week trip while in Manila I decided to go with one of my closest friends, a Filipino, for a trip to Singapore. He is a typical Filipino, hard-working, honest, and of exemplary character. He had a passport and this was to be his first time out of the country. He was so excited about this trip. It was all so easy. We booked our tickets without any problem and checked regarding visa requirements for Singapore. No problems! Filipinos are automatically granted a 30 day stay in Singapore. We have a Filipino friend who works there and he was to show us around. All was going smoothly as we went to board our flight when at the Philippine immigration departure point the officer announced to us that I had to sign an affidavit of support and be responsible for the welfare and financial support of my friend who happens to be an adult while abroad! I was shocked by this. No one had mentioned this to us. What are these requirements? What legislation are they based on? Why were we not informed of them by the airline that we booked through? I signed the form, what would have happened if I hadn't, and my Filipino friend signed a waiver to the effect that if he was refused entry to Singapore he would return on our scheduled flight back. I asked the immigration officer if there was a problem. Why did we have to sign these forms? He stated there was no problem, that it was just a 'requirement'. Having signed the forms, had our passports photocopied by the officials we were allowed through. Arriving at Singapore we were given a tourist visa in our passports immediately and enjoyed our trip there without any of these extra 'formalities' that we had to go through exiting from the Philippines. We returned to the Philippines without any problems. I would be most grateful if someone could enlighten me as to why Filipinos and foreign friends that they may be travelling with are subjected to this without warning or preparation and at the point of exit when all other formalities such as having a valid passport and return tickets have been met. As regards to any problems overseas we had been cautious and careful enough to ensure that we had travel insurance. Oddly enough this was one question that we were not asked, i.e. did we have travel insurance which I personally would recommend to all. Best wishes to all.

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tourist visa
by: Anonymous

an experience to share:

I had tourist visa to UAE on my first time to go abroad sponosored by my distant auntie (our last names are different). Fall in line to a lady immigration officer (thought she will be nice coz she's a woman) but what the heck, she's a an evil old monster. She asked me about my relationship to my sponosor and how our family names are different, ask me about my college degree, my employee id and company name, my date of departure (which i know im stupid i forgot to memorize). I mean why you care if we are not on the same name, my mother and auntie end up having different dads. and whats the purpose of those affidavits from my auntie and travel agency? there will be responsible if something will happen to me, not you people in the immigration! i am ready to do DNA to prove it (nonsense, lol..)Being an innocent 21 yr old at that time, I was so upset in tears while walking away.
Then I wipe my tears, pick up my confident, memorize my date of return and wear a smile. Fall in line again to this fat looking immigration man, answered his questions confidently, like what i will do in uae (visit) , who i will visit in uae (auntie). He just take a glance at every document i had (tourist visa, tiket, passport, sponsored agency docs) then let me through without a hassle. Relieved!


One of my friend said, he pay under the table money of 500 dollars, he was sponsored by a cousin.


Now im coming back again for tourist visa, these postings i read make me prepare for a battle armed with money enough to slap at their face if they will not let me pass!

Screw them! WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN, KARMA WILL BLESS U PEOPLE IN THE IMMIGRATION!!!!!

thats why philippines is still in poverty coz of corrupt officials we chose. hey, we pay tax to bring food to your table! and the dirty money u spent on holidays abroad, luxury cars, and spoil ur kids with iphone..

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offloaded 3X
by: Anonymous

I would just like to ask anyone who could give me some information because I experienced to be offloaded last year for 3x as a visit visa in Dubai. Then now,my employer decided to hire an agency and apply for a working visa. Btw, my occupation on this visa is body masseur and I am a nurse. So do you think it will be fine now and no more hustle in immigration?thanks a lot..Your immediate response is highly appreciated.ty

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BOI
by: Anonymous

Bureau of Immigration, Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, Manila, with e-mail: binoc_immigration@hotmail.ph.
Its present Commissioner is Hon. Ricardo A. David, Jr., with e-mail address per our telephone directory: bi_ric_david@yahoo.com.

Should you have other immigration-related queries, please do not hesitate to call the BI Helpdesk Hotline at (632) 524-3824 or (632) 524-3769, visit our website at immigration.gov.ph or on Facebook: officialbureauofimmigration and follow us on Twitter: immigrationPH.

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Dubai under visit visa
by: Anonymous

I am planning to go to Dubai by first quarter next year. I hope the office of the president will do something about these corrupt officials.

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Office of the President email
by: Anonymous

PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS OFFICE
3/F New Executive Building (NEB), Malacañang Compound
Email: op@president.gov.ph

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Worse Philippine immigration
by: Anonymous

It's really sad to say that we are a prison in our own country. What is the purpose of issuing a philippine passport if our immigration hold us in the airport. When I was in Philippines before I have experienced also the same lot of questions and many blah! Blah!Blah! Asked what is my work show money etc... Even if i have all the documents.I love my country Philippines is a very beautiful country but because of the corrupt system the only reason i come home is my family.

Now i am married to a swiss and we lived here in switzerland since then everytime i come home and back abroad i had no problem at all with immigration so far. But i do hope and pray that our president can do something about this departure hold by immigration. I understand they protect filipino from human trafficking but they have to consider also those who just want to go for travel for holiday. Goodluck To All!God bless

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What kind of government we have?
by: Anonymous

Immigration officials:

Why the Philippine Embassy here in UAE is accepting the process of documents (like red ribbon) of visit visa if they told one of my friend that I invited here in Dubai that your visa should be employment. I did not invite him to work here only for us to meet and do some plans to build a business in your country. What a government Philippine has! Will you change the way... If you implement that this are the documents, you should accept those travelling Filipinos with complete documents because they spent money on it. Haram! You are discouraging people like us, sponsor like us to help your country...

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not allow to travel out of the Philippine
by: Pau

Must highlight this issue to the President. He has an official facebook. This issue must be made known.

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visit visa
by: shamsu

Hi there ....just want to ask is there any new rules now from immigration i just want my sister to visit me..kindly tell wat the requirements are?? Thanks...

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working visa
by: Anonymous

im currently working in dubai and i will go home in philippines on oct 1 due to my maternity leave and i will come back in dubai on january 22 but the problem is it okay that my working visa will expire on january 31? i want to ask if thats okay in philippine immigration? hoping for your responsed..

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teacher going to thailand,what to do?
by: brent

hi!me and my frnd are planning to go to thailand.this october 2012.,.my two friendt teaches here in the philippines,.but wer quite worried,because the immigration myt not let us board the plane since thailand is ineed of teachers..but wer just going to check if its a nice place to work..then be back after 5days...hope anyone can help.or any suggestion on what to do..

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off-loaded
by: Anonymous

how come? complete documents.. asking unnecessary papers.. come on fellow Filipino. why they we're acting like that. just because they were in the position to do that.. Oh may.. Be considerate immigration officers.. God Bless..

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regarding for employment visa
by: Anonymous



hello,,,good day,,,i just wnt to ask you if theres is requirements for employment visa going to abudhabi uae,,,because my cousin want to visit me in abudhabi,,tnx

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Filing of case
by: Anonymous

So sad that our own immigration is doing this to us. The best thing we can do is file a case against the immigration officer. This is the only way that we can challenge such practice.

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TO SHAMSY and to everyone
by: shengkay2012

I was offloaded last December 2011 by the Philippine Immigration in Cebu Airport, because OF the reason that I don't have:

1. SHOW MONEY
2. TRANSLATION OF MY BANK GUARANTEES and Invitation Letter

despite I have all the documents needed to travel, They have decided stopping me during my flight.. I have already the :

1.Italian Visa
2.Invitation Letter from my host or Fiance (written in Italian)
3.Round trip ticket
4. Medical Insurance
5. and Bank Guarantees

This things has been wasted, I feel so much pity for my Fiance, for tickets, insurance and all of my documents has been wasted, and never refunded from the airlines.. They caused a lot of money, thousand of Pesos has wasted..I have been offended in my dignity called "maid"...
We have to be made able to comply with a RULE,We cannot be damaged basing on a simple suspect...They have to be responsible in their every actions,They didn't know how it feels to be in pain, They are INHUMAN... I-N-H-U-M-A-N

if you have to apply for a visa the rules are clear, you have to provide this, this and this after that you get visa..
on the contrary,it's not clear how to comply with Philippines laws, they have no list for whatever requirements should be followed by their rules..

but anyhow, I have reached Europe in my 2nd visa... so if you have questions , I don't want you to experience what I have experienced before...

Thank you



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Corrupt & Inhuman practice
by: Anonymous

Immigration officers are not strict they are corrupt and have this great inhuman power given to them by their own government that they can harass their own country people. Its a shame that the people of Philippines are tolerating this..... WAKE UP FILIPINAS

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Visit to kuwait
by: shamsy

Hi there my sister is about to visit me here in kuwait aside from passport, affidavit of support,return ticket and visa is there any new requirement that immigration will be needing coz i know immigration officers are so strict.

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Philippines turned to a brothel by its own immigration policy
by: Anonymous

Stopping citizens specially girls from going out of the country not only violates the human rights of a person but also produces a big number of unemployed girls who have no other options but to become slave prostitutes in their own country. Philippines produces a large number of work force in the world in service industry due to their good English language skills. Even Filipina maids are preferred than other nationalities like Myanmar or Indonesian because of their English but if they are not allowed to go out of their own country then these poor girls land up in strip clubs or bars in their own country.

I am sorry to say but this practice of offloading people is something that will take a country with great workforce down to the gutter and that is why Philippines has not grown more than its neighbours in the region. Wake up Government of Philippines and immediately do away with this practice of offloading of your citizens at airports and give them some honour and respect to go out and make a living and help to grow the economy of your own country in return...


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Travel for interview
by: Anonymous

Hello everyone I am traveling to Dubai for an interview, I have my travel tickets ( Leave and return), I have a visa (Tourist), I have my invitation letter and hotel booking. Will I pass the immigration with this? If not can you please tell what other documents I need. Thank you

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Start a revolution
by: Philip

Filipinos are educated and brave people. Why the citizens of a democratic country can take this kind of treatment from the government that they elected.

Start a revolution starting from the President, Minister of Home and the commissioner of bureau of Immigration Philippines. Put all these concerns on the face book and twitter and GOVERNMENT sites search the email addresses of the government officials and send them maximum number of emails and write to the human rights commission of UN about this inhuman practice of a democratically elected government.

This is surely violation of human rights of the citizens of Philippines, simple right of movement in and out of the country is also hindered.

WAKE UP FILIPINOS.... Once the government issues you a PASSPORT then it has no right to stop you from going out of the country.

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most corrupt dept. in the philippines
by: Anonymous

there's no doubt dept. of immigration is the most corrupt dept in the philippines and the government dont or wont do anything about it...HELLOOOOOO THERE!!! can anyone from the government do something about this?!!

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Philippine Immigration Suck
by: Anonymous

this is another form of corruption by phil government, hindi na talaga magbabgo ang pilipinas, kumpelto ka ng documents and still they not allowed you to travel??? what kind of law is this? are you fuckin idiot BI? hopefully this will not happen to your relatives and friends. PALAKASAN pa rin ang nangyayari. you dont how much money we spent just bring our love ones here abroad.

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Fernando San Ramon -Croc in Cebu
by: Anonymous

My experience last year is about this crocodile working in Cebu Immigration. I have my complete documents to fly i.e original visit visa, red ribbon, return ticket and company letter, only to be told by Fernando San Ramon that there is a new rule that only visit visa from a relative will be allowed to fly. I was wondering, why was I issued a red ribbon by the embassy if there is this so called 'NEW RULE' being imposed by the immigration? It was clear that there was no co ordination from concerned gov't offices and the victims are innocent Filipinos like us...And to add insult, he was asking me to provide a copy of our business license which is so stupidly irrelevant and immaterial…For me it’s just a way to divert his real intention of trying to extort money...Mr. fernando san ramon is just one of those crooked government employees worse than a criminal....they don't deserve to be there. ..GOD BLESS to all those offloaded like me.....

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requirements for travelling in DUBAI
by: first timer

HI kapwa pinoy! i read all your concern. and thats all negative.
this is my first time to travel abroad(dubai).what can i do for pass at the immigration in Philippines and wat are teh requirments?pls reply to my all question. im getting nervous about my travel this august 2012.

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PHIL IMMIGRATION; THEY ARE ALL BULLSHIT!
by: Anonymous

I was just offloaded this morning with my flight to Singapore.Supposedly its my 2nd time to be there. I have my letter, I have my hotel booking but they asked me a referral/certification from my *college school* to prove that I had my one year on-the-job training there. Its so bullshit! I presented already the contract I had with the company I was attached to Singapore last September 2010. How come they keep on asking for some unnecessary papers, and even they asked me to present the copy from *CHED* certification. It has nothing to do with my travel now. How dare you Ms. IOfficer! you don't even realize how much money was wasted to book a roundtrip ticket and the money I spent with the hotel booking. YOU ALL GO TO HELL! Are Filipinos don't have the right to travel? We spend our own money, not from yours. You don't know how it actually feels until it happens to you. I am really depressed, and over frustrated more about the money spent for this trip!I did cry when my dad called me up as I was refunding the tax and terminal fee. If that's the case, then YOU BANNED ALL THE FILIPINOS TO TRAVEL ABROAD/ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD SO THAT NO TIME, NO EFFORT AND NO MONEY WILL BE WASTED! Philippines is a THIRD-WORLD COUNTRY, and life here is very difficult, and you make it more difficult by not allowig anyoe to travel abroad and do leisure times. HOLIDAY IS A HOLIDAY && TOURIST IS A TOURIST!!YOU BETTER CHECK THE MEANING OF IT. PLEASE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

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right to travel
by: Anonymous

More FUN in the Philippines, the only country depriving the rights of the citizens to travel. The only country that doesn’t honours the validity of the other country’s issued visa. The only country that need a lot of requirements aside from the valid visa. Even going to South East Asia for holidays, lot of hassles going out of the country. What’s wrong? is it part of the immigration system?

Sa tinging nio nakakarating at least kay Vice President Binay o Mr. Mar Roxas ang hinaing natin. Paano kaya?

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FERNANDO SAN RAMON - ROTTEN BI OFFICIAL IN CEBU
by: Anonymous

Just yesterday I was offloaded by the immigration officer named FERNANDO SAN RAMON in Cebu airport.The super stupid man stood in front of me in one corner informing me that I cannot travel despite having complete requirements( red ribbon, invitation letter, original visa etc.) because my visit visa sponsor is a local guy in Dubai (who happens to be my former employer) I was invited to visit Dubai after I retired a year ago. The stupid Immigration officer asked me irrelevant questions such as what kind of business I was doing and how much money I was carrying etc. I told him that I have Public Utility Jeep business then stupidly asking me to give him a copy of the franchise and ownership of the business etc which is so damn crazy..How in the hell would I know that these dox will be required when travelling abroad??? Plus the stupid guy was not looking at me the whole time I was talking to him just like a guilty criminal that he is. I really do not know why our Government is turning a blind eye on this kind of system despite many complaints they receive everyday....Next time I will bring a surveillance camera to prove their criminal doings....Poor FILIPINOS......GOD BLESS US...NOT THEM....TRULY KARMA WILL TAKE A TOLL ON THEM.....SOON....

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offloaded
by: bong

2 times na kami na offload sa imigration kompleto kami lahat pero offloaded pa rin.ang comment ko lang sa bulok na system ng imigration FUCK YOU kayo....

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Won't look into my papers
by: Badong

I had an experience with these immigration officers once. It was my second time to travel out of the country. I got to the immigration gates when I was questioned what I was going to do in my country of destination. When I told them the answer that I was going to visit my wife they insisted on seeing our marriage certificate which I stored in my check-in baggage(my bad). The officer started to berate me with other questions( most of which were unnecessary) which I answered calmly. All of these happened with the officer not even taking a peek into my passport. I repeatedly told him to look into my passport to see that I have gone out of the country and came back on time. He didn't bother to look at into it and instructed me to move out of the line and go into the nearby booth to fill out some kind of affidavit which I was absolutely positive not necessary. I almost missed my flight but they don't seem to care when after about 15-20 minutes the officer finally decided to take a peek into my passport and saw the records marked therein.I remember clearly that he kept asking this question which was clearly marked in my visa, 'do you have a sponsor in the country where you are going?'. Yes, I answered that question in the positive and pointed it out on the visa which he refused to read. I was so lucky I still caught my flight. This situation did not happen only to me. There was this lady and two other persons who were supposed to be on the same plane as I was. I never saw them on that flight. Why won't he look into my papers? Why does he keep asking questions which I have answered consistently? Can't he read? Why is it so difficult to get out of our country? If I missed that flight my wife could have been suspended from work or worse she would have lost her job. The company that my wife worked for sponsored my visit and it would have been a waste of their resources if I was not on that flight just because this particular officer refused to read the papers evidencing that I have left and come back into our country. It is so unnerving for a Filipino to travel out of his own country when these people who are supposed to help you ease the difficulty are the ones who make it hell for you to even get to the plane. I understand that these Immigration officers and their superiors have a difficult job but that doesn't mean that they have to make it difficult for us to leave our country whether we are looking for a job abroad, or for a holiday or pleasure, and specially when we go to visit our loved ones who have sacrificed to leave the country to provide a better future for their families. Filipinos may be timid at times but they are not stupid . But timid or not Filipinos are persons just the same as any other citizen in the world. We deserve proper respect and courtesy.Oh and what is up with that travel tax?Is it used for the airport's maintenance? The airport looks and feels the same as I saw it the first time during the 80's.

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Bad Experience at Philippine Immigration
by: Anonymous

Cannot fully understand why officer at immigration are arrogant especially when you are holding a tourist visa.They easily dumbed say offload ka where in fact you have a proper documents.they canno even understand of the fact how much you have spent of time and in money just to get all the documents.

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Why you need to hold my Parents at your office?
by: Anonymous

PI yang mga hinayupak na immigration officers ng NAIA!!

My Parents will come to visit me here in Doha, Qatar and they will take care of my wife and my new born baby while they stay here in Qatar. So I get them a visit visa which is valid for 6 months. You know what? at the departure, they were hold at the immigration office for questioning why they are going here in Qatar. And asking them questions that maybe they will come here for WORK? WHAT?

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Reasons accepted by the Philippine Immigration in NAIA
by: Crissy

I am going to Dubai on May 26, 2012, I have a visit visa and my sponsor is my first cousin. What are the reasons accepted by the Philippine Immigration in NAIA so that I can go to Dubai without any questions from them? what are the supporting documents I need to present? Please help me guys. Thanks.

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WHY IMMIGRATION NOT ALLOWING FILIPINO TO TRAVEL ABROAD ?
by: Anonymous

THERE IS NO GROUNDS FOR IMMIGRATION OFFICER NOT ALLOWING A FILIPINO TO TRAVEL ABROAD WITH A VALID PASSPORT AND TICKET WITH NO CRIMINAL RECORD IN PHILIPPINES AND ABROAD? AND WHY PEOPLE THAT HAVE CRIMINAL RECORDS CAN GO WHERE EVER THEY WANT TO GO?

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Offloading is illegal
by: Anonymous

Recently, a lady teacher from the Philippines wanted to visit her friends in Malaysia but was offloaded at Clark even though she had US$700 on her; a return ticket, an embassy notarized letter and a sponsor. Her stay in MY would have taken no more than a week.

When she questioned the Immigration for their silly decision, they were not even able to give a proper answer!! Maybe, they are so used to offloading people they have even forgotten why they are doing it.

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Manila immigration scam
by: Anonymous

From personal experience at Manila airport in April 2012 this blog is very accurate and deserves wider coverage in google and other travel media.
It is sad to see that corruption lives and breathes in Philippines in this immigration scam to stop their own citizens leaving the country with a valid ticket and passport. The Philippines economy will always lag way behind other east Asia countries while this type of activity exists so openly.

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Crocodile monster IO in Phl.
by: Anonymous

Immigration officer in Philippines they really don't care about how much money you spent inorder to travel,A lot of filipno became no right to travel outside the country to spend on holiday.because even if u have some documents they still upload knowing that most country like hongkong,singapore they gave free visit entry the question is what is the use of the free visit entry if immigration officer are not letting you board on plane its really f....ck! And su..cks! Sytem.

They asked so much documents which is not really necessary i guess they need to go to school and learn how to respect the filipino because we are filipino paying there salary. Knowing the trauma after and stress. One problem also is that they put u in a room and hold there for a very long time with no one assist you whats going on and comeback after few hours and informed u that you cannot travel this time.I hope one day they realize this system is only in Philippines. If compare to other country there's no such thing that everyday lot of passengers get upload.IO in philippnes no.1 s....cks!

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Rotten Apples
by: Anonymous

The immigration officers are making life difficult for filipnos like us.They think all pinays are prostitutes and we are actually prisoners in our own country. Immigration officers are not "gods" to decide as to weather we can leave the country.
We cannot find jobs in the Philippines and yet they wont let us leave the country to work.This is clearly not right and thus violates human rights.
Life is already difficult enough in the Philippines thank you immigration officer for making it into a living hell.We have elected the wrong goverment.

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Inhuman and disgusting practice by a Nation
by: Philip

It was a shock to know that a democratic nation like Philippines is treating its own nationals by stopping their freedom of movement and right to choose to travel abroad in the name of preventing human trafficking. Maybe that is why human trafficking is on the rise in that country as the government cannot take care of their citizens but put restrictions on them to an extend that it totally violates the human rights of an individual in Philippines.

Philippines Government, I appeal to you to wake up and let people decide if they want to go abroad and make a living and send back some money to their own country to support their families and also the economy of the country and not you. All the girls are not prostitutes in Philippines please give respect to your own citizens.. Your country is the only one that needs to be reported to the Human rights commission of the UNO. I am going to start a movement at International level and spread awareness of this gruesome practice in Philippines so that people should not vote for such a government in future. Please allow my wife to get out before its too late..

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dubai immigratin
by: Anonymous

hello fellow filipino, i have just read all your comments, i felt that my fellow filipino were rejected by also a filipino, why they do that kind of atttitude to their own blood...
i am going to dubai this coming april 20, i felt nervous when i read all your comments, it just break a leg guys...

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PIO S**K
by: Anonymous

Philippine Immigration Officers really suck. They are hopeless in implementing the fair and true immigration law. I had a couple of nightmares in dealing with them (PIO). Most of the time, they tend to ask inappropriate questions (sarcastic) and look for unreasonable documents. I always check the website before I depart to make sure I've got everything I need for my travel. Unfortunately, these PIO just makes life so hard and complicated not to mention the money I'm wasting for buying replacement ticket. The website doesn't clearly inform the public about the latest changes in rules. PIO are selfish people who don't think of the Filipino travellers. They are bastard that came from hell.

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Most posts are in taglish
by: Anonymous foreigner

Since most people are educated here, why are there so many posts in half english and half tagalog? You should either write in english or tagalog, not mixture of both.
Anyway, as a foreigner, I am very sad to hear that Filipinos are forced to be kept prisoners in your own country. If Pinoys are not given a chance to try either luck overseas, there will be more jobless Flipinos everyday and we see more homeless kids on the streets...not to mention more girls joining the strip clubs in Burgos Makati, Mabini, Pasay, Angeles City as prostitutes!

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PI TALAGA yang mga PIO!!!
by: Anonymous

Bad experience with me & my co-worker who schedule to have a holidays for a nearby country. first time to go abroad for vacation. one of the PI ask my co-worker " Anong gagawin mo dun? Mag TNT ka lang yata dun eh" Assuming talagang mga PI na yan, pag Filipino ang baba ng tingin pero yung mga banyagan kasunod namin ang gagalang with building rapport pa! F*ck! Wala na bang kaming karapatan para magwaldas ng pera sa ibang bansa! Walang courtesy, not sure how they got their position as PIO in NAIA. kakaasar talaga mga BULOK sa system. Even me may kaso daw ako when I got my turn, I can't imagine how the hell I got my F**king NBI clearance and my F**king PASSPORT kung may kaso ako!!! BULOK to the max yang systema nyo!!!

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Fu**ing PI immigration
by: Anonymous

a lot of cases of offloaded,. they really don't care how painful to waste a money.
mga sakim at makakapal ang mukha ng mga tao dyan sa immigration. binabastos pa ang mga Filipina sa loob.
I was uploaded before,. there were two filipinas also who were ulpoaded at the same time. I've seen how the officer insult the girl,. dinala nya sa kwarto at dun hinipo hipo, (according to the girl i was with)
MAKAKARMA DIN KAYO

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F****NG Cebu Pacific Immigration..
by: Anonymous

I offload last February, because they don't want to accept my invitation letter from Singapore... my I.L is send to me via Fax Machine.. But they didn't accept it.. They want the original copy of my I.L.... F****ng Cebu Pacific Immigration... Don't buy Ticket from Cebu Pacific because the Immigration there are bullshit... they don't know how to control themselves..

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Bureau of Immigration's Crooked System
by: Anonymous

I was also off-loaded just 3 days ago! It sucks! Right now I'm looking for ways how to expose their crooked system! And if you will read the immigration law, you cant find there that it's part of their functions and power. they did not even bother informing the public if there are new requirements! Their days will come soon!

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ITO BAH ang daan sa Pag babago!!!! I dont thin???k so
by: macyu

In short... no lagay... hard to exit phil.
But if you got money money... its easy to exit.


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Where to get Red Ribbon
by: Anonymous

Can anyone help me I am married to English man but he lives in Serbia, where there is no Philippine Embassy. Can DFO in Manila authenticate documents,
in this case or what?

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MY NAIA IMIGRATION NIGHTMARE!!!!!
by: Anonymous

im denied by this immigration officer yesterday..said something i need papers from my sponsor which is authenticated by Philippine embassy in Singapore....proof of relationship which is obviously given to her..the IC card of my cousin which his middle initials are the same as my middle initials..i mean is it not enough proof that we are first cousin...dam..i lost 15000..kala nila pinupulot lang pera dito sa pilipinas ah...di ba nila alam kung pano namin pinag hirapan ang perang ginastos namin sa ticket namin....philippine imigration sucksssss..

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filipina hurdle to go as tourist abroad
by: Anonymous

My filipina gf was booked and had checked-in last night on a flight from clark to Bangkok.

She had all papers (return ticket, hotel booking, notarized affidavit of support by Philippine embassy in Bangkok, credit card from my supporter, proof of relationship, picture of relationship of my sponsor).

But was refused to board the plane. The immigration officer said, need paper from Commission of Filipino Overseas. (???)
15.000 Peso spend is lost! we are devastated. Can somebody help and give advise how to get the names of the immigration officers on Duty in Clark last night (February 18 around 7 pm)? and where to complain?

If somebody can help, please help!

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WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO PASS IN THE IMMIGRATION BY TOURIST VISA IN DUBAI BY TRAVEL AGENCY
by: Anonymous

I ENCOUNTER IN THE AIRPORT THAT THEY NEED THE ORIGINAL COPY OF TOURIST VISA BUT I HAVE ONLY THE COPY AS THEY SENT ME TROUGH EMAIL ONLY AND THEY PROVIDE ME A INVITATION LETTER.SO DISGUSTING MY FLIGHT WAS CANCEL AND NEED TO REBOOK IS THERE ANY REQUIRMENT THAT I NEED TO PROVIDE BEFORE GOING TO IMMIGRATION?

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NEw Policies
by: OFFLOADED

I got offloaded yesterday. I have my visa and my return ticket...I showed them my invitation letter and then they asked alot of questions...then wanting me to provide an original authenticated sponsor letter from the Phil. Embassy where I will be going.Bakit naman ganun when there is no such requirement posted here? nakakadismaya lang

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requirement to visit Kuwait
by: Shamsi

My mother and my son will visit kuwait soon aside from ,Original visa ,Passport,Consent, Affidavit of Support, round trip ticket is there any requirements will be needed by immigration please if this u already experience kindly advise me,Thanks.

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visit visa in dubai
by: Anonymous

i'll be leaving on the 20th going to dubai. I have all my supporting documents from my God mother. Would it be an issue if my sponsor will be my god mother? what's the good reason in going to dubai? do they accept an answer of going for a tour around the country? i hope you could help me. i get nervous since i read all your comments about being offload. God bless everyone!

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Protest
by: Paul

Guys

Do something about it. Make a protest about it outside the Philippine embassy in London. Set up a facebook page to get support. Nothing happens unless you are prepared to make yourself heard.

My girlfriend too was stopped from traveling before and now i want her to meet me in Thailand at the end of this month.

I'm thinking of forgetting the whole thing. Don't want her to travel to Manila only to be disappointed. Sounds like North Korea not the Philippines. Its an absolute scandal and needs media attention.

Its against human rights to be stopped from traveling like this. I'm prepared to join in any demonstration!

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print out tourist visa not accepted in phil. immigration
by: Anonymous

It's true what happened to me at Philippines immigration Last January 15, 2012 suppose I travel to Abu Dhabi to get face to face interview at GASCO.

The company sent me a tourist visa and round trip ticket. I present my travel document print out visa and passport to the immigration official and some questioning I answered all, unfortunately the immigration hold me, they could not accept a print out copy of my visa, they wanted the original copy.

I told them this is online application visa and my company they could not be able to provide original because this online visa it is computer generated.

What should I do the company wait for me for face to face interview please answer my question..

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late Philippine visa extension
by: bennylee

is there anyone out there who has been late to extend their tourist visa in the Philippines?

I am late and on my way back to manila now to pay the 1010 plus normal fee's. I'm going to extend for 2 months, my question is do they back date the visa extension to the day it was supposed to be extended or do they give 2 months from the day that it was extended on?

If any one has got the extension a couple days late could you look at your passport and tell me if they extended from the date you got the extension or from the date the visa expired?

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Rich BI agents
by: Anonymous

I can personally attest that many Bureau of Immigration officials who are working at the airport are very rich. You can ask any airport staff. With their salaries , they cannot Pajero and brand new cars. They should declare their personal assets.

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offloaded
by: Anonymous

They want me to have marriage contract of my sponsor and all the NSO original birth certificate of my family just to prove that i'm a distant relative of my sponsor. Immigration officers don't consider how hard you work for it just to go abroad. Thy S***!!!

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3 days tour in HK
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Hi!My daugter & I will be going to hk for 3 days on January 26,2012.How much money should I bring for each of us,do the immigration require to have a show money?What else should I bring?What are the usual questions being asked by the immigration officers?(clark airport)
thanks a lot!God bless.

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Immigration are thick
by: Anonymous

especially in Cebu Philippines, thick faces

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Immigration suck`z
by: Dambalasik

If you really want to pass the interviews in immigration in naia you must have a complete documents that includes , visa, Genuine supporting documents of your sponsor, and the important thing is you must have a authenticated employment certificate, authenticated leave of absent, and id of your company so that the immigration will believe you that you will travel as tourist , if you don't have all this documents , don't try to entry immigration 100% you be off loaded.and worst your they will put mark on your passport .

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tourist visa
by: Anonymous

hi good day.,im going to Dubai this Friday as tourist visa.i have with me already my original visa,round trip ticket and authenticated affidavit of support..pls advice me because my sponsor was my distant relative and i don't have any documents proving that he is my relative,,he just only my friend.Is there any possibilities that i will be denied? thanks

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OFFLOADING
by: Anonymous

i don't think this kind of thing will stop. BI officers are earning more than their basic salary just by extorting money from our poor OFW.

Some even range up to one hundred thousand pesos.everybody in the government is making money. If only ofw's will unite and let their voices be heard the govt will realize that we are the reason why our govt survived many financial crisis. it is the ofw's remittance that keeps our economy afloat.

such an irony that they should help the ofw more rather than make life a living hell for them.

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Immigration Suckz
by: Off Load Again

i was offload last Oct 20 , 2011, immigration officer told me that my documents was fake, my documents was process in Dubai .its so humiliating, bakit nila nagagawa sa kapwa nila pilipino ang ganun...Philippine immigration suckz.......

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My experince..
by: Anonymous

Ive been in dubai for 5times as tourist...my first travel actually 2 immigration officers gave me a hard time...and the second officer asked me what i really do in uae..i just tell that i will try my luck in uae..then he just let me in as if no problem..then the rest of my travel i just show all my requirements to the immigration then no question ask...maybe just need a little bit of luck and choose the officer that u think got a little bit of sympathy to others!!:)and hopefully of i go to qatar i have the same luck as beforE..(cross fingers)godbless us.:)

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Off Loaded Again????
by: Anonymous

I really don't know why the Immigration Officers are doing such things to our Kababayans...In the first place,why would they issue a passport and yet they won't allowed them to travel? despite having all the documents authenticated (with red ribbon from the consulate and everything)they still ask irrelevant things,,,what a shame...ONLY in THE PHILIPPINES...

My first cousin has been off loaded twice?!? they're asking for his OEC from POEA which is already 3yrs ago when he worked in Korea..for what????? He is heading to the UAE not in KOREA... UAE gov't already issued a TOURIST VISA for him and why would they hold him still? The Immigration Officer told him that after obtaining his OEC from previous worked abroad he will be able to pass through..we will see..kasi wala na silang matanong since kumpleto lahat ng documents nia kya kung ano ano na lang hinihingi nila..(we have affidavit na we're really cousins.i have sent my salary certificate & all)...don't they know na kada off load ng tao means extra expenses...hindi na nga sila nakakatulong dagdag perwisyo pa sila...may mapapala ba sila? Kung hindi nila payagan umalis ng bansa,bakit may trabaho ba silang maibibigay sa tao? haaiss..walang magbabago sa sistema natin..lumalala pa...

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JM
by: Anonymous

continuation...

my point is minsan hindi lang sa paraan ng pera pinaiiral ng ating KAGALANG GALANG AT KAPITA PITAGAN NA IMMIGRATION OFFICER ang kanilang professionalism? hahaha... no wonder the NAIA has the worst airport in the world? is not just the looks, its the system.

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Updated System in NAIA Immigration
by: JM

After reading all the comments in this link, i was wondering..IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO IS READING OR SHOULD I SAY LISTENING WHAT THESE PEOPLE ASKED OR COMMENTED? O baka naman nagbibingian tayo o nagtatangahan kasi ganito na talaga ang sistema ng Bureau of Immigration natin?
Just a testimony, I went in Dubai for the first time as a tourist visa, sponsored by my sister. I was fortunately able to get through. My worries is the show money since requirement daw yon ng tourist visa at least 1k US$. That's a lot of money, but by God's grace, I was provided with half. But the show money was never been asked. Ready na nga ako to present it eh. I have my original visa, affidavot of support with red ribbon, printed ticket, and the show money. pero this gentleman asked me my connection with mmy sponsor, reason why am i going to dubai, and when i'm coming back? i was asked for the ID since i told him i have business. sabi lang niya next time dalhin ko ang dti para di ako ma question. anyway, he let me through...
I met several Filipina's under visit visa. one girl seating next to me, has a visit visa sponsored by a distant cousin, was asked for a show money, but when she said na 5k lang ang dala niya, and wala na siya money, this immigration officer asked for her contact no na lang para maging text mate sila!!??? syempre si bigay naman tong pinay, eh what to do? kailangan niya umalis, sayang naman ang mga nagastos di ba?

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UAE visit visa
by: LNTJR

I have a UAE visit visa, my first time to travel as with visit visa i need some help if what are some of the requirements does the NAIA immigration is needing for me to travel.

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Isumbong kay Tulfo
by: Anonymous

If you encounter problems doing by the BI you may call Raffy Tulfo

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God is Watching US....
by: Anonymous- love

we just hope and pray for all the immigration people to be good to all abroad filipinos because from them they contribute a lot in our country.

They must use their position well, manage to approach well, to all who wants and needs to go abroad no matter what status for tourist/business/study/medication/working, for without them what happen with our country?

They are the people who really set their mind to have a good living for their family in the Philippines.

CAN YOU PLS HELP AND COOPERATE, ACCORDING TO THE RULES THAT LEGALLY STATED. "NOT FOR THE LAGAY PLS" FILIPINO ARE RELIGIOUS,"MATAKOT KAU SA KARMA" MAY DIYOS NA NAKATINGIN SA ATING LAHAT...

JUST BE GOOD AND DO YOUR JOB WELL, ESPECIALLY TO THE FILIPINOS STRIVING THEIR LIVES..BE STRICT TO OTHER COUNTRIES OR FOREIGNERS WHO COME INSIDE IN OUR COUNTRY PLS....THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS US ALWAYS...

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offload
by: Anonymous

immigration officer should be in the firing squad they are so stupid how come my redribbon is fake when it comes from phi consulate in dubai iam denied 2x they said that f****g stupid immigration officer.

They only need is under the table lhat kaung mga mukhang pera sa immigration may karma rin kau kc di ninyo pnaghihirapan ang kinokotong nyo s tao.

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Philippine Immigration Must CHANGE their approach!!!
by: Anonymous

An immigration officer asked me to provide my OEC to Dubai even I was travelling for holiday that time to Hong Kong. My OEC is written at the back of my passport but immigration officer have asked to pull out my checked in luggage to get my OEC paper... What the hell???

First of all, I have my return ticket, second I am going to Hong Kong with a 14 day visa allowed, why I was asked to show my OEC for Dubai????

Their reason was only "we make sure that all OFW's are documented" but what has it got to do with my holiday to Hong Kong? Shame on you immigration people!!!!!!

I am sorry but I am so ashamed of all your behaviors...You all need to go to school again.....and know the word "respect" to what you call OFW who makes our country alive!!!!!

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visit visa for Dubai
by: Anonymous

Immigration Officers are such a a*&^* that's why. Mayabang lang talaga sila kala mo eh kung sino na sila. THey are not consistent with their )&^^%$^$ rules and regulations. To some they do not request for documents to others they do. They are soooo rotten that they are just actually looking for lagay.

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off-load
by: Anonymous

Philippine Immigration should provide written and NOT just verbal procedure on the requirements they need to see on every Filipinos who are traveling to other country, also they must give consideration to those who are leaving the countries for training for self development purposes.

If we want changes in the Philippines start changing yourself (people from the immigration)
With respect to the supervisors from immigration you should evaluate the performance of your people.

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offload
by: Vivs

I was offloaded last Sept.28, 2011. My sponsor is my first cousin who holds a husband visa (residence visa at Dubai).

All my papers are authenticated w/ red ribbon.

I asked the immigration officer what is wrong w/ my papers?

I'm holding a paper the same w/ what my friends presented during her interview before she go to Dubai last March 2011. The immigration officers says that my documents are doubtful and my cousin is not gainfully earning at Dubai.

Do they need payslip or statement of assets and Liability of my cousin?

Do I have to present all the receipt we incurred during the processing of my papers? What more they want? I won't stop fighting w/ them, we will see again. I will never do lagay..They deserve to go to hell!..

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latest travel advice for travelling out of this country.
by: Anonymous

I'm thinking of going Thailand this coming October 2011, and curious about the Immigration new policy to let everyone travel in other country at this present. actually I had been there before in Thailand, and to be honest as my first time to travel going there, those immigration personnel won't let me out even tough I have armed with my valid documents but except for the show money. then suddenly while I am waiting for their positive response, one officer tell me that it's okay and tell it to the personnel at the window. so much thankful at that time but I feel so much disappointing during on that period. and now, planning to travel again and I want to be prepared for other documents that they needed as it response to their concern.

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Immigration should adhere to what their office requirement mandates
by: Concerned Citizen - Cyberpinoy

It is astonishing that some immigration officers are holding those with valid papers/documents leaving the country. It is against what is written in their own website. Check this link out:

http://immigration.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=239&Itemid=37

IN GENERAL, FILIPINOS TRAVELING ABROAD NEED ONLY TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
? Valid passport ? at least 6 months;
? Valid Original visa for port of entry( when required); and
? For tourists, a return ticket. (Memorandum Order No. MCL ? 07 -019 issued on October 24, 2007)

SOME RESTRICTIONS ON THE RIGHT TO TRAVEL OF FILIPINOS
I. Minority- for the travel of unaccompanied minors, a Travel Clearance must be issued by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and presented to the Immigration Officer prior to departure.

II. A Hold Departure Order (HDO) issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC). (Circular No. 39-97).

III. A Watch List Order issued by the Secretary of Justice in cases pending Preliminary Investigation or Motion for Reconsideration/Pending Review before the Department of Justice (DOJ) including application for ?Not The Same Person (NTSP). (Section 1 and 3 of Department Circular no.18 dated April 23, 2007).

IV. Contract workers :

V. Requirements for Filipino emigrants as required by the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO).

VI. Government officials :

VII. For Dual Citizenship

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visit to dubai
by: harriett

hi. i will be going to dubai this friday using a visit visa sponsored by a distant relative. my documents are complete and visa authenticated. i just wanna know what sort of questions the immigration officer asks? and any possibilities of being offloaded?

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Sabwatan of officials
by: Anonymous

This is what we have been through and how many times we wrote here? Is anybody listening or read to this from the government?

The reason is, they have "sabwatan" inside and out. The fact the government opens their eyes for the corruption in immigration.

They found a good reason of human trafficking to the filipino who wants to go to other country, the question is when somebody is explaining they ask for money. Is that the preparation for their reason for human trafficking? and they say, they want to protect the people, or the people protect them by means of under the table?

If there is a problem to our destination, the other country immigration can easily deport us back.

By all means the immigration official is like a crocodile who always wants their stomach full at all times.

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true colors
by: Anonymous

why don't the immigration advise us that we need to prepare money for their officials.

Not when we stand in front of them! We need to explain everything and its clear to say that they need money as "under the table".....

Show your true color and not so totally ashamed world wide. World wide know that the filipino is having officials in corruption.

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i wish immigration will caught in the act
by: Anonymous

All our kabayans have a lot of experience, esp about our immigration once you step in the front they will ask you a lot of questions, even if you have complete requirements esp in visit visa.

The one stupid thing there doing is they need LAGAY which means MONEY under the table.

Are they HUMAN? ARE THEY NOT THINKING THAT IS THERE OWN kabayan? How we wish we have hidden video camera so that we can CATCH IN THE ACT what there doing wrong. We wish also that our PRESIDENT WILL MAKE ACTION to those making CORRUPTION.

PLEASE STOP MAKING THIS STUPID THINGS HINDI PO KAU YAYAMAN lalo na pinapahirapan nyo ang ating KABABAYAN!!!!!!!

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Want to know what are the requirements
by: Anonymous

Want to know what are the requirements to pass for the immigration interview?

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sucks people in immigartion
by: Anonymous

I have lots of freiends who come here in dubai as a visitor or tourist.

Do you know how much they pay just to pass through immigration interview? ...20,000 to 25,000 each... corruption!

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Travelling to Doha using Business Visit Visa
by: krypton_827@yahoo.com

Hello mga Kababayan! I would like to share the following information in regards with travelling to Qatar especially when you are holding a Business Visit Visa. Here are some tips that I can give you and so by means of that, what happened to me will not happen to you. Honestly, it?s really hard to travel outside our country especially when we are holding only a Business Visit Visa. I was about to travel to Doha last June 5, 2011 and this is what happened to me. I?m done with a panel phone interview with one of the top company in Qatar. Right after 3 weeks, the company invited me for a face-to-face interview at Doha, Qatar. They ask to email the scanned copy of my passport and college diploma prior for them to apply for my Business Visit Visa. Luckily my visa has been approved and they email it to me with the round trip ticket to Doha, Qatar.
Here are the requirements you will be needed for you to have a successful trip to Doha, Qatar and I do include some steps you have to follow whenever we have the same case:

1) Upon receiving that emailed business visit visa we have to process Visa Stamping at Qatar embassy. I would like to remind you that we cannot process it by ourselves or through walk-in. How to do it? There are 2 ways to process it. Through the courier of DHL and the other one is through the recruitment partner of the company here in the Philippines.

Thru DHL parcel, checklist for Visa Stamping are the ff:

1. Issued Business Visit Visa copy / printed in colored (2 copies)
2. Pictures (2 pcs. 2x2 with white background)
3. Original Passport
4. Copy of your ID's
5. 2,550.00 DHL fee and stamping fee

Thru Recruitment partner:
*same requirements except that the fee is free because in my case the company waives it for me.

2) Email the employer in Qatar and ask for an Invitation Letter and Guarantee Letter. If possible ask also for Hotel voucher or hotel confirmation. Print it out. Go to POEA to process your Special Exit Clearance just present them the Guarantee and Invitation Letter and corresponding payment for the said clearance. Just wait for the release of the said clearance.

3) One of the requirement is we have to process our Affidavit of Undertakings and have it notarized with any Notary Public office.

That?s all you need for you to have a successful trip to Doha especially when we are only holding a Business Visit Visa. Good luck mga Kababayan hope this will guide you for a successful trip and have a better future outside our country.

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OFFLOAD
by: Anonymous

LAST JUNE 20, 2011 supposed to be the flight of my friend going to dubai.

Unfortunately, those immigration officials SUCK!

They don't allow him in to Dubai unless he can show them proof that he knows me, being the sponsor, for which i can't understand.

The visa was released here in dubai, the travel agency PROCESSED THAT "LEGALLY"! ALONG WITH THE OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, but still.. their looking for more documents which i didnt have any idea of..

Their not posting everything they need or the requirements. What is their point of making him such a prisoner in our own country and besides, this is his second time to go to Dubai. My own opinion, its none of their business to ask him one-by-one on what he will do in dubai.

He spent a lot of money in processing the visa, aside from that he had to prepare again for re-booking and maybe for "UNDER-THE-TABLE PAYMENTS!" One immigration official told him that they are just protecting our fellow filipinos against human & drug trafficking... ironically, most of them receive under-the-table payments without even thinking how hard it is to earn that money! BULOK NA SISTEMA!

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Corruption again is complete
by: Anonymous

I'm born in Europe. Have a Filipina wife, naturalized to my European country.

It is even impossible, it seems, to get your - Filipino family in law - on a legaly issued European family visit stay to here for a temperary family visit for maximum 6 months.

The legal European Visum is granted by the European (Schengen) country , and put in the PH passport.

The BI Manila staff stops them each time at boarding; I need to rebook the flight again, pay new airplane booking fees, etc.

INSANE!!!

The Philippines is getting more like a National PRISON for all Pinoys. You have no human rights and freedom of will.


Make a lot of extra expenses, like phone calls, send extra BI demanded documents by DHL speed mail for a few legalized and official letters.

Everytime the BI staff have other demands. Requeres something extra, which was not at first time or before the last boarding.

When you bring all official legalized papers, it is not enough to them.

BUT, there is NO WHERE (on the official government websites) any information available WHICH documents you need to, collect, bring and to show to them.

Like a complete list of official documents published on the internet to collect and bring at boarding, legalised, whatsoever.

SO Sad........

This gives the BI staff even more power to follow their OWN rules and not the PH Immigration interest and rules and/or Law.

This creates even more corruption within the system. The BI member can bring in what ever they want to stop you, even if you have all required neccessary and essential documents with you.....

If you meet a friendly staff member, they let you go, is it a bad person, they stop you.

It is like Russian Roulette. You never know what will happen, because the system of information TO THE PUBLIC is not open to prepare yourseleve for your trip!

So, there is NO openess from the BI government at all, like WHAT you need to bring. Such as a list of demanded docs.

Corruption again is complete.

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Adorable Immigration Officers!!!
by: Anonymous

It was really devastating. I sponsored my cousin and I attached all necessary documents and was authenticated in Philippine consulate in Dubai. They dont allow my cousin to board and so many stupid questions they asked. It was really shameful that those officers sit there just to humilate their own Kabayans. They should at least be considerate, all documents were complete and still they insists that my cousin documents are insufficient. One of my staff in our hotel was forced to give all her pocket money amounting to 5 thousand pesos just to get inside. Seems that those people in immigration was very happy seeing all our KAbayans suffering while waiting for their turn.This issue should be brought to the proper authority.

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Rotten right thru!
by: Anonymous

The officers, if you really want to call them so, are crooked and corrupt. They make whatever laws they feel like at the time,knowing you dont have the time or money to fight them.
It is NOT Filipino Officials who should make any decisions about you going to another country for any reason. Its none of their business. Its the business of the country you wish to travel to,not these official &^%#%!!!

They do it because THEY CAN.What do you expect when the corruption is from the bottom to the top!! ROTTEN Thats why you are NUMBER 147 on the list of best cou8ntries to live in!!

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tourist visa
by: Anonymous

any problem facing of my fiancée going to dubai and my sponsor is her fiancée but his documents and supporting documents are complete e.g authenticated sponsorship. please advice.

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NAIA Immigration
by: Anonymous

What this country needs is a clear statement and instructions on what are the things they needed or some is just because of mere speculations that your going to work illegal that why your getting offload, that immigration officers really sucks., the government should do something about it, it is our right to travel and it is our money who you put into trash, not just money but the humiliation and depression your giving to us is priceless, we do pay you guys on the taxes we are paying to this rotten government one should stand and do something about it.

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Clearly stated departure requirements for any kind visa
by: Anonymous

Philippine Immigration should clearly state the requirements for departure for a tourist visa or whichever kind of visa (be it for hongkong, singapore, middle east countries etc!).

Moreover, Philippine Immigration should publicly inform the people updates of these requirements before even implementing them.

Why? People dont just pick money from the streets or do toilet and excrete money from their butts they offer their lives & even the next generations' lives for 'greener pasture' which our country obviously cant provide to 90% of its population.

I understand they think of our welfare its okay to be strict & firm BUT please smoothen the "edges" of your laws! most people rely on online information, inquiries like departure requirements for any visa should clearly appear & be stated when you click on it!

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Why Phil. Immigration Officers did not allow me to go to dubai as visit visa?
by: Anonymous

I just wondering why those immigration officers did not allow me to go to dubai as visit visa. Which is, I have a complete documents.

Why they are doing this to their own kababayans? They don't know how much we spend for the visa and ticket which we cannot refund that expenses?

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qualified to be your sponsor
by: Anonymous

Is it true that only your immediate relative is only qualified to be your sponsor or to be the guarantor in your affidavit of support for Dubai?

I really want to have my vacation in dubai but the immigration did not allow me because the guarator written in my affidavit of support is sister of my sister in law.

To Immigration Department Please Post in public all your new rules and discuss it clearly in public. You'll just wasting the money and time of all Filipinos, and all travelers who wants to travel in other country!

Please be considerate!!! You are so unfair!!!

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Offload
by: Anonymous

Why even i have the red ribbon documents and other supporting documents,some of the immigration officer not allowed me to go?

What are the other requirements needed so that it will not be difficult for me to try again to go dubai, if they are not allowing the passenger going to visit in dubai why the consulate in dubai approved the invitation letter if here in the philippines are not accepted?

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departure requirments
by: victor t. petero

what are philippine immigration departure requiremnt to travel to dubai in visit visa?

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August 5 2014 OffLoaded
by: Brave&Bold

Good evening pals, co-Pinoys and readers from all over the world.

Feeling the same thing with what had happened to you guys, I wanna rage and demolish their way of questioning and/or their unfair system.

It is true that these immigration officers have the authority to interview every suspected individual for their real intention of going out of the country.

BUT based on what i have read here and from my own recent experience, it is true that some immigration officers are really unprofessional and unfair, and probably, your description of some of these people are definitely and evidently true.

August 5 2014, I arrived at NAIA Terminal 3 at around 4:35 in the afternoon. Well, admitting it with full honesty, as soon as I arrived there, I observed what the people do since it is just my second time to travel abroad (but was offloaded) and i am not so familiar with what to do. I was wondering why the International Gate Terminal 3 was not yet open. I even dared to enter the gate because i was thinking that it might just be closed and it is an automated one. But as I was about the approach the entrance, a female agent entered before me and stopped me from going in and told me that it was not yet open. So in my mind, speaking to myself, i just said, "okay." I saw other passengers both fellow Filipinos and foreigners who were supposed to enter the gate but wondered why was it still close. In few minutes, I noticed that most of them were already gone. Some of them stayed outside and wait, and some of them tried to look for other entrance. As I was worried not getting in on time, I tried to find a way. And there I saw a group of foreigners entering the domestic gate, and so I did the same.

Now to cut the story short, bla bla bla. More than an hour had passed.

At the time when i faced the gate keeper/s (I mean the immigration officers), as ordered, I gave my passport and my plane ticket. Then she asked for my travel itinerary. I gave it to her. She checked it but then she went out of her cubicle and approached one of the female immigration officer and whispered something while pointing to my document. She referred me to the other immigration officer. So i had to comply. There were already 6 people queued waiting for there turn to be off-loaded.

Time check, it was already 5 minutes before 7 pm.

I signed the questionnaire the first immigration officer asked me to fill-in. Then there came the other agent who calls for passengers who must board in the plane. He was looking for passengers who must board A.S.A.P. since their planes were about to leave in 15 minutes.

So I started to get worried during that time because I had to get in the boarding area 30 minutes before my flight. Knowing that the boarding area closes 30 minutes before the flight and I don't have much time, I was desperate to be interviewed by any of the immigration officers.

I was the 6th passenger in the queue. And there were more passengers in the line. Everyone was worried and apprehensive.

Then the agent calling for passengers who must board A.S.A.P. approached us, asking if there's anyone of us who will fly to Siem Reap. And so I raised my hand and asked him, "Kuya anung oras na? Makakahabol ba?"

According to him, he was about to call me so i will be prioritized over other passengers.

Then here's the highlight of this event.

7:00 p.m., I saw the immigration officer, who was positioned on the first desk, taking her time thinking about what to write on the sheet of paper of the other passenger who already left.

Before that, they (the previous passengers - which are couple) had an argument with her (the immig. officer) because she seemed to question something. And the husband was explaining it to her that she cannot make such (something which i don't exactly know)accusation because bla bla bla.

Time check, 7:06 p.m. and she was still holding the paper and thinking. Yes, I was observing her because all i can do that time was to watch them and watch my time pass away making me more frustrated.

So i took a stand, I approached again the other agent and asked him, "Kuya anung oras na?" Implying that time is running.

Then suddenly, I approached the first immigration officer sitting on the first desk and asked her "Ma'am, matagal pa ba yan? ... You are wasting our time!" - with a loud tone but it is clear to me and to other passengers that it was not shouting. I didn't shout at her.

I went back to my line and sat with all of my frustrations.

Then the commotion started. She was surprised when i acted that way. She said, "Sir, I am in my uniform so you should respect me! bla bla ... akala mo kung sino... Kasuhan ko pa yan ng assault eh..." And then, there she stood and asked for a back-up from her colleagues. She went from one to the other speaking to them in a whispering manner. Of course, as brave as I was, I looked at them with my raging eyes. I am not stupid not to think that she was talking about me. They can't even look at me directly because my eyes are following every move they make.

Then there came another immigration officer, he called me, and he asked me these questions/told me these statements:

Sir, anu bang problema mo?
Paki-ulit mo nga ung sinabi mo kay ma'am?
Bakit mo naman sya sinigawan?
Babae pa namn sya, bakit mo siya sinigawan?
Wala ka bang respeto sa babae?
Kababayan pa pala kita...

Pa-check lahat ng document mo..
Oh may pinag-aralan ka pa naman.
Nurse ka pa pala. Bakit ka ganyan umasta?

Ma'am gusto mo gawan natin to ng report para..
Ma'am anu, gawan natin to ng report, magkakaroon to ng bad record... (the female officer said, "Sir huwag na lang, mababapd record pa yan, huwag na lang...)

Oh bakit ngayon ka lang magbabakasyon? Di ba pinagpaplanuhan dapat yan... (the officer looking at my Leave Letter given by the company where I work - In my mind, I took a leave July 11 till August 22. What's wrong!!?)

Nagbook ka lang 3 days before, biglaan yata ang bakasyon mo... (In my mind - whadda hell are you talking about!?)

etc...
etc...
etc...

In my mind, what have I done for them to think and act this way against me....?

In the end, after explaining my side...

I apologized to her more than 4 times.

The immigration officer found nothing wrong with my documents. So finally they decided to let me go.

Time check, 7:35 p.m. My flight was at 7:45.

I went back to the first immigration officer who checked my passport and she stamped on it - "DEPARTURE - Aug 5 2014 5J ***"

She did not explain anything to me, not even told me that I was offloaded.

They even asked me to go in the boarding area knowing that the plane was already gone.

I went in and asked another agent in the boarding area. He told me, "Ading offloaded ka na. Naka-alis na yung erolpano mo."

I wend back to the immigration cubicle. They saw me walking around and do not know what to do. So the male immigration officer who interviewed me, approached me and told me, "Balik ka na lang. Maaga ka na lang bukas, dapat 3 pm andito ka na. Pa book mo ulit yan."

I felt so tired, frustrated, wasted and betrayed.




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immigration
by: jack

Why can not Immigration dept come out with clear guidelines with regulations to follow. as of now, all is left for chanse and corruption to blossom. You must protest to you local congressman. All of you must send mail and make as much noice as possible. They will only change procedure after pressure from above. Immigration want to show their power and get away with it.

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Offloaded unless you pay us!
by: Anonymous

Three weeks ago, two sisters on their way to Singapore, with a valid ticket, passport and enough "show money"- were offloaded at manila airport. Before they were off-loaded the usual silly questions were asked and as expected silly answers were given, since the answers were silly the sisters were off-loaded! How brilliant the PI can be!

The disappointed sisters leave the airport in tears, their hard earned or borrowed money to buy the ticket goes to waste, leaving them with an unpayable debt. On their way out to the taxi stand, two immigration officers approach them and leave a number and tells them to send a txt. Some minutes later the officers reply, asking to be paid P50,000 for each girl. Of Course! the sisters wont be able to pay that kind of money and left Manila for their homes in a far away province. A once in a life time opportunity, to provide for their impoverished families, lost. Providing for her citizens is the responsibility of a government, the Philippines state is unable to do this but denies its citizen their effort at enterprise. I've not heard of the sisters, since.

But a lot of girls still make it through without much trouble. This is made possible by paying the PI what is called an "escort fee" and its no more than P-21000. These girls are fortunate enough to know certain filipinos or "travel agents" who happen to have contacts inside the PI department. The PI takes about 60 to 70% and the rest go to the agent. Since these agents have a steady supply of girls willing to pay just to make the trip, the money earned from each girl, even though is not much, adds up, for the PIs and agents. As far as i know these activities are taking place in Manila airport.

The PI is a cold, heartless, corrupt creature. A typical product of a banana republic that their government is. There is no point fighting something you cant win, the only way out for you people is to let a white country take over. Be colonized once more!!

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Worse Philippine Immigration (NAIA 1)
by: Anonymous

I hate those personnel who's having hard time. This is my second time rejected. My God syang ang visa at ticket n binayaran pati ung ibang expenses s load at transportation. They have a lot of questions and requirements na d man lang pinost s sites nila. Im not happy for the 2nd time. Nakakasawa pabalik balik . badtrip! those personnel on immigration your shit!
I just want to relax and explore in different country for a little time. But it was so worse! I hate this process

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silent corupting by offloading
by: Anonymous

I'm offload 2 times now by our immigration.

My flyt was Manila to Bangkok Thailand, for the 1 time they asked me too many requirements, by then that I know Thailand you can travel with out visa, I just want to enjoy my holiday vacation for 5 days, but offload.

My second attempt should be August 30 my fly same Cebu Pacific airlines, still the same drama on immigration, they asking if I have connecting flyt, how much my money on my hand its because 3 days vacation enough the 25k but still they're asking requirements. I show them my booking of hotels but still they don't honor it, this is a big proof I paid already the booking from the hotels, I lost a lot of money for what,,,for my self to enjoy my life but, this god dummy immigration makes dramas offloading.

Its too much people money your taking, all of you are silent corrupt, NO MORE CLEAN IN THIS COUNTRY.

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show money and hotel accomodation( is it required?)
by: r-m

hello co-filipina passengers, i'd like to ask if the immigration officers will ask for show money and hotel accomodation receipt even i have affidavit of support from my thai boyfriend..
would your pls share your testimony regarding this matter. thank you in advance!

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Fucking immigration
by: Anonymous

I was off loaded by a #$&^% female officer power tripping. I was invited w/ my best friend in Malaysia she's already there and waiting for my arrival when those *&^$$ officer asked lots of questions. My documents are complete money, company id coz my still working here in ph including the document for Vicational leave, invitation with my friend, hotel reservation ect. Philippine immigration suck dont know how much cost they ignore.

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"FOR COMPLIANCE!!!"
by: Anonymous

ATTENTION: PHILIPPINE IMMIGRATION OFFICERS IN NAIA

Good Day!
My sister was declined 3x by your office due to incomplete documents???
She was given by my cousin a visit visa because my sister helped my cousin before.So to return the favor, she offered my sister to visit her in abu dhabi. My cousin was a DH before there. then she worked in a hospital where she met her new employer now. In that case, my cousin was not able to pay her visit visa & ticket for my sister??? Oh c'mon! My cousin worked hard every single day of her life, now that she wants to return the favor to my sister,
YOU denied her!
First, she was told to bring my aunts birth certificate. she was offloaded...
2nd, she brought the birth certificate of my aunt as a proof.. YOU told her, that wasnt enough proof... she needs again to bring my lolo's birth certificate to know the relationship with both sides... she was offloaded again...
3rd, she was again told to bring the marriage contract of my aunt... FOR WHAT AGAIN????
YOU did not tell her all the requirements that was needed then you kept on telling her "FOR COMPLIANCE"... What's this???
I really want an action to this matter...
You just dont know how those people who worked hard to help others to return a favor. My cousin spend more time & money with you guys!
Now, are you happy making people offload???
TO THE IMMIGRATION OFFICERS IN NAIA...
OFFLOAD.... FOR COMPLIANCE...
You are the ONE who needs to be offloaded & needs to comply...The money you have now is from the taxes of the people you OFFLOADED!


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CORRUPT, INCONSIDERATE IMMIGRATION OFFICERS OF THE PHILIPPINES
by: Maria

I was offloaded last July 10, 2012 for reasons I cannot fathom. I have recently resigned from my job which i have stayed with for 6 years due to the fact that I am planning to start a catering business with my brother, since I got a fairly decent separation pay from my employer, I decided to go on vacation and tour Malaysia sine I do not want to go thru the hassle of getting a Visa anymore. I have emailed Philippine embassy as well as Malaysia embassy prior to booking my flight to make sure I have the documents i will be needing. both told me that I just need my passport and return ticket itinerary with me.
The day of my departure came, I have with me my passport, ID's, Return ticket, hotel booking itinerary and this good for nothing Immigration asked me questions abt my job. I told her I used to be an English teacher, based on her reaction I knew right away that they discriminate english teachers because they know that itis highly in demand in other developing countries. THE REASON SHE GAVE ME FOR DENYING ME TO BOARD MY PLANE WAS " U MIGHT NOT COME BACK, I THINK U PLAN ON APPLYING FOR JOBS THERE"..... WTF! who gave u the right to deny me to board my plane just because of what you think!!! YOU are a public servant and taxes that I myself contribute to the government is the money used to pay you MORONS! It's not like I have criminal records or anything. I have money I wanted to travel AND YET I CANNOT just because u dont feel like letting me pass through!!! BE OBJECTIVE, IMPLEMENT RULES, BE FAIR!!! wasting 15 to 20thousand pesos is not easy to accept. If u had given me a fair reason why I cannot travel I would understand. YOU ALL ARE ILL MANNERED!!! DID u expect people u denied boarding to kneel in front of you, cry and beg?! IF I HAD ONLY TALKED TO ONE OF THE AIRPORT GUARDS EARLIER THAT DAY I WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT YOU GUYS JUST WANTED A FEW EXTRA MONEY IN BETWEEN THE PAGES OF MY PASSPORT!!!
This IS the usual practice at NAIA 3 I was told. NAKAKAHIYA KAUNG MGA IMMIGRATION OFFICERS! ANG KAKAPAL NG MGA MUKHA NYO! SANA ISA ISA KAUNG MAKARMA SA DAMI NG MGA INOSENTENG TAO NA NAGDUSA DAHIL SA INYO!!!

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