Date: 02 March 2021
Please refer to update below from Bureau of Immigration.
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ALIENS WITH EXPIRED RE-ENTRY PERMIT MAY NOW RENEW AT THE AIRPORT
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said foreigners with valid visas and whose re-entry permits have expired may now re-enter the Philippines upon payment of the required fees at the airport. The new rules apply to foreigners who have been issued immigrant and non-immigrant visas and who are returning to the Philippines after being stranded abroad due to the pandemic.
The new rules were adopted on orders of the Justice Secretary who instructed the BI to allow the reentry of aliens with expired reentry permits (RPs) and special return certificates (SRCs) instead of sending them back to their port of origin.
An RP is issued to a holder of an immigrant visa, who is a permanent resident here, while the SRC is obtained by a non-immigrant such as holders of 9(g) working visa and 9(f) student visa. Aliens cannot leave the country unless they have secured their RP or SRC as well as their emigration clearance certificate (ECC).
Official receipts of these payments are to be presented to the immigration officer upon these aliens’ return to the country. Reentry permit fees are valid from six months to one year from the date of a foreigner’s departure.