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How-To Get A Philippines Visa Extension [2023]: Guide, Fees, Requirements

(@marco-expat)
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Need to stay in the Philippines longer than 30 days? This guide walks you through the steps and any requirements for a Philippines visa extension. Get insider tips to save time and money getting your visa extensions and waivers. Learn how you can legally stay in the Philippines for up to 36 months on a tourist visa.

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(@Jaybee)
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Hello i have a question, my visa ends on September 27 and i want to extend it with 6 months until March 27 but my acr-card expires on march 21. My question is wil that still be valid till March 27 or wil i need to get a new acr-card with my visa extension of 6 months?


   
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(@Christopher R Knisely)
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My return flight ticket back to the USA is scheduled 33 days from my arrival in the Philippines. What penalties do I have to accommodate before I leave?, My visa is for 30 days. I am scheduled to leave on the 33rd day. What am I required to do because I am 3 days past my visa when leaving.?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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To confirm, your question is whether your ACR Card, which expires on the 21st will be valid after the expiration date?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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You can get an extension (technically a visa waiver) online or you can even head to the One Stop BI office at the airport when you arrive.


   
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(@Daria)
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Hi, I'm a Russian citizen planning to stay in Manila longer than 2 months. How much is the tourist visa extension?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Russian citizens can enter the Philippines visa-free, so your first visa extension is a visa waiver that costs 2,030 PHP and additional 1,000 PHP charge for the “express fee.” The visa waiver allows you to stay another 29 days in the Philippines (59 days total). If you want to stay longer then 59 days, then you will need to extend your visa. Visa extension isa extension costsosts can be found here.


   
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 Rudy
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Hello Marco. I am planning to visit with a French passport for 32 days from the time I land in the Philippines and leave back to Europe. How can I extend online my 30 day free visa. I know we have possibilities to do it on arrival at the airport but I am just worried the airline will cause problems when checking in for our flights as our flights are booked for over 30 days. as a piece of mind I would rather do it before departing. Thank you


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Rudy, You are correct on two things:

You can extend you visa for an additional 29 days (technically a visa waiver) at the One Stop Shop at Terminal 3 at the airport. You can also extend your visa online. You need to show an onward departure ticket no more than 30 days from entry.
Many airlines won't even let you board without showing a departure ticket, regardless of your plans to extend your visa. The solution most folks use is to rent an onward flight reservation for $16.


   
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 Rudy
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Hello Marco, thank you for your prompt reply and the information above.
We have already booked our flights, so we do have a return flight to London which will be exactly 33 days after arrival.
If we get our visa waiver online before leaving for the Philippines, via the website you provided, should be good enough, correct?

Thank you


   
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Afraid not. Two things. One, the airline you are flying out on will likely ask you for a return ticket before you board, because they are responsible for flying you back if Philippine immigration denies you. Two, you won't show in the government online system as arriving in the country yet. You'll get a "We couldn't locate your travel record." message. The onward flight ticket is still your easiest option.


   
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 Rudy
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Thanks for your help Marco, . I guess that’s the easiest option indeed.


   
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Hello, if I extend for the 6 month option, am I allowed to leave and re renter the country during this period?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi B, No. The Philippines tourist visas are single entry. Once you leave the country they are no longer valid and you would need to start the process again a 30 day visa exemption, 29 day visa waiver, then a 1, 2, or 6 month extension.


   
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(@Steven)
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I am filling out a 9A visa for extension. My plan is to get married and we go for a 13 a visa. What would you recommend? I’m still in the United States.


   
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