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What To Do If You Overstay in the Philippines? Penalties, Blacklists, Extensions

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Having fun and enjoying your stay in the Philippines, and overstayed your Philippines visa? Stay calm. This article guides expats who accidentally overstay in the Philippines and explains the fines, process, penalties, and risks of being blacklisted from returning to the Philippines in the future.

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 Seb
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Hi Marco - My son has been detained at a CPDRC detention centre for 5-years and is due for release soon. I have so far been unable to find out if he has to pay a visa overstay fine as his initial entry was for 30 days or can we apply for a visa waiver under the circumstances. Any thoughts please?


   
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 Riza
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Hi, I have friend, She is an Australian Citizen she has been admitted in the Philippines under 13g Visa and she's living here in the Philippines as a permanent residence and she applied for Citizenship retention/reacquisition of a Filipino Citizenship has been granted on 04 Feb. 2019 now she is a holder of a dual citizen a Filipino Citizenship and a Australian Citizenship since then she's still living here in the Philippines but she want to know if she is not to going to visit or return to Australia to live there, Is there any affect on her Australian Citizenship or is there fine for staying for a longer period of time in the Philippines is there any a penalty for not returning to Australia since she became a holder of a Citizenship retention/reacquisition of a Filipino Citizenship and Australian Citizenship. Thank you i hope you can help me and give me an advice to this matter. Im waiting for your kind response.


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Riza, I recommend you speak with a Australian consulate for specifics. However, most countries I know of do not "revoke" your citizenship if you stay outside of the country. However, not every country allows dual citizenship.


   
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(@Tammy)
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Hi there Marco, my sister and brother overstayed their Visa for more than 6months due to financial issues, we are ready to pay their Visas, fine and penalties. Is there anything they would need to present when they pay? Will they be allowed to leave the country ?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Tammy, They should be fine to leave the country once they pay their visa fees and overstay fines. I suggest heading to the closest Bureau of Immigration office and getting their overstay issues settled, rather than letting any additional penalties accumulate.


   
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(@Nelfa Salise)
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I am married to my american citizen husband here in Philippines but we didn't apply for his visa permanent visa yet is he over stayed already even we already married?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Nelfa, correct. If his tourist visa expired and you haven't applied for the 13a Marriage visa, then he has technically overstayed. If you need help applying for the 13a and getting his extension, let me know.


   
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(@MD SHAFIUL HASAN)
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Hi, I am overstaying in Philippines nearly 63 month for my financial problem. And I am married to a Filipino wife nearly 72 months. Can I get TRV now?


   
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Hi Shafiul, you would need to clear your overstay by paying the fees and fines before applying for your TRV. If you need help on both the overstay and the TRV, my partners can help with a visa consultation.


   
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(@Kazuki)
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I was just a baby when my parents got seperated . Then my mother decided to come home to the philippines but me and my sister are japanese citizens. My mother didn’t think of the consequences of bringing us in the Philippines ,didn’t know the rules of it . So we overstayed there for 17 years and got deported. How can i lift my blacklist and overstayed fee? The fee is too much for us so . Is there any chance to lower the overstaying fee . And btw i studied there for 17 years my mothers is also pure filipino . Thank you!


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Kazuki, your situation sounds terribly unfortunate. I would suggest speaking with a Philippines Immigration attorney due to the specific nature of your case.


   
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(@Irawan)
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I want to return to Indonesia and my visa has been expired for 18 months. How much do I have to pay a fine and how long does the process take?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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If you overstay by that long, I recommend contacting your closest BOI branch and discuss with them. On extremely long overstays, the fines and penalties will heavily depend on the specific Immigration Agent assigned to your case.


   
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(@Peggy)
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hi,
my tourist visa (29 standard +30 days waiver) expires 3 days before my flight. My next visa would be the extended visa with ID card for one month costs 7600 php. Do you know what the penalty fee is for overstaying 3 days?
thanks


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Peggy, the final amount depends on what Bureau of Immigration officer you get. But, it is cheaper to extend your visa than to pay the overstay fee, as the overstay fee usually includes the cost to extend your visa PLUS penalties and fines. You can renew your visa online or if you would like a hassle free visa extension we can do it for you.


   
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