Overstaying in the Philippines
Foreign visitors in the Philippines are given thirty (30) days tourist visa waiver. Visitors can extend their visas up to 36 months. At the end of 36 months they must leave the country. The penalty fees for overstaying tourist visa is approximately PHP4,000 per month. If you have overstayed your tourist visa, you may consider the following options:
For further information, you may visit www.immigration.gov.ph
Or you may visit their main office at:
Address: Philippine Bureau of Immigration Office Magallanes Dr, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines. You may contact their office on +632 465 2400.
Settle your overstay fees and fines with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI).
Overstaying less than 6 months
You may visit on of the the BI sattelite offices and settle your overstay fees and fines. Once you have settled your fines, you may book your flight to Australia. If you do not have a valid passport please contact the Australian Embassy and lodge your passport application.
Overstaying more than 6 months
You may visit the main BI office and settle your overstay fees and fines. Once you have settled your fines, you will need to obtain an Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC) from the BI office. Once you pay your fines and obtain the ECC, you may book your flight to Australia. If you do not have a valid passport please contact the Australian Embassy and lodge your passport application.
The fee for ECC is approximately PHP2000
You may apply for an ECC at least 72 hours prior to your departure from the Philippines and this will be valid for one (1) year.
Overstaying more than 12 months
You are required to obtain a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance before you can pay the overstay fees and fines. You can do this by visiting the NBI office.
United Nations Ave, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines
The fee for NBI clearance is PHP130
The processing of NBI clearance may take up to three (3) days. Once you have obtained your NBI clearance and your clearance returned with a clear record (a good standing record), you may proceed to the BI office with your NBI clearance and pay your overstay fees and fines and obtain the ECC. You may then book your flight back to Australia. If you do not have a valid passport please contact the Australian Embassy and lodge your passport application.
If your NBI clearance returned with a “hit” record, you will need to sort this out before you are able to exit the Philippines.
If you wish to obtain the exact amount of your overstay fees and fines, you may contact the BI office on +632 465 2400 to obtain this information. To get the accurate amount you will need to ascertain your entry date in the Philippines. You can find this information by checking the entry stamp on your passport. If you do not have a valid passport please contact the AUstralian Embassy and loge your passport application.