A new solution to the on-going ticket requirement when entering the Philippines.

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When you enter the Philippines (and many other countries) as a tourist, you are required to produce an ticket to a destination outside of the Philippines within the thirty day term of your tourist visa.  We suppose that this is to ensure that you intend to leave and have the ability to do so.  If you can’t show such a ticket, you may be refused entry to the Philippines.  You may be allowed to purchase such a ticket at the arrival airport, but there is no guarantee that you will be allowed to do so. For those intending to stay more than thirty days, the usual solution to ongoing ticket requirement, is to buy the cheapest to a destination, any destination, outside the Philippines.  Typically, this is a cheap, one-way flight such as Clark to Macau.  After entering the Philippines, the ticket is thrown away.  It’s referred to as a “throw-away” ticket.  Cheap generally means $35 to $60 for a ticket you’ll never use.  That’s very nice for the airlines.  Now an entrepreneur has come up with a cheaper way to obtain the required on-going ticket.  For $9.99 you are sent a legitimate ticket via e-mail.  You print out the ticket to show to the immigration agent in order to satisfy immigration requirements.  The link for this service is https://flyonward.com/en/  We have no connection with this service beyond thinking it’s a useful service.

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  1. Bob and Carol

    I just renew my ACR card in Intramuros immigration this last week it only cost me 50 dollars for renewal. I’m good for the next five years. My wife and myself , did all the process in two hours, it was very efficient and professional. Is best to do it our-self is more economical.

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    • David, You have a 13a visa due to your marriage to a Philippine citizen? When you leave the Philippines, do you need to Exit Clearance Certificate? Do you have to make an annual visit to BI? Pay an annual fee? As you know I have a SRRV but qualify for a 13a, so I am curious. Bob

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  2. Every country I’ve flown to in the past 6 years (including the USA) has required me to produce an ongoing ticket, and not at arrival in the country but at check-in, before boarding the plane – not ph though due to my srrv 🙂

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    • Good point. Of course the airlines love this regulation and are only too happy to enforce it.

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