carlo42na Posted January 18, 2012 Posted January 18, 2012 Hi jake, Sorry for the delay of my reply. Been busy and indispose.About your queries:(1) Is that anyone, Filipino citizens, OFWs, Fil/Ams, foreigners, Dual Citizens, who have over stayed in the Philippines over a year has to exit the country and will require a ECC prior to departure unless one has retained a visa extension.- Filipinos are not covered by Emigration Clearance Certificate( ECC). Once you are issued Dual Citizenship you will no longer secure Emigration Clearance certification (ECC). Just present a proof of Dual citizenship.(2) Tourists having stayed over 6 months would require an ECC prior to exiting the country! I've also read it stating anything over 3 months on other blogs and forums! So, which is it, over 3 months, 6 months or 1 year? Confusing! - All tourists who stayed over 6 months should apply for ECC at ARD (3) Concerning Balikbayans, as long it's within their 1 yr free stay aka BB stamp, they do not require an ECC prior to departure, but if one's BB stamp has expired and is on an extended visa extension beyond 6 months, then one requires an ECC prior to their departure which my wife and I personally experienced, but less than 6 months of visa extensions an ECC is not required which we too have experienced to be true! - Yes this is true.Regards,carlo 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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