Immigration – be careful with their stamps in your passport

Passport with stamps

9 Responses

  1. Chris M says:

    Hello, I was wondering if you could answer a question I have about the immigration and the 30 day visa?

    Let’s say I arrive in Manila at 00:20 on the 25th October.
    Under normal circumstances, I would get a 30 day visa with a date of 24th November.

    However, let’s say that same flight actually lands early and arrives in Manila at 23:30 on the 24th October, would my passport then have a stamp of the 23rd november or would the scheduled flight time be honored with a stamp for the 24th?

    • waebi says:

      Hi Chris,
      You get your free 30 days visa-waiver on arrial in the Philippines.
      The date in the stamp will be the date of the moment when pass immigration.
      Cheers, waebi

  2. Maria Cristina C Morante says:

    Is the time of arrival stamped in passport during arrival whats the meaning of example then arrival date is feb 19 2018. Thanks

    • waebi says:

      Hello Maria Cristina,
      The date and time of the stamp indicates your time an date when you arrived on Philippines terretory.
      It seems that you arrived on Feb 19 2018. Time is not indicated.
      Cheers, waebi

  3. Art says:

    Hi I’m hoping you could suggest a next course of action. Me and my wife moved to the Philippines and landed at Cebu Mactan on November 14. We requested the baklabayan priviledge we just noticed that they did not put an exit date or wrote 1 year stay on the stamp , but they wrote 1 year stay on the previous stamp I had on my passport from a previous trip. Should I contact them ? Should I be in a computer with the correct exit date listed ?

    • waebi says:

      Did you get an arrival stamp aside or before the balikbayan stamp? If yes, there should be no problem.
      If you cannot prove the date of arrival (stamp missing), go asap to your nearest BI office to clarify the situation.
      Ask your wife to come with you as a witness and bring your passports, flight tickets or airline confirmation and proof of your marriage.

      It might just be a glitch at the airport counter. But it is important for you to have correct legal documents and stamps.
      In worst case, report to the BI Head-Office in Manila, with copies of all supporting documents.

      The BI Head-Office is here: Magallanes Dr, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
      Their website is:

      Good luck, waebi

  4. Art says:

    On the arrival stamp from November on the line where it says stay until it is handwritten BB. To the right is the arrival stamp from May where it’s handwritten BB in the stay until section but underneath it it says 1 year stay. Both stamps have our arrival dates. Thanks very much for the help

  5. Meledy alzona says:

    Good day.

    When i arrived in philippines last nov 20, I notice the day after that the immigration officer forgot to put stamped my arrival dateon my passport. Is there will be any problem, if so, what shall I do.

    • waebi says:

      When you got a stamp by immigration then it should contain the date in the stamp. This is automatic.
      What might be missing is the date up to which you are allowed to stay.
      Next Monday go to the nearest office of the Bureau of Immigration.
      The list of offices is here at the end of the page:

      If you still have take your flight ticket and/or your boarding pass with you.
      They should immediately correct your stamp in the passport.

      Cheers, waebi

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