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Lack of Immigration Personnel at @lack of immigration

Kaya po lack of immigration dahil sila din na offload sa counter....Nakaganti na din tayo...ha ha ha

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Macedonia

Pwede pong malaman yung papuntang Macedonia kung ano ang Visa ninyo.? Schengen Visa po ba o Macedonia Visa?

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The Most Offloading Countries in the World

I'm very glad na tanggap na ng mga Filipino ang pagiging offloaded. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas.

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OFFLOADED? TAKE ACTION NOW OR IT WILL NEVER STOP!

Hindi lang yung mga IO pati na yung ESCORT SERVICE pahuli na natin. Painan na natin para mawala na lahat ng marumi sa airport.

Painan natin yung mga escort service ng mawala na lahat ng matatakaw sa salapi.

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To: I was ofloaded last friday

Tama yung IO na magsama ka na lang family members. Kasi nga mapagkakamalan ka pang Human Traffickers. Mas mabuti na lang na nagsolo ka with complete documents and business purposes.

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ESCORT ESCORT ESCORT

Ganito po gawin natin dito sa nagtatanong. Mag pa escort po kayo

pero ang gagawin ninyo makipag usap kayo sa NBI at pa entrapment operation

po natin yang mga escort na yan. para hindi na tayo ma perwisyo....

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FISTS TIMER @ej_06

Tanong ko lang po status ninyo: Kayo po ba solo traveller at babae? Kung yes po ang sagot ninyo, may possibility po na ma offload kayo.

Ngayon 2nd time ninyo na KL. Magdala po kayo ng kumpletong documents. Kasi po mainit yung IO kung kayo ay babae, solo at first time traveller at merong record ng offload.

Kung magtatanong ang IO. It's How You Answer. Calling them "Ma'am", "Boss," "Sir" before answering or asking a question would really help. For some reasons, they love it when you seem like patronizing them. Remember to sound casual... but polite. Once you're nervous, they'd think you are hiding something and it's gonna be so easy for them to ask you more questions that could make you feel even more nervous. Less talk, less mistake. Don't feed them with information that you think are unnecessary. It is important too to impress them. Projection. But not too much--- just convince them three things: you are capable, you know what you're doing, there's no reason for them to hold you're departure.

Heto po yung documents:

• Passport.

• Your old passports

• Visa – if necessary for your destination.

• Round-trip ticket with receipt or other proof that the ticket has been fully paid – to show that you intend to return to the Philippines.

• Hotel reservations, preferably with receipt or other proof that the entire stay has been fully paid – to show that you can afford your accommodations

• Bank statement (if available) – to prove that you can afford your trip. Even better than a bank statement, which will only show your account balance and transactions within a limited period of time (usually the last quarter), is a bank certification, which includes information like YTD balance and the date the account was opened — data that will show that the account was not opened for the sole purpose of supporting your trip. The Bureau of Immigration, as far as I know, has not set a minimum account balance. And please do not think of this as show money. It is not just for show. You need to have enough money to cover your expenses during the trip and still have savings left when you return to the Philippines — because if you spend all your savings on a vacation, that will be highly suspicious.

• Proof of ownership of assets such as land, house, car, etc. (if available) – to show that you can afford your trip and that you do not need to work abroad illegally and that therefore you are coming back to the Philippines.

• Certificate of employment (stating your position and salary) and approved leave of absence with a photocopy of the company ID of the signatory of these documents (if applicable) – to show that you can afford your trip and that you are likely to return to the Philippines because you already have a job here. If, instead of a regular job, you have your own business, bring the papers related to your business (DTI, SEC, BIR, etc.).

• Income tax return (ITR) – to show that you can afford your trip.

• Affidavit of support (if necessary) – instead of, or in addition to, proof of your own income. The affidavit must include proof of the income of the person paying for your trip. This person must be a close relative, ideally your parent, child, or sibling. I’m not sure which other relatives are accepted — the BI says up to the 3rd degree of consanguinity — but one reader said an affidavit from her mom’s cousin was not accepted by the IO. You can see an example of an Affidavit of Support / Guaranty here and a general Affidavit form here (courtesy of the Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore).

• Tour itinerary – to help prove that your purpose for travel is tourism only. Not only should you have an itinerary, you should know your itinerary, in case the IO asks you about it.

• Tickets/reservations/confirmations to the attractions listed in your itinerary – to prove that you are going to those attractions and that your purpose really is just tourism.

Happy Trip...

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@visit visa-dubai

As long kumpleto ang dokumnto ninyo. Huwag kayong magaalala ...Makaklabas kayo ng smooth at wala kayong intensyon na magtrabaho(kahit meron) makalabas kayo.

affidavit of support, visit visa, at roundtrip ticket.

Mga kailangan dalhin kung sakaling maghanap ang IO.

Certificate of employment (stating your position and salary) and approved leave of absence with a photocopy of the company ID of the signatory of these documents (if applicable) – to show that you can afford your trip and that you are likely to return to the Philippines because you already have a job here. If, instead of a regular job..

Affidavit of support – instead of, or in addition to, proof of your own income. The affidavit must include proof of the income of the person paying for your trip. This person must be a close relative, ideally your parent, child, or sibling. I’m not sure which other relatives are accepted — the BI says up to the 3rd degree of consanguinity.

Ang maiipayo ko lang magdala ng dokumneto kung ikaw ay: edad mo between, ikaw ay babae, walang asawa, first time mo magtravel, may record ka ng na offload at merong nag sponsor sa iyo ng biyahe mo.

Regarding financial capability, the Bureau of Immigration says:

If not financially capable to travel, an authenticated Affidavit of Support or Letter of Invitation, indicating therein the relationship within the 4th civil degree of consanguinity or affinity, together with the supporting documents may be entertained; and

Affidavit of Undertaking/Guaranty may likewise be entertained.”

Good Luck and Happy Trip.....( Please share your experience para napag aaralan natin at compile to software para ma analyze ang dapat gawin)

Take note: Kung ano tanong ng IO yun lang ang sasagutin....be specific and don't elaborate and eye to eye contact.

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ESCORT SEVICE IN DUBAI

Ang maiipayo ko lang po sa mag papa escort, dapat po kung magbabayad kayo sa Escort Service ay sigurado ng Nasakay at nakalipad na yung eroplano. Dapat may usapan kayo ng ganoon at ang magbabayad nun ay yung kapatid ninyo o magulang ninyo o kaya yung kaibigan ninyo na mapagkakatiwalaan. Ibig sabihin kaliwaan. Maski na sa Airport na magbayaran. Yun po ang sigurado. Huwag kayong magpapadala sa Tamis ng Dila. Siguraduhin ninyo. Pag nag text na yung aalis o nakatawag na nasa loob na siya ng eroplano. Tapos nakaalis na. Magpalipas kayo ng 30 mins. na talagang sigurado ng nakaalis dun na kayo magbayad. Minsan kasi sa BOARDING GATE may sumisita pa(Humihingi pa ng Extra) Siyempre naman etong si paalis matataranta...hahanap ng perang natitira sa bulsa niya kahit na yung Pocket money niya. Maging aware sa airport nakatimbre na kayo sa loob na nag pa escort kayo...Kaya dapat talagang na takeoff na eroplano ng sinakyan bago mo sila bayaran...May tendency pa kasing ipatawag kayo pag nasa loob kayo ng eroplano. Maging wise naman kayo...pera ninyo yan....pinaghirapan ninyo...Planuhing mabuti yung gagawin ninyo...mag annalyze ng situation..hindi basta sugod lang ng sugod...don't be exited...Ingat lang kayo kasi nga illegal ang ESCORT SERVICE.

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@visa

Ok po bata po pala ang dadalhin...Walang problema...reminder lang po kung nakapunta na kayo ng DWSD tungkol po sa mag travel na bata.

Isa po yun sa requirements...Bon Voyage...

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@E visa Vs Pink Visa

Hinohold na po ba sa Check In Counter? Ano pong Airlines? Etihad Airway po ba?

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@e-visa

Pwede pong e-visa kung ang Airlines ticket po ninyo ay ETIHAD AIRWAYS round trip ticket. TT Services is providing this facility for Etihad Airways guests. TT services do hereby declare that they have no role whatsoever in the assessment of a visa application, which is the sole prerogative of the government of UAE/Immigration department. Therefore, neither TT services nor Etihad Airways will in any manner be liable or responsible for any delay in the processing or rejection of any visa applications.

This facility is open for guests visiting UAE travelling on the Etihad Airways and fulfilling the eligibility conditions announced from time to time by the UAE authorities.

Issuance and Approval of a visa is solely regulated by government of UAE and governed by their rules and regulations that may be amended from time to time. Etihad Airways will sponsor the guest application subject to guest fulfilling the eligibility conditions.

The facility of applying through UAE visa application centre is open only to Etihad Airways guest travelling from Philippines and holding a Philippine passport.

Check ninyo po sa TT Sevice o kaya sa FLYDUBAI.

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@OFFLOADED ONCE (DUbai UAE)

A visit visa costs approximately AED2,900 ($807) including a one-way plane ticket to UAE, and covers a 30-day period. It can be extended for another 30 days for about AED1,000 (P12,000) after which the holder has to stay out of the country for one month before being granted a new visit visa.

According to consulate officials, most visit visa holders with expired papers choose to wait it out at border towns in Oman or on Iran’s neighboring islands, thereby incurring more expenses on top of those already spent during the first two months looking for jobs.

Bedspace and utilities alone in Dubai could run up to AED1,000 $272) a month. Accommodation in Oman and Iran runs at AED35 ($9.50) a day, excluding food.

Those who manage to get jobs during their stay on visit status also risk being abandoned by would-be employers while on their “visa run” in Oman or Iran, waiting for their visit visas to be converted to employment visas by their employers. There had been several cases where would-be employers have decided at the last minute to hire another person instead, or fold up their business.

It is estimated that a Filipino jobseeker leaving home to take a chance in UAE on a visit visa would have at least P50,000 ($1,153) to cover the first month’s expenses during job hunting, money which is usually borrowed from relatives and friends, officials said. They added that NAIA immigration officers are aware of this.

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ESCORT SERVICE

Ang maiipayo ko lang po sa mag papa escort, dapat po kung magbabayad kayo sa Escort Service ay sigurado ng Nasakay at nakalipad na yung eroplano. Dapat may usapan kayo ng ganoon at ang magbabayad nun ay yung kapatid ninyo o magulang ninyo o kaya yung kaibigan ninyo na mapagkakatiwalaan. Ibig sabihin kaliwaan. Maski na sa Airport na magbayaran. Yun po ang sigurado. Huwag kayong magpapadala sa Tamis ng Dila. Siguraduhin ninyo. Pag nag text na yung aalis o nakatawag na nasa loob na siya ng eroplano. Tapos nakaalis na. Magpalipas kayo ng 30 mins. na talagang sigurado ng nakaalis dun na kayo magbayad. Minsan kasi sa BOARDING GATE may sumisita pa(Humihingi pa ng Extra) Siyempre naman etong si paalis matataranta...hahanap ng perang natitira sa bulsa niya kahit na yung Pocket money niya.

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@Tanong Po

Just tell the truth...hindi ito ang first time namin. Kung ano ang question answer directly huwag na magdagadag ng sagot o mag elaborate.

Is this your first flight outside the PH? just answer NO. then prepare for another question if there is.

Guidelines for Secondary inspection or Subject for Interrogation:

Secondary Inspection

2.1 The Bureau of Immigration shall conduct a secondary inspection of a traveler, when deemed necessary, for the purpose of protecting vulnerable victims of human trafficking and illegal recruitment and other related offenses, through the assessment of the following circumstances:

a) Age

b) Educational attainment

c) Financial capability to travel

i. If not financially capable to travel, an authenticated affidavit of support, indicating therein the relationship within the 4th civil degree of consanguinity or affinity, together with the supporting documents, may be entertained; and

ii. An affidavit of undertaking/ guaranty may likewise be entertained.

2.2 Any passenger/traveler who will be subjected for secondary inspection shall be required to accomplish the Bureau of Immigration Border Control Questionnaire (BCQ) to be furnished by the Immigration Officer.

2.3 However, the following shall automatically be subjected to secondary inspection:

a) Travelers without financial capacity to travel escorted/accompanied by a foreigner who is not related;

b) Minor traveling alone or unaccompanied by either parent or legal guardian without the required travel clearance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD);

c) Repatriated irregular workers, in which case, travel may not be allowed without the clearance from the IACAT (generate data);

d) Partners and spouses of foreign nationals intending to depart to meet and/or marry his/her fiancé without the CFO Guidance and Counseling Certificate;

e) Passengers traveling to counties with existing deployment bans, alert levels and travel advisories and those in possession of a visas to the said countries; and

f) Passengers who stayed abroad for more than one (1) year during a previous departure from the country as a tourist/temporary visitor, intending to depart for the second and/or subsequent time.

2.4 Clarificatory questions may be propounded relating to the above-mentioned documents/purpose by the Bureau of Immigration.

2.5 A traveler found to be misrepresenting the purpose of his/her travel as tourist shall not be cleared for departure.

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@Tanong Po

Guidelines on Departure Formalities for International-Bound Passengers in all Airports:

3. Overseas Filipino Workers on vacation but visiting other countries before returning to original worksite/destination

A Balik-Manggagawa OFW with a valid visa and existing work contact who intends to go to other countries while on vacation need not get a POEA travel exit clearance/OEC. Hence, he/she is considered a tourist and is not exempt from travel tax and terminal fee, but shall be allowed to travel.

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@Tanong Po

Wala pong problema ...kahit ex OFW kayo as long you can afford to travel as a tourist.

Make sure bring the following:

• Passport.

• Your old passports – to show that you have traveled before and that you came back to the Philippines of your own free will.

• Visa – if necessary for your destination.

• Round-trip ticket with receipt or other proof that the ticket has been fully paid – to show that you intend to return to the Philippines.

• Hotel reservations, preferably with receipt or other proof that the entire stay has been fully paid – to show that you can afford your accommodations.

Kung nag work naman kayo bring Company ID or certificate of Employment at Leave of Absence.

• Bank statement (if available) – to prove that you can afford your trip. Even better than a bank statement, which will only show your account balance and transactions within a limited period of time (usually the last quarter), is a bank certification, which includes information like YTD balance and the date the account was opened — data that will show that the account was not opened for the sole purpose of supporting your trip. The Bureau of Immigration, as far as I know, has not set a minimum account balance. And please do not think of this as show money. It is not just for show. You need to have enough money to cover your expenses during the trip and still have savings left when you return to the Philippines — because if you spend all your savings on a vacation, that will be highly suspicious.

At kailangan ang booking mas maiksi mas kapakapaniwala. mga 3 days 2 nights. maximum one week(medyo may tanong na yan)

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Visitor Visa

Bring ALL the documents that you can bring. All.

This applies especially if:

• You’re young.

• You’re female.

• You’re single.

• It’s your first time traveling abroad.

• You have a history of being offloaded.

• Someone else is paying for your trip.

These documents are not technically required. It’s possible that the IO will just let you board the plane without asking any questions at all or without asking for any documents. But it’s better that you have these documents on hand, even if the IO does not ask for them — rather than if the IO asks for them and you have nothing to show. Better safe than sorry.

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What documents do you need to present to the Immigration off

First of all, your sponsor must either be:

Living in your country of destination, OR

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Traveling with you

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I asked if the sponsor can be someone who is staying behind in the Philippines and the Immigration officer said no, they don’t really consider an affidavit from someone staying behind as enough assurance that he/she will be paying your travel expenses.

I do know that, for example, when you apply for a visa, the foreign embassy will accept it if your sponsor is someone like your parent, who’s not going with you on the trip but is simply giving you money for it. (See: Sample Affidavit of Support for Visa Application.) In that case, I think what you can do — for Immigration purposes — is you can ask your parents to transfer the money to your bank account, have a copy of your bank statement AND your parents’ bank statement on hand, and explain the whole thing to the IO if he/she asks. At least that’s what I would do if I were in that situation — probably overkill, but again, prudence is cheaper than regret.

So anyway, if someone in your destination is sponsoring your trip, you need to prepare:

An Affidavit of Support and Undertaking that is duly authenticated by the Philippine embassy or consulate

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Proof that you are related to your sponsor up to the 4th civil degree of consanguinity or affinity, such as NSO birth certificates (it is the IO’s duty to trace the relationship, so don’t hate them for suddenly wanting to know each leaf of your family tree)

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Proof of your sponsor’s financial capacity and legal status

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Your sponsor’s contact details

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Your sponsor’s corporate registration papers, if applicable

If your sponsor is traveling with you, you need to submit a duly notarized Affidavit of Support and Undertaking which indicates:

Your sponsor’s financial capacity

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His/her reason for sponsoring your trip

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The complete residential address and contact details of your sponsor

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Undertaking by your sponsor that the travel is solely for tourism purposes and that you will return upon completion of the tour (Source)

Note the difference: if your sponsor is already in the country you’re going to, the affidavit needs to be authenticated by the Philippine embassy or consulate there, but if your sponsor is traveling with you, the affidavit just needs to be notarized.

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When may additional documents be required?

Aside from the basic requirements, some travelers may be asked to submit additional documents. This may happen when:

The passenger discloses a doubtful, false or suspect travel intent. Example: A person who says she is going to, say, Singapore for tourism purposes but can’t even say what attractions she will visit. (Singapore is a frequent jump-off point for people planning to work in the Middle East without proper papers and, sorry, the Immigration guys know it.)

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Passports and travel documents/visas are counterfeit, fraudulent, falsified, simulated or tampered. Well, obviously this is suspicious, not to mention quite illegal!

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Passenger’s totality of circumstances manifests a well-founded certainty of human trafficking, smuggling or illegal recruitment. For this, the Immigration officer will consider the traveler’s:

Age/health

Educational attainment

Financial capability for travel

Travel history, if any

Final destination

Based on previous data and on the experience of Immigration officers, they know that certain people are more likely to become victims of human/drug trafficking or are more likely to say they are going abroad as tourists but are actually going there to work or to look for work. And look — most of us, even the Immigration people, understand that people want to escape poverty and need to provide for their families, but if you don’t go through the proper channels and you don’t have the proper papers, you will be in much greater danger of being abused by your employer. People in the country you’re going to will be able to blackmail you (or worse) and get you to do things you wouldn’t normally consent to doing. Even if the person who recruited you is your “friend” — do you really want to be the next Mary Jane Veloso? So please, if you want to work abroad, please, please try as much as possible to do it the proper way.

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What documents are required for ALL Filipinos who are travel

Passport issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) – must be unexpired with at least 6 months remaining validity*

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Visa – if required at the final destination

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Return ticket

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Visitor Visa

Pwede po as long valid ang visa ninyo at kasama ninyo sa biyahe ang sponsor ninyo. Nabangit ninyo po na "Visitor Visa", Meron po ba kayong "Schengen Visa" para po sa Schengen country. Issued by a Schengen Member State. Ano po ang type ng visa ninyo "C" or "D" Single, Double or Multiple Entry"?All visitors must hold return/onward tickets, documents for next destination, and sufficient funds.

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FIRST TIME

Mauna na lang po sa IO Counter yung Husband po ninyo (na may dalang ticket ninyong lima para maipakita niya na kasama niya ang family) Tapos susunod po yung lola at aalalayan naman ng guy na 29 years old (Para mako centrate yung IO na may alalalay sa lola.) next yung 22 years old. tapos yung wife na po ang huli. Para naman napapagitnaan ninyo sila.

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FIRST TIME

Ganito na lang po...Yung nag work sa Call Center magdala na lang po ng Company ID,at Leave of Absence sa Company para kung magtanong ang IO may ipapakita siya. Just in case na magtanong. Hanggat maari huwag ng magsalita o magpakita ng ID kung hindi naman hinahanap, kung nasa harap ng IO just relax iabot ang passport eye to eye contact.

Kung sino po ang nag pa book ng ticket siya po ang mauuna sa counter ng IO. para masabi niya na kasama ko ang family ko. at please walang magbabangit na may kakila sa singapore kasi baka maghanap pa ng documents.....Wear appropriate dress. Huwag magdadala ng CV, school credentials sa Hand carry bag baka mapaghinalaan.Good Luck and Enjoy your trip to Singapore...

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FIRST tIME

Kung Lima po kayong mag travel dapat meron po kayong return ticket which na ang booking ay mga 3 days lang. At kung may balak mag stay ng matagal mas magandang kunin na air ticket ay pwedeng i rebook.(Kasi nga the more you stay longer sa SG mas maghihinala ang IO. Kasi mas malaki ang kailangan pera.) Hotel booking para sa family room.

(Matanong ko lang po yung cousin po ninyo Ilang taon na po sila at ano po gender nila....working or studying?

Ang evaluation ko po kung 3 lang kayo ng biyenan po niyo na mag tour sa SG 100% po na hindi kayo ma off load. Hindi ko pa ma evaluate kung kasama yung 2 cousin po ninyo

kasi I need information regarding their status. thank you and Happy Tarvelling.

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Deported

Ano po ang tanong sa inyo ng IO? Hotel booking po ba kayo O makikituloy lang? Na fill up ninyo po ba ang embarkation card ng malinaw?