Any tourist you ask, they’d definitely want to go back and explore the breathtaking sceneries in the Philippines. And we’re more than glad to embrace them and have a long stay here in our country, not only to prove how welcoming we are and how we’re just the secret paradise because of our nature-given spots, but also this will somehow pave way for us to prove how we’re just globally competitive in many aspects.

But for an extended stay to be possible for foreign nationals who long to have an extended vacation as a visitor in the Philippines, they’ll have to apply for this in the immigration for renewal under temporary visitor visa extension which will allow them to have an extended visa to the Philippines.

Is there a fine for overstaying in the Philippines?

The application fee for extended stay is PHP 300.00 and yes, overstaying has a fine of PHP 500.00 a month and PHP 500.00 plus PHP 10.00 for filing of motion of reconsidering the overstaying in the Philippines. For re-issuing of ACR, there’s a fee of PHP 250.00 for adults and PHP 150.00 for minors.

Who is qualified to apply for visa extension in the Philippines?

If you’re a foreign national that has a plan of exceeding your stay in the country for more than the given 59 days, then you’re qualified. All you have to do is go to the main office of Bureau of Immigration or any Immigration Offices near you and bring the following;

  1. Documentary requirements
  2. Application Form TVS-CGAF-VE-2016

Any additional Information on Applicant’s children  (if necessary

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How to process Visa Extension?

If you have all those requirements needed, then you may now proceed on applying for visa extension by following these simple steps;

  1. Obtain a CGAF either through the Immigration website or at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) in the office of Immigration.
  2. When you reached the frontline officer, present your filled-out application form, necessary attachments as well as your passport(s).
  3. You shall be issued a BI Clearance Certificate if you don’t have previous derogatory records. You may proceed to Verification and Certification Unit for Clearance if the Officer has requested so.
  4. Proceed to the cashier after you’ve received your Order of Payment Slip.
  5. You’ll receive an Official Receipt which you shall submit to the Assessment Officer along with your application form and attachments.
  6. Then you’ll receive your passport(s) with a stamped of guaranteed extended stay in the country.

How much is the visa extension?

For nationals who are non-visa required.

Item Description Minor (Below 14 years old) 14-16 years old below Adult (16 years old and above)
  1 month 2 months 1 month 2 months 1 month 2 months
Every month of extension 500 1,000 500 1,000 500 1,000
Application Fee 300 300 300 300 300 300
Alien Certificate of Registration Fee 500 500 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Head Tax (over 16 years old) 250 250
Certification Fee 500 500 500 500 500 500
Express Fee 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Emigration Clearance Certificate Fee / Certification of Exemption Fee 200 200 700 700 700 700
Legal Research Fee (LRF) for each immigration fee except Head Tax and Fines 50 50 50 50 50 50
Visa Sticker Fee 100 100 100 100 100 100
TOTAL 3,150 3,650 4,150 4,650 4,400 4,900
ACR I-Card for Tourist $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50
Express Fee (for I-card) 500 500 500 500 500 500

For nationals who require visa and for Korean nationals as well.

Item Description Minor (Below 14 years old) 14-16 years old below Adult (16 years old and above)
  1 month 2 months 1 month 2 months 1 month 2 months
Every month of extension 500 1,000 500 1,000 500 1,000
Application Fee 300 600 300 600 300 600
Alien Certificate of Registration Fee 500 500 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Head Tax (over 16 years old) 250 250
Certification Fee 500 500 500 500 500 500
Express Fee 1,000 1,500 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,500
Emigration Clearance Certificate Fee / Certification of Exemption Fee 200 200 700 700 700 700
Legal Research Fee (LRF) for each immigration fee except Head Tax and Fines 50 50 50 50 50 50
Visa Sticker Fee 100 100 100 100 100 100
TOTAL 3,150 4,450 4,150 4,450 4,400 5,700
ACR I-Card for Tourist $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50
Express Fee (for I-card) 500 500 500 500 500 500

For extension of two months.

Regular extension of two (2) months Regular extension of two (2) months for restricted Nationals
Item Description 1 month 2 months 1 month 2 months
Every month of extension 500 1,000 500 1,000
Application fee 300 300 300 600
Certification Fee 500 500 500 500
Express Fee 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,500
Legal Research Fee (LRF) for each immigration fee except Head Tax and Fines 30 30 30 30
Visa Sticker Fee 100 100 100 100
Total 2,430 2,930 2,430 3,730

Applying for visa extension may require some of your time and effort, but ensuring your safety and eligibility of stay in the Philippines is definitely worth it.

SEE ALSO: Complete Guide for Obtaining ACR I-card in Philippines

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