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bounder

So, I haven't left the country in awhile and was wondering if you could still get your ECC processed in one day at J Mall?  I am on a tourist visa and thought I read somewhere some time ago, if you were in-country less than a year that you could get the ECC processed at the MacTan airport?  The other articles on this forum go back quite away and, there being constant changes to the BI regulations, that is the reason for my present inquiry.

 

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Woolf

Do you have a valid ACR-I card ??

 

I have not heard/seen of any changes

If less than 1 year in ph and less than 24 hours until flights leave, then ECC tourist can be done at airport

I will recommend that it is done at an immigration office (for Cebu it is at the j-mall only)

I ECC only once at j-mall took about 2 hours, but that is 2 years ago

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savarity

If you're on a tourist visa, you can do the ecc at the airport if;

1. You haven't been in the Philippines over a year.

2. You have a SSRN number on your ACR card (in other words they've taken your biometrics at some point).

3. Your flight leaves within 24 hours.

Also, if you've been in the Philippines for less than six months, you don't need an ECC to leave.

Over 12 months, you must get the ecc at an immigration office.

Earlier this year, they were having problems with their biometrics machine at jcentre. So they were having people; fill out the form at jcentre, go to Mactan to do the biometrics, then come back to jcentre to complete the process. Don't know if things have been fixed yet.

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Woolf

I have been informed that it has been fixed 

someone had bio taken mar 13,  2019

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bounder

Thank you all for your rapid replies.  It is truly appreciated. 

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to_dave007

Can't remember when you came back after last trip.. but if you are leaving before 6 months in-country then you do not need ECC at all.  Did this rule change?

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Woolf
47 minutes ago, to_dave007 said:

Can't remember when you came back after last trip.. but if you are leaving before 6 months in-country then you do not need ECC at all.  Did this rule change?

no

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Lordblacknail

does this apply to acr-1 holders? (13A)

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SkyMan
29 minutes ago, Lordblacknail said:

does this apply to acr-1 holders? (13A)

ECC-B for 13As must be done at the airport unless you do not plan to return.

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Lordblacknail

and if i dont plan to return?

 

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Woolf
14 minutes ago, Lordblacknail said:

and if i dont plan to return?

 

I think that your question was answered in this thread   (started by you)

https://www.livingincebuforums.com/topic/112925-traveling-to-the-usa/?tab=comments#comment-1540437

??

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Lordblacknail

No, it really wasn't. I am not planing to discuss if I am coming back, but we have one way tickets. You never know what the future will bring, so I don't want to give up my 13A card. I would rather pay the tax and keep the card. But, if they are not going to let me out on a one way ticket, I might have to rethink it.

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Woolf
24 minutes ago, Lordblacknail said:

No, it really wasn't. I am not planing to discuss if I am coming back, but we have one way tickets. You never know what the future will bring, so I don't want to give up my 13A card. I would rather pay the tax and keep the card. But, if they are not going to let me out on a one way ticket, I might have to rethink it.

What about the yearly report ??

As far as I know if you arrive in PH and you did not do the yearly report you will be given a 30 tourist visa waiver, then have some short time to go to immigration office and do it

if you arrive with your wife  I do not know if you can get a BB ??

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SkyMan
50 minutes ago, Lordblacknail said:

No, it really wasn't. I am not planing to discuss if I am coming back, but we have one way tickets. You never know what the future will bring, so I don't want to give up my 13A card. I would rather pay the tax and keep the card. But, if they are not going to let me out on a one way ticket, I might have to rethink it.

If you want to keep your 13A the ECC-B must be done at the airport regardless of type of ticket.  Costs about p2880, You also pay TT p1620 and term fee of p850 unless included in your ticket.

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Woolf
Just now, SkyMan said:

and term fee of p85

I am sure its a typo,  its 850p

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SkyMan
19 minutes ago, Woolf said:

What about the yearly report ??

As far as I know if you arrive in PH and you did not do the yearly report you will be given a 30 tourist visa waiver, then have some short time to go to immigration office and do it

if you arrive with your wife  I do not know if you can get a BB ??

RA can be paid late with no fee if you were out of the country during the period and you do it quickly upon return.

1 minute ago, Woolf said:

I am sure its a typo,  its 850p

fixed.

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Cebuandrew
20 hours ago, bounder said:

So, I haven't left the country in awhile and was wondering if you could still get your ECC processed in one day at J Mall?  I am on a tourist visa and thought I read somewhere some time ago, if you were in-country less than a year that you could get the ECC processed at the MacTan airport?  The other articles on this forum go back quite away and, there being constant changes to the BI regulations, that is the reason for my present inquiry.

 

My experience, roughly 9 months ago, with this same thing at JMall, was they told me to come back the next day for ECC. I was nice, they know me there, and asked for same day, and was told that their policy at that time was if a foreigner shows a plane ticket with departure within 24-hours, then they will expedite it same day; otherwise, it is next day to get it.

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Woolf
7 minutes ago, Cebuandrew said:

My experience, roughly 9 months ago, with this same thing at JMall, was they told me to come back the next day for ECC. I was nice, they know me there, and asked for same day, and was told that their policy at that time was if a foreigner shows a plane ticket with departure within 24-hours, then they will expedite it same day; otherwise, it is next day to get it.

were you there before or after 12 noon ??

I think that last time I was there, there was a sign  about cutoff time for ECC

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Cebuandrew
7 minutes ago, Woolf said:

were you there before or after 12 noon ??

Before noon. But again, that was 9 months ago...and as you know, it changes rapidly,

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savarity

I received an ecc in September of 2018, took about 30mins to get, same day, at jcentre.

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rrider

I was in Cebu last year for six months with my wife (who has dual citizenship) on a BB stamp, and I went to Jmall and asked them if I needed a ECC, because I was getting all kinds of conflicting answers to whether or not I needed one, They said I did not.  We are going back next year for six months, do we need a ECC when we leave  next year? I'm thinking we don't, but would like clarification Thanks in advance..

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Woolf

As a BB  you do NOT need to get an ECC, that is if you leave within a year

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