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29/06/2012: EXCLUSION OF TEMPORARY VISITORS WITH NO RETURN/OUTBOUND TICKETS

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles wishes to inform the public of a directive from the Philippine Bureau of Immigration that pursuant to Section 29(a)(17) of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, as amended, foreign nationals arriving to the Philippines who are admissible under Section 9(a) (temporary visitor’s visa) or under Executive Order 408 with the exception of Balikbayans, but do not have valid return or onward tickets, shall be automatically excluded or will not be allowed entry into the country.

 

Furthermore, the airline company which allowed the boarding of an excluded passenger shall be subjected to administrative fines pursuant to Section 44(c) of the Philippine Immigration Act.