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Dustyfeet
5/25/2022 18:38 EST

I have been in Philippines on a multiple year work visa which would have naturally ended next month. Unfortunately during the pandemic I got Covid and the company let go quite a few people including myself last year. I have been struggling to stay afloat with getting some low paying jobs online and have saved enough to get home but I am concerned if I will be allowed to leave at teh airport?

My passport still has a stamp that shows I have multiple reentry privileges until July, but since I haven't been working at the company for a year now, I am not sure if they will let me depart the airport without an Exit Clearance (ECC). I would go to immigration office but I am worried they will charge me huge fees which I can't afford to pay right now.

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ACEPoolPlayer
5/26/2022 19:36 EST

You will not be able to depart without an Exit Clearance (ECC), You might as well find out what it will cost you so you can try to get the funds together.

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draks
5/26/2022 18:20 EST

You will need an exit visa. If you owe immigration money for overstay they will find that at the airport. You are going have to pay for ecc and any back payments before you can leave, is there anyone at home that can help you? Unfortunately you stayed too long after your job finished. My guess is you have a gf and you don't want to leave her. But that's what you have to do. Get help from friends and family but do it NOW.

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surfingcebu
5/26/2022 10:31 EST

Dusty - you certainly dont heed good advise here that is dispensed ever week ! ..... rule #1 , always have an exit ( 2 or three of them ) plan when in a 3rd world country and the funds, especially in the RP . You stayed too long after your employment ended . the result of your pickle is indeed your own negligence . YOURS alone .
No friends to loan you the money ?
Contact your embassy to arrange a loan with them maybe ? . I don't know your country , but they may want to get you back , if you are in good standing with your home country and don't owe oodles of tax money to them ?

so during the last 2 years or so , you just looked at your cash burn ( your exit plan) and did nothing ? Why did you risk it ?



Let us know what happens ,

Surf !

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