EXEMPTION FROM TRAVEL TAX
The Philippine Consulate announced today ( 25 October 2001) the grant of travel tax exemption to certain categories of Filipinos living and working abroad, as follows:
FILIPINO PERMANENT RESIDENTS ABROAD:
1. Proof of permanent residence in a foreign country – Present Canadian landing document issued by the Canadian government evidencing the grant of permanent resident status to the Filipino citizens and submit a copy thereof;
2. Philippine passport – Submit photocopy of:
a. Identification pages and
b. Page showing latest arrival date in the Philippines
Note: The exemption shall not be granted if the passenger’s permanent resident status has lapsed or he/she has stayed in the Philippines for more than one (1) year, whichever comes first.
1. Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) – Certificate issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration in Manila or OEC issued by the Labor Attache’s Office in Toronto.
In such a case, there is no need to secure exemption certificate from the Philippine Tourism Authority.
DEPENDENTS OF OVERSEAS CONTRACT WORKERS:
1. Legitimate spouse
2. Legitimate unmarried children below 21 years old
In such a case, originals of the documents are to be presented and copies submitted.
A P100.00 pesos processing fee is collected for every certificate issued in Manila. The processing fee for the OEC issued by the Labor Attache’s Office in Toronto is equivalent to the prevailing Canadian dollar value
of CAD$ 4.03.
A. For workers returning to the same employer
B. For workers who changed employers and/or undocumented workers
To secure the travel tax exemption certificate in the Philippines, contact the Philippine Tourism Authority at: DOT Building Agrifina Circle, Rizal Park, Manila,
Tel no. 521-7141; 523-5697; 523-2903