Issuance of Regular ECCs to Certain Aliens ( BI Advisory No. SBM-13-001 )

September 20, 2013

September 20, 2013


CA 613, Sec. 22 (a) states, among others, "Any alien about to depart from the Philippines temporarily or for permanent residence abroad shall, before leaving the country, apply to the Commissioner of Immigration for a clearance certificate".

But airport-processed ECCs do not comply with CA 613, Sec. 22 (a).

To address this, ARD shall issue regular ECC's to:

i. Temporary visitors under CA 613, Sec. 9 (a) who stay for six months and beyond (BI Memo Order No. ADD-01-019);

ii. All immigrants and non-immigrants with downgraded or expired visas, except (i);

iii. All immigrants and non-immigrants with valid visas, but are leaving for good, except (i);

iv. Native-born temporary visitor's initial departures; cHaICD

v. All aliens with orders to leave; and

vi. Bona fide seamen with BI approved discharge, who stay for thirty days and beyond.

(SGD.) SIEGFRED B. MISONOfficer-in-ChargeBureau of Immigration