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13/08/2013: Consular Advisory on the "Balikbayan Privilege Program"

13 August 2013

Former Philippine citizens who do not have visas to the Philippines but wish to enter the country under the “Balikbayan Privilege Program” will need to present original proof of former Philippine citizenship, such as old Philippine passport, birth certificate or foreign naturalization papers showing Philippine nationality, per Timatic guidelines issued by the IATA and standards set by ICAO to all airlines.  All concerned former Philippine citizens are hereby advised to be ready with their documents when traveling to avoid unnecessary inconvenience.  Thank you.