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25/07/2017: Revised Guidelines on Departure Formalities for International-Bound Passengers

The Philippine Department of Justice issued Memorandum Circular 036 dated 15 June 2015 or the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) Revised Guidelines on Departure Formalities for International Bound Passengers that directs Immigration Officers, both at the primary and secondary inspection tiers, to establish each passenger's travel purpose on a case-to-case basis, taking into consideration the totality of circumstances at hand, including the declarations made and documents being presented in relation thereto.

Download the revised guidelines here.

The Philippine Embassy also reminds U.S. and Caribbean-bound OFWs to follow procedures on securing an OEC (exit clearance) prior to departure.