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Off to the Phillipines but only 4 mths left on my UKpassport

 
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mineybhoy



Joined: 18 Sep 2012

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:41 am    Post subject: Off to the Phillipines but only 4 mths left on my UKpassport Reply with quote

I have just read about this 6 months valiidity rule but I am trying to get to Boracay on the 27th January from Seoul. Any way round this guys? Thanks in advance! A worried teacher who has booked his flights!
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schwa



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: sokcho

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick search shows PI requires a passport valid for 90 days after your departure date.
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mineybhoy



Joined: 18 Sep 2012

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

schwa wrote:
A quick search shows PI requires a passport valid for 90 days after your departure date.


Thanks a lot. I was naive to this rule. Do you have a link to that site?
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ACtually, according to Timatic (the people that the airlines check with when there may be an issue with giving you a boarding pass at check-in time), you are required to have 6 months validity remaining on your passport as a UK national:

timatic wrote:
National United Kingdom (GB) /Residence Korea (Rep.) (KR)
Embarkation Korea (Rep.) (KR) /Destination Philippines (PH)


Philippines (PH)



Passport required.
- Passports and/or passport replacing documents must be valid
for at least 6 months from date of arrival.


- Former nationals of the Philippines, their immediate family
members and immediate family members of nationals of the
Philippines must hold passports valid on arrival.

Passport Exemptions:

- Holders of Emergency or Temporary passports.

Visa required, except for A max. stay of 30 days for holders
of passports issued to nationals of United Kingdom.


Visa required, except for A max. stay of 7 days to holders of:
(SEE NOTE 46140)
- British passports endorsed British National (Overseas)
issued in Hong Kong;
NOTE 46140: Applicable to holders of Emergency or
Temporary passports only if arriving from United Kingdom.

NOTE 46140: Applicable to holders of Emergency or
Temporary passports only if arriving from United Kingdom.
Visa required, except for A max. stay of one year for former
nationals of the Philippines (Balikbayans) holding proof of
former Filipino nationality. For details, click here
Visa required, except for A max. stay of one year for
accompanying spouses and children of nationals of the

Philippines who have been outside the Philippines for more
than one year or former nationals of the Philippimes

(Balikbayans) . For details, click here
Visa Issuance:
Visa required, except for Holders of passports issued by
United Kingdom can obtain a visa on arrival, for a max. stay
of 59 days.
Fee: USD 50.- (bank exchange slip is mandatory). Express fee:
PHP 500.-. (SEE NOTE 46140)
NOTE 46140: Applicable to holders of Emergency or
Temporary passports only if arriving from United Kingdom.
Minors:
- Foreign minors, aged up to/incl. 14 years, not residing in
the Philippines and traveling without parents require a
Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG)For details, click here
- Foreign minors traveling accompanied by parents
For details, click here
Additional Information:

- Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to
cover their stay and documents required for their next
destination.

- Multiple extensions of 59 days, (with a maximum of 1 year),

available for those listed under visa exemptions.

For details, click here
- Length of stays are calculated by starting on the next day

after the day of arrival in the Philippines.
Warning:
- Visitors traveling for touristic or business purposes must

hold return/onward tickets.

- Exempt are former nationals of the Philippines

(Balikbayans) and accompanying spouses and children.



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schwa



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: sokcho

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, seems I misspoke. I found that info here: http://philippines.visahq.com/ but its not an official site.

Lesson to others: Passport expiry has a way of sneaking up on you. Checked it lately? Mine almost lapsed this month, caught it just in time.


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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

schwa wrote:
Sorry, I might have misspoken. I found that info here: http://philippines.visahq.com/ but other sources cite the 6-month rule.

Maybe best call the PI embassy.


That site (at the first link) refers SPECIFICALLY for holders of US passports.

The OP is holding a UK passport.
They say nothing about passport validity for UK passport holders other than a visa is not needed for stays of less than 30 days.

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tomwaits



Joined: 05 Feb 2003
Location: PC Bong

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T he 6 month thing is up to each country. I had a moment of terror last year when just before flying to UK noticed my passport had 5 months left. Airline said the UK don't care----as long as it's valid for what they stamp you in for (which I think is 90 days) HOPEFULLY PHI is the same.
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