BI allows temporary visa holders to get EECs at international airports

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MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Thursday it will now allow holders of temporary visitor visas who have stayed in the country for less than a year to get their Emigration Clearance Certificates (ECC) at international airports.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said this comes after Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) which restricted more than 50 million people in their homes in a bid to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

An ECC is issued to temporary visitors who have stayed in the country for more than six months and to holders of residence, work, or student visas who wish to leave …

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