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I am confused.. I see the terminal fee is P550 Pesos but what is this Travel Tax?

I thought this came part of your travel itinerary?

Is this required to board my flight? I am leaving tommorrow

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I am confused.. I see the terminal fee is P550 Pesos but what is this Travel Tax?

I thought this came part of your travel itinerary?

Is this required to board my flight? I am leaving tommorrow
Yes, you must pay that at the airport before departure---no choice. There is a booth there where it is to be paid and any employee there can point you to it.
In most counties these fees are included in your ticket. But here due to corruption, the government makes sure they do no have to rely on the airlines to get it paid to them. So---they have a separate place to pay that fee at the airport.

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From what I can tell then I don't have to pay the travel tax since I am on tourist visa.

Gene & Viol - You have to pay because you are married and staying here full time

So from what I see if your permanent resident or applying for permanent residency married to Filipina then you have to pay the travel tax

Am I correct?

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From what I can tell then I don't have to pay the travel tax since I am on tourist visa.

Gene & Viol - You have to pay because you are married and staying here full time

So from what I see if your permanent resident or applying for permanent residency married to Filipina then you have to pay the travel tax

Am I correct?
Could be that we are thinking about two different things here. Now although the type of charges made to depart remain the same. As I understand it and have paid in the past; it is actually a departure or airport tax. That everyone pays upon departure from the country. Married, single, or even a local person that is going out of the country - all pay this fee or tax as you leave.
If the fee you are refering to is something else, then it is something that I am not aware of. Either way, it's under $20us dollars and should be nothing to worry about. Might be best to ask this of a good, qualified travel agent or even at the immigration office if you go there.
Do not depend on the immigration website as the information there is often outdated and thus useless.


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it is actually a departure or airport tax. That everyone pays upon departure from the country. Married, single, or even a local person that is going out of the country - all pay this fee or tax as you leave.

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Yes. It's a departure tax.

After checking into my airline, I had to go through another line to pay this before I even went through the security screening.

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I am confused.. I see the terminal fee is P550 Pesos but what is this Travel Tax?

I thought this came part of your travel itinerary?

Is this required to board my flight? I am leaving tommorrow
You will have to pay it before boarding flight! Sure 550php but bring 750php just in case!
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They take credit cards and foreign funds, US at least, if you don't have the pesos on you.
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I visited 2 times there, once in 2010 and 2nd time in 2012 as a visitor for a period of 10 days each time. Upon departure , before allowed passage to my gate, I was required to pay a departure fee, no way around not paying it.
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I am confused.. I see the terminal fee is P550 Pesos but what is this Travel Tax?

I thought this came part of your travel itinerary?

Is this required to board my flight? I am leaving tommorrow
Philippines can be a frustrating place to live in and leave, not only do they have you pay an airport tax but there is another stop just after that window and it's the immigration office for immigrants, LOL whoooooo, I had no idea as an immigrant to check in the first 60 days of the year so they got me for $75 in peso's they don't take dollars, I only had $100 on me and had it changed with the bad exchange rate they gave me I have something like $20 when I arrived stateside.

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Philippines can be a frustrating place to live in and leave, not only do they have you pay an airport tax but there is another stop just after that window and it's the immigration office for immigrants, LOL whoooooo, I had no idea as an immigrant to check in the first 60 days of the year so they got me for $75 in peso's they don't take dollars, I only had $100 on me and had it changed with the bad exchange rate they gave me I have something like $20 when I arrived stateside.
Ouch!! That's learning the hard way but I'll bet many do the same thing. The departure/airport tax/fees and others is paid everywhere in the world. But normally it is included in the airline ticket and never itemized for the passenger to see or pay separately. Because of the gross corruption, this fee is separate so the government is sure to get theirs. But yea, it is a confusing hassle.
Also, it is required that you show up (in person) each year when renewing your permanent residency visa. For a country where nothing much (including laws) matters, it's amazing how much ridicules red tape there is. My guess is that it will never change---except to get worse and more confusing...
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