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T&T Unit 15


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T&T Unit 15

  1. 1. 1 Unit 15 Immigration andCustom Regulations TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATIONS
  2. 2. 2Unit objectives:• Outline and interpret the nature of immigration and custom regulations of the Philippines TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATIONS
  3. 3. 3 Topics• The Philippines Customs Information - Document required - Customs regulations - Dutiable/ restricted items - Prohibited items - Motor vehicles - Pets TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATIONS
  4. 4. 4 The Philippines Customs InformationDocument required:- Passport (original)- Residence visa- Residence permit- Work permit- Inventory (should state each item as “used” in English)- Letter of request for exemption- Other documents may be required, depending on customer’s immigration status. TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATIONS
  5. 5. 5 The Philippines Customs InformationCustoms regulations• Customers must be present for customs clearance.• Shipment must not arrive before visa is approved.• Shipment must arrive within 60 days before or after customers arrival.• All shipments are subject to 100% inspection upon arrival.• All household goods and personal effects must have been in customers possession for at least six months prior to importation. 25 Feb 2009 TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATIONS
  6. 6. 6• Temporary visitors are allowed to bring household goods, personal effects and vehicles provided they file a re-export bond good for six months or pay the levied Customs duties/taxes.• For immigrant/permanent resident, all used household goods and personal effects are allowed full tax and duty-free entry on one shipment (air or sea).• Non-resident/retiree (first time to settle), all used household goods and personal effects.• not exceeding U.S. $7,800 are allowed entry tax and duty-free. TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATIONS
  7. 7. 7 The Philippines Customs InformationDutiable/ restricted items• Animals, fish, and plants• Films, video tapes, and disks• Medicines• Telecommunication equipment• Color reproduction machine• Motor vehicle parts TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATIONS
  8. 8. 8 The Philippines Customs InformationProhibited items • Counterfeit, altered, or• Firearms and ammunition imitated coins, paper• Realistic toy guns money, banknotes, and securities• Narcotics, opium, and opium smoking • Gambling machines and paraphernalia articles• Drugs intended for abortion • Gold/silver and precious metal bullion• Pornography • Commercial quantities of• Adulterated and misbranded foodstuffs, used clothing, drugs and rags TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATIONS
  9. 9. 9 The Philippines Customs InformationPets• Dogs, cats and birds are not restricted for importation. It is highly recommended that an "exotic pet" could be restricted• Race horses and game fowl are subject to duties and taxes TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATIONS
  10. 10. 10• Documents required: - Owners Passport - Import Permit (from Bureau of Animal Industry) - Identification card of the pet - Pedigree Certificate - Original Vaccination and Health Certificate from origin (Issued within 10 days of the importation. Must show proof that vaccination was administered between 60 to 180 days prior to the flight)• - No quarantine required TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATIONS
  11. 11. 11 Activity• The instructor gives the sample of immigration form to each student and ask them to fill the form.• Discussion: ‘If a tourist has a congenital disease and he/she brings medicines without prescription form from doctor to another country, will he/she be punished? And how? TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATIONS
  12. 12. 12Example of Immigration Form TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATIONS