The Philippine Immigration office in J Centre Mall, Mandaue City offers full service and is open from 8 AM to 5 PM. Extending your visa may be a good idea with travel restrictions in place for the coming month.
Travel in the Philippines is also becoming quite the adventure and more challenging with restrictions for ferries, planes and land travel.


Date: May 7, 2020


  1. A great informative video, Rod. FYI. I just got word a few minutes ago (This is March 22) that we seniors here in Dumaguete, are now on a "24 hours quarantine," indefinitely. Fortunately, Glo and I are both self entertaining (She's sewing and I'm on the computer.) For some reason, there is no toilet paper shortage here….heh heh. Be safe.

  2. The Philippines lockdown is going to affect anyone overseas, who use services that have their call centers in the Philippines, as most have been shutdown. Many cellphone and internet providers have their call centers in the Philippines.

  3. Thanks for the info. My May trip has now been cancelled. Right now, the Philippines is an aeronautical ghost town on Flightradar24. All departures and arrivals at NAIA are either flagged as scheduled, or cancelled.

  4. The best place for anyone to be is in their own country..no one knows how worse this situation will get or how long it will last..

  5. No stickers at Immigration in Angeles City last month. Advised to keep receipt to prove I was not an overstayer. On leaving Clark Airport, immigration official swiped my passport through the computer, it showed I was current and the officer did not even ask to see my receipt.

  6. Am currently in Cebu and have an outbound flight back to JFK USA on April 10 from Manila. With all the restrictions in place, what are my options on getting to Manila and making this flight?

  7. Thanks for the update, Rod, very helpful information. Glad to hear you are safe. Always enjoy your videos, hope to keep seeing them during this difficult time.

  8. It's been crazy here in SoCal too. Offices have their at risk workers working from home. You're afraid to cough for fear of alarming people. We bought food good for one month. I'm scared what this will do to the economy.

  9. This is one of the benefits of the SRRV is not having to go to BI but if people are interested in the SRRV they have suspended any new applications although you can inquire about it. I don't think there's any employees coming into the PRA offices. I'm trying to figure out how I can renew my resident ID card.

  10. Thanks for sharing Rod, I'm in SoCal, The Bay Area and Palm Springs in under shelter in place, I suspect more to come – Stay safe everyone

  11. Thank you again for all your information from boracay, I did here from a resident x-pat that has lived here for ten years that Boracay has a immigration office in town. I will go try to find it in the next few days.
    I will let you know.
    Thank you very much again for all the info (stranded American in Boracay)

  12. Hi Rod, thanks for a great look into what's going on in Cebu City first hand, for us here in the province. We'll have to hunker down too here. Great general information too. Thanks for sharing and stay safe Rod as we go along!

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