BI: No more arrival stickers for Filipinos using e-gates in airports

BI: No more arrival stickers for Filipinos using e-gates in airports

/ 10:38 PM March 21, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Thursday that it will discontinue the issuance of arrival stickers to Filipino passengers who use the e-gates in airports beginning in April.

“Consistent with the Bureau’s mandate to deliver effective and efficient immigration service, all are hereby informed of the discontinuance of arrival stickers for Filipino passengers processed through E-GATES at all international ports of entry effective 01 April 2024,” BI announced in an advisory.

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The BI added that Filipino passengers will receive their arrival confirmation through the email address in its eTravel system, but they may still opt for a BI arrival border stamp upon request.


“Notwithstanding, the Bureau of immigration Arrival Border Stamp may be affixed onto the Philippine Passport by the Immigration Officer (IO) assigned at E-Gates upon request,” it said.

It also advised passengers to register in the eTravel system at least 72 hours before they travel.

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“For speedy processing, passengers are enjoined to register at or update their information in the eTravel System at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the intended travel,” the BI concluded.

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