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Philippine Visa Extension (Express Lane)

If you’re wondering how to get a Philippine Visa Extension in Immigration Main Office Intramuros Manila you might want to read this post to give you an idea of the process of it all. You can also apply for Philippine Visa Extension from other branches of immigration not just at the main branch. Be sure to give them a call first just to be sure.

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Philippine Visa Extension Windows

How much does it cost?

To give you a clear overview of the costs and fees for the Philippine visa extension check out Immigration official website.

For this post, it’s a two-month extension with an ACR card and expresses a lane fee total cost of around $165 USD or P8,780 PHP.

A breakdown of the fees is indicated in the image below. You’re also required to have an ACR I-Card ($50USD) included in the fees. This card is only valid for one year.

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A two months extension visa fees
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Receipt of the Express Lane fee

How long does the processing take?

If you are desperate to get your extension visa the same day I suggest you choose the express lane since it promises same-day processing, unlike regular processing which could take 3 days as indicated in the image below.

  • Tip: If you’re already a senior citizen, go ask the personnel at the number ticketing system to put you on the senior citizen lane in the hopes of faster transaction.
  • Tip: Make sure you check the time right after you paid all the required fees if you’re under the express lane. Because in our experience they don’t really check efficiently the ACR cards that are ready to be released.
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Estimate Processing Time for Philippine Visa Extension

They also don’t have noon breaks but the processing can slow down a bit during lunch because half of them are taking breaks but processing still continues. They also do not accept credit cards so if you’re short of cash there’s ATM BDO & BPI nearby.

Cashier section at Immigration.

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