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Travel Tax Exemption (for Filipinos only) 


The travel tax is a levy imposed by the Philippine government on individuals who are leaving the country irrespective of the place where the air ticket is issued and the form or place of payment, as provided for by Presidential Decree (PD) 1183, as amended. 

The following Filipino citizens are exempted from the payment of travel tax when they enter and leave the Philippines in less than a year, pursuant to Sec. 2 of Presidential Decree No. 1183, as amended:

1. Overseas Filipino workers

2. Filipino permanent residents abroad whose stay in the Philippines is less than one year 

The exemption, however, will only be granted if they present a Travel Tax Exemption Certificate to the concerned authorities at the port of departure.

The Philippine Embassy does not issue travel tax exemption certificates. The Embassy, however, can issue a Certification in this regard following the submission of a duly filled Application for Travel Tax Exemption Certificate form. 

More information on how to secure the Travel Tax Exemption Certificate (TEC) may be viewed from: 

The Application for Travel Tax Exemption Certificate form may be downloaded in this link.