MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau)- If you’re a Filipino passenger departing for abroad from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), there is some good news!
Effective May 1, the Bureau of Immigration will do away with the paper-based departure card and will instead institute an online system.
Passengers can now fill out the online departure form and upload photos of required travel documents like passport, visa, affidavit of support, itinerary, return ticket, bank accounts and yes, college yearbook.
The Bureau of Immigration was recently called out when one of its officers required a department passenger to show her yearbook as proof of educational attainment.
“The online process will prevent passengers from being offloaded from their flights for lack of travel documents,” an Immigration spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles.