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Balikbayan Program
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Republic Act 6768 (passed on 03 November 1989) as amended by Republic Act No. 9174 on 03 January 2003, instituting a "Balikbayan" Program for the Philippines provides certain benefits and privileges to returning Filipinos, former Filipino citizens and immediate members of their family who have been out of the country (Philippines) for more than one (1) year. Click here http://www.lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra2002/ra_9174_2002.html

A balikbayan is defined as the following:

a)   Returning Filipino citizens;

b)   Filipino overseas worker;

c)   Former citizens of the Philippines who are now holders of foreign passport.

 

Benefits and other Privileges

1.     VISA-FREE entry for one (1) year.

The said privilege is also extended to the foreign spouse and minor children of the "balikbayan" but only when they are travelling together with the principal to and from the Philippines.

2.      Tax and duty-free custom-cleared shopping privileges in Philippine duty free shops in the amount of one thousand U.S. Dollars ($1,000.00) or its equivalent in other acceptable foreign currencies.

To avail of this privilege, former Filipino citizens must present their valid foreign passport and may be requested for the following (with translation in English, if applicable):

  • Old Philippine passport or Philippine birth certificate;
  • Foreign naturalization papers to show former Philippine citizenship; or
  • Certification from adopted country.

In case of qualified family members of the "balikbayan", they must present their valid foreign passport and may be requested for the following (with translation in English, if applicable):

  • Birth certificate (in case of children);
  • Marriage certificate (in case of spouse);
  • Adoption papers (in case of legally adopted children).

 

Philippine Embassy in Brussels

 

297 Avenue Moliere, 1050 Brussels

E-mail: consular.brusselspe@gmail.com

E-mail: brusselspe@gmail.com

Trunkline: (+32) 02 340 33 77 to 78

Fax Number: (+32) 02 345 64 25

 

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Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 73
Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 74

 

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Consular Section

  • Assessment and processing of applications for consular services is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Mondays to Fridays (except Belgium & Philippine declared holidays)

 

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Duty Officer: (+32) 0488 609.177

Consulates

 

ANTWERP

Mr. PETER VAN BOGAERT
Consul General, a.h. (Antwerp, Belgium)
Telefax: +323 325 71 16
GSM +324 754 609 32
pb.vanbogaert@skynet.be

Mr. ANTONIO GUANSING
Consul a.h. (Antwerp, Belgium)
GSM +324 754 228 61
Fax: +323 325 71 16
guansing@telenet.be
guansing@skynet.be

LUXEMBOURG

Mr. ALAIN KINSCH
Consul General a.h. (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)
+352.42.124.84.44
Fax No. 352.421.245.555
alain.kinsch@lu.ey.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

PH Trade & Investment Center

 

Zafrullah G. Masahud

Commercial Counsellor
Avenue Louise 207, Bte 5B, 1050
Brussels, Belgium View Map
Tel: +32 2 649.44.00 / 649.89.48
Fax: +32 2 649.89.40
E-mail: dtibrussels@skynet.be
Web: www.pticbrussels.weebly.com
Web: www.dti.gov.ph
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Agricultural Office

 

Pit Laquian

Agricultural Attaché
Tel:  +(32) 02 340 37 90 
Fax: +(32) 02 343 02 69
E-mail: agribxl@gmail.com
For more information on the Philippine agricultural sector, please visit the following website: www.da.gov.ph

 

 

 

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For more details, please visit the Embassy's Consular Section, or contact us through telephone numbers 02.340.3377 to 78 or email us at voting.brusselspe@gmail.com

 

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  • Situational reports on the effects of Typhoon Yolanda can be found at the website of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (www.ndrrmc.gov.ph)

 

 

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