Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are exempted from paying the travel tax by presenting the following documents to the Philippine Travel Authority Tax Office in Manila or at NAIA Departure Lobby: (1) passport and (2) Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) from POEA or Travel Tax Exemption Certificate issued by the Philippine Embassy.
Dependents of OFWs are also entitled to a standard reduced rate of PhP300 (PhP400 for first class passengers) upon presentation of the above-cited documents, and the marriage contract (in case of the spouse) and birth certificate (for unmarried children below 21 years old. Infants below 2 years old are exempted from payment of the travel tax.
Requirements for Travel Tax Exemption Certificate
- Application Form
- Photocopy of Philippine Passport with latest Chinese visa
- Photocopy of foreigner residence permit in China or a Certificate of Employment from employer
A request letter from the principal addressed to the Embassy is also required for dependent Filipinos in China.