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Naia1--tips for first time traveller (Filipino/US dual citizen)

Hi po!

First time ko sasakay sa international flight na mag-isa, medyo kinakabahan na. Dual citizen rin ako (filipino at US) kaya baka may procedure na dapat kong pag daanan. Papunta ako ng US para mag aral; one way ticket po ang dadalhin ko.

Tanong:

1) Credit card ng mama ko yung ginamit pang bili ng ticket ko. Nabasa ko somewhere na kailangang iprisinta yung credit card na ginamit para sa purchase ng online ticket. Pano na kung wala sa akin yung credit card?

2) Hanggang anong parte ng airport ako pwedeng ihatid ng pamilya ko?

3) Ano po ang gagawin ko sa immigration? Kapareho po ba ng procedure for filipino citizens o hindi? Anong forms po ang kailangan i fill up? Ano pong nananyari sa immigrations?

4) Ano po ang passport na gagamitin ko sa departure, yung Filipino o US?

5) Nakita ko po sa isa pang thread dito na minsan chinecheck nila kung original yung OS ng laptop mo. Fake kasi yung microsoft ko (lang pera haha)--titignan ba nila ito sa US customs?

6) Magkano po yung tax for electronics sa US?

7) May other tips pa po ba? :)

Maraming maraming salamat!! Wala talaga akong alam dito haha

Comments

  • kuuya_03kuuya_03 Member PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    2) naia t1 hanggang labas lang ng building. sa entrance.

    3) ipapikita mo boarding pass(from check in counter ng airline) at magbabayad ng P550 terminal fee. then sa immigration officer ipapasa immigration form(given to you check in counter ng airline). after nun may security check ng carry on baggage.

    4)US Passport. you need a visa if you show them filipino passport.(not sure)
  • sonic290sonic290 Member PEx Rookie ⭐

    1) Credit card ng mama ko yung ginamit pang bili ng ticket ko. Nabasa ko somewhere na kailangang iprisinta yung credit card na ginamit para sa purchase ng online ticket. Pano na kung wala sa akin yung credit card?

    You can check the airline website about their policy. Last time, I purchased ticket for my mom and I photocopy my ID and CC. Sabi ng mommy ko hiningi daw sa kanya. My friend brought a ticket to jetstar using his sibling's CC and they did not allowed him to board the plane kasi daw dapat kasama nya magtravel kapatid nya. Yun daw policy ng jetstar so he was force to buy a new ticket. My last week travel, my plane ticket was purchased using mg wife's CC and wala naman tinanong airline.
  • silvermugsilvermug it's a boredom thing PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    1. Minor ka ba? Or are you old enough? Kung hindi ka naman minor, that would be weird if it matters how you purchased the ticket. my friends and I did this before kasi gusto namin magkakatabing seats, so isa lang ang bumili ng ticket. As long as may confirmation number ka, or ticket, or better... boarding pass, plus your immigration papers are good, it would be weird kung Tatanungin kung paano ka nagbayad ng ticket .

    But for your peace of mind, call the airline. It won't hurt.

    2. Before your carry on gets checked by security. I usually go by myself, but I would think that's the farthest your family can go. Past security, only passengers with boarding pass I believe.

    your family MAY be allowed to enter the ticketing area. but naia departure area isn't very "cozy". Ticketing booths lang talaga and it gets really crowded. But you can still try to be with your family until u enter the security check. Say your goodbyes. Parang ang lungkot tuloy.

    3. Sa immigration, you will be intereviewed by customs and border folks. Few questions only, don't worry. Just tell the truth and you'll be fine. Almost the same procedure when you enter Philippines. When you get out of the plane at the port of entry in the US, there will be a line for the immigration. There will be signs -- be observant and attentive to the signs, even if most people go to the same place , it's still good to read the signs at the airport. There's usually a separate line for us citizens, permanent residents, diplomats, etc. You would go to the us citizen line because you have a US passport.

    Don't try to follow one passenger. remember that some of them may have connecting flights and would go to a different place at the airport. If in doubt, ask a flight attendant or someone in uniform.

    for us citz, passport is usually sufficient. Again, if you are a minor -- I'm not sure if there is a special procedure.

    4. at the US immigration , use ur US passport. Once you have that, they usually don't care what other citizenship u hold. They primarily care whether you have the credentials to Enter the US. your US passport is your credential.

    5. I have not experienced this. I don't know if that's true at all. Is that immigration's problem or microsoft's problem? Either way, if you don't want to worry about it, ship it to your place in the US so u don't have to think about it during your flight. Hehe.

    6. Ehh, I Don't know.

    7. Other tips, umm -- I feel like I'm talking to my nephew (aLso thinking of travelling internationally for the first time).

    Okay -- remember, you can misplace or lose your luggage and you can buy them again once you reach your destination BUT it would be very important NOT TO MISPLACE OR LOSE YOUR PASSPORT WHILE IN TRANSIT.

    If you have connecting flights in other countries, China or japan, and matagal stop, check your important documents lagi.

    bring some cash with you, just in case. Lalo na ka pag nadelay connecting flight and you have to stay overnight in a different country...hassle.

    speaking of connecting flights , if you have any -- make sure you adjust your watch to wherever you are. Kung sa middle east airport ka, they will use the time in the middle east. Kapaa sa Detroit airport ka, they will use the time in Detroit.

    Umm, I can't think of anything else now. Yung pamangkin ko, makulit yun sa bIyahe . Gusto pa ng flight na may stop sa middle east para Daw makakita ng Arabs. Hehe.
    Hi po!

    First time ko sasakay sa international flight na mag-isa, medyo kinakabahan na. Dual citizen rin ako (filipino at US) kaya baka may procedure na dapat kong pag daanan. Papunta ako ng US para mag aral; one way ticket po ang dadalhin ko.

    Tanong:

    1) Credit card ng mama ko yung ginamit pang bili ng ticket ko. Nabasa ko somewhere na kailangang iprisinta yung credit card na ginamit para sa purchase ng online ticket. Pano na kung wala sa akin yung credit card?

    2) Hanggang anong parte ng airport ako pwedeng ihatid ng pamilya ko?

    3) Ano po ang gagawin ko sa immigration? Kapareho po ba ng procedure for filipino citizens o hindi? Anong forms po ang kailangan i fill up? Ano pong nananyari sa immigrations?

    4) Ano po ang passport na gagamitin ko sa departure, yung Filipino o US?

    5) Nakita ko po sa isa pang thread dito na minsan chinecheck nila kung original yung OS ng laptop mo. Fake kasi yung microsoft ko (lang pera haha)--titignan ba nila ito sa US customs?

    6) Magkano po yung tax for electronics sa US?

    7) May other tips pa po ba? :)

    Maraming maraming salamat!! Wala talaga akong alam dito haha

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