DILI, 22 june 2021(TATOLI)- 20 Filipinos in Timor-Leste have been penalized because their visas have expired.
Vice Consul and Third Secretary, Atty Laser Blitz B.Sumagaysay explained that there were around 20 Filipinos whose visas were declared expired. Therefore, the Philippine Embassy in Timor-Leste has coordinated with the Immigration of Timor-Leste to immediately resolve this issue.
“It was reported that there were 20 Filipinos whose visas have expired, and the Timor-Leste immigration authorities have imposed a penalty. Therefore, the Philippines Embassy will pay the penalty imposed on the 20 Filipinos,” said Sumagaysay to Journalist of TATOLI News Agency in The Embassy of Philippines, Farol, on monday.
He explained that each person would be penalized $580 USD.
Based on the Immigration regulations, it is written that every foreign citizen domiciled in Timor-Leste whose visa expires for 3 months and above will pay a penalty of $580 USD.
Sumagaysey explained that the 20 Filipinos, whose visas had expired for more than 30 months, therefore the Philippine Embassy would pay for everything in the near future before repatriating the Filipinos on june 30.
Journalist : Camilio de Sousa
Editor: Rafy Belo