Philippines deports 5 foreigners for visa overstays

By Hoang Phong   May 10, 2023 | 10:36 pm PT
Philippines deports 5 foreigners for visa overstays
A foreign passenger arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, February 10, 2022. Photo by Reuters
Five foreign nationals -- an American, two Indians, a Pakistani and a Vietnamese -- will be deported from the Philippines for overstaying their visas to work illegally in the country.

They were arrested in separate operations from late April, the Bureau of Immigration said in a statement Wednesday, the Inquirer newspaper reported.

Filipino authorities said they are stepping up their crackdown on tourists who overstay.

If a foreign national overstays their tourist visa in the Philippines, they are fined about PHP4,000 ($72) per month.

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