Ofelia wrote in with a citizenship/travel related question today.
Here is Ofelia’s question:
I have both an American and Filipino passport. My plan is to stay in the Philippines for a year or so. Do you know if I could fly on a one way ticket without having to have problems with authorities of either country.
And, here is Bob’s answer for Ofelia:
Sure, you are a citizen of each country, so you do not need a visa in either. However, make sure that when you enter the Philippines you use your Philippine Passport, and when you enter the USA you must use your US Passport.
For those who are not citizens of the Philippines (or Dual Citizens), if you are coming to the Philippines and planning ot use either the Visa Waiver Program (where you travel with only your passport) or you are issued a tourist visa from the Philippine Embassy or Consulate, remember that you must have an ongoing ticket when you enter the Philippines. This does not necessarily mean a round trip, or “return” ticket, it means any ticket that takes you outside the Philippines. Your departure ticket must have you leaving the country withing 59 days of your entry.
Enjoy your travel and your stay in the Philippines, Ofelia!