I need to get package shipped to Cebu but i don't have a set address...
Replies: 14 - Last Post: May 22, 2013 2:25 AM Last Post By: irishman12
Feb 14, 2013 4:22 AM
I need to get package shipped to Cebu but i don't have a set address...So i have a question. I will be in the philippines for 3 weeks and then i plan to head to Hong Kong and then China. The problem is getting a china visa from hong kong with a 60 day duration visa is almost impossible so I need to look elsewhere if I want to avoid a visa run. I am thinking of sending my passport back to the USA once i am in the philipinnes to get the 60 day duration visa for China, and then sending it back to the philipinnes where I can pick it up. Does anyone know how I would be able to do this and where I could send it to if I don't have a permenent address. I will be in and out of Cebu and that is my last stop before hong kong so it makes the most sense to send it there. Thanks!
Feb 14, 2013 4:30 AM
1would it be possible to send it to a consulate? I saw there is a US consulate in cebu. has anyone sent a passport to an embassy or consulate?
Feb 14, 2013 12:44 PM
2Find a FedEx office and ask. Maybe DHL. They will probably hold it for a few days in Cebu no charge. You can track the shipment from start to finish.
Feb 14, 2013 1:12 PM
3Your supposed to keep your passport with you when your outside the country aren't you? I don't know if the consulate would want you shipping your passport back to the States. You could try them, I have been there, the guy is friendly and helpful. I have used FedEx and it seems to me they want an address, they won't take it themselves as a drop off point. I have had things shipped to pensions by FedEx. I have asked to use their address and then came by later to pick the package up after it arrived
Feb 14, 2013 9:42 PM
4A FedEx office told me if I had a credit card mailed to me they hold it. It might depend on the size of package and size of office.
I can see how a pile of unclaimed boxes in the back room at Christmas time would be a problem.
When getting a visa by mail I don't see a difference between mailing from Chicago or Cebu City except that if your passport gets lost in the mail you could end up in jail.
Feb 14, 2013 9:53 PM
5All I know for certain is that the British embassies and consulates will not receive mail or packages, I have a feeling the US consulate would be the same.
I'm not sure I'd be happy about mailing my passport for a visa like you are saying about doing. We have done it with a passport renewal but that was back to our own embassy in Hong Kong and it was all organised via the Foreign Office's couriers etc, so slightly different.
Feb 15, 2013 3:18 AM
Feb 15, 2013 3:24 AM
7i am just a bit concered that travelling around a foreign country with no passport for a couple weeks could be a bad idea
The only time we did that was when we were having our passport renewed and our consulate gave us a notorised copy of our passport and entry stamps to carry with us. Maybe your consulate can do the same thing? It might cost you a fee but better to be safe than sorry
Feb 15, 2013 4:38 AM
8seems a bit odd to enter a country and then ship your passport off but I really can't see why it shouldn't work. I can't think of a reason for needing it on you really. Are you bringing other ID? I would, you could also make copies of the passport yourself as well as your entry stamp. If worse comes to worse you would be dealing with it as a lost passport. Its suggested in terms of a lost passport that you have a color copy of the face plate of your passport kept separately as well as make sure you have the number.
Feb 15, 2013 8:23 AM
Feb 15, 2013 8:49 AM
Feb 15, 2013 11:39 AM
11At the Cebu ferry ticket office they asked for my passport. As a foreigner at an airport I wouldn't want to say I don't have a passport unless it was lost/stolen.
On a side note when in the USA I asked the TSA if I could board a domestic flight if I had lost my drivers license. Yes, but must have two forms of ID...credit card, medical card or such.
Feb 15, 2013 4:49 PM
12I have already contacted cebu and they said that i will have no problems flying domestically without a passport. I will be flying rom manilla to siargao and also to palawan, however I will be flying through cebu 3 times one of them being overnight so i wont have any issues picking up the visa
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