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This guide is written by Irrashai of
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Hereís a simple How-To in applying for a DOST Temporary Clearance. I had to get one a month ago to attend a Conference. For future reference, Iím posting this one.

A. Apply for a temporary clearance in DOST Bicutan.

Time to allot: Half day
- Request Letter addressed to SEI Director stating the nature of travel (destination, duration, etc)
- Employerís guarantee or surety bond
- Certificate of employment
- additional papers to support your request
- computation from DLRC

Go to SEI Office at the 4th floor. Tell the staff your purpose, and he/she will give you a supplemental form to sign. After accomplishing the form, another staff will collate the requirements (with your Letter Request). If posting a cash bond, you will be asked to pay to the Cashierís Office at the end of the floor.

If lucky, you may actually get your DOST Letter on the same day. That is if the Director is available to sign the letter. Otherwise, you will be asked to come back after 2-3 days. Or call DOST if itís available.

B. Go to Bureau of Immigration.

Time to allot: 30 minutes (be sure to arrive early)

- Letter from DOST
- Letter Request (same one presented to DOST)
- photocopy of both (thereís a photocopier right beside the entrance)

This is the procedure posted in Counter 19. I didnít see it ahead, therefore, I had to ask 2 to 3 counters if I was in the right lane.

1. Proceed to VCU (Counter 9-12). Get Derogatory Printout.

At Counter 9-12, present the Letter from DOST with your Letter Request. Iím not sure what Deragotary printout is, but they didnít give any printout. I was only asked to proceed to Counter 19 after returning the originals.

2. Prepare (1) Xerox copy of your Letter Request.
Well this one should be prepared beforehand. If you forgot to do this, there is a photocopier right beside the Entrance.

3. Proceed to Central Receiving Unit (Counter 19).
She will stamp your DOST Letter with the date when you will have to come back.

4. Come back after 3 days. Proceed to 4th Floor Rm. 401 Legal Division.

C. Go back to Bureau of Immigration after 3 days.

Time to allot: 1 hour.
- bring money :)

1. As previously said, you are to go to 4/F Rm. 401 Legal Division. Tell your purpose and you will be referred to 2/F at Asst. Directorís office.

2. Inside the office, present your papers to the lady right in front of the door. Wait for a while (you will be asked to wait or sit down), then she will ask you to pay the fees at OPS (not sure what it stands forÖ)

3. Proceed downstairs to Counter 31. This counter is in the right side of the building. Then pay the fee of Php1020 which includes:
Express Lane Fee 500
Allow Departure Fee 500
Legal Research Fee 10

4. Go back to the 2/F office. Present the receipts and wait. After a while, she will give you a letter titled ďAllow Departure OrderĒ which you will present to Immigration officers at the Airport.


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