b) For amounts in excess of PHP 10,000, prior BSP authorization is required.
a) A person may bring into or out of the Philippines or electronically transfer Philippine pesos not exceeding PHP 10,000 without prior approval from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
1. For Philippine pesos (which include legal tender Philippine notes and coins, checks, money order and other bills of exchange drawn in pesos against banks operating in the Philippines):
Rules on Bringing Philippine Pesos and/or Foreign Currencies Into or Out of the Philippines
The Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform the public of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' rules on bringing Philippine pesos and/or foreign currencies into or out of the Philippines.
a) A person bringing in or taking out of the Philippines in excess of US$ 10,000 or its equivalent in other currencies shall declare the same in writing using the Foreign Currency and other FX-Denominated Bearer Monetary Instruments Declaration Form. The form is available at the Bureau of Customs desk at the arrival/departure areas of international airports and seaports. It may also be downloaded from the BSP website (Annex K of the Manual of Regulations on Foreign Exchange Transactions).
Notice to Passport Applicants
Personal appearance is required for all passport applicants.
Applicants are encouraged to book an appointment online for their convenience.
2. For foreign currency and other foreign-currency-denominated bearer instruments:
The Philippine Consulate General is located inside the World Trade Center Office Complex at 999 Canada Place, at Suite 660 (6th floor), Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E1
The Consulate is open from:
3. The above rules are applicable to a child traveling with his/her parent/guardian provided that (a) the child is physically present with the parent/guardian upon Customs inspection; (b) the total amount allocated per person, inclusive of the allotment for the child/children, should not average more than PHP 10,000; and (c) allocation of the pesos or foreign currency is explained to the authorities by the parent/guardian.
A copy of the FX Manual and its corresponding appendices and annexes may be accessed at the following link: