What is blacklist lifting?A blacklist (or black list) is a list or register of names or entities who, for one reason or another, are being denied a particular privilege, service, mobility, access or recognition. Blacklisting is the process of denying someone to work in a particular field, or to ostracize a person from a certain social circle.


In the Philippines, a person can be blacklisted by the Bureau of Immigration on the grounds that he/she is an undesirable alien; likely to become a public charge; overstaying alien; and violates other Philippine Immigration Laws. If your name is included in the blacklist, you cannot anymore enter or leave the country. You will be arrested by immigration agents if you attempt to do so.


Filing a Petition to Lift the Order of Blacklist is the legal process, or the remedy you can file before the Bureau of Immigration in order that your name will be removed from the blacklist. It is important that you indicate in your petition that the reason or ground on why you are being blacklisted is already cancelled or that you are being blacklisted on the wrong ground or without basis.

You may authorize a representative preferably a lawyer to apply for the lifting of the Blacklist Order on your behalf provided the following requirements are presented:

  1. Special Power of Attorney
  2. Valid ID of representative
  3. Valid ID of applicant