Can an OFW who has an unpaid loan/debt abroad, be held at the immigration? Hold departure order

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An OFW who has an unpaid loan or debt abroad cannot be held at the immigration solely on the basis of the unpaid debt.

However, if the creditor has filed a case against the OFW and there is a court order or warrant of arrest issued, the OFW may be subject to arrest or detention by immigration officials upon arrival or departure from the country.

It is important to note that the immigration authorities have the right to question and inspect the travel documents of any person entering or leaving the country. If the immigration authorities become aware of an outstanding legal obligation, such as an unpaid debt, they may detain or restrict the person's travel until the issue is resolved.

If an OFW has an unpaid loan or debt, it is important to communicate with the creditor and try to make arrangements to settle the debt. In addition, the OFW can seek the assistance of government agencies, such as the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), to help address the issue.

Overall, while an OFW cannot be held at the immigration solely on the basis of an unpaid debt, it is important to address any outstanding legal obligations to avoid potential legal consequences or travel restrictions.

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