Down below is a information to myphilippinelife.com which illustrates the achievable pitfalls of obtaining Philippine officers to “facilitate” your organization. This gentleman was awarded a Area 13 Quota visa. The quota visa is quite fascinating in that they are permanent and that you do not have to be married to a Filipino citizen to qualify for a person. In these respects the quota visa is related to the SRRV but do not call for parking $10,000 to $50,000 indefinitely in a Philippine bank. Only fifty quota visas are readily available per 12 months for every nationality. This is a circumstance exactly where the applicant could find it worthwhile to shell out unique assist with his application and an immigration formal with (or without) authority to challenge a quota visa, to problem one.
Right here is the electronic mail we gained:
I used for and was provided a sec 13 quota visa more or fewer 5 years in the past and done the renewal thing each and every year. The visa is a stamp on a passport, Sec 13 Quota and signed by the head of Immigration and i was also issued an I card . I went to a ton of difficulty to submit a large amount of documents , overall health, pychiatric (sp) , proof of potential to assist myself/revenue , NBI and law enforcement stuff back again house showing I did not have any authorized complications . At the time i was young than 50 and i have the recollection that the PRA visa would have cost $750/12 months to maintain ( i’ve overlooked the how i arrived to that summary) . My I Card was to expire in 2013 and I submitted an software for a new just one. It looks that this application has been held up and was forwarded to an investigation unit for the reason that the officer who facilitated the quota visa acquired into difficulty for monkey busines which made the other quota visas he had nearly anything to do with suspect. I have done practically nothing improper and do you imagine i could forfeit/give up the sec 13 quota visa and apply for a specific retirement visa. The costs i pay back to come and go are large , they appear to be bigger than the travel tax and departure tax combined or i’m guaranteed i pay back a whole lot a lot more than 2100 in addition pesos. The PRA visa is exempt from the journey tax but much more importantly i’m not absolutely sure how to “demand” my i card be processed and if they want to just take away the sec 13 it is ok with me and it could be much less costly . I do not have a pension but i function and have profits as nicely as staff and i pay back all of the taxes and fantastic wages and Pagibig (sp) and am legit and contributing and well what do you think? I also do not know if I can depart the region devoid of an I Card owning a quota visa stamp on my passport. Heading to immigration is a nightmare and in my viewpoint i should really be taken care of properly as i feel i contribute and blah blah blah.”
Of course we have no concept what if everything untoward took place in this case, but it does illustrate the possibility that one particular has to be extremely very careful when it will come to working with community officers providing unique support for a selling price. This gentleman may eliminate his quota visa and the income that he paid to obtain it, or possibly worse.