Immigration hits harder - I warned you

Immigration hits harder – I warned you

Immigration hits tougher, I warned you two times last 12 months in July 2019 and August 2019. And I bought some awful feedback right here and in the social media. Examine the responses of the over linked blog posts. The Bureau of Immigration is seriously receiving stricter.

A different sad Tale transpired in Mactan-Cebu – Immigration hits more challenging

From Facebook. No errors corrected. Just as it experienced been prepared:


Arrived back from visa operate, now. immigration male asks how lots of days will you remain? I mentioned til might like my ticket again to Taipei says. He tells me i am illegally working with extensions for everlasting residency, and that grounds for entry refused. I instructed him I was married and have a son below and plan to get 13a. He tells me acquiring family members listed here doesn’t promise entry. I cant genuinely, mainly because only the latter is genuine. Just after 5 minutes of him wanting at my 5 yrs of stamps he takes me to a girl at desk, they want to see relationship cert. I say wife cant obtain. They get in touch with air asia in. They are prepared to ship me back to Taipei. The woman tells me they will accept my sons nsa beginning cert. Right after 2 hrs they acknowledged my sons crba that shows my title as father and him born in naga, cebu. Fantastic luck on your following visa run if your not married or have child. And if you have little one acquire his beginning cert or copy of. I critically considered I was screwed.

And now the reactions

I have anonymized the reactions. I copy them without having any correction or modification

  • If your passport is comprehensive of visa stamps
    Perfectly, it’s a very good detail they’re no more time issuing stamps any more time. I just picked up my passport and they instructed me stickers are performed and over with.
  • Can I see how the expat appear like?
  • 5 years of visa runs I recognize their feelings..
  • And 5 decades of spending for extensions, yea very poor BI, cry me a river. 
  • It is genuine on what you are carrying out, you are employing the Vacationer visa and preserve extending it (but lawful to do less than Philippines legislation) May want to glance at other choices on visa’s
  • Appear at other country’s filipines sucks shit gap
  • If you think of the Philippines like that: Why are you on this Webpage? just take away on your own from it and stay away from in this article if it is so bad in your feeling
  • Not effectively preferred below …. Instead chinese pogo personnel … Glad my times right here are numbered …. Again to Hawaii in June with my spouse and kid ….. Factors are transforming listed here
  • Just can’t you remain listed here for far more than 2 many years just by extending your check out “visa” why have to have to retain carrying out visa runs ?
  • I’m sure this is why BI earnings is up 29% in 2019 from 2018… it might have been a foreigner helpful nation at a person time but instances adjust. Now it’s blatant give us your dollars honey with a big smile adopted by now go property.
  • Time to get a new and thoroughly clean passport I consider.
  • ha ha. They have a computer my pal that tells them they do not want your passport stamps.
  • A bit disconcerting to say the the very least ..

And it goes on …

  • So Philippines not open up to retirees ?
  • it is sure. Just want the appropriate visa
  • certainly last october i did visa operate when i came back again they questioned how extensive i prepared to keep but i do have a a person calendar year newborn woman i informed them they let me ideal in but it did fear me, and id get married but for the reason that iam divorced i was told theres no divorce in philippines id have to file to the courts like an annulment
  • In 8 many years of living below and heading household to Australia about 3 moments a calendar year and only remaining in Australia fir a couple of months at a time , I obtained questioned about my intentions here coming by means of customs just before Xmas fir the to start with time and she requested also how prolonged I will be listed here for , I under no circumstances had that prior to
  • I greater warn some men I know doing that. On a identical observe the visa predicament is a large amount more durable listed here in Bali, but even they are stopping the visa runs for persons on vacationer visas
  • Why a visa run and not just prolong?
  • 3 yrs of extensions fir vacationer visa then you have to go away the nation, uncomplicated

A good concern and a bad respond to and improved responses!

  • “Illegally utilizing extensions for permanent residency” What precisely does that necessarily mean?
  • The gentleman at immigrations was a ahole
  • Get a duplicate of relationship certification. It’s required so often it is mad. I really do not do the stamps any longer cuz we reenter the country collectively. Bilikbian (sp). But we leave in advance of the 12 months is up.
    That marriage certificate, big to haul all-around, is significant. But makes all the distinction.
  • Appears like you are on a tourist visa..
  • I feel difficulties with numerous yrs are only going to raise, may well be a fantastic time to wanting in to finding either an SRRV or 13 quota visa
  • It is starting to search like, as a tourist you will be permitted to prolong up to 3 years, during which time, you should really apply for everlasting residency if you desire to continue to be more time. Which was likely the intention of the law as created.
  • Does anybody know how lots of Quota visas are allowed each calendar year . I am guessing that the agents funnel into the bulk and on market them .

If you think to stay below …

If you consider to stay right here, then you have the preference of 3 permanent visas.


The SRRV (Particular Resident Retiree’s Visa) is the visa that gives you independence but it has its selling price. Initial you need to deposit some funds on a financial institution account at a PRA-regarded bank. Then you have to pay back the processing rate and ultimately you have to pay out your once-a-year rate. You should test the various SRRV on the PRA web-site.
The positive aspects of the SRRV are very very good:

  • You count of no person
  • You keep as extended as you want
  • You leave and enter the Philippines as lots of periods you want
  • You really don’t want to file an once-a-year report
  • You really do not need to spend the TIEZA journey tax, if you have not stayed more time than a year
  • Some shops and some organizations accept the SRRV-ID card like a senior citizen’s card

The 13 Quota Visa

The BI writes: Nationals of nations around the world which have diplomatic relations with the Philippines and grant the Filipinos the exact same immigration privileges below the theory of reciprocity which shall not be in extra of fifty (50) of any a single nationality or without nationality for any 1 calendar yr.

This visa is extremely challenging to get. Only 50 nationals of any place are recognized. Also the application approach is a really hard nut. Browse the comprehensive description on the BI web site.


The 13a Visa by Relationship and the Balikbayan Privilege

If Amor did strike you, then you have the option involving the Balikbayan Privilege and the 13a Visa by Relationship.

The Balibayan stamp is legitimate for 1 12 months only. You get this stamp when you enter the country with each other with your partner. You require to display your relationship certification. Also you have to have to leave the county after a year.

The BI gives you the 13a visa on ask for. It is normally an improve from the 9a Tourist Visa.

If your husband or wife is young (considerably young – haha) than you. there will be allmost no challenge. But if your spouse dies in advance of you, then you unfastened the 13a visa.

And a previous hint

In advance of determining, calculate the prices of your visa. The SRRV looks to be highly-priced. But when you assess with the 13a Marriage visa, it can turn out to be extremely low cost ? . And do not forget that you can get your SRRV deposit again, when you invest in the Philippines. A common investment is a home or a rental. Also when you determine to leave the Philippines, you get back again your income from your SRRV depot.

Have a good stay!

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