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Philippines 13a Visa- Eligibility, Steps, Marriage Visa Requirements, How-To

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The Philippines 13A visa allows foreign spouses of Filipino citizens to apply for permanent residency in the Philippines. Often called a Philippine Marriage Visa, the 13a visa process can get complicated. Get detailed instructions on the eligibility, costs, requirements and copies of all required the application forms.

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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Edlyn,

To clarify, he would only be able to apply for the 13a Permanent in his home country if you were with him, as the couple must complete the application in person. If you are in the Philippines, he would need to start with the Probationary 13a, then amend the 13a Permanent. You can read the details of how to apply for the 13a probationary visa in the Philippines.

If you need help with the process, please drop us a line.

https://nomadicfire.com/philippines-visa-consultation

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Scott,

I keep the list of Annex A countries in this article. Look for the section labeled "LIST OF COUNTRIES REQUIRING BUREAU OF QUARANTINE MEDICAL CLEARANCE."

https://nomadicfire.com/probationary-13a-permanent-philippines-visas#quarantine

However, the quick answer to your question is the United States is not on the Annex A BOQ list.

If you need help with your 13a or have other questions, please drop us a line.

https://nomadicfire.com/philippines-visa-consultation

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@laurie munnings)
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Hi My app. 13A visa has been forwarded . My Filipino wife says I will have to leave if it is not approved. I am from Canada.


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Laurie,

Most Canadians enter the Philippines visa on arrival. This allows you 30 days in the country visa-free. If you haven't received the 13a before your expiration date, then you can simply extend your Philippine visa for another 29 days (technically, this is called a visa waiver) at a Bureau of Immigration Office.

If you need help with your visa extension or your 13a marriage visa, we have accredited Immigration experts available to cut through the red tape and bureaucracy and ease the hassles of dealing with the BI offices.

https://nomadicfire.com/philippines-visa-consultation

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@Howard k)
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Im interested with your visa service. I’m an American citizen returning to Philippines to marry my fiancée of 13 years. My biggest concern is about importation of goods and availment of tax exemption shipment. I would like to know when would I qualify for importation of goods and availment of tax exemption shipment once I’m approved of my 13A visa. Do I qualify for this benefits once I am approved of probationary 13A or do I qualify for this benefits after one year of probationary requirements once I transition to permanent 13A Visa? Thank you in advance for your help.


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Howard,

I would be happy to help you out with the Philippine 13a visa process. I feel your frustration. Spending hours researching the web for outdated answers or getting contradictory information from different sources is infuriating.

I have Visa and Immigration specialists ready to help cut through the government red tape, simplify your immigration process, and make obtaining your visa easier.

There are two options for assistance:

Do-it-yourself Visa Application with our help- This option is for the DIY-type that doesn't mind the paperwork and dealing with government bureaucracy. A Visa Specialist will provide a one-hour consultation where you can ask questions, learn the pitfalls to avoid, and get a personalized plan on how to apply for the visa yourself.

Concierge Full-Service Visa- Have a Visa Specialist handle the filing and paperwork on your behalf. They can take care of the heavy lifting and deal with Immigration authorities to save you the headaches.

Both options have the same starting point. Please complete this onboarding form to begin.

https://nomadicfire.com/philippines-visa-consultation

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@Danny)
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Hi,

This might be an odd question, but what is the financial requirement for a settlement in the Philippines? It says that you need "sufficient funds to support your family", however this could be taken differently by many and maybe depend on income, possible housing etc. I figure a direct amount would be impossible to give, but I'd just like to have a ballpark to be able to estimate whether or not it would be achieveable or to have a target to grow to.

Thank you


   
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(@Jonnie)
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I have permanent residency since 2011 and I only traveled outside Philippines to visit a Swedish Embassy (I’m Swedish citizen) to renew my passport. When returning back to Philippines on my old passport, how close to the “Date of expiry” do they accept here for me to enter. For a tourist it’s normally 6 months but is it any different for a permanent visa holder?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Jonnie,

You've been in the Philippines long enough to know that the answer is it depends on the Immigration Officer at passport control 🙂
However, the guidance is still 6 months, even with permanent residency.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@Rachel Ennis)
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Hi Marco,

Thank you for this informative column.

We are planning in retiring to the Philippines next year. Husband is Irish Citizen and we are currently staying in the UAE. If we apply for 13a visa in the UAE, then husband will be granted with 13a but we decide to stay longer in the UAE and only visit the Philippines once a year, will his 13a get revoked since he will not permanently stay in the Philippines?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Rachel,

The 13a is permanent and remains valid unless you get divorced or widowed.

However, you may need to confirm his ACR requirements, as I am unsure how that is handled if he isn't living in the country. If you need specifics, I can have a Visa and Immigration specialist contact you.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@Michael)
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I am born British citizen, married in the UK to born Philippine Citizen. How do I apply for a Philippine citizenship.


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Michael,

Thanks for reaching out. As a British-born UK citizen, you wouldn't be allowed dual citizenship. You would need to renounce your UK citizenship to acquire Philippine citizenship. Since this type of naturalization is such a rare desire, it is not a something we assist with.

If you are interested in acquiring Permanent Residency in the Philippines, that we can help with.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@Herbert elliott)
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Help I am us citizen married to a philippina and need help applying for 13a


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi,

I would be happy to help you out with the Philippine visa process.

I have Visa and Immigration specialists ready to help cut through the government red tape, simplify your immigration process, and make obtaining your visa easier.

There are two options for assistance:

Do-it-yourself Visa Application with our help- This option is for the DIY-type that doesn't mind the paperwork and dealing with government bureaucracy. A Visa Specialist will provide a one-hour consultation where you can ask questions, learn the pitfalls to avoid, and get a personalized plan on how to apply for the visa yourself.

Concierge Full-Service Visa- Have a Visa Specialist handle the filing and paperwork on your behalf. They handle the heavy lifting and deal with Immigration authorities to save you the headaches.
Both options have the same starting point. Please complete this onboarding form to begin.

https://nomadicfire.com/philippines-visa-consultation

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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