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The Philippines Visa Requirements And Policy For Foreigners

(@marco-expat)
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The Philippines Visa Policy for Foreigners is a guide detailing the different visas for US citizens and other foreigners to enter the country for tourism, work, marriage, and retirement. Understand the best Philippine visa for your situation and read guides on how-to apply.

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(@Rajan)
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I am indian 47 years i have travelled to dipolog city for 11 years by 9A visa How can i get retirement visa in 1500 dollars


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Rajan,

Regretably, permanent residency visas are only for citizens of countries who allow Philippine citizens the same permanent resident visas in their country (reciprocity agreement).

https://nomadicfire.com/philippines-visa-policy#reciprocity

India is not one of those countries. Indian nationals are eligible for a Temporary Residence Visa (TRV) if you are married to a Philippine citizens. A probationary Temporary Residence Visa (TRV) valid for one year and extendable every two years. The TRV allows the foreigner to work in the Philippines, lease housing, and qualify for Philippine citizenship after five years of continuous residency in the country.

Sorry I don't have better news.

Marco


   
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(@Rajan)
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Thanks for your response.
So Retirement Visa also is not valid for Indians


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Rajan,

I confirmed with my Visa Specialist. Indian nationals are eligible for the SRRV (retirement visa) and also for a marriage TRV (A two year extendable visa), but not for a 13a or a SIRV (investment visa).

If you would like help with your SRRV application or have any additional questions, feel free to reach out.

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

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@A. Sison)
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I just had some questions in regards to the balikbayan visa that wasn’t covered in your informative article. I coming up on my 3 years stay finishing next month but will be going to Hong Kong to take my fiancé and my family for a day trip to eat and shop. Will I need anything considering I plan to return to the Philippines in 12 hours?


   
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Hi Mr. Sison, <- are we related????

You shouldn't have any problems as long as you leave the Philippines with a departure stamp before reaching three years; you should be OK with a 12-hour visa run outside the country. However, like in any country, the specific immigration officer you get when you return has ultimate authority in letting you in the country. I have heard of Philippine immigration giving some people a difficult time with a turnaround of fewer than 24 hours.


   
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(@Jesrae Laguna)
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Hi, can my Brazillian partner get a permanent visa in the Philippines, just so you know we are both LGBT. Thanks


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Jesrae,

Which visa was your partner interested in?


   
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Hello Mr. Sison

I am an US citizen married to my wife who is former filipino/current US citizen. We have a 4 year old son who is a US citizen as well.

We are all currently in the Philippines under the balikbayan program (not the balikbayan visa) and we were all issued visa on arrival. Mine and our son's arrival stamp is valid until August 2024 while my wife's is valid for indefinite entry.

Due to unforeseen reasons, we have decided to stay here permanently. We will slowly start the process of closing affairs in the USA but for now there is no immediate need for us to go back to the USA and we want to sort out everything here first.

We currently need to get all of these done:

1. Requiring Philippine citizenship for my wife and make her dual citizen.
2. Apply for citizenship for the minor son and.make him dual citizen.
3. Apply for some sort of permanent residency for myself? Would that be 13a after we do step 1 or 13g now?

We are looking for a paid service that holds our hands thru this process.for a fee of course. Does your company do this?

Can I work with you/your visa specialist staff outside of this public website to do this?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi SK,

I'm sending you an email to answer you questions. If you don't see the email, please check you SPAM folder or reply to this comment for alternative contact options. Looking forward to discuss. Cheers, Marco


   
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(@Bambo Romain)
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Name: Bambo Romain

Question: Hello Marco, thank you for your information you are providing here, please I am a Cameroonian National working in the Philippines on 9g work visa, I will be going to my country on a visit soon but my Visa is still 6months valid, I have a Filipina I want to marry, Since you mentioned that the process of obtaining the 13a visa faster and cheaper in the foreign embassy, I wanted to apply for it in my country but then my country does not have a Philippine embassy, So what can be done in this case where your Country of origin does not have a Philippine embassy? Thank you in advance for your clarification., Ok, I am Bambo Romain from Cameroon, my country do not have a Philippine embassy, how do I get to apply for the 13a Visa


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Bambo, The Philippines Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria has jurisdiction for 12 countries in West and Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso,

    Cameroon

, Central African Republic (CAR), Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Good luck with your visa. If you decide to get your 13a in the Philippines and would like help, let me know.


   
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(@Kirubel tesfaye)
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Hi..if I enter phillipines on a phillipines visa and when that visa expires, so can I stay now in phillipines for extra 14 days on a Singapore visa (as Indian nationals can stay in Philippines for 14 days on Singapore visa).


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Kirubel, you would not be able to "switch" visas, but you could leave the country and re-enter on your Singapore visa. But the easier option would be to extend your 9a.


   
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