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How To Apply For A 13a Permanent Visa In The Philippines (requirements, costs)

(@marco-expat)
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Foreigners married to a Filipino citizen can stay long-term in the Philippines with a 13a Spousal Visa. Use this detailed guide to convert to a 13a Probationary Visa, then amending to a 13a Permanent Residency Visa in the Philippines. Includes step-by-step instructions and links the required forms and documents.

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(@Aiyen)
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What Are the Requirements for 13a visa ?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Aiyen, the 13a requirements depend on where you will be applying. Are you currently in the Philippines or in your home country?


   
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(@Wahid Esmat)
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Sir, I am an Egyptian nationality married to Filipina citizen, last year I got a Probationary 1 year Visa, Sir, I would like to know if I can apply this year a Permanent resident visa 13a?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Wahid, if you received your 13a probationary, then you will need to do the conversion to permanent 13a before the probationary visa expires. Otherwise you will need to do the process all over again.


   
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(@Wahid Esmat)
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Sir MARCO,

Thank you so much for your kind reply.

I contacted the agency office in the Philippines that I went to apply last year with my wife, for one year probationary visa, but they informed me that my one year visa is a TRV, and cannot be converted to an amendment PRV 13a.

Sir, would you please advise me the procedures on how to convert my one year TRV visa to amendment PRV 13a.

WAHID ESMAT


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Wahid, the main difference between the TRV and the 13a is if you are a citizen from a country that the Philippines allows permanent residency. If you are from a country that is not allowed, then your only option is the TRV. If you are allowed, then the 13a is the correct spousal visa.


   
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(@Richard Pedley)
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Thanks for all this info. I have no kids, but I'm wondering what does Dependent-14 & Dependent-16 refer to. Are the numbers ages?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Richard, Those represent ages. There are additional costs for kids under 14 and under 16.


   
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