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Filing Papers For Permanent Resident Visa, 13(a)

The paperwork involved in applying for the 13(a) visa here is not particularly onerous. There is, however, quite a lot of time involved and visits to various departments to get NBI clearance, Barangay Clearance and statement that you are really living as man and wife, Health clearance/X-ray, as well as various notarized affidavits regarding your financial capacity to support, etc. The various notaries camped outside the Bureau of Immigration will have all the required affidavits down pat, will type them up for you, and notarized them. The costs involved in notarizing are around P50 per sheet of paper, so a few hundred pesos will cover that lot.

Advantage And Disadvantage Of Retirement Visa

The Special Retirement Visa SSRV, Pros and Cons, Invest or Not in the SSRV.

Some thoughts from someone who won't be availing of the SRRV as the spouse of a Filipino citizen. I will have a permanent residence visa. Were I’m single, I would personally not use the SRRV. That said, some advantages/disadvantages as I see them:


SRRV will remove the requirement for an annual trip out of the Philippines just to fulfill the requirement of a tourist visa to leave once a year. You can do much more with your deposit than leave it sit in the bank examples, buy yourself a condo, invest in Philippine tax-free treasury bonds (not totally clear on this but know of those who say it's possible from experience).

Visa Options For Retirees In The Philippines

There are a number of visa options for retirees. The Philippine Retirement Authority offers one program that should be changed, in my opinion. Very few foreigners choose Philippine Retirement use it because it requires an investment of $50,000 to $75,000 (U.S.) for a year. There are better ways to retire here without any investment, just small fees. Most retirees consider $50,000 too much to invest in a foreign country with an unstable economy.  I would not do it on a bet.  The program does have special benefits, but none you can't do without. This plan is under study because the idea of paying a country to spend your hard-earned retirement money in it is not drawing retirees like flies to honey. People don't want to deposit that much to Retire in the Philippines and it is not necessary.

Getting Alien Registration Card

How to get Alien Registration Card for those with the present 13(A) Permanent Resident Visa, for those married to Filipina /os? This is a new procedure implemented only in Manila at this time, March 14.

Hi everybody thought I post my experiences about ACR I Card issuing procedures.

Monday, March 14, 2004 I arrived at Bureau of Immigrations at 0915 hours. The building was packed, but well organized.

Applying For 13 (a) Visa

How to get a 13 (a) Visa or How to get a 13A visa, same thing.

Permanent Resident Visa 13 (a)

I am an alien whose country has an immigration reciprocity agreement with the Philippines. I am also married to a Filipina. Am I qualified to apply for a permanent residence visa?

Yes, under the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, Section 13 (a) you are eligible for permanent residency in the Philippines. This visa is issued to an alien on the basis of his valid marriage to a Philippine citizen.



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