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Offline bigrod

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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2010, 02:50:14 PM »
Just did my second extension at the Paranaque Satellite Office took about 30 minutes.  Both times I\'ve been there only 2-3 people processing extensions.  Got to be better than going to Intramoros.  Cost for two  month extension 2830 php.

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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2010, 09:37:45 AM »
http://immigration.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=282&Itemid=43

TEMPORARY VISITORS 9(A)

Aliens initially admitted for 21days may be extended for another 38 days

Visa Waiver Application Fee P 1,000.00
Visa Waiver 500.00
Legal Research Fee 20.00
Express Fee 500.00
BI-Clearance 1,010.00
TOTAL 3,030.00

After 59 days of stay (initial 21 days + 38 days extension)

Monthly Extension 500.00
Application Fee 300.00
Alien Certificate of Registration* 1,000.00
Emigration Clearance Certificate** 700.00
Head Tax 250.00
Legal Research Fee 40.00
Express Fee 500.00
BI-Clearance 1,010.00
TOTAL 4,300.00
*Imposed only once during lifetime after 59 days


If expired, additional fees for the following:
Fine for overstaying per month 500.00
Motion for Reconsideration 510.00

Aliens admitted with Entry Visa (59 days)

Case 1: Payment made for 1 mo. extension
Monthly Extension 500.00
Application Fee 300.00
Alien Certificate of Registration 1,000.00
Emigration Clearance Certificate* 700.00
Head Tax 250.00
Legal Research Fee 40.00
Express Fee 500.00
BI-Clearance 1,010.00
TOTAL P 4,300.00


Case 2: Payment made for 2 mos. extension
Monthly Extension 1,000.00
Application Fee 300.00
Alien Certificate of Registration 1,000.00
Emigration Clearance Certificate 700.00
Head Tax 250.00
Legal Research Fee 40.00
Express Fee 500.00
BI-Clearance 1,010.00
TOTAL 4,800.00


If expired, additional fees for the following:
Fine for overstaying per month 500.00
Motion for Reconsideration 510.00

*To secure regular EMIGRATION CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE (ECC) at the Alien
Registration Division at the back of Equitable Bank Bldg. and pay the express fee of P500.

Monthly Extension up to SIX (6) months
Extension (per month) 500.00
Application Fee 300.00
Legal Research Fee 20.00
Express Fee 500.00
BI-Clearance** 1,010.00

TOTAL 2,330.00
**charged every application

After SIX (6) months
Extension (per month) 500.00
Application Fee 300.00
Certificate of Residence for Temporary Visitor* 1,400.00
Legal Research Fee 30.00
Express Fee 500.00
BI-Clearance** 1,010.00
TOTAL 3,740.00
* Imposed only once during their lifetime
**charged every application


1) Legal Research Fee (LRF) of P10 will be charged for each item except Head Tax

EMIGRATION CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE Fee upon departure 700.00
Certificate of Exemption fee (below 14 years old) 200.00
Annual Report Fee: applicable to 13(a), 9(d), 9(g), SIRV
(filing period: 59 days before/after the end of year)
- Arrival on or before November 2 of previous year 310.00
- Monthly fine for delayed annual report 200.00
Total (w/o CE) P 1,410.00

Fine for overstaying per month 500.00
Motion for Reconsideration 510.00
Non-appearance in filing of annual report 500.00

2) Alien Certificate of Registration

- Adult 14 years and above 1,000.00


Re-issuance of ACR (2nd entry of every entry after 59 days)
- Adult 14 years and above 250.00
- Minor below 14 years 50.00
Head Tax (over 16 years old) 250.00
Visa fee for 9(a) with gratis entry visa staying more than
59 days (countries that are not exempted) 1,000.00
Total(adult w/o gratis visa) 3,050.00

If expired, additional fees for the following:
Fine for overstaying per month P 500.00
Motion for Reconsideration P 510.00

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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2010, 10:50:45 AM »
You also may obtain a single entry visa giving you 59 days upon arrival from the RP Embassy or Consulate serving your area in your home country before you leave.   This is a money saver as the cost is about half what you would pay for your first extension ($30 vs approx $67). 

That may seem like a bargain, but if you\'re in Texas, the consulate in \"your area\" is in LA. (there\'s only 4 or 5 in the whole US) Wouldn\'t the gas expense far exceed the $37 you saved?
There\'s one in Chicago and I\'m near there now, but will be heading to Austin, TX in a few days. My flight to RP leaves on Jan. 17. I know they can mail it to you, but what if it doesn\'t arrive in TX before my flight?
Seems like more headache than it\'s worth. I\'m thinking I might as well wait til I arrive in Cebu and pay the extra for the extended visa there. Can you do it at any RP airport?


btw,
\"The last posting from your IP was less than 120 seconds ago. Please try again later.\"
This is getting real annoying. Does everyone have to wait 2 minutes between posts or is it just us newbies?

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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2010, 11:03:02 AM »
You also may obtain a single entry visa giving you 59 days upon arrival from the RP Embassy or Consulate serving your area in your home country before you leave.   This is a money saver as the cost is about half what you would pay for your first extension ($30 vs approx $67). 

That may seem like a bargain, but if you\'re in Texas, the consulate in \"your area\" is in LA. (there\'s only 4 or 5 in the whole US) Wouldn\'t the gas expense far exceed the $37 you saved?
There\'s one in Chicago and I\'m near there now, but will be heading to Austin, TX in a few days. My flight to RP leaves on Jan. 17. I know they can mail it to you, but what if it doesn\'t arrive in TX before my flight?
Seems like more headache than it\'s worth. I\'m thinking I might as well wait til I arrive in Cebu and pay the extra for the extended visa there. Can you do it at any RP airport?


btw,
\"The last posting from your IP was less than 120 seconds ago. Please try again later.\"
This is getting real annoying. Does everyone have to wait 2 minutes between posts or is it just us newbies?
Sorry but everyone gets the 2 min rule. Welcome to our forum. Happy New Year. God Bless....

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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2010, 01:15:56 PM »
btw,
\"The last posting from your IP was less than 120 seconds ago. Please try again later.\"
This is getting real annoying. Does everyone have to wait 2 minutes between posts or is it just us newbies?

Sorry but everyone gets the 2 min rule. Welcome to our forum. Happy New Year. God Bless....


Apparently this 2 minute waiting time applies to both posts and PM\'s. I just posted something to a thread, then I noticed I had a PM. I read the entire PM and composed a brief \"thank you\" response. When I clicked send I got the same \"Error. wait 120 seconds\" message. For a PM? Aaargh!
So then I hit the back button a couple times, waited another minute or so, then composed and tried to send the reply PM again. Again I got the \"Error. wait 120 seconds\" message!
(OK, I need an aspirin now.)
So does the 120 second clock start all over again after it gives you the first error message?
And does the 120 second wait have to be until you start composing the next message or until you hit send?
I\'m afraid I\'m gonna have to employ a stop watch just to use this forum.

Offline c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n

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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2010, 01:34:17 PM »
As a veteran almost since opening day, I still get caught out by this 2 minute patch

I just go make a cup of coffee, shuffle some papers, [strike]clean the room[/strike], yeah right......and then hit post button

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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2011, 08:02:15 AM »
Hi YoucancallmeAl, I just think of this enforced 2 minute rule as a way to ease us into the different pace of life in the Philippines.  Once you get used to it, you should adjust faster when you get here, because there are many occasions when you will have to wait much longer than 2 minutes. :)

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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2011, 08:25:45 AM »
The two minute rule was put into effect in order to help combat spammers.  If there were no spammers...but alas, this is the world in which we live in today.  Just be thankful you don\'t have to have a body scan before you can post again.   :D ;) ;D
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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2011, 06:12:00 AM »
after my 21 days How do I stay their for more than a year. I am married to a beautiful lady from the philippines. 4 years now in the states and we want to go home to Marikina
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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2011, 09:14:32 AM »
after my 21 days How do I stay their for more than a year. I am married to a beautiful lady from the philippines. 4 years now in the states and we want to go home to Marikina

There are a couple of ways.  If you arrive with your wife she can ask immigration on arrival to stamp your passport as \"balikbayan\".  This will give you a one year stay with no cost for the stamp.  Your wife must accompany you when you ask for this and you will need a copy of your marriage certificate.  They don\'t always ask for the certificate but if they do you\'d better have it.  After the one year you can take a holiday with your wife to some place like Honk Kong and have a great time then when you re-enter the RP you can ask for the balikbayan again.  You can keep doing this indefinitely.  Or at the end of the first year you can simply apply for a tourist visa at that point and you will receive 21 days.  You can extend that for another 38 days giving you a total of 59 days.  From that point you can extend your tourist visa in two month increments up to a maximum of 24 months at which time you must exit the country.  You can then return to the Philippines immediately and start another two years of tourist visa extensions.  The disadvantage is that unlike the balikbayan it is not free, there are costs involved for the extensions every two months.   Again, you can keep doing this indefinitely.  Exiting when you must and then returning to start over again.

If you\'re talking about living in permanently that is a different question and we can also answer that if that is your wish.

Has your wife naturlaized as a US citizen?   If not she should as it will be a great benefit to her.  If she has already done so has she reacquired her RP citizenship yet?  If not then she should do that also.  Cost is only $50 and involves only a simple oath taking.  Then she will be a dual citizen reaping the best from both of the countries.  Contact the RP Embassy or Consulate serving your home area for more info.
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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2011, 08:52:17 AM »
I mate of mine told me as his extensions took him over a years stay, he was also charged 310 Pesos for an annual report fee..
I had no idea that that fee was applicable to tourists.

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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2011, 10:15:30 AM »
Greg,

I\'m sure that I have read somewhere that a Balikbayan Stamp can be extended by another 6 months.
Presumably by going to a BoI office or sending a request thru\' to the Manila office of Immig??

Maybe the poster was just into \"wishful thinking\"??

Graham

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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2011, 06:18:36 AM »
Greg,

I\'m sure that I have read somewhere that a Balikbayan Stamp can be extended by another 6 months.
Presumably by going to a BoI office or sending a request thru\' to the Manila office of Immig??

Maybe the poster was just into \"wishful thinking\"??

Graham

Graham, I have heard the same but cannot confirm it.  However, the initial Balikbayan (dont\' call it a visa!) Stamp will give someone a one year visa free stay.  If it can be extended an additional six months that\'s great.
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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2011, 01:17:23 PM »
Recently i tried to do just that. Extend my balikbayan stamp. They would not do it. Cost me over P7000.00 for a two months extension. So now i will have to leave the country or get another extention.
Can\'t decide which country to visit, just for a weekend in and out. Maybe Thailand or Malasia or somewhere close.

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Re: Visa Extention
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2011, 01:53:31 PM »
Trevor,

Consider Macau or Hong Kong both are close and fares are cheap look at a 3 day casino package with airfare prices are on line to Macau lots to see and do good Portuguese food available

Tom / Roxas City

 


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