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Living in The Philippines => Emigrating section => Topic started by: Lee2 on November 11, 2014, 06:22:20 AM

Title: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: Lee2 on November 11, 2014, 06:22:20 AM
For those of you who want to take your Philippine partners on a long vacation.

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1. Bolivia
2. Brazil
3. Colombia
4. Costa Rica
5. Ecuador
6. Peru
7. Suriname
Read more about them at this link [url]http://tinyurl.com/pyjnt2n[/url] ([url]http://tinyurl.com/pyjnt2n[/url])

Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: BudM on November 11, 2014, 08:27:29 PM
Not sure who would want to leave the Philippines for a long vacation but more power to them.  I don't mind short ones and eventually, I think I will feel like taking a vacation back in the U.S. maybe in two to four years.  If so, I know if I would not want to go there for more than two weeks.  I don't know if I could do as long as a week and a half.  Costa Rica is on that list and maybe I will check it out for a short trip.  That place has been on my mind for a back up just in case anything goes wrong here.
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on November 11, 2014, 09:03:36 PM
Hola Gringos! My dos amigos Lee2 and Bud,
Yo soy hablo Espanol?  Me, yo hablo poquito (a little)! Just a few dirty words I picked in Tijuana, Mexico just across the U.S. border, like I did in Mexico, Pampanga, Philippines, but only in Kapampangan, which I can't even speak or understand! :o ::) ;) Joke lang!
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: BudM on November 11, 2014, 09:32:01 PM
That is Costa Rica I might check out Art.  Not Mexico.
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: cvgtpc1 on November 11, 2014, 09:40:27 PM
For those of you who want to take your Philippine partners on a long vacation.

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1. Bolivia
2. Brazil
3. Colombia
4. Costa Rica
5. Ecuador
6. Peru
7. Suriname
Read more about them at this link [url]http://tinyurl.com/pyjnt2n[/url] ([url]http://tinyurl.com/pyjnt2n[/url])




Kind of a long hike to then smuggle them into the US from these places LOL
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: BudM on November 11, 2014, 11:03:12 PM
For those of you who want to take your Philippine partners on a long vacation.

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1. Bolivia
2. Brazil
3. Colombia
4. Costa Rica
5. Ecuador
6. Peru
7. Suriname
Read more about them at this link [url]http://tinyurl.com/pyjnt2n[/url] ([url]http://tinyurl.com/pyjnt2n[/url])




Kind of a long hike to then smuggle them into the US from these places LOL


You know anyone planning on smuggling them?

Or shall I say, would need to smuggle them?
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on November 11, 2014, 11:35:31 PM
I like the fact that some offers free visas for 90 and 183 days! Something to consider when planning a vacation out of the Philippines, but would need to know the climate conditions of each country! I would not go to any of those countries when it's hot and or humid like the Philippine's extreme hot summer months!   
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: cvgtpc1 on November 12, 2014, 01:49:58 AM
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You know anyone planning on smuggling them?

Or shall I say, would need to smuggle them?

Just showing my frustration with trying to get my 72 year old nanay to the US to meet some of her grand and great-grandkids.  Gone through the tourist visa process several times, denied. 

Edit: Repaired missing quote bracket. TY....Steve.
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: BudM on November 12, 2014, 01:16:11 PM
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You know anyone planning on smuggling them?

Or shall I say, would need to smuggle them?

Just showing my frustration with trying to get my 72 year old nanay to the US to meet some of her grand and great-grandkids.  Gone through the tourist visa process several times, denied. 

Edit: Repaired missing quote bracket. TY....Steve.

Oh, ok.  I see.  Although, I am sure there are guys who be interested in smuggling someone, I doubt very much that you would find any that would be interested in that on this board.
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: Lee2 on November 12, 2014, 09:29:55 PM
The reason I posted the topic is because over the years I have read on forum many times guys wishing to know what countries they could take their ladies on vacation. For most of you they will mean nothing but for the few who would like to show their ladies some of the world it might mean something.
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: cvgtpc1 on November 12, 2014, 09:58:43 PM
Wonder if there's a list for Europe?  Filipinas/nos I know seem to be more interested in Europe and never mention Central or South America.
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on November 12, 2014, 10:30:26 PM
The reason I posted the topic is because over the years I have read on forum many times guys wishing to know what countries they could take their ladies on vacation. For most of you they will mean nothing but for the few who would like to show their ladies some of the world it might mean something.
But........a foreigner trying to bring his girlfriend on vacation to any country even with the "free visa policy" from DFA, still has to past muster or what is known as the 2nd inspection under the scrutiny of the airport BI officials, where their concentration is on the look out for human traffickers and those officials who got out of bed from the wrong side and didn't have their morning coffee and or breakfast before going to work, just may not have their heads on straight to make rational logical decisions!
Just saying........but it does happen often where airport BI officials deny foreigner's girlfriend from boarding their flight on suspicion of human trafficking and or just on a whim, just because they can! So, good luck to those who try! Some make it through the hassle and some don't, but if it does happen, the foreigner better keep his cool and not argue with the airport BI officials, because they can detain the foreigner in the BI detention center, put him on their blacklist and be deported after filing charges with the nearest main BI regional office which ever airport the incident occurred!
Just go to the link below and find the articles concerning foreigners bringing their girlfriends on short vacations out of the Philippines!
http://tinyurl.com/ofrfhz6 (http://tinyurl.com/ofrfhz6)   
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: Lee2 on November 12, 2014, 10:59:06 PM
Wonder if there's a list for Europe?  Filipinas/nos I know seem to be more interested in Europe and never mention Central or South America.

Not going to happen  ;)
List of Visa Free Countries for Filipinos Released by DFA  http://tinyurl.com/ovnezzq (http://tinyurl.com/ovnezzq)

Bolivia 60 days
Brazil 90 days (for holders of diplomatic, official, and service passports, visa-free for (a) duration of tour of duty or (b) 180 days for official business or tourism)
Brunei 14 days
Cambodia 21 days
Colombia
Costa Rica 30 days
Ecuador 90 days
Hong Kong SAR 14 days
India Visa upon arrival valid for 30 days (limited only to New Delhi and Mumbai airports)
Indonesia 30 days
Israel visa-free for tourists (no. of days of stay will depend on Immigration); visa-free for holders of diplomatic and official passports; visa required for business)
Laos 30 days
Malaysia 30 days
Morocco
Mozambique Visa upon arrival valid for 30 days
Palau 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)
Peru 60 days
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Singapore 30 days
Sri Lanka 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)
Suriname
Thailand 30 days
Tuvalu 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return /onward plane ticket)
Vanuatu 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return / onward plane ticket)
Vietnam 21 days
Zambia visa upon arrival; 3 months for tourism, 1 month for business
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: BudM on November 12, 2014, 11:06:48 PM
Yeah, I have been thinking for a while now of what kind of hassle she might be in for when eventually I want to take a vacation back across the pond and she goes to the U.S. embassy to get a visa.  I doubt that it will matter that she has three passports that have already expired with a bunch of entry and exit, and visa stamps in them.  I guess going in through the southern border would probably be easier after all.  Thanks for the info on those that you posted Lee.  I might need more of it for reference then I originally thought.
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on November 12, 2014, 11:48:46 PM
Wonder if there's a list for Europe?  Filipinas/nos I know seem to be more interested in Europe and never mention Central or South America.
Besides the countries with the free visa policy from the DFA, it is only possible if the Filipino tourist, spouse, fiancee and or their children to go to other countries not listed as long they meet all of the immigration travel visa requirements! 
http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php/faqs/travel-req (http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php/faqs/travel-req)
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: cvgtpc1 on November 13, 2014, 12:04:13 AM
Wonder if there's a list for Europe?  Filipinas/nos I know seem to be more interested in Europe and never mention Central or South America.
Besides the countries with the free visa policy from the DFA, it is only possible if the Filipino tourist, spouse, fiancee and or their children to go to other countries not listed as long they meet all of the immigration travel visa requirements! 
[url]http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php/faqs/travel-req[/url] ([url]http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php/faqs/travel-req[/url])


I see plenty of Filipino families travelling back and forth on my flights.  Guess they fit that special mold that lined up with that particular visa grantor on that date and time lol
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: Lee2 on November 13, 2014, 12:45:13 AM
I see plenty of Filipino families travelling back and forth on my flights.  Guess they fit that special mold that lined up with that particular visa grantor on that date and time lol

My comment refers to ordinary Filipinos, not those who have attained citizenship or resident status in other countries and not the elite who seem to travel whenever they wish to. Also those with substantial ties to the Philippines can usually get a visa for other countries.

If it were not for the many who go to other countries, mostly first world countries, on tourist visas, and then stay illegally, I suspect it would be easier for many more to get tourist visas. It seems so many are trying hard to find a better life somewhere else, maybe someday when the Philippines becomes a first world country then visas will be easier for Filipinos to travel and more visa free countries will be on the list then too.

As for Arts comment on the Philippines no letting them travel, I suspect that could be accomplished if their partner had a SRRV or a 13A or they owned a home in the Philippines in her name and could prove that he had been staying for a long time and had intentions to stay. Art is correct, in an effort to protect their citizens the Philippines may at their discretion not allow their citizens to leave the Philippines without meeting other requirements that the BI may feel necessary
Title: Re: Visa-friendly countries in the Americas for Filipinos
Post by: UNGGOY on February 17, 2018, 07:19:41 AM
Wonder if there's a list for Europe?  Filipinas/nos I know seem to be more interested in Europe and never mention Central or South America.

1. Kosovo

That is it.