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Dragline21:
Greetings,
I just came back from my inquires at the Immigration field office here in Puerto Princesa Palawan. The picture they painted for applying for a 13A permanent residence is a bit different from what I have read on the BI site and from what has been mentioned here in the forum. I was wondering if you kind folks could maybe clear up some of my confusion. They gave me General Application form RBR 98-01. Does the new application form MCL 07-01 replace this? They didn\'t seem to think so?
The field office was very helpful but I\'m wondering if I\'m just confused?

Thanks,
Ralph

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Ralph,

It has been confirmed, that at Cebu Immigration, they are also using the new forms & rules. It may just be a roll out happening & Palawan haven\'t had the training/upgrades needed as yet. I think you have 3 choices. One, follow their guidelines & perhaps end up wasting time (months) & money. Two, print out the Memorandum, requirements & new application form MCL-07-01 to show them (it is from their Boss) or Three, have a trip to Manila with the new paperwork & get it done quick & easy.

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