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- Likewise, some utilities, like postpaid mobile accounts, normally require residency.
- A Philippine driver’s license requires residency.
- If you work here and require DOL clearance, residency is required.
- You normally need residency to buy life or health insurance.
- No need for a ticket leaving the Philippines. You can come and go as you please.
- No need for visa runs.
What was needed (Direct from the BI web site):
Checklist of Requirements for Non-Quota Immigrant by Marriage Under Section 13(a)
Process, first visit:
|13(A) VISA FEES|
Fee for section 13(a) initial one year probationary period:
TOURIST (NON-RESTRICTED) ADMITTED INITIALLY FOR 30 DAYS MAY BE EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER 38 DAYS
|Visa Waiver||P 500.00|
|Visa Waiver Application Fee||1,000.00|
|Express fee (Certification)||500.00|
|Express fee (For processing)||500.00|
|Legal Research Fee (LRF) for each item||P 10.00|
Fees for obtaining documents ran about 3,000 pesos with the costs of couriers and so on.
Process, second visit:
Cost: No cost at this stage of the process.
Process, Third visit:
Cost for visa implementation:
|ACR and form fee||P1,050.00|
|Change of status fee||P 600.00|
|Passport visa fee||P 200.00|
|CRTV and form fee||P1,450.00|
|Legal research fee||P 10.00 / item|
|Head tax||P 250.00|
Costs for ACR: US$50 (Charged in dollars for some reason, but roughly 2,500 pesos)
Process, Fourth visit: