Coming to and going from the Phils on a Resident Visa
Great website, Bob. Wonderful thing you're doing for all of us. Many thanks! Question: I currently teach in Vietnam and I am married to a Filipino citizen. She and I intend to apply for a spouse's residence visa at the embassy here. Once/if the visa is granted, we will enter and rent a condo for a year, and during this year I will need to travel back and forth to Vnam and other ASEAN countries to conduct business for 6-8 week periods, then back for awhile, then out again, etc. Does leaving for 1-2 months several times a year affect my resident status, or may I come and go as needed? Again, many thanks. Salamat po.
We offer everything! Help with the application process, review of documents before submission and assistance until the process is complete!
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Hi Bob! We are following your forum advice to apply for my residence visa at the Philippines embassy here in Vietnam, and you are right, it is much faster (7-10 days) here once all forma, police report, and medical certificate are gathered and submitted. The embassy here is responding to emails quickly and pleasantly also.
Hi Bob - have not been on your site for years - just like to add to your man asking about residence visas. I renewed mine this year and of course did not get an ACR card, I was asked when I would next leave the country and I stated in 2 weeks for medical treatment. I was immediately informed I could not leave the country as I did not have an ACR card. To cut a long story short I had to get a waiver letter which permitted me one exit and one entry. It took me from 8 in the morning until 3.45 in the afternoon to get my renewal and waiver - this was in Intramuros.
Hi Bryan - Glad to see you back, welcome!
I think there is a bit of confusion and I just want to clear that up. You said you went to renew your Resident Visa this year. Resident visas don't have to EVER be renewed. I suspect that you had to go renew your ACR card. ACR and Resident visas are not the same thing. ACR is just an ID card and it does have to be renewed every 5 years.
It is unfortunate what happened to you. However, all of this is public knowledge, perhaps you did not know that this is what would happen. If somebody has a planned trip out of the country, for any reason, and the trip falls around the renewal date of the ACR I would strongly recommend that they go renew early, so they will have the new card in hand before their trip.
Again, thanks for visiting again after so long!