One question that I get from time to time on my e-mail is from people planning to travel here or to move here is this – “Should I go to the embassy and check in with them when I get there?” It’s true that there is indeed a “check in” system where you can go to the embassy of your country in Manila and register with them so that they know where you are visiting or where you are living, if that is the case.
Personally, I have never “checked in” with the US Embassy. It is my feeling that it is really not their business where I live, or where I visit. On other posts I’ve made, people leaving comments have talked about “big brother” and such, and I really feel that any kind of Government “tracking” of where I live or visit is indeed big brother keeping tabs on me. I have no need for that, and don’t want to participate in such tracking.
What do you think?