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If a newlywed spouse enters in the Philippines with his Filipina wife. What is his process when arriving at the airport imigration?  No 13A Visa "

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My apologies it was just the first thing came to mind!

If you have the same last names on your passports and a copy of your marriage license plus some proof your spouse is a citizen of the Philippines you can get a Balikbayan stamp on your passport, good for a year, no exit tickets required.

Mugtech.Thank you for the information.  I'm curious as to if getting this type of visa stamp. Is one supposed to visit the imigration office for extensions and pay accordingly as to fees.

Baracuda555 :

Mugtech.Thank you for the information.  I'm curious as to if getting this type of visa stamp. Is one supposed to visit the imigration office for extensions and pay accordingly as to fees.

Not sure, we always take a trip to Hong Kong or Singapore, and when we return I get a new stamp, good for the following 12 months.

Hi Mugtech! When you make your Hong Kong run do you get a ticket that is roundtrip plus ticket back to Hong Kong to meet the forward out of Philippines policy?

I'm looking at a visa run there next month! I will get my exit certificate but after this run will leave before 6 months is up as I don't want to wait 3 to 6 days for clearence every time I want to fly around SE Asia!

lasvegan :

Hi Mugtech! When you make your Hong Kong run do you get a ticket that is roundtrip plus ticket back to Hong Kong to meet the forward out of Philippines policy?

Go with my wife, returning get BB status, never need an exit ticket.

Aha! Great thanks!

Baracuda555 :

If a newlywed spouse enters in the Philippines with his Filipina wife. What is his process when arriving at the airport imigration?  No 13A Visa "

If you are entering the Philippines with you wife at your side, and she is a Philippine citizen.  The easiest way to get a year in the RP without hassles is to go to the BI agent at the airport together (have your marriage license with you) and ask the agent for a Balikbayan Stamp in your passport. It's good for one year with no ACR-I card required.  There are no fees associated with acquiring the stamp in your passport.

They may or may not ask for your marriage certificate / license to prove you are married and qualify for the BB stamp.

When I arrive with my Filipina spouse, they just looked at us, didn't say a word, we didn't
show any paperwork and they stamped my passport for one year. I didn't realize it was
for one year till I looked at my passport days later. For months I was wondering how this happened
(for one year).

BB stamp has nothing to do with extensions at immigration, good for one year but can be extended don't know the procedure but had a friend do it

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