What to do If Visa Expires and Under Lockdown?

Hi,

My Visa is good until August, but have been in the process of filing for my 13A residency Visa.  It is over 2 hours each way to travel to Tacloban, then return for an interview.  I am concerned about possible checkpoints and possibly being unable to return home if a barangay along the way goes under lockdown.

There used to be a satellite BI office in Ormoc City Hall before Yolanda. Maybe they can start doing that again.

Call them or go talk to them before lock down to get their guidance. We have no idea how bad this will get.

No guarantees. There might potentially be a great many people caught up in it, so surely the government would give some leeway.

Philippine Destiny :

Call them or go talk to them before lock down to get their guidance. We have no idea how bad this will get.

No guarantees. There might potentially be a great many people caught up in it, so surely the government would give some leeway.

Agreed if you do go to talk to them....just bring along *1pc face mask ...its stated in their website.... (I dun know why they encourage this)...but best be prepared.

manwonder :
Philippine Destiny :

Call them or go talk to them before lock down to get their guidance. We have no idea how bad this will get.

No guarantees. There might potentially be a great many people caught up in it, so surely the government would give some leeway.

Agreed if you do go to talk to them....just bring along *1pc face mask ...its stated in their website.... (I dun know why they encourage this)...but best be prepared.

After Yolanda, an expat had to pay a fine for overstaying, despite the BI office being closed.  I don't think they are that understanding, since we are all so wealthy.

I bought some items at a Handyman store to stock up, and the guard said something to her about the people without money not being able to be prepared. She told me once we got into the car. Kinda slightly tinkled me, the comment.

moonunit0103 :
manwonder :
Philippine Destiny :

Call them or go talk to them before lock down to get their guidance. We have no idea how bad this will get.

No guarantees. There might potentially be a great many people caught up in it, so surely the government would give some leeway.

Agreed if you do go to talk to them....just bring along *1pc face mask ...its stated in their website.... (I dun know why they encourage this)...but best be prepared.

After Yolanda, an expat had to pay a fine for overstaying, despite the BI office being closed.  I don't think they are that understanding, since we are all so wealthy.

I bought some items at a Handyman store to stock up, and the guard said something to her about the people without money not being able to be prepared. She told me once we got into the car. Kinda slightly tinkled me, the comment.

Did they impose travel restrictions after Yolanda?

Do they at least have an email address so that you can send your email request for an extension giving all your particulars...then even if no one replies (which is always the case)
Take relevant copies of the email & auto reply (if lucky!)
Then at least you can appeal your case or request to see a senior manager....just paying fines just does not feel right especially for responsible expats.
Thanks

"The people without money not being able to be prepared. She told me once we got into the car. Kinda slightly tinkled me, the comment."

Agree that is another big worry here especially in the provinces...Need to prepare for resulting calamities.

If and when the calamities arise I dare dare say a visa will be the last of your worries though I may be wrong and shot down by our new and apparent god?
Go for it and line yourself up.
Steve.

Don't some visas and extensions require involvement of the main office in Manila?  If so, there will be little or no staff to handle those.
I have an NBI in progress that was supposed to be completed by 3/25.  I will check on Monday what the impact on that will be.

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