Users' questions

How long does it take to get a 13A visa?

How long does it take to get a 13A visa?

This visa will allow the Applicant to stay in the Philippines indefinitely provided the conditions of the visa are maintained, i.e. a valid marriage with a Filipino citizen, among others. The process usually takes 2 – 3 months from complete submission of the documentary requirements.

How much is 13A visa Philippines?

Payment of Immigrant Visa Fee of $150.00 cashier’s check if in person; if by mail cashier’s check or US Postal Money Order. Proof of Philippine citizenship of Filipino spouse (e.g. Philippine passport or Philippine birth certificate) Marriage Certificate, both the original and a photocopy.

How much does 13A visa cost?

Costs. Currently the Probationary 13A and the 13A Amended to Permanent visas are each 8620PHP plus $50 for the ACR-I card under each visa. There will be many other fees and ancillary expenses tacked onto that ~22,000PHP.

What is the requirements of 13A visa?

Applicant must be married to a Filipino citizen unmarried children under twenty-one (21) years of age of a Filipino citizen, if accompanying or following to join such citizen.

What are the new requirements for a 13A visa?

New Requirements for 13a Permanent Visa. If the applicant has been in the Philippines for six (6) months or more, he shall, in addition to the Police Clearance from his country of origin or residence prior to his arrival in the Philippines, attach to his application a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance.

How does a 13 ( a ) visa work in the Philippines?

13 (a) Non-Quota Immigrant Visa by Marriage. The 13 (a) Non-Quota Visa is issued to foreign nationals who have contracted a valid marriage, recognized by Philippine laws, with a Filipino citizen. The petitioner of the visa should be the Filipino spouse. While waiting for the visa approval, the Applicant can stay in the Philippines

Can a 13 ( a ) visa holder get a work permit?

The 13(a) visa holders are exempt from securing an alien employment permit. While the 13(a) visa is being processed, a Special Work Permit (SWP) is advisable if engaged in local employment. SWPs are valid for 3 months and renewable for another 3 months.

How often do you have to pay head tax on a 13A visa?

I just live my life and enjoy myself. The only other requirement for a 13A resident visa holder is that we must go into the Bureau of Immigration once each year to pay our head tax. Generally, this takes about 15 to 30 minutes each year and must be done in either January or February.