PHILIPPINES ONE YEAR BALIKBAYAN VISA

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The Philippines has several types of visas for foreigners, OFW’s and Filipinos living outside of the country. Tourist visas, marriage visas types including the balikbayan visa, work visas, student visas, SRRV retirement visas, and investment visas, etc.

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  1. I am on the Balikbayan program with my Filipino wife. Talked with JR too. Been here over one year now as still quarentined. Over 59 so immigration said we have 30 days after the lockdown is lifted to straighten the matter out. The immigration suggested that we extend for 6 months as flying somewhere may be hard at that time. We missed extending my Balikbayan by 2 weeks due to this virus. My wife and I have to travel both in and out of country together.

  2. Rod,
    I wasn’t one of the individuals that asked nor am I married to a Filipino, however, I watched the video in its entirety and enjoyed it! Did you physically go to the Philippine Consulate in LA to get your visa?
    Daniel

  3. Must be out of the country for one year or is even just one DAY sufficient, as you said that’s how Bud Brown does it?
    Anyone else done the short exit and return for another year Balikbayan stamp?

  4. When we first arrived wife needs to show Filipino passport, we carried her birth certificate in case, we have to be together. Yes after 1 year we actually went on vacation to US for 2 weeks and it resets the 1 year. You can go for shorter time. My wife showing Filipino passport does not get stamped as Balikbayan. She can stay for years with no problems. She is dual so she shows both and they choose what to enter on which. Never says anywhere but the ACR card is optional for balikbayan visa holder. I didn’t get one until I converted to 13a. You cannot get a balikbayan visa in the USA because it avoids having to arrive in the Philippines together. I believe the only difference is in the middle of the stamp, they print “BB”. So make sure they write this before leaving immigration.

  5. they forced me to pay travel tax 1600 pesos whatever Filipinos pay. Except it was my first time in Manila on holiday they well and truly scammed me. I’m Australian, the staff at cebu pacific took my passport and boarding pass and forced me to visit some counter and pay up or they wouldn’t give it back. Just pretended to not understand my english when it suited them. I was there less than 30 days. Only in the Philippines is it more fun. I now travel with my wife (I didnt have at the time) and no scams – funny that!

  6. I received a 1 year stamp on my passport on arrival with my pinay wife BUT the stamp didn’t specifically say Balikbayan. When I went to get my Philippine drivers license it was an issue but after arguing with the manager at the LTO I was allowed to get my license. Be sure to have “BABLIKBAYAN” written on the 1 year stamp and don’t be shy about it! Might save someone else any trouble. THUMBS UP! Great info! Don Jenny & Asia

  7. That’s some very good information – Rod. I don’t know if you remember meeting my then GF and I at Pyramid restaurant in 2017. We’ve been married here in the US for almost a year now. I guess there won’t be anymore 30 days visas for me. It’s not like I can stay longer than that anytime soon, but it’s great to know lol. Ned from my Philippines dreams just retired his bachelor jersey. I think you’re next lol.

  8. ROD…I HAVE BEEN A SUBSCRIBER FOR A LONG TIME NOW BUT AS I BRING THIS VIDEO UP IT SAYS SUBSCRIBE…SO OF COURSE I TAP SUBSCRIBE AND IT COMES BACK…ERROR ON SUBSCRIBING…WE ARE ON THE BALIKBAYAN VISA AND WE ALL MUST LEAVE AND RETURN AT THE SAME TIME…WE PAID $50.00 AIRPORT FEE THE LAST TIME WE LEFT MACTAN FOR THE THREE OF US…ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES…THANKS ROD…

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