Tourist Visa Question

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I have a question I am here on a tourist visa just got it renewed for 2 months and was told by the lady that I did not have to leave the country every year I can stay up to 3 years before I have to leave the country and come back in has any one herd of this  

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I split the topic into your own.

Yes you can stay up to 36 months. You need to extend your visa and there is plenty of info in the other visa questions in this forum as this certainly is not new. A very high percent of expats use tourist visas to live in the Philippines.  :thumbsup:

 

You can also check the BI website.

 

http://www.immigration.gov.ph/

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That is correct, you can continue to extend your temporary visitor visa for up to three years.  The stay one year, exit and return, probably refers to a balikbayan stamp in your passport.  Instead of a 30 day stamp, you get one full year to stay with no reporting requirements.  You can only avail of this if you are married to a Philippine citizen and you must be accompanied by the spouse on arrival in the country.

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They changed the tourist visa a year or so ago.  (depending on your county - I am from the US).  It was 2 years, now it is 3 years.  You can do extensions 1 month, 2 months, or at certain offices 6 months.   :tiphat:

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If you use the Philippine Embassy web site for your home country, it probably still shows the old info... Most of them do. Use the actual in-country Philippine BI website as shown above. It's also a good idea to add their Facebook page for updated information as it happens...

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I want to thank every one for there replies again Thank You  i feel better now that I know 

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I have a question does anyone know about the ARP form and what it is all about

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I have a question does anyone know about the ARP form and what it is all about

 

ARP  Alien Registration Program 

 

Basicly this will be taken care of when you apply for your extension. 

 

For 9(a) Tourist Visa holders extending their stay beyond 59 days, and Special Work Permit holders, the ARP registration will be done at the time of application for an Alien Certificate of Registration Identity card (ACR I-Card). Previously, a personal appearance was not required for an ACR I-Card application in these cases; it now is, since biometrics must be taken.

 

http://www.peregrine.im/newsletter/RBrYY1f2144

 

http://www.immigration.gov.ph/images/Issuances/2014/Aug/OOSBM2014-038Revised.pdf

 

http://www.britcham.org.ph/images/2014/09/BIFORM2014-08-019Rev0_ARPFORM.pdf

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Jollygoodfellow

Thank you for the information it was very help full

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Every time I ask about the ARP at immigration they say "later".  They don't seem to be interested...   :tiphat:

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