Discussion in 'Passports and Visas' started by barryrio, Oct 20, 2021.
I have asked that very question at Imm office..short answer,Welcome to the Philippines
I would think this would be a really stupid idea. Every additional person you bring increases the price and adds additional levels of complexity to the logistics. Traveling during these restrictions should be an absolute last resort and should be done by as few family members as possible. If you have the money and time to blow (and don't care about the additional risk of contracting this virus) then by all means, go right ahead and waste it, if not don't be an idiot. Tell your SO to get their insecurities in check (and keep your d*ck in your pants while traveling) and wait at home while you take care of business.
I think he had to bring the children for CRBA certification, so had no choice... making the trip in the Tuk Tuk was an adventuresome choice
I don't think this redtape is unique. Even in the states here are examples of time waste---
When I need a passport I go passport office.
I need a drivers licence...go to dept of motor vehicles.
I need a background check- go to police station with proof of residency in their coverage area.
Need a social security card replacement...fo the the SS admin office.
These offices are apread out all over, so likr here, you need to know where you are going for what reason.
Want to vote- voter registration office, maybe on-line or with licence renual but I had an experiance where I elected to register when I did a change of address and drivers licence update, but the lady who took the information did not update it correctly. A year latet I went to vote 3 blocks from my house I was told I was still registered at my old address, an hour away, the options given for me to vote SUCKED...
1. Go downtown and vote
2. Go to where I was registered
3. Vote on a probational ballot without municipple options, then it would concidered after review.
In Texas, even before Biden, driving by the immigration facilities had lines several blocks long and I can only imagine the forms and interviews they go thru.
Then, to get a greencard, after the approved interview, I am sure they go to yet another office to fill out the same forms, not like their name, date of birth, place of birth changed.
Concider...assuming your wife is not a dual citizen, and you took her home on a spousal or fiance visa, how many different people need to approve the request and what it takes to be established.
And that is all before being approved for work permit and building a credit report.
So in short, BI is limited to foreigners, NBI is used by general population, PNP is local. Just like most of the world these agencies don't speak to each other. Regarding why Duma does not have the biometric capture machine, my guess would be cost vs. demand. The office here hardly has lightbulbs abd everything is mailed/shipped out for review. It is a satalite office not a processing center.
But the BI already has your biometric from the ACR cards that is taken right here in the Satellite office...
In general I agree with you Rye but, and I stand to be corrected, for the 13A your wife needs to accompany you to the BI in Mandaue at least for the lodgement of the application and documents and the subsequent interview. Would be great if only I had to go (next month).
And Dumaguete is the capital city of Neg Or
If you avail of JRC visa in the hall before Immigration or the travel agency right after (not sure of the name) they will handle all but the biometrics and only you will have to go to Cebu... no interview needed ... I think all in at JRC is 35k and not sure what the other place charges...
Dreamland Travel I think..had my 13a done there recently,21k all in. They do ECC there now also
Hence my post. I also opted for Dreamland and it's all sorted bar the data capture!