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Tourist Visa Any change at BI

Discussion in 'Passports and Visas' started by danbandanna, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. andiflip

    andiflip DI Senior Member

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    Did anyone ask about the interview with an immigration attorney?? That is part of the process also..
     
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    charlyB DI Forum Adept

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    Does anyone know if they are still only doing 30 per day ?
     
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    I remember both my wife as petitioner, and I, having a face to face interview with immigration officer in her office for the 13A years ago in Cebu. So it required a trip from Dumaguete to Cebu.
    However in my situation, I have the permanent 13A card now. When that card expires, not sure if another husband with wife interview is required in Cebu. Any long time 13A holders know if an interview and bio-metrics is required every 5 years in Cebu or Manila?
     
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    Smally DI Member Showcase Reviewer

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    Hi Andy,
    I asked the question today at the agents about having an interview with an immigration attorney and they told me it was not necessary.
     
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    I was asked the first time I renewed in Cebu "where is you wife? Not here?" I replied that she was at home looking after the kids and the guy thought for a moment and then signed it off. But that was in the days when that Atty who was on the take was around and I think it was him asking the question. On the next occasion I had her with me for shopping but there was no interview. 13a renewal is due soon again but Iwill still more than likely have her with me so who knows. In the Philippines they seem to to swap and change so often so you never really know where you stand with anything.
     
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  6. andiflip

    andiflip DI Senior Member

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    No more interview after the first time.. second and more times you don't even need to have your wife with you.. at least thats my experience they never even asked to see her..
     
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    "I remember both my wife as petitioner, and I, having a face to face interview with immigration officer in her office for the 13A years ago in Cebu. So it required a trip from Dumaguete to Cebu.
    However in my situation, I have the permanent 13A card now. When that card expires, not sure if another husband with wife interview is required in Cebu. Any long time 13A holders know if an interview and bio-metrics is required every 5 years in Cebu or Manila?"

    Short answer is NO. My card was brought to Cebu BI by my wife for renewal (early March) together with a Power of Attorney because I was physically unable to travel and was accepted no problem (together with the other necessary completed documentation). The card expires, but when the situation has not changed the purpose of the card (i.e. authorization to reside in the Phils.) has not, hence no interviews or anything like that required. Hopefully she can travel to Cebu in the near future and collect my new card.
     
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    Hopefully one day it can all be done here in dgt. Pain in the @ss, to go to cebu for this.

    Weird, i write pain the the a s s but it reads bottom. Could not believe my eyes
     
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    You did not read recently my v-a-g-i-n-a changed to 'wee wee hole'? :smile:
     
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    andiflip DI Senior Member

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    It may happen when government here finally starts a secure website between government organizations of the same department. example. LTO- should be able to see registration documents of vehicles anywhere in the country instead of the excuse it wasn't registered here, it was registered in Zamboanga so to register it again you have to go there.. I worked for a Multi-national corporation and i would guess we had 2 or 3 thousand Filipino employees and just having simple correspondence with the DOLE usually was a disaster because the correspondence was usually chucked out by our spam antivirus.. They were using Yahoo mail..
     
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