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Discussion in 'Passports and Visas' started by Traveler 454, Sep 3, 2018.

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    Hello ,
    i just had thought this morning , what is the use of obtaining 3 month , 6 months or even 1 year visa when every time you re-enter the country you Automatically receive 30 days visa .. Just a Thought .
     
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    I don't believe there is a 1 year visitor (tourist) visa option. The Balikbayan "visa" (it's a privilege not a visa) is the only one that extends out to a year but your wife would have to enter the country and go through immigration with you.

    The only real benefit of getting a longer visitor visa from the start is that it will save you the hassle of needing to renew every 2 months. The price will be almost, or exactly, the same. (Not sure how the express lane fees work out of you pay upfront for a 6 month visa in Manila.)

    If you are only staying a few months at a time each year there is no point in paying for the longer visas. You would only be wasting your money.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, have you ever served in the military? There is a special retirement visa for people who have served in the military. You would need to be 50 years of age before you could apply for that one.

    There are other retirement visas you could obtain at a younger age but you would need to have $50k (USD) to "invest" in the Philippines and a pension/income around $1k USD per month if you were under the age of 50. The "investment" obligation lowers if you are older than 50.

    This family of permanent retirement visas are called SRRV. You can use the search feature on this forum to find posts and read about that.
     
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    No Sir , ive never served in the Military . My father is Major General in the Saudi Arabian Army he still on Duty . And yes there is 1 Year Visa Posted on the phillpines embassy website i guess its intended for Saudi nationals im not sure here what it say :
    SAUDI NATIONALS DO NOT NEED A VISA FOR ENTRY TO THE PHILIPPINES WHEN STAY IS 30 DAYS OR LESS.
    Visa Fees:

    • SR 100.00 (Application Fee/Notarial Fee)
    • SR 120.00 /* SR 160.00 (Single Entry/3 Months Validity)
    • SR 240.00 /*SR 360.00 (Multiple Entry/6 Months validity)
    • SR 360.00 /* SR 480.00 (Multiple Entry/1 Year Validity)
     
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    Hmm. That price scheme seems way off from what is normal. Can you provide a link to the website?

    Edit: Never mind. I found it.
    http://riyadhpe.dfa.gov.ph/consular-services/visa-services
     
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    i asked the immigration officer in the duma office for citizen ship he said my country wont allow it they allow only dual citizen ship for USA and UK only

    i mean Saudi Arabia allow their citizen to have dual for USA and UK citizen ship even then my friends wont show USA or UK passport in Saudi airports only after then fly from the country i dont know why
     
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    Those visa prices are a great deal. I've never gotten away with paying so little to stay in the Philippines long term. And that multiple entry stuff...even better. Maybe the Philippines has some special agreement with your country for visas. I'd be a bit surprised by that considering Saudi is one of the most restrictive countries in the world when it comes to immigration. It's certainly not a reciprocity agreement. Or maybe this is the new visa pricing scheme for all/most countries now. (Would be surprised as I don't recall it being mentioned here before and that would be a pretty big change that I think people would be excited about.)

    The only thing I could really recommend would be to get the visa that best fits your travel. If you stay for 3 months get a 3 month visa. If you plan on visiting multiple times per year (with those visits being longer than 30 days each visit) get the 6 month or 1 year multiple entry visa. Don't pay for something you aren't going to use.

    You lost me here. Dual citizenship is a completely different conversation. It has nothing to do with a non-immigrant visa to the Philippines.
     
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    Sorry but ive been asking the immigration for different things
    even citizen ship , to answer your Question about why the Philippines gave us these kind of visa im guessing its political reasons since Saudi has about 2 million plus fliponos and the investments and i herd duterte likes the gulf states :smile:
     
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    Na, he is just like the U.S. , he just likes the oil!!!!
     
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    Actually that part of it , The President signed a landmark law aimed at giving expanded autonomy to Muslims in the south of the country . herd also that he encouraging gulf states investors to invest near Mindanu , so its not Just Oil its Filipino workers
    in Saudi Arabia and religious beliefs and Oil and Many other things besides oil . when he met with our king he was happy because he accomplished some things here and also met with Filipinos one of them is my friend . in the end its all Mutual interests for Both countries
     
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