How long did it take you guys to get the 1 year probation visa 13A? From the first contact in the BI office untill passport stamped? Do you need to stay in the Philippines for the time this takes? I've been to busy to do it last year, but since the Phillhealth will be 17k per year starting juli 1 2017 for foreigners even married but without 13A it seems wise to start now. I have to be in Europe like may-june and then later probably september. Was planning to stop my own Philhealth end june, get a balik bayan visa end september so i got one year to process the 13A with no visa extentions needed. Then reregister on my wifes Philhealth after i got the 13A. But if I am allowed to leave the country i could start now and get the 13A when I get back like juli i guess.