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  1. Billybob

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    After being stuck in the USA I'm finally back in the Philippines. I'm in Manila and scheduled for swab test on 11 March. The problem is if I get the results on the 12th I would need to register with the city of Dumaguete and I doubt they will send me clearance before last flight on Friday afternoon and since no weekend flights to Dumaguete I'm pondering about flying to Cebu then taking bus to Dumaguete. My question is if this is even possible? I've been away so I'm not aware of all the local procedures. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Congrats, check very carefully, i've seen no indication the santander buses are back in service or even CebuPac.. Covid in Cebu has been much worse than Dg..
     
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    While I was away my fiance had our baby daughter so I qualify as a foreign national parent of a Filipino citizen. I started the process in October and got my visa last week.
     
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    Matiao ferries are running Bato/Tampi, suggest fly to Cebu bus to Bato cross to Tampi, jump on jeepney
     
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    Congratulations on getting your visa and making it back into the Philippines. May I ask that when you finally arrive back into Dumaguete that you come back on here and brief us on how you achieved that, what route you took and any problems that you encountered. Many (myself included) are all seeking information regarding travel at the moment as it never seems to stop changing week by week.
    Out of interest what hotel are you staying at in Manila? Would you recommend it, how is the food etc? Good luck with the rest of your quarantine and your journey back here to Duma.
     
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    The following is the steps I took to get a visa
    1. Had my GF send me the birthing center copy of the birth certificate
    2. Made an appointment with the Philippines Consulate in Chicago to sign an affidavit of admission of paternity. Cost 25 dollars and pre-paid return envelope (they only take UPS or USPS. Plus travel costs to Chicago from Kansas city.
    3. They sent the affidavit to me a couple of days later.
    4. Sent the affidavit and the birthing center birth certificate back to Dumaguete
    5. GF took to the LCR in Dumaguete and they rejected because the consulate failed to sign the back of the birth certificate
    6. Sent paperwork back to USA then to the consulate in Chicago
    7. Received signed paperwork and sent back to GF in Dumaguete
    8. LCR wanted to reject again because they didn't like the way the consulate did the paperwork but my GF talked them out of that. Requested endorsement to PSA.
    9. A couple of weeks later the endorsement to PSA was ready, GF then went to PSA and got a copy of the birth certificate
    10. GF sent the PSA birth certificate to me in USA. The consulate said they would take the endorsement to PSA or an PSA copy of the birth certificate for my visa. I would recommend the PSA birth certificate because that is what immigration and airlines wanted to see. With the endorse to PSA letter you could get a visa but I don't know if you could get immigration to take it.
    11. Sent my visa package to the Philippines Consulate in Chicago consisting of the following:
    ... Visa application form 2-A (with passport size photo)
    ... my passport with copies of my data pages
    ... Travel itinerary
    ... Proof of financial capacity ( latest bank statement)
    ... Copy of PSA birth certificate
    ... copy of GF id
    ... notarized letter of support from my GF stating purpose of travel and that she guarantees my moral obligations while I'm in the Philippines
    ... money order of 40 dollars to the consulate. This is for 3 day service but its 30 for 7 day service. The visa is for single entry and must be used in 90 days
    .... pre-paid return envelope via UPS
    A week after I sent my visa package I received my visa. I arrived in Manila last night and they stamped the visa good for 60 days.
    That's what I needed to do in a nutshell
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS to all THREE of you! :smile:
     
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    Seems to me that Filipino officials are on a real ego-trip (is this common to developing countries I wonder). The UK Embassy in London had a load of ego-trippers who loved sending people back hundreds of miles for some minor reason.
     
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    I am intrigued... what are your moral obligations while you are in the Philippines? And why did she have to guarantee those obligations for you (or rather why couldn't you guarantee those yourself?)
     
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    Congrats to you all, going to be great to see your daughter for the first time.

    What visa?
     
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