Originally Posted by Ram1957
If this is your first visa after coming off a BB you have to have a 1 or 2 month visa before you can get a 6 month visa.
"All temporary visitors, regardless of nationality and not otherwise disqualified, who wish to extend his/her tourist visa during the last thirty (30) days of the previously issued LSVVE, or upon the expiry of a regular visa extension. The total duration of extension shall be not more than six (6) months from the time of expiration of authorized stay."
Long-Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE)
You are incorrect a Balikbayan has the option to extend for 1,2 or 6 months at any BI office per the BI website. See Section 3.