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You work for the BI?
No. I have followed the topic closely even though I have no skin in the game. If you go to BI in the Philippines to renew a tourist visa, they will give you the normal renewal of 1, 2 or 6 months, if you qualify.

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You work for the BI?
Welcome to the Philippines where it ain't always what one perceives and then some. While I'm still learning and get angry with what should/could be right and what is right is not necessarily correct but seen by the powers (no idea how they got a job) as a biblical statement "that's how it is sir". unfortunately for me it doesn't wash but as a guest I am powerless. Abide by local doctrines and bite my tongue.

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Why I wouldn't go by the national policy and go by what my country's local Philippine embassy says as that's who you're going to for a visa. I'm sure each has its own rules based on local conditions.
It does seem to be De-Centralized. I looked at 3 random Consulates in the US and the DC Embassy.

I'm here on a 13a. I have a an original marriage certificate in my go bag in case In case i need to return to the US.

I'll now be adding a Notarized affidavit from the spouse that she is in the Philippines to show upon returning if asked for it.

DC Embassy
https://philippineembassy-usa.org/pu...ino-nationals/

LA Consulate
https://www.philippineconsulatela.org/

NY Consulate
https://www.newyorkpcg.org/our-servi...al-information

Chicago Consulate
Consulate General of the Philippines - Chicago
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It does seem to be De-Centralized. I looked at 3 random Consulates in the US and the DC Embassy.

I'm here on a 13a. I have a an original marriage certificate in my go bag in case In case i need to return to the US.

I'll now be adding a Notarized affidavit from the spouse that she is in the Philippines to show upon returning if asked for it.
The Internet and Electrical bill also have your name and address on it.

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There's no mention of the duration of the 9a on the London site. It does say that even with a visa the immigration officer at the port of entry is the final arbiter.
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How can one embassy have a different immigration rule than the others if they're all subject to the same national BI policy?
Because this is the Philippines.

If you want consistent application of the rules, go to Germany. lol
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If I was stuck on a 9a Visa I would be contacting my local in country Philippine Consulate or Embassy and trying to see what they could do for me because for sure nothing seems standardized even though written.

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9a visas issued by the Embassy/Consulate are for 59 days unless the policy has changed.

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9a visas issued by the Embassy/Consulate are for 59 days unless the policy has changed.

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You are technically correct. The difference now (not sure about pre-Covid) is they offer multiple entry with up to a year of validity. However, each entry is for up to 59 days. Then you have to either extend like a normal tourist visa, or leave and come back. The multiple entry might be handy for some circumstances.

Regular 9A tourist visas with 30 days on arrival are suspended for regular tourism, and Balikbayan is suspended.

However, if you are married to a Filipina, and travelling with or without her, you have to contact an Embassy to get a visa before you leave. When you e-mail them and tell them your situation, they will tell you the requirements to get an advance 9A in lieu of a Balikbayan or the 30 days on arrival 9A.

This is what the SF Embassy offers in their e-mails for 9A.

For nationals of countries with visa agreement with the Philippines:

1. Single entry valid for three (3) months US$ 30.00

2. Multiple entry valid for six (6) months US$ 60.00

3. Multiple-entry valid for twelve (12) months US$ 90.00

I'm not sure, but I think these 9As have always existed in the Embassies, but nobody bothers to use them. If you could get 30 days on arrival and extend to 59 days easily, why bother?

If you need the actual details, e-mail an Embassy.
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If you go to BI in the Philippines to renew a tourist visa, they will give you the normal renewal of 1, 2 or 6 months.
That depends on which BI you go to, some give 6 months and some won't.

You've acknowledged that some foreigners are getting 1 year with the "family visa" (tourist visa + kids birth certificate), so it's definitely possible this is, or will be, an option in the Philippines.

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