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Old 7th September 2020, 07:23 AM
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I suppouse he is in the Philippines by he has Balinkbayan expiring next month.

So apply for 13a now
and tourist visa if 13a isn't ready before the Balinkbayan expire.

Concerning just wait and solve it later BI seem to have BEEN kind concerning that during thhe first months when many offices were closed, but I BELIEVE more back to normal since it became less panic concerning covid. Overstays are never good to avoid future problems.
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If you apply for a 13a now it will be next year before that is approved. I applied for one in March and I doubt it will be approved before my BB expires in December.
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Hefty does not appear to be in the Philippines... Welcome to the forum and I'd contact the Philippine Consulate in your region.

If you could tell us more about yourself, such as your age or if you have a disability pension, former military, we might be able to recommend the correct Visa for you or like mentioned above talk directly with the Philippine Embassy in your country.
Apologies for the late introduction. I'm not married to a Filipina. More or less I'm a former filipino citizen. Grew up in the USA. Naturalized before the age of 18. I've always entered in the Philippines under BB every year. In fact, I was suppose to return to the USA this year but ultimately flights keep getting cancelled. Really annoying playing chicken and egg with these airlines.

I thought I'd ask here on this forum for other opinions before heading out to my local BI if any expats under BB are going through a similar issue. It is hard to find any info about people under BB, especially those that are stuck here in the Philippines. I tried giving my local satellite BI a call but no dice.
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Apologies for the late introduction. I'm not married to a Filipina. More or less I'm a former filipino citizen. Grew up in the USA. Naturalized before the age of 18. I've always entered in the Philippines under BB every year. In fact, I was suppose to return to the USA this year but ultimately flights keep getting cancelled. Really annoying playing chicken and egg with these airlines.

I thought I'd ask here on this forum for other opinions before heading out to my local BI if any expats under BB are going through a similar issue. It is hard to find any info about people under BB, especially those that are stuck here in the Philippines. I tried giving my local satellite BI a call but no dice.
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It is hard to find any info about people under BB, especially those that are stuck here in the Philippines.
Foreigners with BB being in Phils aren't stucked there, because it's allowed to go to the country they have passport from, and can go for a 13a.
It's foreigners living in Philsn not married to Filipinas but being elsewhere, who are stuckied in wrong place.

I suppouse there are no special info about BB since covid because the old info is valid but extension of BB can't be done as before by such travel can't be done.

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Foreigners with BB being in Phils aren't stucked there, because it's allowed to go to the country they have passport from, and can go for a 13a.
It's foreigners living in Philsn not married to Filipinas but being elsewhere, who are stuckied in wrong place.

I suppouse there are no special info about BB since covid because the old info is valid but extension of BB can't be done as before by such travel can't be done.
Your can travel but you will return as a tourist plus all of the quarantine hassle.
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Apologies for the late introduction. I'm not married to a Filipina. More or less I'm a former filipino citizen. Grew up in the USA. Naturalized before the age of 18. I've always entered in the Philippines under BB every year. In fact, I was suppose to return to the USA this year but ultimately flights keep getting cancelled. Really annoying playing chicken and egg with these airlines.

I thought I'd ask here on this forum for other opinions before heading out to my local BI if any expats under BB are going through a similar issue. It is hard to find any info about people under BB, especially those that are stuck here in the Philippines. I tried giving my local satellite BI a call but no dice.
I've either tried messaging or calling and I've been able to get in touch both ways. Heftymagician we probably wont' have too many members on our forum with your situation so it would be a new one.

Another way.... Contact the Philippine of Immigration official website here through Facebook, that's what I use for either messaging or phone calls and they do answer you back, here's the link. https://www.facebook.com/officialbureauofimmigration
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With the COVID-19 situation not getting better any time soon, what are my options with a balikbayan privilege expiring next month? I wanna know if any expats have gone thru a similar situation recently. Is it possible to extend it for another year? Will I have to pay extension fees?
My BB expired 3 weeks ago. I renewed with a 6 month visit visa. Good now till Feb 2021
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Your can travel but you will return as a tourist plus all of the quarantine hassle.
But the Philippines don't let foreigners in without long stay Visa AND family in the Philippines as 13a (if I and others have understood it corect).
I thought SRRV get in too but I got corrected to they aren't accoring to 15 august (?) official message.

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My BB expired 3 weeks ago. I renewed with a 6 month visit visa. Good now till Feb 2021
There we got the answer

But NOTE. He is IN the Philippines allready, so he don't have the problem to get in as some others have.

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My BB expired 3 weeks ago. I renewed with a 6 month visit visa. Good now till Feb 2021
That's nice! How much did you end up paying for six months? I was thinking of going 6 months extension as well which I hope by then things are under control.

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