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Old 19th September 2014, 07:48 AM
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Just got my first extension to my tourist visa this AM in Butuan City.

Got there just after 9 AM, one other expat was just behind me on the stairs, he had to fill in his form, I had mine prefilled in.

We were the only ones there, I was served right away and was all finished in 10 minutes. Had a nice helpful talk with one clerk about ACR I card while the other was putting my data into the computer.

Found out that I can get it there but takes 2 months to come back. Was also told that I can start the process there and then pick it up in Manila in about a week.

Two more expats arrived while I was being served, so expect that they had a short wait to get finished.

Helpful, pleasant and quick service.
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Just got my first extension to my tourist visa this AM in Butuan City.

Got there just after 9 AM, one other expat was just behind me on the stairs, he had to fill in his form, I had mine prefilled in.

We were the only ones there, I was served right away and was all finished in 10 minutes. Had a nice helpful talk with one clerk about ACR I card while the other was putting my data into the computer.

Found out that I can get it there but takes 2 months to come back. Was also told that I can start the process there and then pick it up in Manila in about a week.

Two more expats arrived while I was being served, so expect that they had a short wait to get finished.

Helpful, pleasant and quick service.
Butuan is great office. My ex wifes cousin runs it.

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Butuan is great office. My ex wifes cousin runs it.
Bacolod City's is great! Friendly staff and I've never had to wait more than a few minutes.

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Ive done stuff at Cebu office inside J centre. There is Allure and Orchard hotels within walking distance(Allure is better but Orchard is closer).

The mall opens at 10 but at 8 am you can walk around the side to get access to the office. Almost no one is there first thing in the morning so it is easy to get your paperwork in first and be done in just an hour or two.

The office at SM north in manila is also pretty easy to use. And these offices are full service. They process everything full service.

J centre in Cebu you can go down to the jeep terminal and NBI can pull your arrest record (if you're changing from probationary to permanent.

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Bacolod City's is great! Friendly staff and I've never had to wait more than a few minutes.
Olongapo is quick,,maurice at window is half american...good guy.
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each of the Filipino BoI offices I have attended over the years have improved their times, They have realised that the quicker they do it, the more money they will make.

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Just did my second extension and apply for ACR as well as the new process for foreigner registration.

Was in and out of the Butuan office complete in 40 minutes. Went in first thing in the morning.

There was one guy ahead of me and he was waiting for one BI person who was a little late this AM. The other person processed my paperwork as far as she could and the other guy and I had a 5 minute chat waiting for the head person to get in. He was served and out (3rd extension) and then my paperwork was processed.

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Cebu. J centre mall. In and out. Not crowded. Been there 4 times.

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Swagman travel still does it for a reasonable fee -I think I paid about PHP 400. Now, though, I go to the satellite BoI office at SM North Edsa in Quezon City. There's usually not more that 2-3 customers there and it takes about an hour. Since its in a big mall, I just grab lunch or wander around. Not a bad deal if you're anywhere near there

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