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Old 4th November 2014, 11:45 PM
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Frustrating but successful day
Even though you wait 1 month for the approval to show up on the web site, it is NOT READY when you go to claim the visa.
Upon arrival 10 AM we went to the window to turn in my passport they asked us to wait 30 minutes (Yahoo). We went back they gave me my passport with the original OCR stapled to the passport and told me to turn it in to window 2. When I did they said come back at 3:30 PM ($hit).
Ok lets go get the ACR (since on 16 Sept they gave me a receipt). Sorry sir it’s still in for approval. Go to room 201. We did the guy in charge was on break (ALREADY ONLY BEEN TO WORK 2 HOURS) so we wait. Seems it’s in for signature, so I asked it’s been over 40 days what’s the problem, seems the one and only person who can sign them was on vacation for 2 weeks so he is behind (imagine that). Sir we will prioritize it. Ok so we left went to Lucky Chinatown mall. Had lunch and spent a few pesos.
Went back to BI at 3 PM the wife went in got the passport with the vise stamp (Yahoo success) but we have to wait 10 days for the ACR. (FRUSTRATION again).
All the trips to BI all the pesos spent all the time wasted this is what you get.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...4_Redacted.pdf
But I don’t need a ticket out when we go on vacation! No need to leave the country every year. So for me it is well worth it.
Next step is to see how often I must renew my ACR I think it is 5 years but I got to look into that.
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Congrats! I am positive that the ACR is renewable every 5 years. You also have to go to Intramuros to be interviewed again before it will be approved for renewal. They also will run a warrant check on you.

True story: A friend of mine went to Intramuros for this reason last year. They held him because there was a warrant for a Brit named Jim Smith and my friend's first name was Jim. Really? Needless to say he was out the next day but that is ridiculous.
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Congrats! I am positive that the ACR is renewable every 5 years. You also have to go to Intramuros to be interviewed again before it will be approved for renewal. They also will run a warrant check on you.

True story: A friend of mine went to Intramuros for this reason last year. They held him because there was a warrant for a Brit named Jim Smith and my friend's first name was Jim. Really? Needless to say he was out the next day but that is ridiculous.
Yeah thats what I was thinking about the renewal. It really doesn't surprise me much anymore about things like that happens. The only thing i hope is it doesn't happen to me.
Do anything here is a cross between a comedy and a reality TV show, its funny at times but head shaking as to how ignorant / silly /stupid people can be

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Yes it reminds me of Abbot and Costello or Laurel and Hardy sometimes. If I find myself Shaking My Damn Head (SMDH) more than two times in a day, it's time to retreat to the house and do something intellectually rewarding (reading, grilling, brewing or drink a few.. )
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Just got my 13a probationary a few weeks ago...after I got the required documents, filed them it took a week shy of two months to get the approval. One of the questions I had and most have is about the US police clearance. It was not required as I had been here at the time of application for more than six months. My wife just told me that a NBI clearance is only good for six months, after that you have to do it again, save your original clearance as that will preclude you from having to do the fingerprints all over again..
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