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I am married to a Filipina and we have 1 son together, currently in the process of buying a house in Cebu and applying for my 13A visa. My ex-wife and my 3 American kids(Ages 16, 9 & 5) will come to live in Cebu. What would be our best visa options for the kids and my ex-wife?

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Really Kuwait huh I spent 14 years there, in Mangaf Fahaeel worked for a contractor there. you need to visit the BI website.http://www.immigration.gov.ph/ Lots of work for you to do. Lots of paperwork you need. It will take you a while to get everything done. Most important is to get a Police Check from your home state, city
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I am married to a Filipina and we have 1 son together, currently in the process of buying a house in Cebu and applying for my 13A visa. My ex-wife and my 3 American kids(Ages 16, 9 & 5) will come to live in Cebu. What would be our best visa options for the kids and my ex-wife?
Contact the Philippine Consulate in the states or location the wife and kids are located in, if the US here's a short cut to find one of five Philippine Consulates in the US, they'll need to use the Consulate that works with the state they live in.

Embassy of the Philippines - Consulate Finder Map

If the family is not located close to a Philippine Consulate they do take phone calls and emails, I completed everything through the mail system.

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It's nice to have your kids come and live with you but your ex-wife?, What does the current wife think of this. It's been my experience that the attitude to ex partners is totally different in the Philippines compared to the much more relaxed attitude in the west. Filipinas seem far more insecure and usually expect a complete break from ex partners. The last thing you need in your life is a bit of unhealthy competition.
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It's nice to have your kids come and live with you but your ex-wife?, What does the current wife think of this. It's been my experience that the attitude to ex partners is totally different in the Philippines compared to the much more relaxed attitude in the west. Filipinas seem far more insecure and usually expect a complete break from ex partners. The last thing you need in your life is a bit of unhealthy competition.
I get that a lot I am very lucky in that manner, they get along good and routinely go out togeather.
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On your original question, I think that your only option for your ex-US Spouse is a tourist visa. Your filipina wife can ask for a BB privilege stamp for you and your kids (not sure if they will grant it or not). The only other option for the US children is a tourist visa (can cost approx. $550/mo per individual). I would be prepared for that and have a follow-on ticket for everyone (except the filipina wife) as you won't be allowed to board without one. If it were me, I would get a changeable ticket for the ex-wife and kids as it may not work out for them culturally.

A lot of people buy a cheap onward ticket from the Philippines to somewhere in SE Asia (HK, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan) that typically costs less than $100. Sometimes you get lucky and can get a promo fare for significant savings.
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Apart from the endless tourist visa route I think your options are limited. What is the status of your american kids, are they still minors as this could make a big difference. If they are expecting to live in the Philippines fulltime perhaps some type of quota visa would work.
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If everyone is so cool and get along, have the PI wife adopt the US kids.

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Really Kuwait huh I spent 14 years there, in Mangaf Fahaeel worked for a contractor there. you need to visit the BI website Lots of work for you to do. Lots of paperwork you need. It will take you a while to get everything done. Most important is to get a Police Check from your home state, city
I work in the Camp.. Used to live in Mahaboula but moved to Sulibikhat to be closer to work, the drive out to the desert is a killer

I will try to do it by mail through the consulate in New York, the Philippines Embassy here sucks
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From the way I am understanding it, The kids are able to get a 13A visa. They are under 18.

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