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Hi Hogrider,
I found out that #2 is done at BI when we apply for the ACR.
I download these forms and stick on a thumb drive and take it to a business that can print it out and fill them out at home it sure saves a whole bunch of time and these forms are in legal size (8½ x 14 in.) Hard part at times is finding this legal sized paper but it's found in school supply spots.
 

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I download these forms and stick on a thumb drive and take it to a business that can print it out and fill them out at home it sure saves a whole bunch of time and these forms are in legal size (8½ x 14 in.) Hard part at times is finding this legal sized paper but it's found in school supply spots.
We live in Koronadal and nobody sells 8.5x14, though they call it legal size they only sell 8.5x13, also referred to as legal size. We went to any place that sold paper and file folders and they were all the same, no 8.5x14. I also found out while searching for this online that the Philippine national size is 8.5x13, go figure.
 

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We live in Koronadal and nobody sells 8.5x14, though they call it legal size they only sell 8.5x13, also referred to as legal size. We went to any place that sold paper and file folders and they were all the same, no 8.5x14. I also found out while searching for this online that the Philippine national size is 8.5x13, go figure.
I went through that also in my Province but... If you have a large mall with a school supply spot or check for any Universities in your area the book stores or supply stores surrounding the University will sell this paper, believe me, I had a hard time also and I live on Luzon.

I did a quick search and found Notre Dame of Marbel University so maybe the school supply stores in and around this University will have the correct size. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Notre+Dame+of+Marbel+University/@6.4980018,124.8415877,17z/data=!4m21!1m15!4m14!1m6!1m2!1s0x32f81894a34e543f:0xf3131275609f854e!2sNotre+Dame+of+Marbel+University,+Rafael+Alunan+Ave,+Poblacion,+Koronadal+City,+9506+South+Cotabato!2m2!1d124.8412564!2d6.4957907!1m6!1m2!1s0x32f81891a5db47b7:0xbc86d7213a35c1c8!2sKoronadal+City,+South+Cotabato!2m2!1d124.8471625!2d6.4973963!3m4!1s0x32f81894a34e543f:0xf3131275609f854e!8m2!3d6.4957907!4d124.8412564
 

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I went through that also in my Province but... If you have a large mall with a school supply spot or check for any Universities in your area the book stores or supply stores surrounding the University will sell this paper, believe me, I had a hard time also and I live on Luzon.

I did a quick search and found Notre Dame of Marbel University so maybe the school supply stores in and around this University will have the correct size. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Notre+Dame+of+Marbel+University/@6.4980018,124.8415877,17z/data=!4m21!1m15!4m14!1m6!1m2!1s0x32f81894a34e543f:0xf3131275609f854e!2sNotre+Dame+of+Marbel+University,+Rafael+Alunan+Ave,+Poblacion,+Koronadal+City,+9506+South+Cotabato!2m2!1d124.8412564!2d6.4957907!1m6!1m2!1s0x32f81891a5db47b7:0xbc86d7213a35c1c8!2sKoronadal+City,+South+Cotabato!2m2!1d124.8471625!2d6.4973963!3m4!1s0x32f81894a34e543f:0xf3131275609f854e!8m2!3d6.4957907!4d124.8412564
My wife went the Marbel University and she is going to check over there. The student section at KCC which is the biggest store here don't carry anything that is 8.5x14. When we asked they just gave us that strange look and took us to the 8.5x13 stuff.

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Filipino legal paper is called long bond paper, if you google it it is 8.5 x 13 inch. A4 is 8.27 x 11.69. I havexalso seen it given as 8.5 x 14 inch as well. Try asking for long bond paper and they may know what you are talking about.
 

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Filipino legal paper is called long bond paper, if you google it it is 8.5 x 13 inch. A4 is 8.27 x 11.69. I havexalso seen it given as 8.5 x 14 inch as well. Try asking for long bond paper and they may know what you are talking about.
Hi Gary,
Did that but no luck. What size folders and paper did you use? If I hear that others used 8.5x13 to submit the folders and application then I'm not going to worry about, but we know everyday if different in the PH.
 

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I went for my first ever visa extension in Marquee Mall, Angeles City yesterday.

The entire process took less than five minutes and they will also give me an Alien Certificate of Registration card in one month's time.

I was able to collect my passport after 5.00 pm on the same day.

It was a lot more expensive than I expected, as they charged me for their 'express service' without telling me. It came to PHP 8,042.50
 

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Visa extension

I went for my first ever visa extension in Marquee Mall, Angeles City yesterday.

The entire process took less than five minutes and they will also give me an Alien Certificate of Registration card in one month's time.

I was able to collect my passport after 5.00 pm on the same day.

It was a lot more expensive than I expected, as they charged me for their 'express service' without telling me. It came to PHP 8,042.50
Hi Cereco, yes as a tourist Visa costs can add up do you have any plans for marriage 13a Visa or possibly purchasing a condo you could qualify for an SRRV so two different Visa's without the tourist charges. :) P.S. those extra charges are nothing new sadly. :eek:
 

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We cannot get married without my partner going through the lengthy and expensive 'annulment' process.

As for the SRRV process, I went through the criminal records check and validation process in the UK (quite time consuming and expensive) before we bought a lot and had a house built in Pampanga, at a cost of over PHP 5 million.

On the advice of our attorney in Manila, we bought the lot in my Filipina partner's name first and the house in my name later. We then set up a lease from her to me, for the land, which we had notorized.

The PRA office in Angeles City then told me that in order to get the SRRV $10,000 deposit back, I would need to rent the house from my partner for the equivalent of $50,000 over 25 years in order to qualify and would also need to give the PRA a legal charge over the property. I am not willing to do that.

This is not my interpretation of the rules. I intend visiting the PRA Head Office in Manila at some point to get this clarified by them.
 

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We cannot get married without my partner going through the lengthy and expensive 'annulment' process.

As for the SRRV process, I went through the criminal records check and validation process in the UK (quite time consuming and expensive) before we bought a lot and had a house built in Pampanga, at a cost of over PHP 5 million.

On the advice of our attorney in Manila, we bought the lot in my Filipina partner's name first and the house in my name later. We then set up a lease from her to me, for the land, which we had notorized.

The PRA office in Angeles City then told me that in order to get the SRRV $10,000 deposit back, I would need to rent the house from my partner for the equivalent of $50,000 over 25 years in order to qualify and would also need to give the PRA a legal charge over the property. I am not willing to do that.

This is not my interpretation of the rules. I intend visiting the PRA Head Office in Manila at some point to get this clarified by them.
cereco, this is exactly what I found with the PRA, difficult, time consuming and of course more costs.

Cheers, Steve.
 

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We cannot get married without my partner going through the lengthy and expensive 'annulment' process.

As for the SRRV process, I went through the criminal records check and validation process in the UK (quite time consuming and expensive) before we bought a lot and had a house built in Pampanga, at a cost of over PHP 5 million.

On the advice of our attorney in Manila, we bought the lot in my Filipina partner's name first and the house in my name later. We then set up a lease from her to me, for the land, which we had notorized.

The PRA office in Angeles City then told me that in order to get the SRRV $10,000 deposit back, I would need to rent the house from my partner for the equivalent of $50,000 over 25 years in order to qualify and would also need to give the PRA a legal charge over the property. I am not willing to do that.

This is not my interpretation of the rules. I intend visiting the PRA Head Office in Manila at some point to get this clarified by them.
Sorry Cereco to hear your woes and I know for sure many other expats in the same boat, I have heard recently that the Philippines is working on not only bringing back the Death Penalty but also Divorce they had a good change around with some of the stalwarts holding up these bills this recent election I hope things work out for you and your partner. :fingerscrossed:
 
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