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Just a quick question, can I buy and register a car on my name if I am on a tourist visa here? I have an ARC and TIN-nr. and would like to buy a car.
 

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Just a quick question, can I buy and register a car on my name if I am on a tourist visa here? I have an ARC and TIN-nr. and would like to buy a car.
Yes, as long as you are paying cash for the vehicle. Would be very hard as a foreign citizen to get or be granted credit in the Philippines.
 

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Also do you already have a Filipino drivers license as they are no longer legally available to tourist. You get 90 days on you home country license.
 

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Also do you already have a Filipino drivers license as they are no longer legally available to tourist. You get 90 days on you home country license.
That's the next thing I have to arrange. I'm not sure how strict they are on the drivers license to tourist issue as it will take a while to arrange my visa. But meanwhile I need to drive, no other option...
 

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That's the next thing I have to arrange. I'm not sure how strict they are on the drivers license to tourist issue as it will take a while to arrange my visa. But meanwhile I need to drive, no other option...
My understanding is that you must have and ACR card from immigration AND have been in country for at least one (1) year to get your first license now.
I got my first one here back in 1996 when all these new (silly) requirements didn't exist. Things really change over time.
 

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My understanding is that you must have and ACR card from immigration AND have been in country for at least one (1) year to get your first license now.
I got my first one here back in 1996 when all these new (silly) requirements didn't exist. Things really change over time.
You need to have been in country for 1 month and can show a visa giving a further 1 year. Visit visas and Balikbayan visas don't show this, it would need to be a residence visa or longterm visa like study or work. The appropriate brown envelore would still get you and illegal license and you may never be challenged, do you want to take the risk.
 
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