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“Insufficient Workload” Shut Down Manila Immigration Office

According to a report published on GMA NEWS Online, “insufficient workload” caused the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to close its office in Manila on…

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US Shuts Down Manila Immigration Office

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the permanent closure of its field office in Manila, a move that could slow down…

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Americans Only Finish 2nd Place on 2018 Immigration’s Rude List

The Crusty Old (American) Expat noticed an interesting press release from the Official Website of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration today. “BI Barred 133 Rude…

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Have You Submitted Your Annual Report to Immigration?

Have You Submitted Your Annual Report to Immigration? You have until March 1, 2019. The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI)  has warned registered foreign nationals who…

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Iloilo Bureau of Immigration Refuses to Extend Foreigners’ Tourist Visas

I’m troubled when I hear of expats in the Philippines having trouble at our local Immigration Office in Iloilo. Today’s post, “ Iloilo Bureau of…

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Do Foreigners who have stayed more than 59 days need to file AR?

Earlier this month I made my Annual Report (AR) with my local Bureau of Immigration Office in nearby Iloilo City. Upon publication of that post,…

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Iloilo Immigration Bureau Megaworld Move

“February,” was the security guard’s response to my query. That is when the Iloilo Immigration Bureau Megaworld move would occur. My asawa and I were…

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Philippine Bureau of Immigration Barred 9,000 Aliens from Entering RP in 2016

Bureau of Immigration (BI) inspectors at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other ports of entry turned back more than 9,000 foreign travelers last…

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Over 300,000 Filipino Illegals in U.S. Fear Deportation

Over 300,000 Filipino illegals in U.S. fear deportation. President Rodrigo Duterte said he will “not lift a finger” to help the lawbreakers out. (Photo Source:…

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Iloilo City Immigration Excellence

“Well bad news travels like wildfire, good news travels slow…”Johnny Cash,  Bad News. Bad news gets better ratings. Good news doesn’t get too much attention….

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My ACR Card Renewal in the Philippines

I’ve had my 13a Permanent Visa for almost five years. While the visa itself is permanent, it was time for my ACR card renewal in…

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Top 10 Stress-Busters for Living in the Philippines

Even paradise has a few pitfalls.

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