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USA Leads 2019 List of Sex Offenders Banned from Philippines

Above all, it’s an affront and an embarrassment. The Philippine Bureau of Immigration, BI, banned 160 alien sex offenders from entering the country in 2019….

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“Norse Gods,” “Vancouver Scott,” & Jehovah’s Witnesses: 2020 Annual Report Iloilo Immigration

First of all, my SEO, Search Engine Optimization, hates long titles such as “Norse Gods,” Jehovah Witnesses, & Vancouver Scott: 2020 Annual Report Iloilo Immigration….

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US Citizens May Be Required to Obtain Visa before Entering Philippines

While this story has already been out for a few days, I’ve been sitting on it, waiting for more details. The following post, “US Citizens…

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Top 12 Reasons to get Banned from Philippines

Paupers, prostitutes, public charges and idiots not welcome. Because I recently posted an article regarding “public charges,” I wanted to explore this topic further. Hence,…

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BI Commissioner Warns Foreigners

The present Commissioner of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration is Jaime Morente. Commissioner Morente formerly handled various positions in the Philippine National Police and in…

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Alleged Swiss Doper Barred from Philippines

Here’s a recent strange report from the Philippine Bureau of Immigration, BI.  While I’ve read some audacious press releases from the BI in the past,…

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Boorish Foreigners Could Be Blacklisted from Philippines

I like to be informed. Back in Central Illinois I would arrive at my job about an hour early, 5:30 am, just to read my…

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13a Permanent Resident Visa Update Philippines

I’m introducing a new feature on “Philippines Plus,” “ASK THE KANO.” I’ll occasionally field questions from readers that address important expat issues regarding the Philippines….

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Philippine Bureau of Immigration Expels 74 Rude Foreigners

Careful who you piss off at your local Bureau of Immigration Office. A recent press BI release[i] revealed that the Philippine Bureau of Immigration gave…

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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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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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Philippine Bureau of Immigration Removes 6 Month Passport Expiration Requirement

“We have observed that some foreign nationals come to the Philippines at the spur of the moment, or for certain urgent reasons, and they no longer have the time to process for extension of their passport validity. This is the reason why we recommended the removal of this requirement.”

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Annual Report 2015: A Positive Experience at Iloilo Immigration Office

Annual Report this year at Iloilo was completed with no problems.

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