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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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Fixers in the Philippines: Will You Need One?

Do you think you will ever need a fixer in the Philippines?

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New Bureau of Immigration Regulations Harasses Law-Abiding Expats in the Philippines

My recent visit to the Iloilo Bureau of Immigration was not a pleasant one by any means. New regulations, in a manifesto issued by Bureau…

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Philippine Bureau of Immigration Increases Income from Alien’s Visa Extensions

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) earned a 16-percent increase in income from visa extension fees collected from foreign tourists who visited the country during the…

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New Requirements for 13a Permanent Visa

The 13a Permanent Resident Visa. In the opinion of Gary Wigle and myself, along with other American expats, this visa is the cheapest, most hassle-free…

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Annual Report to Philippine Bureau of Immigration

It’s that time of year again. The Philippine Bureau of Immigration has reminded all foreigners in the country to report in person for their annual…

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