Temporary Resident Visa (Philippines)
Here are the things you need to know about getting the Temporary Resident Visa (or otherwise known as 13-A Visa) in the Philippines:
- First of all, you have to be married to a Philippine citizen to qualify for one.
Who are qualified?
- An alien spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old of any Philippine citizen may apply for a TRV.
For how long is the TRV valid?
- There is a probationary period of one (1) year for TRV holders. After the probationary period, you may be extend every two (2) years.
What are the benefits of a TRV holder?
- basically, you will save some money on the fees for renewal of your tourist visa every 60 days
- be employed in the Philippines
- lease real property
- own personal property
- qualify for Philippine citizenship, after residence of five years.
- Your Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) card will allow you to open a bank account solely on your name.
What are the Requirements?
- Duly notarized letter of application by the Filipino spouse. (Download sample of letter of application in word document here. ) *Note: You need to have this letter notarized together with the General Application form that you can download through the link below.
- General Application Form duly accomplished and notarized (Download this form: BI Form No. MCL-07-01, here.)
- NSO issued Birth certificate of Filipino spouse (costs less than 200 PHP per copy, you can get this from your local National Statistics Office / NSO)
- NSO issued Marriage Contract of alien and Filipino spouse or authenticated by the Philippine embassy/consulate nearest to or in the place where the marriage was solemnized
- Bureau of Immigration (BI) Clearance Certificate (to be accomplished ; and
- Photocopy of passport of alien spouse showing dates of arrival and authorized stay, and biopage
How much money should I prepare?
Fees for TRV Application:
3.Upon issuance of Special Return Certificate (SRC) and Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC), Certificate of Exemption (CE) before departure:
Schedule of charges for TRV Extension (2 years):