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The 13a Visa (Permanent Resident Visa)

 
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rioux



Joined: 26 Apr 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:33 pm    Post subject: The 13a Visa (Permanent Resident Visa) Reply with quote

Recently I obtained the 13a Visa but I am beginning to regret it. I'm not yet retired but I thought that at least by having it I could work here. Yes, I can work legally here but virtually everywhere I go or read about the pay and the hours are simply awful. I am in the process of looking elsewhere (not in the Philippines) to work.
Are there any other benefits of having this thing besides working?
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tttompatz



Joined: 06 Mar 2010
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Location: Talibon, Bohol, Philippines

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ability to work and the removal of the necessity of an annual visa run (for balikbayans) or bi-monthly extensions (long stay tourist) are the benefits of the 13a. You can also start your own business (language school) if you have some connections abroad to find students.

If you have a degree and a TEFL cert (or some ability to convince the powers that be than you can actually teach English) there is work to be had teaching Koreans, Japanese and Russians.

The pay is about p300/hr or 30k-50k php per month (about the same as a fresh-off-the-plane newbie, would get in Thailand or China).

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rioux



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found out that because I have my 13a that it will cost me well over a hundred dollars simply to board the plane out of here.

What are the reasons for this really high tax/penalty/etc?
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rioux



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK well I left the airport last week and I was charged 550 pesos (I think that applies for everybody) and then when I went to the I-Card line I was charged an additional 2880.

Total: 3430 pesos
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rioux



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can the 13a Visa be renewed at Philippine embassies overseas or must it be done in the Philippines?
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