Sunday, January 10, 2010

13 (a) Visa

13 (a) visa applies to "(t)he wife or the husband or the unmarried child under twenty-one years of age of a Philippine citizen".

Checklist of Requirements for Non-Quota Immigrant by Marriage Under Section 13(a)

1.Duly notarized letter of application by the Filipino spouse;
2.General Application Form duly accomplished and notarized (BI Form No. MCL-07-01);
3.NSO authenticated copy of Birth certificate of Filipino spouse;
4.NSO authenticated copy of the 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;
5.Bureau of Immigration (BI) Clearance Certificate; and
6.Plain photocopy of passport of alien spouse showing dates of arrival and authorized stay.


Checklist of Requirements for Temporary Resident’s Visa Under Section 13(a), in relation to Law Instruction No. 33

1.Duly notarized letter of application by petitioning Filipino spouse;
2.General Application Form duly accomplished by the foreign spouse and notarized (BI Form No. MCL-07-01);
3.NSO authenticated copy of birth certificate of Filipino spouse;
4.NSO authenticated copy of the Marriage Contract of the alien and Filipino spouse, or if solemnized abroad, Marriage Contract authenticated by the Philippine embassy/consulate in or nearest the place where marriage was solemnized, with English translation if written in other foreign language;
5.Bureau of Immigration (BI) Clearance Certificate; and
6.Plain photocopy of passport/s of alien spouse and/or children showing dates of arrival and authorized stay.

To guide you on the applicable fees (in case you will do all the filing yourself):

13(A) VISA FEES
Fee for section 13(a) initial one year probationary period:
1.Upon filing

Application fee P1,010.00
*Express lane fee P 500.00


2.Upon implementation

ACR and form fee P1,050.00
Change of status fee P 600.00
Passport visa fee P 200.00
CRTV and form fee P1,450.00
Implementation fee P1,000.00
Legal research fee P10.00 / item
Head tax P 250.00



Fees for amendment of 13(a) visa from probationary to permanent resident:
1.Upon filing

Application fee P1,010.00
*Express lane fee P 500.00


2.Upon approval / implementation

Passport visa fee P 200.00
Amendment fee P 500.00
Immigration Certificate of Registration(ICR) and form
P1,450.00
Implementation fee P 500.00
Legal research fee P 40.00
Express lane fee P 500.00



Check the Bureau of Immigration website for more details.

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