provide detailed reason for requesting further stay in australia
27. March 2017
If you are on a tourist visa, they often come with a condition 8503, which indicates you cannot apply for an extension while in Australia.
If that is not a condition then honesty is the best policy, why do you want an extension?
Elderly relative who is dying
Interruptions mean you haven’t completed your itinerary
A friend or family member is getting married unexpectedly
You are going to be godparent to a baby but the christening date was changed
Don’t count on an extension being granted, it is not a foregone conclusion
im a balikbayan and overstayed here for almost 3 years.how much will be my penalty?
27. March 2017
If you are the holder of a Philippines Passport or by virtue of past citizenship of the Philippines are able to obtain one none of what follows would apply.
Otherwise you need to go to your nearest office authorised to deal with with this issue. Go here to find a map with all BI offices indicated. Click on the map pin to find out the transactions that that office is authorised for. If your local office is not then contact them to find the nearest or use the map.
You well need to complete an application MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION ON UPDATING AND EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZED STAY which is found HERE .
The process is outlined with the associated costs on this PAGE
The office will confirm my understanding of the penalties you face, which are quite reasonable for Balikbayan. The application is 510 php. You avoid the 15000 administrative fine that others are levied. The going rate for overstaying in the Philippines is 500 php per month for the overstay period that’s 18,000 php, plus all the fees you would normally have paid during that time around 69,000 php, all up that is nearly 88,000php.
By the look of the forms you are not likely to be deported if you are able to bring things up to date within the three years, however if my calculations of the fines and charges are correct and you cannot pay them, prison and deportation (possibly with blacklisting) is a strong possibility.
The alternative of continuing to stay illegally is even worse and not something I would advise you to consider.
If you are nervous about going to and office and being detained if you do not have the money directly, you could try getting an estimate over the phone so you can be prepared when you do go. Here are numbers for the hotline (465-2400 Extension 213)
Please keep in touch and verify or amend my information with your experience.
My wife and I co-own a car. I am a foreigner, how can i have sole ownership of that car?
22. March 2017
Go to your nearest LTO and get forms for change of ownership.
You will here is the process
19. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE MVs/MCs
Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees
Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance
Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration
Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate
Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)
1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.
Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC
How much the drivers license
22. March 2017
Depends on where in the process you are.
If you are obtaining a license for the first time, you start with a student permit, which lasts up to 12 months and costs 318php approx.
If you have sat your drivers test both theory and practice and want to get a new licence the cost is 821php approx
If you have held a drivers licence in another country and wish to transfer to Philippines license, mandatory after after 90 days of being here.
If your foreign license was current 853php
If it had expired 921php
Renewal of current Filipino drivers license 653php
Renewal of license expired 1 year 728php
Renewal of license expired 2 years 823php
Renewal of license expired over two years 1046 php
insureance for sidecar
22. March 2017
Just go to one of the many brokers situated around most LTO offices. They will give you quotes for a range of cover from third party only to fully comprehensive. Read the document carefully, the boker often misses out the responsibilities of the insured, so you need to be aware of them.
If you are adding a sidecar to an already insured bike you will need to go through a vehicle inspection as well