Flash Points 1 visas.
There are three types of visa:
- Temporary Rresident Visa (TRV)
- Temporary Visitor Visa (9a)
- Treaty Trader or Treaty Investor (9d)
- Accredited Official of a Foreign Government (9e)
- Student (9f)
- Pre-Arranged Employment (9g)
- Child born abroad of immigrant mother
- Child born subsequent to the issuance of immigrant visa of the accompanying parent (13c)
- Immigrant visa by marriage (13a)
- Permanent Resident Visa (PRV)
- Returning Former Natural Born Filipino Citizen (13g)
- Returning resident (13e)
- Quota (13)
- Visa for employment generation
- Employment visa for offshore banking unit
- Special visa under EO226, as amended by RA8756
- Visa upon arrival (SEVUA)
If you think about it every one of these visas is issued with conditions attached.
Those conditions must remain in force for the visa to remain legal.
Yet a small group of ex-pats insists on arguing that the 13a PRV by marriage to a Filipino, is different.
Self-interest often colors our thinking but we need to put it aside, or we will land up taking a holiday at the BI prison.
That is today’s Flash Point