There are several options available if you have a spouse who is Filipino.
<strong>a) Utilise the options outlined in the article “Sec 9a Non Immigrant Visa (Tourist Visa): Options To Extend (Part 2)”
<strong>b) The Balikbayan Visa Free Entry Privilege.
</strong><strong>c) Sec 13a Permanent residency</strong>
The first option is very expensive over time and means waiting in BI offices for hours every two months.
Our intention is therefore to focus on options b) and c)