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Visa Applications for and in the Philippines

Bureau of Immigration in Puerto Galera

Bureau of Immigration in Puerto Galera

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Puerto Galera has moved. Services has been transferred to Calapan. I found the office, which was supposed to be on the first floor of the public Market building, hidden behind a second hand shop, empty and abandoned. But that was on a friday, and opening hours are monday to wednesday, the website of the BI tells me. So I come back on monday to be sure. And it is still abandoned and empty. The…

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Applying for a visa at the Philippine Embassy

Applying for a visa at the Philippine Embassy

I knew up front that I was going to stay in the Philippines longer than the free tourist visa on arrival would allow. When entering the Philippines as a holder of a Dutch passport, you are granted with a 30 days visa upon arrival. In order to get this  visa you need to be able to show a ticket confirming a flight out of the Philippines. With my return ticket date set by the end of november I knew this would…

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