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  1. I am an alien whose country has an immigration reciprocity agreement with the Philippines. I am also married to a Filipino. Am I qualified to apply for permanent resident visa?


Yes, under the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, Section 13 (a) you are eligible for permanent residency in the Philippines. This visa is issued to an alien on the basis of his valid marriage to a Philippine citizen.

To qualify for this visa, the applicant must prove that:

  • He contracted a valid marriage with a Philippine citizen.
  • The marriage is recognized as valid under existing Philippine laws.
  • There is no record of any derogatory information against him in any local or foreign law enforcement agency.
  • He is not afflicted with any dangerous, contagious or loathsome disease.
  • He has sufficient financial capacity to support a family and will not become a public burden.
  • He was allowed entry into the Philippines and was authorized by Immigration authorities to stay.


NOTE:
 This visa is only available to citizens of a country which grants permanent residence and immigration privileges to Philippine citizens.

  1. What countries have reciprocity agreement with the Philippines?

    The following countries are those that grant permanent residence and immigration privileges to Filipinos:
  1. Algeria*
  2. Argentina
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Belgium
  6. Belize
  7. Bolivia
  8. Botswana
  9. Bosnia & Herzegovina
  10. Brazil
  11. Canada
  12. Cape Verde
  13. Chile
  14. Colombia
  15. Costa Rica
  16. Croatia
  17. Cuba
  18. Czech Republic
  19. Denmark
  20. Ecuador
  21. Egypt*
  22. El Salvador
  23. Estonia
  24. Finland
  25. Fiji
  26. France
  27. Gabon
  28. Germany
  29. Greece
  30. Guatemala
  31. Honduras
  32. Hongkong SAR
  33. Indonesia*
  34. Iraq
  35. Ireland
  36. Iceland
  37. Israel
  38. Italy
  39. Japan
  40. Latvia
  41. Lesotho
  1. Libya*
  2. Lithuania
  3. Luxembourg
  4. Macau SAR
  5. Malaysia*
  6. Malta**
  7. Marshall Island
  8. Mexico
  9. Micronesia
  10. Monaco
  11. Montenegro
  12. The Netherlands
  13. New Zealand
  14. Nicaragua
  15. Nigeria*
  16. Northern Mariana Island
  17. Norway
  18. Oman*
  19. Papua New Guinea
  20. Paraguay
  21. Peru
  22. Russia
  23. Saudi Arabia*
  24. Senegal
  25. Serbia
  26. Singapore
  27. Slovak Republic
  28. Slovenia
  29. South Africa
  30. Spain
  31. Suriname
  32. Sweden
  33. Switzerland
  34. Thailand
  35. Trinidad and Tobago
  36. Tunisia
  37. Turkey
  38. United Kingdom
  39. Uruguay
  40. USA
  41. Venezuela

*Limited to Filipinas married of these nationals

**Provided that the marriage took place before 24 April 2001 or the couple has been married for at least five years.

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