The 13(G) visa is an immigrant visa issued to a natural-born citizen of the Philippines, who has been subsequently naturalized as a citizen of a foreign country, and who is returning to the Philippines for permanent residence.
This visa is issued to (a) former Filipino citizens, (b) spouses and, (c) their unmarried minor children.
Those eligible for the 13(G) are those who presents proof of being a natural-born citizen of the Philippines (i.e. PSA-issued birth certificate), naturalization papers in a foreign country, applicant has no record of any derogatory information against the applicant in any local or foreign law enforcement agency, and that the applicant must intend to reside permanently in the Philippines.
Minimum Requirement for Immigrant Visa
- Official birth certificate or baptismal certificate;
- Police clearance;
- Medical examination report/ chest X-Ray film;
- Evidence of financial support;
- Valid passport;
- Documentary proofs of his/her former Philippine citizenship and his present foreign citizenship; and
- Such other secondary evidence of citizenship and admissibility into the Philippines as may be required.
13(A) Visa vs 13(G) Visa
In terms of benefits, the 13(A) Visa is similar to that of 13(G) visa.
The only difference is that 13(A) visa is for the spouse and minor children of a Filipino citizen, and 13(G) is for the spouse and minor children of a Former Filipino citizen who is now a naturalized citizen of a foreign country.
Note that upon applying for a Philippine visa will require that the applicant’s passport be valid for six (6) months beyond the applicant’s date of departure from the Philippines.
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