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ACR card annual reporting

Discussion in 'Migrating to the Philippines' started by ampalaya, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Henry1203

    Henry1203 New Member

    Hi, got a couple questions if anyone can help. I've got a 13a visa but am now living back in the UK and have just applied for my wifes spouse visa. Last time I was in Phil was July for two weeks. My annual report was done in Jan and I'm hoping I will be going to get my wife in Jan or Feb so will be able to do my annual report again before we move here. My questions are what will happen if I miss the annual report for a couple years and what about renewing the acr-i card or even cancelling the visa in uk? I know I could possibly cancel my visa before we come back here but I dont think i would have time and don' want to risk any delay..just want to get out smoothly!
    Thanks, henry
  2. Markham

    Markham . Lifetime Member

    Section 13 Visas are settlement visas and holders are expected to reside in-country for most of each year and not use it as a pied-à-terre. If the Immigration Officer you see on your next entry to the Philippines so decides, he can cancel your 13(a) Visa on the spot, seize your ACR card and admit you on a tourist waiver for 30 days as - from what you say - you will have spent more than six months out of the country thereby not fulfilling the visa's basic requirement. Under those circumstances you will not need to make your Annual Report.
  3. Henry1203

    Henry1203 New Member

    Thanks for the reply, I just see what happens in the airport then I did not know they could cancel it there, I thought the exit fee I've paid on previous occasions at the airport works as a 1 year re entry..thats what they told me anyway. Also last time I did my annual report in Iloilo I told the officer we would move back to the UK in the future and asked what would happen to the visa, she said because its permanent already its ok as long as I renew the acr card when it expires and pay the annual report whenever I arrive back in the country and any fees.. but I've got lots of different info from them in the past!

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