Foreign nationals arriving and living in the Philippines as tourists, employees, investors or retirees must comply with Philippine Immigration Law which is enforced by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration. Carpo Law's immigration lawyers assist individuals and local and foreign companies' employees with obtaining visas and work permits with the Philippines Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Labor and Employment.
If you will not be relocating to the Philippines and wish to stay in the Philippines longer than 21 days you will most likely be required to obtain a non-immigrant (temporary) visa. Generally non-immigrant visas are issued for travel to the Philippines for a specific purpose and for a set duration. Aliens entering the Philippines may qualify for the following visa categories.
Aliens admitted as nonimmigrants cannot remain in the Philippines permanently. To obtain permanent admission, a nonimmigrant alien must depart voluntarily to some foreign country and procure from the appropriate Philippine consul the proper visa and thereafter undergo examination by the officers of the Bureau of Immigration at a Philippine port of entry for determination of his admissibility in accordance with the requirements.