Philippines 9A Tourist Visa – stricter enforcement of regulations

Philippines 9A Tourist Visa - BI Counter

3 Responses

  1. Hopefully they will begin some enforcement of the Tourist visa abuse. I feel there needs to be a crack down on the eternal tourist here working and thereby taking jobs from Philippine legitimate residents.

    • waebi says:

      Hi Robert,
      I fully agree with you.
      On “silent gardens” we do not interfere with politics. This is why I did not clearly state the countries that are most touched.
      FYI they are nearby, somewhere north to east of the Philippines

      On the other side I know an owner of a dive base who opened the business having only a 9A tourist visa.
      He provides work to about 10 indigenous people. The salaries he pays are really honest.

      It’s a hard job for the BI to separate black and white sheep.

      Cheers, waebi

  2. I know many expats on tourist visas who work under the guise of their spouse or gf. There are a few more that I know have not been out of the country in over 3 years. The BI is gonna catch up with these folks sooner or later.

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