Today we got a comment and question from David.
This is what David had to say:
hello bob,i just joined this site and i think you doing a great job,that said i have a question about the 13 series visa, if i get one here in the usa(i am married to a pinay) will i still need round trip ticket when we fly to the phils? also will my new baby need return trip too? we are planning to move to phils. in about 6 months or so.my wifes family lives in iligan city ,and we are planning on living there also. thanks ahead, david ,graceh and kyle(due feb 6 08)
And here is Bob’s response to David:
Yes, I do think that you should get the 13a while still in the States, that is much easier than doing it here in the Philippines. Next question, is your wife still a Philippine Citizen? If she has been naturalized as a US Citizen, then she will also need some type of Visa to live here, or she will need to acquire dual citizenship.
Actually, your baby will not “automatically” get dual citizenship, but almost. You should simply notify the Philippine Embassy or Consulate of the birth and indicate that the mother is a Philippine Citizen. Then, the dual Citizenship will be automatic.
Regarding airline tickets, if you have your 13 series visa that entitles you to stay here indefinitely, so you do not need a return ticket. In this case, the airline people will probably be uninformed and will argue that you do need the return ticket, but just remain solid, and they will end up giving in to you, and letting you fly without one. I was lucky in my case, the airline did not give me any hassles at all about it.
Good luck with the coming baby, and your move to the Philippines.