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This is my first post, so hear we go. I went through the Philippine consulate and applied for a non-immigrant 1 year visa, was told by the staff to do so when stating that I had a 6 month planned trip ahead. I get a call from the same staff member saying that even though I am applying for a 1 year visa that I have to check in with immigration 10 days prior to the 1st 59 days in order to get permission for an extension. So I said OK and left it at that, as he left more questions that answers in my mind.
I thought the whole idea of the 1 yr non-immigrant visa was for me not to have to apply in country for visa extensions ? So what did I pay for? and what are they going to stamp in my passport?
Any thoughts on this?