Saturday, January 23, 2021

Residence Visa (13A Visa) for the Legal Spouse of a Filipino citizen


All visa applicants are required to make a prior appointment via email. This will enable the Embassy to advise if the applicant is eligible to be granted a Philippine visa.

Send your request, together with the application form and the documentary requirements to consular.sgpe@gmail.com and indicate “Application for 13A Visa” as the subject.

The Philippine immigration authority issues a permanent residence visa (specifically the 13A Non-Quota Immigrant Visa) to the qualified non-Filipino spouse of a Filipino citizen. The 13A visa is issued only to nationals of these countries:

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt (visa applicant must be a male and married to a female Philippine citizen), El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Fiji, France, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hongkong SAR, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea South, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya (visa applicant must be a male and married to a female Philippine citizen), Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Malta (provided that the marriage took place before 24 April 2001 or the couple has been married for at least 5 years), Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Island, Norway, Oman (visa applicant must be a male and married to a female Philippine citizen), Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia (visa applicant must be a male and married to a female Philippine citizen), Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela.

The 13A permanent resident visa cannot issued to nationals of countries NOT included in the preceding list.

Requirements:

  1. Personal appearance of the applicant
  2. Two (2) copies of the accomplished visa application form 
  3. Applicant’s passport with at least six months of validity beyond the date of departure from the Philippines. Non-machine readable passports will not be accepted.
  4. Two (2) photocopies of passport information page of the applicant
  5. Two (2) photocopies of passport information page of the applicant’s Filipino spouse
  6. Original and photocopy of applicant’s birth certificate
  7. Original and photocopy of applicant’s Filipino spouse’s NSO- or PSA-issued birth certificate (non-NSO or non-PSA birth certificates — such as the original Municipal Form No. 102, hospital-issued birth certificate or municipality-issued birth certificate — will not be accepted).
  8. Original and photocopy of marriage certificate
  • If the applicant and Filipino spouse were married in the Philippines, the Philippine marriage certificate must be authenticated (or apostilled) by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs;
  • If the applicant and Filipino spouse were married in Singapore, the marriage must have been registered with the Philippine Embassy in Singapore;
  • If the applicant and Filipino spouse were married in another country, the marriage must have been registered with the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate-General that has jurisdiction over the place of marriage;
  • If the Filipino spouse had a previous marriage before marriage to the applicant, the proof of annulment of marriage must be presented.
  1. Recent photograph, size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, colored and taken against a white background
  2. Photocopy of Singapore-issued IC (Permanent Resident IC, PE Pass, E Pass, S Pass, Work Permit, Student Pass, Dependant’s Pass)
  3. Certificate of Clearance (COC) issued by the Singapore Police Force issued within the last six (6) months from the date of application. The application for the COC is made through the SPF e-services website at www.police.gov.sg/e-services under CERTIFICATE OF CLEARANCE or through this link: https://www.police.gov.sg/e-services/apply/certificate-of-clearance/appeal-by-non-singapore-citizens. Before submitting the COC to the Embassy, the COC must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore (Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tanglin, Consular Service Counter, 1 Sherwood Road, Singapore 248163).
  4. Evidence of sufficient financial capacity to live in the Philippines, such as, but not limited to, bank statement of accounts, CPF contributions, property deeds, certificates of stocks.
  5. Medical examination to be undertaken by a physician in Singapore. The examining physician must accomplish the medical form issued by the Philippine Embassy, together with a soft copy of the x-ray result saved in a compact disc.
  6. Other documents deemed necessary by the Visa Officer
  7. Interview by the Visa Officer