Good day, Me and my fiancee are planning to get married this November 11. He will be staying here for 3 months. Departing ticket is on January. What visa should he get. Im afraid he will be sent back to Canada when they see his return ticket which is dated january 2012. The options im thinking are the following , please correct me if im wrong. 1. Use 21 days visa free, and then go to BI pay extension fee for 59 days. Will the immigration question him if his return ticket is not within 21 days? Can he just tell them that he wil go to BI to apply for extension? Im afraid they will deport him back to canada. If the 59 days is approved, is it going to be total of 80days or 59 – 21 = 38 days extension given by BI. 2. Go to phil embassy in canada and apply for tourist visa. The problem is phil embassy is far from where he lives. 3. Use 2 1 days visa free , then get married . After getting married go on honeymoon to nearby asian country and when we came back, apply a balikbayan visa for my husband. Thanks alot. Anne
This is John’s reply: Anne: I would just buy the ticket 59 days out… He can extend on arrival if he pays the fee at the immigration office by passport control before getting stamped. Problem with the ticket is that the airlines sometimes do not know this… They never stopped me with that explanation (over 200 times in and out on tourist), but he should be prepared to buy a cheap Air Asia or Jetstar one way to Singapore as a throwaway if they hassle him.