Lyn wrote in with a question.
Here is Lyn’s e-mail to us:
im a filipina and Married to a American..my husband is coming this September for a visit 0f 21 days!but he said he really want to stay here for good with me..his willing to give up his work in America,and he want to find a job here in Philippines!Can my husband apply a job here or he needs to get 13a visa first?
Thank you Sir, Godbless
Hi Lyn, thank you for writing.
If your husband comes here, he cannot apply for or start a job while he has only a tourist visa or balikbayan visa. So, yes, he should apply first for his Resident Visa.
However, keep in mind that after receiving his Resident Visa, he still must apply for a Work Permit. Also, even with permission to work, he cannot legally take a job that a Filipino can do. He would need to find a job that is very specialized and has a very limited number of people who could do it.
You two could start your own business or something like that, or he could work on the computer like what I do, and that would be OK, though.
Good luck to you and your husband.