Today we got a comment and question from Lyd.
Here is what Lyd had to say:
Just as everyone here has said you seem to be pretty knowledgeable about how visa filing happens in the Philippines. I am working with a company in Makati and not as an expat so the attorney that they want me to use is charging P30,000+ to renew my visa. I checked the prices and it looks like it would be one third of that to do it on my own. I just dont know how tio start. According to his proposal this is what needs to be done.
-File and application with PEZA and DOJ
-File for renewal with DOLE
and this sounds easy enough but I was just wondering if there is anything special that I am supposed to do because it seems outrageous for the fees alone to only be near P8000 and the atty fees are P25,000. The visa that I am renewing is the 47(a)2 Visa or PEZA Visa and the Alien Employment Permit. I hope this made sense thanks for your time.
And here is Bob’s response to Lyd:
Hi Lyd, I really believe that you can handle this on your own. I personally am not knowledgeable regarding a 47(a) visa, but I don’t think it should be hard to take care of on your own. I recommend that you visit the Bureau of Immigration and speak with an officer there. Ask what you should do, and if what he says sounds complicated, you can always call in the attorney!
Good luck to you!