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Bureau of Immigration Office Manila: Visa and How to Get There
Information Visa fees and how to get to the Bureau of Immigration office in Intramuros, Manila for foreigners applying for Philippine Visa extensions.
Visa Extension Fees, Click here 21 days visa-free entry after 59 days (21 days + 38 days): PhP after 6 months: PhP
here's a tip for foreigners retiring, living in the Philippines, instead of availing of the expensive SRRV visa, just come here with tourist visa, apply for extensions annually and get out of the country for a day (or more) to reset your number of days stay to zero. :P
A round-trip to nearby Asian countries is considered cheap these days and you get to travel too.
All applicants for extension are required to dress properly. Applicants wearing shorts, sandos, and slippers will not be allowed entry to Immigration Office.
How to get to Bureau of Immigration, Manila:
Commute: from LRT Carriedo Station, walk towards Quezon Boulevard in Quiapo and board a jeepney with signboard Pier. The jeep will pass by BI. Another way is by taking the Pasig River Ferry at Guadalupe station, walking distance from MRT Guadalupe station. The ferry ride is about 45 minutes from Guadalupe to Plaza Mexico where you get off. Still another one, recommended for tourists and newcomers to Manila, is via the hop on shuttle called Wow Manila Sakay Na Hop On Hop Off service, that will take you directly to the government edifice in Intramuros, Manila.
Immigration office can be most conveniently reached from Manila airport by taking a taxi (taxi fare is estimated at PhP150 or about US$3)
Driving Directions by car or taxi: from Quiapo, cross Quezon Bridge, then turn right immediately on the first road to the right immediately after the bridge. You'll pass by a road crossing under MacArthur Bridge, behind the neo-classical Manila Post Office Building, again under Jones Bridge and National Press Club building before you get to the Bureau of Immigration Building.