I’m in the Philippines currently on a the standard 30 day tourist visa. I’m planning on spending an extended period of time here with the odd joint here and there around S.E.Asia.
I am aware that you can now extend your visa in 60 day blocks without leaving the country. However, if i were to extend it by 60 days and then decide I want to leave for a few days to another country.
Would exiting the country then null and void that visa and when I return I would start again on the 30-day tourist visa. Or does it allow multi-entry?
Just trying to work out whether it is worth paying for the extension or it’s better to try and fit any trips out within the 30 day periods that I get.
One side point is that I am interested in getting the photo ID card which I believe you get after a couple of extensions which may allow me to open a local bank account.
It would be great to hear from anyone in a similar position as this or who has experience with this.
Thanks in advance