Philippines/balik pinas


QUESTION: hi gud afternun po..i married malaysian an we have child born pilipin now 2yrs and 5months old pero nairegisterd na po nmin sa malaysia at malaysian pasport na po gamit nia kinumpiska ng immigration un pasport na anak ko sila na daw ang mag surrender sa philippines immigration sa kuala lumpur yun po aang sabi ng asawa ko sya kasi ang ngasikaso ng pasport ng anak question is...kun sakali po bang bumalik ako ng pinas paanu po anak ko malaysian pasport ang gamit nia..wala po ako idea..may mga problema kasi kami mgasawa and i want bring may anak and stay living in philippines...marami po salamat God bless po..

ANSWER: Vicky my Tagalog isn't so good so if you like me to answer your question please translate

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QUESTION: thanks for replying me...regards on my problem i am Filipino and i am married in Malaysian and we now living in Malaysia we have son that i give birth in Philippines  now my son 2yr and 5month old my husband follow registered here in Malaysia and using Malaysian passport.when we receive passport from portal Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia they confiscated the passport they say they will surrender to Philippine embassy in Kuala Lumpur.this my husband said..
now because of very personal reason i want to turn back in Philippine to live and stay there with my i use dual citizenship for my son to stay in Philippines..?i don't know what should i do..thanks you very much for answering it really appreciated.

Sorry Vicky your question is all about Malaysian immigration regulations so best you look for an Malaysian expert or look through the list of yahoogroups' forums which are aboout Malaysia. Filipino dual citizenship is not available until your son is 18 years old; we had our American passport holding daughter issued a Filipino passport at age 20 in Hawaii in only a few weeks. If your son has no passport because his Malaysian passport was confiscated by the government then the Philippine Embassy will issue him a Philippine passport. GOOD LUCK!  


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Feel FREE to ask us about traveling, living, relocating, retiring and investing in the Philippines. Guests from 93 countries, the latest being a female PHD from Uganda, make our place in Manila an incredible meeting place for world travelers who exchange travel stories. We understand both the joys and the hardships of living and traveling in the Philippines.


I arrived in the Philippines in January 1980 to travel for 2 months; I stayed 4 months before reluctantly leaving. I met my Filipina wife, Lorna. an incredible stellar, "one in a million" individual in 1983 in Seoul and we moved to the Philippines in 1986 and opened our 3BR house to world travelers on a budget. After welcoming thousands of guests from 93 nations our place has grown to 38 bedrooms in 5 townhouse units, 4 of which are attached but will never lose its "Home away from Home" atmosphere. Almost everyday at The Townhouse Hotel there's a party-like social scene with vibrant, almost magical energetic conversations between our guests who have the pleasure to meet each other and share their life's many experiences.Often three groups with conversations in different languages are going on at the same time. So we've been exposed to every kind of person from all over the world and shared their experiences. Since arriving back in the Philippines Nov 2011 from traveling for 8 months my wife and I have been busy buying land, building houses and expanding our Boracay beach front resort, Casa Camilla for 16 months. Hopefully we'll be finished by the end of 2013 with a total of 50 apartments, 44 units for yearly stays and the six units in our house to be saved for short term stays.

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some college 2-1/2 years - no degree - I've been traveling since I was 18, almost 30 years.

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Luckily, my wife and I have been semi-retired since we were 30 years old, almost 30 years.

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