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Visitor’s visa of Australian Sister Fox to expire in 59 days

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 09:03 PM October 28, 2018
Patricia Fox

Sister Patricia Fox attends Mass at St. Peter Parish on Commonwealth Avenue on Quezon City (File photo by EDWIN BACASMAS / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

The countdown for Sister Patricia Fox’s remaining days as a legal visitor in the Philippines has begun.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Sunday that the 59-day period of the temporary visitor’s visa of Fox has begun.

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According to an order released by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday, Fox only has 59 days to stay in the country as a temporary visitor since the bureau had downgraded her visa.

BI Spokesperson Dana Sandoval said that the downgrade was necessary after Fox’s appeal to extend her missionary visa was denied.

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READ: BI downgrades Sister Fox’s missionary visa to temporary visitor’s visa

Last July, the BI ordered the deportation of the Australian missionary, a ruling which she appealed at efore the Department of Justice (DOJ)

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The DOJ said it would wrap up its review on the appeal of Fox in 30 days. /atm

READ: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1047598/doj-to-wrap-up-review-of-sister-foxs-appeal-in-30-days

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