BI eases requirements on Filipinos marrying abroad
Filipinos who want to meet with or marry their foreign partners abroad now have fewer departure requirements, according to the Bureau of Immigration.
Citing a letter from Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) chair Romulo Arugay, the BI said Filipino fiancés, spouses and other partners of foreign nationals holding tourist or other limited period of stay visas are no longer required to undergo the CFO guidance and counseling program (GCP).
The GCP was initially a requirement for Filipinos with foreign partners departing to meet or marry abroad.
The BI said CFO’s latest rule easing departure requirements for Filipinos with foreign partners took effect on Sept. 3.