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Hi! I would appreciate your inputs / suggestions on our situation.

My husband is scheduled to come visit me and also attend a religious convention later this month. He also already purchased a return ticket for October 15. We were hoping that by then, I would have my visa already and will be able to fly with him to the US. However, it turned out that my interview will be on exactly the date of his flight home. Good thing he didn't buy me a ticket yet.

Now the dilemma is in the fact that my husband wants to stay and wait until I get my visa, most likely the week after the interview, as is the trend. Unfortunately, the 15th would be his 20th day here. He can extend his visa by paying the extension fee at the Bureau of Immigration but he says exiting to either HK or SG would be a better idea...we could have fun instead of just giving the money to BoI. Has any of you tried this? We do plan to fly out before my interview because I realized they will be taking my passport after the interview to stamp the visa..so our plan is to fly out the week before my interview and then fly back in a couple days after.

I'm wondering if a couple of days in HK or SG would be enough for my husband to get a new "life" on his visa. If you've tried this or know much information about this, please do share. Thanks in advance! :-)

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Hi! I would appreciate your inputs / suggestions on our situation.

My husband is scheduled to come visit me and also attend a religious convention later this month. He also already purchased a return ticket for October 15. We were hoping that by then, I would have my visa already and will be able to fly with him to the US. However, it turned out that my interview will be on exactly the date of his flight home. Good thing he never bought my ticket yet.

Now the dilemma is in the fact that my husband wants to stay and wait until I get my visa, most likely the week after the interview, as is the trend. Unfortunately, the 15th would be his 20th day here. He can extend his visa by paying the extension fee at the Bureau of Immigration but he says exiting to either HK or SG would be a better idea...we could have fun instead of just giving the money to BoI. Has any of you tried this? We do plan to fly out before my interview because I realized they will be taking my passport after the interview to stamp the visa..so our plan is to fly out the week before my interview and then fly back in a couple days after.

I'm wondering if a couple of days in HK or SG would be enough for my husband to get a new "life" on his visa. If you've tried this or know much information about this, please do share. Thanks in advance! :-)

If he exits the country of course that voids his visa, and he gets a new "free" visa when he returns. But plane tickets are alot more expensive (300) at least to go to singapore than a visa extension fee. I believe his visa can be extended up to 59 days including the 21 initial days for free. Check with immigration. Even if its not free it wont cost more than a couple thousand peso.

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