Following Proclamation No. 297 lifting the Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) resumes face to face interviews for Spouse Visa applications (i.e. 13A,  TRV, etc.) effective 12 November 2023. The BI has previously suspended the face to face interview for said applications during the height of COVID-19 and instead required applicants to execute a signed and accomplished questionnaire.

With the face to face interviews resumed, the foreign applicant and the Filipino petitioner spouse are required to personally appear before the BI’s Hearing Officer in charge of the application where they shall be asked pertaining to the documents they have submitted in relation to their application. Applicants shall be given an appointment for the interview upon filing of the application.