The last trip I went to Philippines with my family was in Dec 2009.
We stayed for 25 days, thus needed to extent the pass for at a total cost of more than PHP12,000 even though it was for additional of 4 days.
We learnt later that since my wife is Filipina, we could apply for the "Balikbayan pass".
We are going to Philippines again end of the year.
What are the legal documents we need to bring with us to show the immegration officer at the entry point so that we can stay longer than 21 days without extenting our passes.