REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1393 : PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES : CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1393
AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE ENTRY INTO THE PHILIPPINES AS INTERNATIONAL TRADERS OF NATIONALS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Section 1. Upon a basis of reciprocity, a national of the United States and the spouse and children of any such national, if accompanying or following to join him, may, if otherwise eligible for a visa and if otherwise admissible under Commonwealth Act Numbered Six hundred thirteen, otherwise known as the Philippine Immigration Act of Nineteen hundred forty, as amended, be considered to be classifiable as a non-immigrant under section nine (d) of said Act if entering (a) solely to carry on substantial trade principally between the Philippines and the United States, or (b) solely to develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which he has invested, or of an enterprise in which he is actively in the process of investing, a substantial amount of capital.chanrobles virtualaw library
Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: August 29, 1955.