I hear from a lot of people looking for a way to stay in the Philippines as basically a permanent resident. If you are married to a Philippine Citizen, or a former Citizen, it’s very easy to get a Resident Visa (13 series visa). If you are not married, it is very hard to get […]
Living in the Philippines with a Permanent Resident Visa
If you want to live in the Philippines, a permanent resident visa will make life simple! Read articles in this category to get all of the information you need!
Sometimes, the whole issue of citizenship can seem like a maze when you are involved with an cross-national marriage like I am, and many of the readers of this site are. When a Citizen of one country marries a Citizen of another country, things can get somewhat confusing! Perhaps the situation is most confusing when […]
When I moved here to the Philippines, I got a 13(g) visa, which is a resident visa that entitles me to live here permanently. It is a great visa for me, because I reside here, and I don’t travel outside the country. If I didn’t have a resident visa, I would be required to leave […]
Today, I learned something very important. It is also very good news from my perspective. We have talked a number of times on this blog about the (in)ability of foreigners to own land in the Philippines. It has always been my understanding that under no circumstances can a foreigner own land in the Philippines. The […]
Did you know that if you live here on a 13 series Visa, you have to go to the Bureau of Immigration and check in every year? That’s right, every year, in January of February, you are required to go to the Bureau of Immigration and check in, which means that you go, show your […]
Somebody e-mailed me last night asking a question about bringing their belongings with them when they come, and how much duty they will have to pay to the Philippine Customs for that. I am sorry, but right now I have lost your e-mail! I am in the middle of migrating to a new computer, and […]