Last week, I continued answering income tax-related questions that frequently pop up this time of year. While it’s the “stuff” that FAQs are made of, there are enough twists and changes from year to year to preclude anything but the most general and open-ended FAQ file. This week, I’ll speak to: THE BIG QUESTION! The […]
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!
Shipping containers. Tax exemptions. One of the questions that comes up when you start thinking about moving to the Philippines permanently is: what do you do with all your stuff? Over the years, most of us accumulate large quantities of furniture, appliances, electronics, books, tools, etc. Do we store it? Give it to the Salvation […]
I’ve been reading a number of posts on here and in the forum recently about visas and the ACR card. I previously covered my 13a visa application in an article in July and I wanted to use this article to clear up a matter of confusion about the ACR: It is NOT your visa, but […]
A few months ago I wrote about renewing my United States Passport which was due to expire on Christmas Eve December 24th 2010. (The State Department is still laughing about that one) When I received my new one I noticed that all my Philippines Immigration stamps were now on the expired passport, and my new […]
A lot of European countries, particularly the United Kingdom have a long tradition of their Citizens becoming expats. What is an expat? Well, it is somebody like me, a person who goes and lives in a country other than that of which they are a citizen of. Americans, like me, don’t do this with nearly […]
Remember a couple of weeks ago when I wrote about a friend who was trying to open a bank account here in the Philippines? My friend was having problems opening an account because he is living here on a Balikbayan Visa. Although the law does not require it, many Philippine Banks require that a foreigner […]