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So, you are thinking of moving to the Philippines? That’s great, that is actually what this website is all about. If you want to make the move, there is much to learn to do it right! There is also much to consider.
You must consider what type of visa you will get that will allow you to live in the Philippines. How will you move your things? How long can you stay in the country, based on your visa type? How much money do you need to live comfortably in the Philippines? These questions are just the beginning.
Don’t worry, though, I can help you!
I made the move way back in the year 2000, and I know the ins and outs of doing it.
I have 3 different ways that I can offer to help you:
I can offer you a ton of free information through this website. There are more than 4,000 articles on the site regarding moving to the Philippines, and the lifestyle here. Just do some browsing, searching or take the time to read the whole site! It is free and you will never be charged for the information that is on this site.
I wrote a book that concisely answer the most common questions about moving to the Philippines. I literally get dozens of emails every single day of people asking the same questions that you have in mind, and I put these questions into book format so that I can help people make the move successfully. You can get my book, How to Move to the Philippines Manual at my Expat Island Bookstore. The book is available in paperback or eBook format. The book is also available on Amazon. If you have other questions beyond what is covered in the book, I am happy to answer those questions for those who purchased the book. I will answer via email. The book is available in Paperbark or eBook.
One on one Consulting
I am offering Relocation Consulting Services where we can speak over the phone or via the Internet, and also give you unlimited email access to me for such advice and consulting. For my 30 day consulting package, I want to give you a special $50 off coupon. If you are interested, you can go here, and in your checkout just enter the coupon code “MovingSoon” and you will get $50 off! This coupon only applies to the 30 Day Consulting package, if you see a different package that would be more suitable for you, go for it, but the discount only applies to the 30 day package. You can sign up for my relocation consulting service by clicking here.
My advice can save you many times the cost of the books or consulting! In fact, I can save you thousands of dollars in sending your household goods alone!
I look forward to assisting you in any way that you feel is best for you.
Whichever method you choose, I hope that you have a happy and successful move to and life in the Philippines!
Hi Bob. I can fully recommend moving to the Philippines.
Very tough for the first few months but well worth it.
Has literally taken me 3-4 years to sort out everything here.
Visas, where to live and so on. Just last week I became a permenant resident here.
Frustrating and challenging at times but way better than Australia. Hopefully this country never becomes like America and Australia where you have to wear a hi-vis jacket just to collect your mail, to stay safe!
It does take time to adjust. It is worth the effort fir those who are willing.
hi-vis jacket to collect your mail to stay safe? I hope thats hyperbole. Have you ever lived in the U.S Adam or are you refferring to Australia?
Lived in Australia for 39 years. Was over exaggerating slightly in regards to the hi-vis jacket, but nearly all workers wear them now and everything there is about safety, safety, safety.
Similar in America I hear from Americans living here
I have been enjoying the paperback book version of ” How To Move To The Philippines Manual “. Although it is not being marketed as a ” Tourist ” or ” Visitor ” book, there is a lot of useful information in it that could apply.
E books are nice but there are times I prefer the real thing. Read it anywhere and no need to worry about a ” Lo Batt ” condition.
Many thanks for making a printed version available Bob.
Thanks for your “review” Bob.. always appreciated!
Bob, Did you receive my question about the manual? It was asking if the eBook can be read on a laptop or needs a special eBook Reader.
Hi Steve, this is the first time I’ve received that question. The book can be read on any type of computer as long as it can read a PDF file. Anything with Adobe Reader can do that. I hope this helps. Thank you.
I paid for the eBook version. Will I get a link for a download?
A download link was emailed to you immediately after your paid. If you did not see it in your inbox, please check your SPAM folder. If you don’t have it, please let me know and I will email you a copy of the book
Thank you for your purchase.
Thanks Bob, it was indeed in the trash can. Have now downloaded it, cheers.
Thanks Roy, glad that you got the download!