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Returning to America

If you follow this site from the conception, I was only 54 years old when I moved here. I was a Project Manager in the residential architecture field. When the financial crisis started, the fist affected was the housing industry and then the home loan industry. At that time, I had filed for Elena’s Fiancée Visa and we were waiting for its approval. Well one day, the developer I was working for laid off 97% of their...

Tourist Visa Fees Increased

For anyone who has been here in the Philippines for a while and still on a tourist visa you know about how the fees at Bureau of Immigration are always changing. When I first moved here, if you waited for your visa extension to be processed, you were charged a 500-peso “Express Line Fee.” This is something they never asked you if you wanted, they just charged you. Then they made the Express Line fee mandatory. Recently...

Types of Visas to Live in the Philippines

Many readers here are looking to move to and live in the Philippines. I am sure many of you have researched the hows and whys of moving here but I thought it might be of interest to those who has not. The information I will give will be as accurate as I can find, but realize the laws here change and some of my research might be out dated. So I suggest you verify this information yourself before making the big plunge. Citizens...