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I have a friend who has a girlfriend in Cebu and he was asking about the requirements to become a resident of Pi    Do you still have to put up an amount of money in a Pi bank and what are the cost    He will be going to Cebu in Aug for 2 months  and back to US but when he retires he wants to stay in Pi  Thanks for any help or links to websites to help him    Norm

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Jim Sibbick

For his 2 month trip, just arrange a 59 day visa in advance. Make sure the return date is 59 days or less from arrival as a few days over will cost about P7000.

 

Yes, there are visas where you can deposit money. However, if he marries his girlfriend, he can live in the Philippines permanently on a 13a visa which requires no deposit.

 

Also, while he is working out what visa is best for him, he can live 2 years continuously as a tourist, so long as he pays his extensions.

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Nangulo

There are ways to do it with permanent visas - the SRRV is the one where you have to plop down a bunch of cash, although that's recently changed - depending on the individuals' retired situation and age.

 

http://www.pra.gov.ph/

 

He could marry her and apply for a 13(a) permanent visa.

 

http://immigration.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=35

 

There is a method for becoming a citizen.  It's quota-driven by country of nationality and restricted to 50 people per year per country.

 

http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=665&Itemid=103

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There is a method for becoming a citizen.  It's quota-driven by country of nationality and restricted to 50 people per year per country.

 

http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=665&Itemid=103

A quota visa is just that, a visa. It does not give citizenship.

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Nangulo

A quota visa is just that, a visa. It does not give citizenship.

 

Thanks, Larry.  If there was a 'doh!' emoticon, I'd have use it.  For some reason, cannot I edit my previous, erroneous, post.

 

Becoming a naturalized citizen is possible, but it's neither easy nor fast.  Located here:

 

http://immigration.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=206&Itemid=80

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Paul

Norman, please read the forum descriptions on the forum index page, prior to posting a topic.

The forum this thread was previously in, was for Forum (Operating) specific questions.

I have moved it to a more appropriate forum.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me, via PM (new members can PM staff), email, or by posting a related topic in the Forum Questions forum - ironically, where this thread was previously posted.

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