Come to the Philippines. But Arrive Rude… You Lose Dude!

Immigration. A much heated topic of debate these days in the United States. Actually, for well over 40 years now. They just can’t seem to fix the problem of illegal immigration. I’m leaning heavily on the idea that they really don’t want to because there seems to be an entire industry that makes money on […]

Permanent Residency in Philippines – Annual Reporting

The Annual Report Once again, it was time to report to our local BI office for my Annual Report requirement. As a “permanent resident” and an ACR-I Card holder (which states permanent), a holder of this status is required to physically report annually to their local BI office, during the first 8 weeks of the […]

A New Stance on Philippines Immigration

Taken from the SUN STAR Cagayan de Oro By Alyssa C. Clenuar Wednesday, August 20, 2014 FOREIGNERS, who want to stay in the Philippines, whether as tourists or immigrants, will now be required of their biometrics. Under the Comprehensive Alien Mapping Program or the Alien Registration Project created by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the […]

[Before Paradise] A Legal Resident of the Philippines!

I just dozed off into my Saturday afternoon nap when there was a loud knock on the door. I looked out the window and saw a Post Office delivery truck parked in front of the house. The postman was at my door and holding a really large envelope – I knew it was my Permanent […]

[Before Paradise] Time For Paperworks!

Now that the dust has settled after closing the sale of the home and getting everything packed and shipped, it’s time to get the ‘paperworks’ in order to apply for my permanent resident visa. Many expats may initially choose to go live in the Philippines under a Section 9 series visa (non-immigrant visas) which is really designed […]