Dumaguete Info Search


What visa

Discussion in 'Expat Section' started by Ozzyguy, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Ozzyguy

    Ozzyguy DI Member

    Messages:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Occupation:
    Almost retired
    Location:
    Perth
    Ratings:
    +195 / 90
    Blood Type:
    I don't know.
    What visa am I better on and why. Any info will be great.

    Balikbayan
    13a
    Other

    Back ground
    Married to Filipina.
    Wife is duel citizen, Philippines / Aust
    Plan is to come for a year see how it works out.
    Income from Aust
    Australian tax resident
    Will exit serval times a year
    Plan to travel later this year.
     
  2. Best Answer:
    Post #2 by you_have_been_removed, Mar 7, 2021 (5 points)
  3. you_have_been_removed

    you_have_been_removed DI Member

    Messages:
    198
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Ratings:
    +194 / 47
    Best Answer
    As of now, there is no visa on arrival, so either way its a trip to the embassy for you
    if you will drop anchor here, I would suggest now you have some time to go and do the 13a in your country now and get it behind you and out of the way (will be a lot less messy in terms of requirements if you do it there)

    you could just get a straight-up tourist visa (9a) but you will still have to do the extensions as per normal every 59 days, and if you plan on leaving a few times a year like you say then currently you will have to apply for tourist visas again from your next country

    again the balikbayan privilege is on hold now too, and who knows when they will relax that and indeed the visa on arrival that was on offer up to the pandemic

    I would suggest doing the 13a now in your country, then they will give you a sealed envelope that you take to the BI at Intramuros, when you get here
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  4. Smally

    Smally DI Member Showcase Reviewer

    Messages:
    83
    Trophy Points:
    50
    Ratings:
    +124 / 16
    Blood Type:
    I don't know.
    Please remember that if you get your 13A visa in Australia you will have to arrive into the Philippines within 6 months of it being granted or it will expire. I know because it happened to me.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. Rye83

    Rye83 with pastrami Admin Secured Account Highly Rated Poster SC Connoisseur Veteran Army

    Messages:
    12,251
    Trophy Points:
    451
    Occupation:
    FIRE
    Location:
    Valencia
    Ratings:
    +14,935 / 3,612
    Blood Type:
    O+
    There is an investment visa (SIRV). I believe you have to invest 70k USD in philippine stocks or approved government projects. Unlimited entry/exit so long as you maintain that amount. No woman, employer, school or retirement agency can hold the visa over your head and you can also benefit from capital gains. With the local economy being in the shitter and covid vaccines on the horizon it may be a great time to invest.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. Notmyrealname

    Notmyrealname DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer

    Messages:
    3,816
    Trophy Points:
    341
    Ratings:
    +4,346 / 2,412
    Is this off-topic - you decide!

    Many countries offered (some are currently on hold) special Visas for some form of cash and a few new ones are joining that band in view of the pandemic. It will be interesting to see how many countries try to encourage ex-pats to come there, to help rebuild damaged economies.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Rye83

    Rye83 with pastrami Admin Secured Account Highly Rated Poster SC Connoisseur Veteran Army

    Messages:
    12,251
    Trophy Points:
    451
    Occupation:
    FIRE
    Location:
    Valencia
    Ratings:
    +14,935 / 3,612
    Blood Type:
    O+
    I think it is a good idea for countries to do. I'm seriously considering the SIRV right now. I think the economy is sh*t here and can't do anything but recover. There is obvious risk investing in developing economies but I feel given the circumstances it is worth the risk. Now if only I could find a trustworthy financial institute in the country that has experience in dealing with SIRV visas.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Ozzyguy

    Ozzyguy DI Member

    Messages:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Occupation:
    Almost retired
    Location:
    Perth
    Ratings:
    +195 / 90
    Blood Type:
    I don't know.
    Thanks all, as I have time up my sleeve may be best to start the 13a process and get everything ready but not submit it to I know a date to leave.

    With the SIRV dose buying property come under that investment?
    Im not buying at the moment just curious and seams to be some bargains around at the moment.
     
  9. you_have_been_removed

    you_have_been_removed DI Member

    Messages:
    198
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Ratings:
    +194 / 47
    you are a foreigner, you cant strictly own anything, in the real sense or ownership
    https://visasphilippines.com/philip...nal, who is,he has not been institutionalized
     
  10. you_have_been_removed

    you_have_been_removed DI Member

    Messages:
    198
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Ratings:
    +194 / 47
    I have been doing the AXA lark for 9.5 years now (pay 20k for the first 5 years then its invested for the next 5 years), should get the return in January 2022 ( I figure I will just get back my investment, and that fine too as just didn't want to lose the principle), so if get back what I actually put in then I'm happy
    I did two of them one for each of my kids

    in the meantime, the wife opened a metro sec trading account just f
    und it with our Metrobank account and now we do it all ourselves, I confess to knowing nothing about trading /stocks but I know enough about San Miguel and Robinsons, Jollibee, and another few biggies to know they are going nowhere anytime soon, so that's where we put our money and its strictly long term (minimum 10 years), so what we used to put into the axa every month (500 US dollars) we now buy the equivalent in shares every month. so I guess I could try to see about that visa and use all them monies/shares to see if I can get that visa
    I'm not in the Philippines long enough in any stretch to get the 13a, and a nuisance to be dealing with that immigration there in that satellite office (not the staff per se), just the whole mumbo jumbo

    The Philippines is going nowhere anytime soon (but do learn mandarin for the lifers here), not whilst they have to hands to put up and out
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. OzeMike

    OzeMike DI Forum Adept

    Messages:
    294
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Dumaguete
    Ratings:
    +433 / 24
    Blood Type:
    O+
    I got a 13A in Oz with my first Filipina wife. One big adavantage doing it overseas is it is permanent on arrival in Phils no one year temporary status.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
Loading...