are some frequently asked questions
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I am an
American citizen and plan to visit the Philippines. What visa will I
can visit for 21 days on just your passport as an American citizen with
a return or onward ticket. (This is seldom checked but is a
requirement.) Be advised, do not over stay. If you intend to remain for
a longer period, you can extend every 30 or 59 days right here in
Olongapo at Immigrations on 7th street. Multiple entry visas and
Balikbayan visas are issued with a validity of 1 year. You can apply for
the issuance of multiple Re-entry Permit and Special Return Certificate
for P2,880 a year while a Balikbayan visa is for Free.
wife is a former Filipino citizen, but has acquired U.S. citizenship
while Residing abroad. What visas will we need to live in the
will need a 13 (a) based on being married to a Filipina, and she can be
a dual citizen in the Philippines . We have the forms for this in the
RAO Subic Bay. She may enter the Philippines as a tourist using her U.S.
passport and register as a dual citizenship right away. Any magistrate
can take her oath of allegiance. You should get the 13 (a) prior to
leaving the states at any Philippine consulate. It's easier and much
have children by my Filipina wife. We plan to live in the Philippines.
What visas will my children require?
born of an American father and Filipina mother can enter as tourists
using their US passports and extend, if necessary, while waiting to get
“dual recognition” or if desired, they may register as “dual
citizens”. This way they are Americans when in the USA and recognized
as Filipinos while in the Philippines. They can enter the USA on their
American passports and enter the Philippines with the letter of dual
recognition. This letter should be kept in their passports.
coming to live in the Philippines . I have a dog and would like to bring
it with me. What do I need to do?
for an import permit with the Animal Health Division (AHD), Bureau of
Animal Industry (BAI) by writing a letter addressed to the BAI director.
See also, Bringing Pets and
Animals to the Philippines.
What is the
longest time I can stay in the Philippines?
You can come and stay 21 days on just your passport. You can then extend
out 56 days at a time up to a year. Then you must leave the country for
48 hours and start all over. This method can get expensive for
extensions, plane tickets, hotel rooms etc. you do have the choice to
get a resident visa and stay up to 10 years. All you need do is apply
for it. The (ACR-I card) as it is commonly called, is a credit card size
card carried in your wallet.
is the amount of retired pay that I will need to reside in the
Philippines? Will p2 million be sufficient to build a 2 story, 4 bed
room, and 2 bath house?
million can build you a very nice house depending on the area you reside
and cost of labor and materials. $1,200.00-1,500.00 should be enough to
get by nicely depending on the budget you set for yourself. Keep in mind
that things are going up here in the Philippines as in all countries
with the high prices of oil.
I decide to retire to the Philippines can I bring my household goods
with me? And how much it will cost in taxes?
you retire and come to the Philippines to live and want to bring your
house whole goods. You must first get a resident visa for the
Philippines and there will be little hassle with customs. Note! Do
not bring a car, truck, van or motor cycle. Taxes are 100-125% of the
original price and up!