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Mountain View Condos

The Mountain View Condos are a respite from the hustle and bustle from busy Dumaguete City. Situated at 15 minutes from the city one can find comfortable accommodations and simple living here, while spending a well deserved break for 6 months in the Philippines. Quiet, Country Environment Open Second Floor Balconies Overlooking Pool & Mountains 4.5 Km from Robinson...
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Laws You Should Know About

Philippine Law
There are several laws you should know about in the Philippines that likely differ from laws your home country. Many of expat have found themselves in legal trouble (both criminal and civil) because of their ignorance from the law. Here is a list of laws that a person should know before relocating to the Philippines. Some of these are not heavily enforced but you should still take note as they cou...
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Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG)

The Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG) is for non-immigrant foreigners who employ 10 or more Filipinos in a legal and sustainable business in the Philippines. (See the attached check-list for a full list of requirements.) Currently you can only apply for this visa from the BoI Main Office in Manila according to the BoI website. To apply for this visa you will need to do the following: ...
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Student Visa – Study Abroad

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The Student Visa is a non-immigrant visa for foreign nationals wishing to go to a university, college or seminary in the Philippines. To apply for a student visa you must do the following: Download and print the CGAF. (I have attached this forum to this thread in our forum or you can download from the official BI Website.) Submit the documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Un...
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Special Resident Retirement Visa (SRRV)

Retirement
The Special Resident Retirement Visa (SRRV) is a retirement visa for foreign nationals. Benefits: Option to Retire Permanently • You may live, work and study in the Philippines Multiple Entry Privileges • You may travel outside the Philippines and re-enter anytime Exemptions from: • Income tax over your pension and annuities • Exit and re-entry permits of the Bureau of Immigration •...
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Quota Visa – (Immigrant Visa)

The Quota Visa is an immigrant visa for foreign nationals that are citizens of countries that have diplomatic ties with the Philippine that grant Filipinos the same immigration privileges under the principle of reciprocity. Each country will be granted up to 50 per calendar year. You can apply for this visa at the BoI Main Office in Manila according to the BoI website. To apply for the Quota Vi...
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Balikbayan Program – Free Visa

From the Philippines BoI: 1. Who are eligible under Balikbayan Program? A Balikbayan, who may be either one of the following: A Filipino citizen who has been continuously out of the Philippines for a period of at least one (1) year. A Filipino overseas worker; A former Filipino citizen and his family who had been naturalized in a foreign country and comes or returns to the Philippine...
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Marriage Visa – 13A (Immigrant Visa)

The 13A (Marriage Visa) is an immigrant visa is for the spouse or unmarried child (below 21) of a Filipino citizen. To apply for the marriage visa you will need to do the following: Download and print the CGAF. (I have these form(s) available on the Dumaguete Info Forums here or you can download it from the official BI Website.) Submit the documents for pre-screening to the Central Receivin...
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Long Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE)

The LSVVE is a tourist visa (non-immigrant visa) for temporary visitors to the Philippines who wish to stay for up to 6 months but would like to avoid the hassle of renewing their tourist visa every two months. Currently this can only be obtained through the Main BoI office in Manila according to the BoI website. To apply: Download and print the CGAF. (I have attached the form(s) to the Dumag...
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