Expats

Medical

Medical InsuranceMedical insurance for Expat workers in the Philippines are plenty. You have individual plans, family plans and even special travel insurances for expat workers in the Philippines.Read more ...Medical CareAn expat medical care need in the Philippines has been fulfilled by international insurance companies, much like in some place else. Local health insurance providers...

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Finances and Jobs

Cost of Living  If you are thinking about moving to Dumaguete it is important to find accommodations that will suite your needs. If you only plan on staying short term your best bet is to rent a hotel, beach resort or apartment complex that caters to short term stays. For information on short term stays...

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Getting Around

Vehicle InsuranceIt is required that even expatriates get a driver's license in the Philippines in order to drive. After getting the license a car insurance is another concern that should be addressed. It is best to get a comprehensive car insurance policy.Read more ...Learning the LanguageA Westener in the Philippines or a fellow Asian or...

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General Information

Before Making the MoveTake time to research the costs of living in the Philippines before deciding to settle in the country. Know the costs of the household items and the housing.Read more ...Adapting to the Filipino CultureLiving in the Philippines is one of the most amazing decisions you could make in your life. Being able...

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Accommodations

Tips on RentingApartments for rent are a fast growing business option in cities in the Philippines. They especially thrive where industries are located. But how feasible really is the business of renting out apartment units? One has to consider the market for apartments, the design of the units, and the acceptable monthly rates for a...

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Visas

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...

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An Expat Family’s To Do List in the PhilippinesAn expat family can do many things as they settle in the Philippines. An expat family can strengthen family bonds during their transition in the Philippines. The first few months of an expat family in the Philippines is important to settling in. Choosing the Right House, Every Expat’s IssueThere are many choices to make for an expat in choosing a house to live in. An expat must consider security and other issues involved in choosing the right house for the whole family.
Having a Temporary Housing for an ExpatBeing an expat in the Philippines is an exciting chapter in life. Finding temporary housing is necessary since the transition time may take longer that planned. Finding the right temporary housing for the family is an expat’s concern that can be solved easily. Expat Life in the Philippines: A Royalty TreatmentHow delightful is expat life in the Philippines? It is often nothing short of getting royal treatment daily. The truest meaning of being a guest—that’s what expat life is all about in this country.
Local Hobbies for Expats in the PhilippinesExpat life can be more colorful if we use the unique aspects of the native culture. We don’t have to go deep into the intricacies of it all; we just have to roam around, watch the surroundings, meet new friends, and try things for ourselves. Then expat life ceases to be “expat” anymore. Two C’s for Expats: Climate and ClothingThe Philippines is a tropical country with two types of climates – dry and rainy. Expats settling in the Philippines must know the right kind of clothing to wear to be comfortable especially on hot dry days. Conservative and decent clothing are recommended for expats to wear during their stay in the Philippines to show respect and be respected also by the Filipinos.
Telephone Issues for an Expat in the PhilippinesHaving a telephone line in the Philippines, both landline and cellular, is a necessity for an expat. Various telephone companies and accounts are readily available as long as an expat has the required documents on hand while applying for a telephone service. Shopping in the Philippines as an ExpatAn expat may need many things while settling in the Philippines for the first time. The malls and department stores in the Philippines are the great places to go shopping for the needs and wants of an expat.
Money Matters of an Expat in the PhilippinesMoney is an important issue for an expat settling in the Philippines. The Philippines has many international and local banks as well as moneychangers whose service an expat can services. It is important to note that inquiring first with any bank and moneychanger in the Philippines is necessary so that an expat will know which institution can give the best deal. Expats and the Filipino CultureExpats in the Philippines know that living with the Filipino people can be a wonderful experience. You will truly feel wanted and appreciated especially if you learn to adapt to the Filipino culture. Expats will observe that there is a huge degree of tolerance of other cultures and a willingness to accept other peoples practices.

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