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Philippines reports record numbers of retirement visa applications

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:21 am
by Kung-fu Hillbilly
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5 Sep 2019


The visa programme for retirees from overseas is friendlier and less draconian than those in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, as the qualifications required are far less complicated.


The total was 6,437, a 10 per cent increase over 2017’s figures, with this year’s numbers expected to raise the total still higher. Since 1987, 63,538 visas have been granted to expat retirees looking to create a better and less expensive lifestyle for themselves in a welcoming country. It’s not just elderly incomers who’re benefiting, as the increased overall spend from retirees is boosting revenues in a country still considered as impoverished

The visa programme for retirees from overseas is friendlier and less draconian than those in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, as the qualifications required are far less complicated. The programme itself is far from new, with the qualifying age a relatively low 35 years.

In 2018, Chinese incomers made up 40 per cent of the total, with South Korean expats accounting for 21 per cent. American retirees totalled just 4.7 per cent, and no-one’s as yet counted the numbers of British expats arriving from Thailand.

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Re: Philippines reports record numbers of retirement visa applications

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:14 pm
by tireswang
It is not more fun in the Philippines,...unless you are a Koreano or Chinese. American Expats are looking for another place, and Cambodia was the place I chose. 13 years of duh Sillypines, was more than enough for me.

Re: Philippines reports record numbers of retirement visa applications

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:04 pm
by pissontheroof
tireswang wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:14 pm
It is not more fun in the Philippines,...unless you are a Koreano or Chinese. American Expats are looking for another place, and Cambodia was the place I chose. 13 years of duh Sillypines, was more than enough for me.
Thanx for the info ..

Re: Philippines reports record numbers of retirement visa applications

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:44 pm
by Element6
tireswang wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:14 pm
It is not more fun in the Philippines,...unless you are a Koreano or Chinese. American Expats are looking for another place, and Cambodia was the place I chose. 13 years of duh Sillypines, was more than enough for me.
Out of interest why not? I always found Phil to be a great place to visit and it looked like it would be a nice place to live.

Re: Philippines reports record numbers of retirement visa applications

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:50 pm
by whatwat
I thought to get a retirement visa you needed some cash or an income?

Re: Philippines reports record numbers of retirement visa applications

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:06 am
by tireswang
You do need some $ and "proof" to get a retirement visa in Pi...and even though there may less stringent rules and easier than getting one in Thailand, it is not a picnic obtaining a resident visa in Pi....and it is Not more fun in Pi...and I do Not recommend Pi. as an Alternative to Thailand.