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Living in the Philippines as an expatriate

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Driver's License

My husband has 2 driver's license a German one and an International driver's license, we are staying here in the Philippines for one year. Since he is only allowed to drive 90 days. What is your ...
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Philippines work visa: is it up to the company to do the application or can I do it by myself?

I'm from the EU and I'm planning to move to Manila and to find a job there. As far as I understand, I need a job contract and then I need to apply for a 9(G) visa. I tried to do some research, but I'...
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Overstayed 2 years in the Philippines but want to stay here permanently

I'm a US citizen who moved here 2 years ago when I was 18 to be with my girlfriend. My visa has long expired because I never had the funds to pay for the extension fees when I needed to. Now, I have ...
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How to pursue my IT career in the Philippines? [closed]

I am a software developer with a year of experience in Full Stack Web Development and Android Development. Because of some reasons, I wish to travel to the Philippines and work there. I have applied ...
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Are all modern TVs dual voltage? Moving from Asia to Mexico

I'm living in the Philippines right now. A month ago we moved to another house that does not have a TV included, so I was thinking of buying one. But we are planing to move to Mexico in a year, and it ...
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Wife issued short-term visa for residence in Spain as spouse of EU citizen

I'm a British citizen and my wife is Filipina. She received a visa so that she can come and join me in Spain and live here with me, as is her right as the spouse of an EU citizen. She made it clear ...
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Ex-pats in the Philippines and the 'Real Property Tax'

I've recently heard about the 'Real Property Tax' in the Philippines. It appears to be a tax based on value of owned 'real property' that goes to the local government. Unfortunately I can't really ...
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Useing Medicare benefits while living abroad

Is it possible to keep and use Medicare benefits while living abroad in the Philippines? I'm permanently disabled and collecting Social Security.
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Digital nomad on tourist visa with registered business - registered citizen where?

So I want to become a digital nomad next March in the Philippines. I'm also working on a startup with a few Filipinos, with whom we already won Startup Weekend Manila and so far it seems promising. We'...
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Expat-friendly local bank in the Philippines?

I've been banking with BDO for a while, but I've found their service to be fraught with red tape and charges for very minor services. Just now, I was trying to move to a new branch. Going to a branch ...
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Buying “cold climate” vegetables in Manila?

For people coming from colder countries, there are certain vegetables used in typical national dishes, which only grow in colder climates. For example, most Brassicas only grow in cold climes, and ...
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Can I support a political candidate as a non-citizen in The Philippines?

The congressional election is coming up soon and I'd really like to see certain candidates win because I feel that their plans for my district are more sensible than others. I own property within ...
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How do I notify the Philippine Bureau Of Immigration of my new address?

I've gone to the BI and obtained my ACR I-Card, but I've subsequently moved. Do I just need to go back to the BI in order to register my change of address? Am I required to do so?