In my opinion, for those who qualify, a Resident Visa is the best way to go! Generally, it takes only a week or two for your visa to be approved, and then you have six months to enter the Philippines, and live here for good! If your spouse is a Philippine Citizen, or a former Citizen of the Philippines, you can qualify.Owing to its position at the crossroads of several foreign trade routes, the country has earned a vast diversity of cultures and religions, of which Christianity predominates, a legacy of over 300 years under the Spanish Empire and 40 under the United States (in fact, the Philippines is the largest Christian-majority country in Asia and, until East Timor's independence, the only one), with Islam a distant second and Buddhists, animists and others filling the gaps.Classified as one of the developing nations of the world, the Philippines has been experiencing political instability, poverty, and a population growing at an extremely fast rate.
Bob is an American who has lived permanently in Mindanao since May 2000.Great atmosphere, girls, delicious food and inexpensive – even has it’s own David Hasslehoff (angry version) look-alike!), is a Southeast Asian country with an amalgamation of Malay, Chinese, and Spanish roots and cultures on the western end of the Pacific Ocean.The only requirement is that once per year (in January/February) you are required to check-in at the Bureau of Immigration office.As I mentioned earlier in this article, your ability to get a Resident Visa (13 Series) is based on being Married to a Philippine Citizen (13A) or a former Philippine Citizen (13G).