Do you know about the 13G visa?@Bud Brown. -Retired in the Philippines. October 11, 2020

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There are several ways to get a permanent resident visa. This little known one seems to be the best for us.
Check out these links for more info on retiring in the Philippines.
Philippine Retirement Authority
Different types of Retirement visas
The Expat Answer man
Philippine Consulate Info about the 13G visa
Go here to see our love story (Drama) on Philippine TV GMA
Go here to see our interview on Rated k-ABS-CBN

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I am a retired sixth grade teacher from California who is presently living in the Philippines with my wife and two dogs. These videos aim to be entertaining, inspiring and motivating for people who are tired of the rat race and want to live a simple, yet rewarding life. My passions are studying and learning languages and helping people in any way I can.
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  1. Thanks for the information on visas. I am in the process of getting my permanent visa to live here. Where I live, I can not give to the poor as they line up waiting for me.

  2. A 13G Visa is a Philippine Visa that allows for permanent residence in the Philippines. It is for a Former Philippine Citizen. It also is for the spouse and minor children of a former Citizen of the Philippines.Oct 1, 2018

  3. Thanks very much for all the information and links. Now I can finally find the information I’ve been looking for. I’m sure you know how things work. You ask 10 different people and get 10 different answers. This video is much appreciated. God bless and stay safe.

  4. I will mention Manila is very backed up on processing visas due to CV19 so expect delays. My 13 a is taking a very long time. I have JR Coco working for me in Cebu. They handled the process very well during the lockdown as my deadline was fast approaching.

  5. We did get my bride a dual citizenship. It was a process for sure. What is they sat age is only a number. Well I tell ya 72 feels nothing like 27 did. πŸ˜– That looks like the same McDolakds that John hung around at. He has grown a lot by now I’m sure. Best wishes Bob.

  6. Bud you have missed one other class of visa that is much cheaper if you are married or in a defacto relationship with a Filipino citizen or Filipino that has lost their citizenship like Gloria that is a Balikbayan Visa which is free for one year you must apply as you enter the country and the foreign partner and or children must enter the country with the Filipino partner to receive it. It can be extended in 6 month blocks up to 3 years and can be extended longer by providing further documentation.

  7. You look so nice in the Hawaiian shirts and I love it when you make the trike burn rubber..I love the rain bud. The SSRV for a vet is a good deal I just found that out its $3500 yes and one of the bloggers in Dunagette has the agents name for a painful transaction.

  8. Thanks a lot Bud for your latest information. My wife had to retain her Philippine Citizenship
    It took us a year time finely june 2019 took the Oath of the Legions at the Embassy upon our visit to P.I. BI gave me and my Son Balikbayan visa valid for 1 full year.
    Now we await to return back to Philippines asap its safer for us to return home to iLoiLo.

    We appreciate from you always your videos and topics πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡§

  9. I’m living with my fiance on Luzon and moving to Duma as soon as things open up. She tried to have her birth certificate changed and we couldn’t believe how complicated and expensive it would be so she just got a new one. We will be applying for my 13a any time now after we are married. It will make things easier all around

  10. Glad you and Gloria are getting the visa you need, good luck Bud by the way my wife is a duel citizen and I have the 13 A love it here in Dumaguete πŸ™ƒ

  11. Always fun to watch your travels and how your day unfolds Bud. Don’t think I’ll live to see the Philippines again under the current state of affairs so you & others are the closest I think I’ll get. Thumbs up! Don Jenny & Asia

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