Today, we heard from Cefely regarding her plans to move back to the Philippines with her American husband.
Here is Cefely’s e-mail to us:
hello, i am a filipina and my husband is american and we plan to move to philippines for good.
do my husband pay anything? or put money in bank 50thusand dollar something to show in immigration so he, can stay for long in philippines?
Hello Cefely, and thank you for writing in with your question.
Basically, Cefly, there are a number of options for you and your husband to consider. For a permanent stay in the Philippines, your husband can get:
- A 13(a) Resident Visa. This will allow him to liver permanently in the Philippines. There is no requirement to deposit any money in order to get the Visa. However, he is required to show that he has an ongoing means of support. So, he can have a stash of money in the bank, he could show his ongoing social security, pension, or some other money that comes in on a regular basis to satisfy this requirement.
- An SRRV visa. This is the Special Retiree’s Resident Visa, which also would offer your husband a permanent stay in the Philippines. For this Visa, you husband would be required to deposit between $10,000 to $50,000 in a Philippine bank account. The amount of deposit is depending on his age.