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Investor and Retirement Visas in the Philippines
Philippines Treaty Investor
Foreign investors are entitled to enter the Philippines as treaty investors provided that 1) the alien is a national of a country with which the Philippines has concluded a treaty of commerce and navigation that allows admission of treaty traders or investors; 2) the alien intends to carry on substantial trade between the Philippines and the country which he is a national; 3) the alien intends to develop or direct the operation of an enterprise in which he has invested a substantial amount of capital. "Substantial trade" refers to non-nationalized business with an investment of at least US$120,000. Volume of business is also a factor. At present, treaty investor status is granted only to citizens of the United States, Germany, and Japan and apply to the investor and employees acting in a supervisory or executive capacity.
Philippines Retirement Visa (SRRV)
Former Filipino Citizens and Foreign nationals except those classified as restricted by Department of Foreign Affairs and Bureau of Immigration. The applicant must be at least 35 years old with no criminal/derogatory record, willing to comply with the deposit/investment requirement and must be physically present in the Philippines.
Special Visas for Foreigners Allowing 100% Condo and Townhouse Ownership
Special visas are available to foreigners that allow complete ownership and control of Philippine condo and townhouse units. Qualifications for this visa are as follows:
You must be at least 35 years old
You should meet the bank deposit requirements which can be withdrawn at a later date for your investments.
The processing fee and the amount of the deposit/investment needed depends on whether or not you are married to a Filipino or former Filipino. This allows you almost all of the investment privileges of a Filipino citizen. For specifics on the program, check out the Philippine Retirement Authority website.
Non Quota Visa - 13A
The non Quota Visa or 13A is for the spouse of a Filipino citizen. To qualify for the 13A Visa, the applicant (spouse) must prove certain criteria.
Requirements for 13A Visa
Valid marriage with a Philippine citizen
The marriage is recognized as valid under existing Philippine laws
There is no record of any derogatory information against spouse in any local or foreign law enforcement agency
Spouse is not afflicted with any dangerous, contagious or loathsome disease
Spouse has sufficient financial capacity to support a family and will not become a public burden
Spouse was allowed entry into the Philippines and was authorized by Immigration authorities to stay
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