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Requirements and How-To Apply For A Philippines Visa For UK Citizens

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Learn the complete entry and travel requirements and how to apply for a Philippines visa for UK citizens. The Philippines is one of the easiest countries for UK citizens to obtain tourist and long-term resident visas. The visa application process for British citizens is simple, fast, and easy.

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(@Colin J. Smith)
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: British national, currently on a 30day visit visa in the Philippines.
I have a child whose mother is a Filipino national, residing in the Philippines, he has dual nationality (British/Filipino) Can I apply for a retirement visa?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Colin,

The fact your child and their mother have Filipino citizenship has no bearing on a retirement visa in the Philippines. As a UK citizen, you are eligible for the SRRV (Special Resident Retirement Visa) if you meet the age and financial requirements. Were you thinking of applying for a marriage visa instead?

Respectfully,

Marco


   
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(@Brian Corrigan)
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does the uk have military ties with the Philippines? I am 78 years of age ex Royal Navy 10 years retired and looking for a cheap residency visa. If possible what are the conditions of the visa?


   
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 Adam
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Hi I’m looking for some help with a tourist visa, I’m a UK citizen and want to know my options for extension upon arrival. How does that work?


   
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Hi Adam,

You are in luck; the United Kingdom is one of the 157 countries that get visa-free entrance into the Philippines. You are allowed 30 days visa-free on arrival, then can extend 29 days on a visa waiver at a Bureau of Immigration office. After 59 days, you can extend up to 6 months at a time for three years.

Here are the step-by-step instructions for the visa extension process.

If you prefer us to handle the process and save you the hassle of dealing with the Bureau of Immigration, reach out to us.

https://nomadicfire.com/philippines-visa-consultation

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Brian,

Happy New Year. The UK military does have ties with the Philippines, meaning you qualify for the cheaper SRRV Expanded Courtesy, provided you were honorably discharged.

If you would like help with your SRRV application and avoid the hassles of dealing with the Philippine Immigration Bureaucracy, let's talk.

https://nomadicfire.com/philippines-visa-consultation

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@Mark Stewart)
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Hi, I am considering to move the Philippines to be with my partner (Filipino), what should I have to do? Please note that I am British national, unemployed (difficult finding a job in UK) and profoundly deaf.

Is there any disabilities benefits to support me for living because I am profoundly deaf and IBD? I noticed there is 'Person with Disability', I am not sure if I am entitled to it because I am foreigner.

Is there any advices about moving to the Philippines? Also what is the best way to find a job there too?

Which shall I apply correct Visa too? I am staying under 30 days free Visa to start with in May 2023 and will considering to extend to living there when I am at there.

I also having medication treatment (Infusion for IBD) every 4 weeks in UK, how that is work for in the Philippines? and do I need to get medical insurance for this?

I am more happy for you to email me to discussion about this.

Looking forward to your message soon.


   
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Hi Mark,

Thanks for reaching out. For your trip in May, don't forget you need an onward travel ticket dated no more than 30 days from arrival. Even if you plan to stay longer than 30 days, you must show a flight out before that date. Stupid bureaucracy, I know. One recommendation is to get a "rented flight reservation" for $14 from this website.

For your other questions on the ability to work, the specific visa required, and health insurance, these are detailed questions that will depend on your particular situation. You can get a one-hour 1-on-1 consultation with a Philippine Immigration Specialist provide a customized, detailed plan to help you move to the Philippines.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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 Liz
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Hi. I have a British partner and we are currently here in the United Kingdom. We plan to come back in the Philippines this October, he already visited Philippines last April for 30 days free visa. Does he need to apply for a tourist visa or he can get another 30 days free visa again on arrival? Thanks.


   
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Hi Liz,

The Philippines has a very easy visa policy for UK citizens. He can get another 30 days visa-free when he arrives.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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(@Kaarina)
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Hi,
My father in law would like to retire to the Philippines, he is currently living in the UK. He is over 65, a British national and has the funds.
I emailed the embassy who directed me to the PRA site for the SRRV and it looks like he will be fine to go for the Smile Visa.
I have emailed the PRA to ask for more information, but whilst I wait I wanted to know a bit more about the process.
I can see the form which needs to be filled in but am unsure of where to look at on how to book him into a medical.
Once the form is filled, medical and police clearance (I assume this would be a DBS) are complete what do we do from there?


   
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Hi Kaarina,

Any particular reason you like the SMILE? That program was really targeted toward younger (35 - 50) retirees. The CLASSIC is going to be cheaper for him and doesn't lock up the $20,000 deposit in a bank.

You can read about the SRRV process and programs on these two articles.

SRRV Program Overview and Updates
SRRV Visa Requirements and Process

Additionally, I offer PRA accredited Visa Specialists ready to help cut through the government red tape, simplify his immigration process, and make obtaining his SRR visa easier.

There are two options for assistance:

Do-it-yourself Visa Application with our help- This option is for the DIY-type that doesn't mind the paperwork and dealing with government bureaucracy. A Visa Specialist will provide a one-hour consultation where you can ask questions, learn the pitfalls to avoid, and get a personalized plan on how to apply for the visa yourself.

Concierge Full-Service Visa- Have a Visa Specialist handle the filing and paperwork on your behalf. They handle the heavy lifting and deal with Immigration authorities to save you the headaches.
Both options have the same starting point. Please complete this onboarding form to begin.

https://nomadicfire.com/philippines-visa-consultation

Questions, let me know.

Cheers,

Marcco


   
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(@Kaarina)
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Thank you for your quick reply.

I was unsure about the classic due to the investment part.

I will look further at the links and consider booking the 60 minute consultation.

As we are in the UK will the consultation take place over the phone or online, or is there an office in the UK to visit?

For the 60 minute consultation is this the reduced $49 or is there any more costs?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Kaarina,

The office is in Makati, Philippines, so calls can be either phone or online (whatsapp, viber, google meet, etc.). We like video calls to see who we are speaking with, but whichever you prefer. $49 is the total price for the one-hour consultation. No additional charges.

Additionally, if you decide you want us to process your visa for you, we will reduce your visa cost by the $49.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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