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Old 25th February 2019, 04:04 AM
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Just like everyone else suggested, you should definitely visit the Philippines before you make any plans to move there, and honestly probably more than once, and also like other posts on this website have said to other people, visit different areas if you really are set on the Philippines.

1. I would also suggest finding a good private school, almost all schools in the Philippines will try to teach English, and only good private schools will do it to a decent level, so if you do choose a public school be very prepared to supplement their English at home with allot of books and movies or anything else you can, theyre already going to spend most of their day listening to very bad English so its probably going to be hard to overcome that.

2. Some people find jobs teaching English online via skype, pays about 15k a month last I heard, those companies do not care if you have a working visa or not, there are obviously consequences about working without a visa im not sure what they are. If both you and youre wife had a job like that, you could probably live fairly comfortably in the provinces, a simple life.

Realised that youre husband is working already, you can probably live very comfortably on 1 salary fine, tourist visas can be extended for atleast a few years, though only months at a time.

3. as stated above look around for what you want. We had a small 3 bedroom house in the provinces a bit over a year ago for 3k a month, price is going to vary allot with location. Typical deposit for us has been 1 month deposit as well as first month upfront. As most places I have seen in the provinces are rented privately no job security or ability to pay is needed, you already paid the deposit anyway right, usually you will sign a rent agreement from the owner.

maybe other people can help you more with visa options, but from what i've read in these forums most people, myself included, are married to a filipina, and when i did work there the company i worked for told me they would deal with my visa which they didnt, so I overstayed, the local BI was very helpful about it though, and told me if i overstayed more than 12 months there would be big fines or something.
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Just like everyone else suggested, you should definitely visit the Philippines before you make any plans to move there, and honestly probably more than once, and also like other posts on this website have said to other people, visit different areas if you really are set on the Philippines.

1. I would also suggest finding a good private school, almost all schools in the Philippines will try to teach English, and only good private schools will do it to a decent level, so if you do choose a public school be very prepared to supplement their English at home with allot of books and movies or anything else you can, theyre already going to spend most of their day listening to very bad English so its probably going to be hard to overcome that.

2. Some people find jobs teaching English online via skype, pays about 15k a month last I heard, those companies do not care if you have a working visa or not, there are obviously consequences about working without a visa im not sure what they are. If both you and youre wife had a job like that, you could probably live fairly comfortably in the provinces, a simple life.

Realised that youre husband is working already, you can probably live very comfortably on 1 salary fine, tourist visas can be extended for atleast a few years, though only months at a time.

3. as stated above look around for what you want. We had a small 3 bedroom house in the provinces a bit over a year ago for 3k a month, price is going to vary allot with location. Typical deposit for us has been 1 month deposit as well as first month upfront. As most places I have seen in the provinces are rented privately no job security or ability to pay is needed, you already paid the deposit anyway right, usually you will sign a rent agreement from the owner.

maybe other people can help you more with visa options, but from what i've read in these forums most people, myself included, are married to a filipina, and when i did work there the company i worked for told me they would deal with my visa which they didnt, so I overstayed, the local BI was very helpful about it though, and told me if i overstayed more than 12 months there would be big fines or something.
Hi Elidelaney, you make many good points and from personal experience even better. I've watched many news specials where the call center has been targeted by the Immigration Officials and Police and only to find out that the employer didn't take care of the foreigners Immigration status in any way and what's the use it's extra money out their pockets and they can find someone else so what happens is you get locked up, fined and blacklisted before you are deported at your expense and if you can't cover the costs as an American then the US government will give you a plane ticket and if I'm not mistaken your passport will be confiscated upon arrival and won't be given back till all fees are paid up.

These call centers are usually situated in the city area's so the apartment rentals will be much higher but the price of 3000 pesos sounds about right for the provincial area's. I have talked with a few expats that teach English online from here or other Asian countries.

Those that seem to get in trouble with online money schemes are the Philippine Experience or whatever they call their YouTube channel they share their life story, go negative or try to start a nonprofit service for the poor with short cuts on how you can donate to the cause, these guys always get in big trouble and for sure if they are operating with a Permanent Resident Visa, Work Visa or Non Profit Visa.

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I see that some of our members have put quite a bit of time into some lengthy replies to the OP.

I would wait and see if the OP has true interest and can provide more information on their intentions.

On the same day of the original post, this poster also posted in the Spain forum of their intention to move to Barcelona.

While it could be valid and they are just looking around at possible places to move, I personally would not waste my time replying at this time. Like most of you, I would question what the motives are to suddenly move a large family from the U.S. to Spain or Philippines.

https://www.expatforum.com/expats/sp...ing-spain.html
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I see that some of our members have put quite a bit of time into some lengthy replies to the OP.

I would wait and see if the OP has true interest and can provide more information on their intentions.

On the same day of the original post, this poster also posted in the Spain forum of their intention to move to Barcelona.

While it could be valid and they are just looking around at possible places to move, I personally would not waste my time replying at this time. Like most of you, I would question what the motives are to suddenly move a large family from the U.S. to Spain or Philippines.

https://www.expatforum.com/expats/sp...ing-spain.html
I agree that many of our Expats including myself spent some time trying to help a family? But always I want to help my fellow man/woman no matter where they may be and wish them the best of luck and maybe another expat can also get some valuable information from this thread. From what I've read on the Spain forum I think it's best they remain where they are.
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not me,i was suspicious!!!! Made little sense.
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not me,i was suspicious!!!! Made little sense.
I agree the fact pattern and more importantly what is missing in the fact pattern is suspicious. Especially in that no facts regarding the parents heritage is discussed at all. Hard to fill in the missing facts with speculation. More info is needed if a response is to be entertained.
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not me,i was suspicious!!!! Made little sense.
I'm kind of with you on that. I started to think after such an improbable post and no response back that we were getting trolled, and could be even worse - someone or some entity doing some monitoring of the forum. We all have a lot of experience here and try to help people, especially a family with children, but I think we should also be circumspect in terms of what is shared on open forums, especially with no further interaction from the OP.

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I'm kind of with you on that. I started to think after such an improbable post and no response back that we were getting trolled, and could be even worse - someone or some entity doing some monitoring of the forum. We all have a lot of experience here and try to help people, especially a family with children, but I think we should also be circumspect in terms of what is shared on open forums, especially with no further interaction from the OP.
Great point. Wondering if they have been silent as well on the Spain forum where apparently they posted the same scenario excepting the country they were going to "move to."
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