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Old 3rd February 2020, 01:11 AM
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Art, I talked with my friend this morning and he got his SRRV one year ago, he got out after 7 years and he was an E-5 so not an Officer, we served one tour together, my friend also gave me some links.

- Age requirement is 50 years old and he got his SRRV through Angeles City in Pampanga, here's his message to me.... Philippine Retirement Associations will take care of the clients that want the special Resident Retirement visas. They are located in Angeles City, the head of the PRA is Scarlett.

If you're former military there's no $15,000 deposit, I just asked my friend (late note).

https://www.srrv.com.ph/?gclid=CjwKC...elyxn7AlYVPDHM

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M.C.A. WOW! I just read the link you posted in your message and under the courtesy and expanded courtesy visas he states a person has to be either an officer of an approved organization by FDA or a retired officer of the military. Maybe the office in Angeles city doen't follow the requirements. That would be great if they don't. Only would need $1500 deposit.

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M.C.A. WOW! I just read the link you posted in your message and under the courtesy and expanded courtesy visas he states a person has to be either an officer of an approved organization by FDA or a retired officer of the military. Maybe the office in Angeles city doen't follow the requirements. That would be great if they don't. Only would need $1500 deposit.

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I've run into many Veterans that haven't retired and are living here on their disability payments from VA including my friend so I guess as long as you have a pension or monthly disability payment you'll be okay Art.

Another note is I remember a friend of his a female that also was enlisted and here on a disability and she also got the SRRV for military so who knows how they define officer.

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I've decided to finally sell my house in the USA and make my home here in the PI. I'm retired, single, social security pays me $2,000 a month. I could qualify for a SVRR visa, but it looks like a hassle and I will leave $15,000 tied up in a bank for no good reason. I'm looking into a long-stay visa extension (LSVEE) and it seems a good alternative. Simple, with extensions up to 16 months. Is there a down-side to this, or is there a reason for applying for the Special retiree visa I'm missing.[/SIZE]
I've never heard of the long term visa that you mention. Can you share more details?
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M.C.A. WOW! I just read the link you posted in your message and under the courtesy and expanded courtesy visas he states a person has to be either an officer of an approved organization by FDA or a retired officer of the military. Maybe the office in Angeles city doen't follow the requirements. That would be great if they don't. Only would need $1500 deposit.

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Here's more contact information Art or for those former US Military members that would like to go the SRRV route.
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I've never heard of the long term visa that you mention. Can you share more details?
I found some information off the PBI Website, here's the link:

Long-Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE)

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I found some information off the PBI Website, here's the link:

Long-Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE)
I that the name given to the 6 month extension.

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I that the name given to the 6 month extension.
It appears so Gary and on the link the first paragraph reads: Who can apply -

All temporary visitors, regardless of nationality and not otherwise disqualified, who wish to extend his/her tourist visa during the last thirty (30) days of the previously issued LSVVE, or upon the expiry of a regular visa extension. The total duration of extension shall be not more than six (6) months from the time of expiration of authorized stay.

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I found some information off the PBI Website, here's the link:

Long-Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE)
Thats just the standard 6 months visa extension. Just request it at your BI office, not necessarily granted however, it's at the BI Chief discretion. I had one last year.
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From what you’ve described, you should qualify for a military version of the SRRV.

Don’t forget, you need a visa of over 1 year (visitor visas do not apply) to open bank accounts and get a drivers license. Some will argue they’ve got their licenses and bank accounts with less than a 1 year visas, but technically you need something like an SRRV to function as a long-term expat.

Good luck!
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