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Old 17th January 2015, 05:25 PM
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Thanks guys, this is exactly the info I was looking for along with your opinions.

Yes I am a vet, so the required deposit would be minimal (so to speak).

I'll be landing in Manila in just a couple of weeks...

Thanks for the great info.

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Here is another thing that you might consider, upon successful completion of the SRRV visa, there may be a problem with how much money you can have in any bank, total combined funds, at any one given time of the year. If you exceed $10,000US [448,000 pesos], you may be taxed by the US IRS. If you have any additional funds or extra funds, you might consider leaving it in a US bank, and as you need to, have no more than $9,000US sent to you in a bank to bank transfer.

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Here is another thing that you might consider, upon successful completion of the SRRV visa, there may be a problem with how much money you can have in any bank, total combined funds, at any one given time of the year. If you exceed $10,000US [448,000 pesos], you may be taxed by the US IRS. If you have any additional funds or extra funds, you might consider leaving it in a US bank, and as you need to, have no more than $9,000US sent to you in a bank to bank transfer.
Trust me....I don't have that kind of financial problem....maybe wish I did (LOL)

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As a vet I would get the SRRV from PRA... if I had $1,000 a month income... But the tourist visa works easily enough. You can stay 36 months now before a visa run (as an American).

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With SRRV visa, I entered the Philippines with a normal tourist visa-on-arrival (21 day), then proceeded the next day to the PRA offices in Makati to submit my SRRV application and documents.

I have found the PRA to be quite helpful, and if you have any precise queries it is probably best to contact them direct (PRA: Philippine Retirement Authority). I did not deal with any third parties or intermediaries.

Overall, I found the SRRV application process quite straightforward. One thing you may need to research before heading to the Philippines is the PRA requirement for police clearance from your home country. As a UK citizen, I had to get a certificate from the UK police, get this verified by the UK Home Office verification service, and then authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in London - all before coming to the Philippines. I imagine the PRA can advise you of their requirement in your case.

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Yes, a police clearance letter is required which I am picking up on Wednesday. When I talked to the Police the other day inquiring as to the procedure, it was really easy.

Appear in person at the records section, present ID, fill out a short application and they will run the check and issue the letter on the spot.

This sounds like the way to go for long term.

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