Tagged: Visas

Info and articles on visas in the Philippines.

How to Not Be Denied Entry to Thailand

BFS Priority Lane service In the Philippines it’s easy to be a perpetual tourist, you can extend your stay within the country for 3 years at a time, without working there, being married to a local, or being retirement age. Then repeat. Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia are also easy places to live for a young single...

How I Got a Thailand Tourist Visa at Saigon Consulate

Thai girls at HCMC Thai consulate Despite a 2 year overstamp in my passport and 7 months worth of visa exemptions I still got approved for a new Thailand tourist visa at the Ho Chi Minh consulate. This was in Nov 2016. I didn’t get asked to show bank statements, or questioned as to what I’d been...

BestOnWardTicket or FlyOnward? Do they Work? Scam?

Cebu Pacific check in Update – Flyonward.com now appears to be a complete scam, they deleted their Facebook and according to many reports including people I know, they never received their ticket. Avoid. In the past it worked, including when I used to use it. One theory about how the scam works is at first they’ll...

Where To Retire In Southeast Asia – Ebook

Want to retire in Southeast Asia but undecided on which country? Single guy (but not for long?) This ebook is for you. It talks about the visa situation, women, infrastructure, value for money, food and lifestyle in the SE Asian countries I’ve lived in so far – Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. This 70 year old...

Onward ticket from the Philippines – FAQ / Workaround

Before you board a plane to the Philippines you need to show a return or onward flight ticket (to anywhere outside PI), an annoying ‘immigration requirement’ for foreigners. Once you land you don’t have to show it. Some common questions that it’s hard to find the answers to on Google, and a cheap solution: Do they always ask?...

visas in the philippines vs thailand vs cambodia

Visas – Philippines vs Thailand vs Cambodia

Continuing the series on comparing the Philippines, Cambodia and Thailand, let’s talk visas. While Thailand stood out for infrastructure and internet, it lags behind Cambodia and the Philippines on the visa front, which are about the same. Philippines Visas In the Philippines you only need to leave the country once every 3 years (recently that was increased from...

Retiring in the Philippines

Why Everyone’s Retiring in the Philippines

If you take a trip to the Philippines there will be something about the expats that stands out. They are old. There are lots of retired expats all over Asia but in the Philippines there is definitely a much higher percentage of old expats then young expats. There are entire online magazines about it like RetireToThePhilippines.com. That’s...

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‘Requirements’

For the most part living in the Philippines is very laid back with zero obligations.  However there will be times where you just have to get something done, and those times can be quite frustrating because of my new least favorite word: ‘requirements‘. Any time you hear the word requirements in the Philippines expect to walk out of...

What is a digital nomad

What is a Digital Nomad?

A digital nomad is someone who moves around from place to place and doesn’t put any roots in the ground.  He is free to come and go as he pleases and has no ties to any location and no strong relationships with anyone.  When he gets bored of a place or feels like it is time to...