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1 more retired expat in Thailand did not get his renewal.

 

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Yesterday I was denied what would have been my 9th retirement extension as I have not kept 800k in a Thai bank for the required time.  I accept that I will probably have to return to Australia and start the process again. End quote.

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Larssonn said:

Not a big writer but more of the reading type and must say .....

 

absolutely one of the best threads ive read on theese forums .

 

great job both to the op and the others informative postings .

 

For thai visa issues i think sting where it hurts , before one had quite much money here now keeping nothing and own nothing except home for personal use only not to feed rentals to richer thais , no investment nothing else .

 

declared unwanted = goes for my money too

 

one thing i feeel missing about ph is about investment ....does ph banks give anything and are there and market for condo rentals ?

 

i did read about the problems buying but are there agencys sorting all or anyway to make it abit easier and quicker buying condos ?

 

also is it a safe procedure to buy ?

 

keep up the good work will continue to follow 

Hi

 

I have no knowledge of banks or investment in PI.

 

I do follow the economies of the US, UK and some EU countries as I do some derivative/stock trading

 

This website might be of interest maybe ?

 

Seems generally well balanced.

 

https://tradingeconomics.com/philippines/forecast

 

GL

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Visa extension after the first 59 days in country, option:

1 month extension.

or

2 months extension.

or

6 months extension.

(6 months extensioncan only be applied twice, within first 16 months).

 

Image cost for 6 months extension.

 

http://immigration.gov.ph/visa-requirements/non-immigrant-visa/temporary-visitor-visa/long-stay-visitor-visa-extension-lsvve

 

Regards

ExpatPH

 

 

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Bank deposit.

Be aware that only 500.000 peso is insured.

 

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ExpatPH - 

 

Thank you for the links to the Philippines Penal Code.

 

Makes for great reading and got my questions answered.  I bet that there is still a lot of corruption at the hands of the police if (you are involved in anything illegal or accused of any crime) but this can be a good thing too depending on the circumstance.

 

Having spent much time in Indonesia (and Thailand), I have a much better understanding now of how the S.E. Asian legal systems work.  

 

Knowledge is KING

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3 hours ago, ExpatPH said:

Visa extension after the first 59 days in country, option:

1 month extension.

or

2 months extension.

or

6 months extension.

(6 months extensioncan only be applied twice, within first 16 months).

 

Image cost for 6 months extension.

 

http://immigration.gov.ph/visa-requirements/non-immigrant-visa/temporary-visitor-visa/long-stay-visitor-visa-extension-lsvve

 

Regards

ExpatPH

 

 

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Thanks for that !

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If you are age 60+ your possibilities are limited on the Thai online dating market (lack of response and interest). Of the few replies I received, most was high maintenance. Also approached people at work, left me with the feeling that I was 'over expiration date', even before age 50. Can't imagine today.

 

Did a comparison on two online dating websites, thaifriendly and pinalove.

On thaifriendly I received almost no messages, and replies. Sent many messages, still lack of response.

On pinalove, messages flooded in even I hadn't written them earlier, and those where I had initiated contact, replies to my messages was 80%+

Filipinocupid, pinalove, dateinasia, badoo, tinder.

For those on the temporary market, these sites are also helpful, and one can just register and sit back and wait for messages and offers of any kind.

 

In early days I went for looks and aimed at a 9 or 10. Most of these was lazy, unemployed, players and high maintenance.

Learned my lesson and aimed only at people who had a job. Even she was a single parent as most are here, a employed person have the drive to take care of herself, and her responsebilities. Mostly also low maintenance.

Seasoned expats told me to approach a person at work and ask if she's single. That worked for me. One will not be alone here, unless one want to.

 

A single westerner living in province, will be approached on a daily basis.

 

Regards

ExpatPH

 

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12 hours ago, ExpatPH said:

A single westerner living in province, will be approached on a daily basis.

I don't want to be approached, I want to be able to walk around without people staring and thinking I am an easy target. 
In Thailand I can do that most places , because there are so many of us here. 

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On 4/11/2019 at 1:59 PM, madmen said:

Just wondering what these are about ? no pension is a bit steep and all those deposits are permanent

 

1. With Pension - 50 years old and above - the required time deposit is US$10,000.00 plus a monthly pension of US$800.00 for a single applicant and US$1,000 for couple.

2. Without Pension

  • 35 to 49 years old - US$50,000.00 time deposit
  • 50 years old and above - US$20,000.00 time deposit
  • Former Filipino Citizens (at least 35 years old, regardless of the number of dependents - US$1,500.00)
  • Ambassadors of Foreign Countries who served and retired in the Philippines, current and former staff members of international organizations including ADB (at least 50 years old) - US$1,500.00

That last one (Ambassadors etc) also includes ex-military, but not all countries. 

It's a pretty good plan B, or A. Ongoing costs for this group is just $10 USD per year.

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