If your spouse is a Philippine Citizen, or a former Citizen of the Philippines, you can qualify.No need to leave the country from time to time, no need to go to the Immigration office ever 2 months, etc.Often in these families you will find evidence of abuse, neglect, addiction, betrayal, mental illness (e.g. Dysfunctional families either lack insight or find it threatening, and actively repress it through scapegoating those who want to understand and change negative dynamics.Scapegoating is a “projection defense” that allows scapegoaters to keep up appearances.by Glynis Sherwood Did you grow up having doubts about your self esteem or personal worth?When things went wrong in your family, did you tend to be the fall guy?Do you find yourself encountering recurring disrespect from friends or colleagues?Do you feel unsure of yourself and/or have difficulty experiencing trust in relationships?
Over the past few years, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has started cracking down on this.
With either of these visas you are also allowed to work in the Philippines!
The only requirement is that once per year (in January/February) you are required to check-in at the Bureau of Immigration office.
In addition to applying for the visa in your home country, you can also apply after you arrive in the Philippines, but I would strongly recommend that you do the application before coming to the Philippines. When you apply for your resident visa, if your spouse is a Philippine Citizen you will be applying for a 13(a) visa.
Doing it here involves a lot of hassles, extra paperwork, takes months to process, and will probably require some extra money on this end. If your spouse is a former Citizen you will be applying for a 13(g) visa.