Dear Mindanao Bob, I should be very grateful of your advice. I am a 56 year old Englishman who currently has two small pensions of about 20,000 pesos per month. When I am 65 I will have four pensions of about 60,000 pesos per month. Would 20,000 pesos per month be enough for me to live in the Philippines right now (and could I get a visa to stay forever/long time)?Here is Bob’s answer to Keith’s question: Hi Keith – Personally, I could not live on 20k per month. We are all different, though, and perhaps you would be comfortable at that level. As for a long term Visa, if you have a spouse who is a Philippine Citizen, or used to be a Philippine citizen, then you can qualify for a 13 series resident visa. If you do not have such a spouse, you can get an SRRV, or Special Retiree’s Resident Visa. If not one of those, you can stay here for up to 16 months at a time on a tourist visa.
We question from Keith Austin today. Here is what Keith had to say: