In this section, ELRAP focuses on giving you a highly comprehensive guideline and access to information that can help you to make your decisions about becoming an expat in the Philippines, full or part-time; retired or otherwise.
We give you guidelines on getting started and taking the first steps toward a new lifestyle.
We offer you the opportunity to take a “look-see” tour of the country, guided by expats who are already living here so that you can ask them questions and gather information first-hand about whether or not the Philippines might be the place for you to retire.
We give you information as to the various types of visas available; how to set up your health insurance in the Philippines; tips on how to structure your budget and set up your home and/or a small business, were you to live here.
We inform you about tax, pension, and other implications leaving your country of origin would have on you as a non-resident citizen.
We direct you towards the information that you would need to help you determine how you would want to establish your banking services—including direct transfer of pension funds into your local account if you would so desire.
We even give you the correct information on how to bring your pet to live in the Philippines with you!
For more detailed information and resources other than those given on this website, please do not hesitate to refer to The Freedom Handbook For Living and Retiring in the Philippines by Bruce Silverman.