A special Philippine retirement visa is being offered to veterans* by the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA). Normally, a Philippine Retirement Visa requires a $10,000 to $50,000 deposit. As a trial, the PRA is currently permitting foreign veterans to qualify for the “Expanded Special Courtesy SRRV visa” which only requires a $1,500 deposit. This offering is not listed on the PRA website, but is available at this time. Several other groups of foreigners who have rendered service to the Philippines also qualify. See memo below.
The application requirements :
- Police clearance from home country.
- Proof of pension, minimum of $1,500 per month.
- Medical Clearance. This can be obtained through the PRA.
- DD214 showing honorable discharge.
- Over 50 years old.
- Deposit to be maintained in participating Philippine bank: $1,500.00
- Application fee $1,400.00
- NO annual fee payable to the PRA except $10.00 fee for I.D. card renewal
SRRV FOR VETERANS FREE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE. Maria Rose Baranda is a myphilippinelife.com reader and is accredited by the Philippine Retirement Authority to assist those of any nationality desiring to obtain a Philippine SRRV retirement visa. She will personally handle your application from start to finish. Ms. Baranda receives a fee from the PRA to help applicants through the SRRV application process. This fee is why she able to provide free help to you. She cannot receive the fee without a form being in the file to show that you have requested her help. In the past, some applicants have been given extensive help by Maria Rose and then they have submitted applications directly, thereby depriving Maria Rose of her fee. Signing the form does not obligate the applicant in any way. It is just an assurance that Maria Rose will receive credit from the PRA for the information and help that she provides you.
Maria Rose promises prompt personal attention, no bribes and no dodgy-backdoor dealings. If interested, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will forward your request to Maria Rose. Please download the assistance form below and then print it out, and email it to the above email address. If you need help with the form, let us know. Click this link for the form: Assistance_Request_SRRV.pdf
Note: It’s our understanding that a veteran of any country having a defense treaty with the Philippines qualifies for this visa. There is a list of the countries HERE. These include: Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, U.S.A. and Vietnam.
Below is a copy of Philippine Retirement Authority Circular 12: