(ECO-Friendly tips for the British spouses/partners of UK Spouse Visa, UK Fiancee Visa and other UK Settlement Visa holders or applicants)
As ECO-Friendly discussed in the first part of this information series, the Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) is mainly applicable to the British spouses/partners of the UK Spouse Visa, UK Fiancée Visa and other UK Settlement Visa holders or applicants..
Under this type of Philippine visa, the British holders can easily travel in and out of the Philippines without going through the hassles and stress that come with entering the country.
Since all SRRV holders are given multiple-entry/exit privileges and exemptions from obtaining other entry requirements from Philippine government agencies, passing through Philippine immigration is a breeze.
Here are the benefits conferred upon SRRV holders as listed by the Philippine Retirement Agency (PRA):
- Multiple Entry/Exit Privileges
- Exemptions from:
- Philippine Bureau of Immigration Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR/I-Card, Annual Report (AR), Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC), Re-Entry Permit (RP) and Special Return Certificate (SRC)
- Customs Duties and Taxes for the importation of Household goods and personal effects up to US7,000
- Tax on Pensions and Annuities
- Travel Tax if stay in the country is less than one year form the last entry date
- Student visa/Special Studies Permit
- Free subscription of PRN (PRA Newsletter)
- Discount Privileges for services offered by accredited PRA Merchant Partners
- Assistance in transacting with other government agencies
According to ECO-Friendly, the PRA is a government-owned and controlled corporation attached to the Department of Tourism that is mandated to attract FOREIGN NATIONALS and FORMER FILIPINO CITIZENS to retire in the Philippines.
This is exactly why ECO-Friendly believes that holders of UK Spouse Visa and UK Fiancée Visa should encourage their British partners to apply for the SRRV in order for them to enter and exit the country with ease and comfort without the stress and difficulty which always happens whenever their spouses or partners visit the Philippines.
On the next part, ECO-Friendly will discuss the requirements and supporting documents needed by the SRRV applicants.
(To be continued)