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Forum: Philippines
Aug 10th 2022, 9:43 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,070
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: receive your uk pension in ph

If you make transfer from a UK account, as I do. Ask for remittance to be in £Stg. That way you are paying fees to the Philippine bank. The UK banks charge circa 3% and sometimes a transaction fee as...
Forum: Philippines
May 11th 2022, 6:29 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,281
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Passport Expired

The replies are good. DHL are the delivery agents both ends. I sent LBC, but a handover is made to DHL along the way. Typhoon Odette occurred, and the courier, like some of the couriers from online...
Forum: Philippines
Oct 30th 2021, 10:43 am
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: NT Tax Code

State Pension is still taxable in UK. Under the agreement. As are any Government funded pensions.
Private/Works Pension would be Non Taxable NT, and free of tax in Philippines.
Rental...
Forum: Philippines
Sep 26th 2021, 8:03 am
Replies: 5,897
Views: 896,525
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Me and My Family

Hope so to PH11. May all be well for the future.
Forum: Philippines
Sep 21st 2021, 12:22 pm
Replies: 5,897
Views: 896,525
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Me and My Family

Very good news indeed P11. Now look forward to the future. A celebration of boiled bananas with fish heads is called for!

Here's to the future!
Forum: Philippines
Apr 19th 2021, 3:37 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,281
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Passport Expired

Yes, the above posts are correct. I renewed mine a few years back, and it cost me £165 for the passport, and delivery of new one by courier. Plus of course the courier fee from here. All passports,...
Forum: Philippines
Jan 8th 2021, 10:16 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,708
Posted By tropicofcancer

ANNUAL REPORT AT BI 2021

Seems we need to comply:
https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/12/11/news/national/bi-reminds-foreigners-of-annual-reporting/807998/
Forum: Philippines
Jan 4th 2021, 8:45 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Builder

Advice here on a previous thread:
https://britishexpats.com/forum/philippines-155/how-much-does-cost-build-house-933117/
As you will see, I used an architect. Who oversaw the whole project. He...
Forum: Philippines
Dec 4th 2020, 5:53 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,025
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Medical Costs

As regards my NHS Experience last year.
Following my accident 100% fault on behalf, of a British Citizen and lifelong resident. I first sought treatment, at a St. John's kiosk. Treatment in the...
Forum: Philippines
Dec 2nd 2020, 5:42 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,025
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Medical Costs

Yes Raffin, I should have made that plain, in my post. My wife still pays at the old rate. She has been a member for many years.
When I visited UK, I did take out travel insurance. However being...
Forum: Philippines
Dec 1st 2020, 10:30 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,025
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Medical Costs

Luckily for me, I am covered under my wife's PHILHEALTH policy. For the past couple of years, I have had a Kaiser plan. Which is P29400 a year, for me. Over seventies, must pay in one lump sum, for...
Forum: Philippines
Nov 30th 2020, 1:09 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 5,025
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Medical Costs

Yes I was asked. Being in the target group.
Emergency treatment is free. X-Ray showed a fracture. So a cast put on after filling up a form. Told an appointment would be made, at the main hospital,...
Forum: Philippines
Nov 30th 2020, 8:22 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,025
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Medical Costs

My classification in UK was Non-Resident. I visited UK for the first time in eighteen years, last year. My arm was broken as a result of, the carelessness, of someone else. However, as I had not ...
Forum: Philippines
Nov 29th 2020, 9:26 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 5,025
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Medical Costs

Cost of forearm fracture in UK last year. Cost in total £360.08.
Forum: Philippines
Aug 26th 2020, 7:26 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Moving to Cebu

UK GOV:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/philippines/entry-requirements
Latest information.
Forum: Philippines
Jul 26th 2020, 6:58 am
Replies: 37
Views: 6,361
Posted By tropicofcancer

Forum: Philippines
Jul 11th 2020, 3:54 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Marriage cert for entry into Phillipines

If you enter on your own, and show that you are married to a Filipina. You are not guaranteed an extended visa. It is very much at the discretion, of the Immigration Officer. I have been lucky on...
Forum: Philippines
Jun 23rd 2020, 6:50 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Health Insurance

Yes definitely enroll with PhilHealth. They will pay a portion of your bill, in a private hospital. Since last year, I have enrolled with KAISER. Which will raise your level of benefits, for each...
Forum: Philippines
Jun 21st 2020, 7:59 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,489
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: How much does it cost to build a house?

It is much easier to build a house these days. As there are many DIY/Builders places. With more choices of fittings and the like. When doing the finishing off. Always a good idea, to take one of the...
Forum: Philippines
Jun 12th 2020, 7:35 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,489
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: How much does it cost to build a house?

Ours was architect designed and built. In 2001. The main workers, were provided by the architect. The architect, was paid for the drawings, and a weekly payment. All work was overseen by him, a...
Forum: Philippines
May 22nd 2020, 1:36 am
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: 13A EXIT CLEARANCE

Yes so easy, entering the Philippines via Mactan. As opposed to NAIA or MIA as it was known previously. I first used Mactan in '82. Taking a domestic flight from Manila. It was then very different. I...
Forum: Philippines
May 21st 2020, 10:40 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: 13A EXIT CLEARANCE

Yes indeed. How it works at Mactan:
You go to the airline, check-in counter. They process your documents. They give you a "receipt."
With said receipt in your possession, you proceed to the desk...
Forum: Philippines
May 20th 2020, 1:32 am
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: 13A EXIT CLEARANCE

I did this last year at Mactan.
In Mactan, you go to the Express Lane, with your family if any. You need your ACR-I card, and your passport. You pay the money, and are given a printed receipt. Which...
Forum: Philippines
Apr 7th 2020, 7:04 am
Replies: 37
Views: 6,361
Posted By tropicofcancer

Re: Life Certificate UK Pensions!

If they did, it would be harder, to eliminate fraudulent claims. Checks are easier, with the paper based systems. Especially, as you have to back it with ID.
Forum: Philippines
Apr 6th 2020, 8:42 am
Replies: 37
Views: 6,361
Posted By tropicofcancer

Smile Re: Life Certificate UK Pensions!

I have just done the same, approximately five minutes also.

The number is: 00 44 191 218 7777 Option "1" They were extremely helpful, and quick.
Five minutes on Globe to UK, is a lot cheaper...
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