Helpful Links

I am providing some links that might be useful.  I am not affiliated or employed in any way with any of the sites listed here.  I may or may not use theses sites, or services, myself.  I am providing them just for your information.  In my blog I will generally let you know which company I chose and why.  But all of these sites have been recommended to me, so most of them are probably pretty reliable.

Retirement and Visa Info:

Philippine Retirement Authority.  You can get your retirement visa with the PRA.  Lots of benefits, but also some expense.  

  http://www.pra.gov.ph/main/srrv_program?page=1

Philippines Immigration (supposed to be the official site but seems to work sporadically? I will post it in case they happen to be online – welcome to the Philippines ha ha!) 

http://www.immigration.gov.ph/

Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, Ca 

http://www.philippineconsulatela.org/

FAC Philippines – Foreign Assistance Center. This is mostly European related but seems to have some good info.

http://www.foreign-assistance-center.com/

Phone and Mail Forwarding Help:

 

http://www.magicjack.com/plus-v05/   –   You can take a “local” number from home with you overseas.  Good for keeping in touch with friends, family, and activating the new credit card.

http://travelingmailbox.com/

http://www.usa2me.com/

https://www.earthclassmail.com/

https://www.usabox.com/

Sending Money Overseas:

https://www.xoom.com/philippines

http://www.westernunion.com/Home

US Military Info:

http://dd214.us/index.html

IP Tools

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/

https://hidemyass.com/vpn/

http://www.hotspotshield.com/en

Shipping Info:

http://balikbayanbox.reviews-link.com/

Health Info:

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/philippines.htm

http://www.bluecross.com.ph/index.php

http://www.philhealth.gov.ph/

 

 

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