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Lee2:
My wife and I went to the PRA this past week with a friend who was interested in an SRRV and while there I found out something interesting, if a former citizen applies for an SRRV, such as my wife, then she only has to put up $1,500 for both of us and she has to pay the standard yearly fee. This might be a loophole for some of you in order to need a smaller deposit if your wife or husband is a former Philippine citizen.

--- Quote ---http://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/visa/special-resident-retirees-visa-srrv
Former Filipino Citizens (at least 35 years old, regardless of the number of dependents - US$1,500.00)
--- End quote ---

BudM:
And if your wife was to get it, former filipino citizens, are exempt from the limit on dependents before extra fees for above two kick in.

Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:
It's been awhile since I got my SRRV, but I'm not certain, if your Filipino wife is already a dual citizen then she isn't eligable for the SRRV for the $1,500 security deposit. Because a former Filipino citizen is no longer a Filipino citizen, but just a plain regular American tourist with an invalid Filipino passport hence aka a former Filipino citizen who has not yet applied for dual citizenship.
Correct me if I'm wrong.

Peter:
Errrr?

<... if a former citizen applies for an SRRV, such as my wife,  ...   might be a loophole for some of you in order to need a smaller deposit if your wife or husband is a former Philippine citizen.  ...>

Wouldn't it be easier, and cheaper, if she/they the former citizen/s, reaquired their nationality? $50 or so if done in the US, last time I heard. One time payment only, no deposit/annual fees.

She/they would still be a legal dual citizen (Filipino and whatever other country) and couldn't then run for Filipino elected office, but there is no limit on what she/they is/are entitled otherwise to have as a Filipino citizen. Sponsor their spouse on 12 month Balikbayan visits, sponsor spouse on 13a (Permanent) visa, own "mega hectares" of land, own firearms, be legally entitled to be a member of the Philippines' Senior Citizen program, etc., etc.

Or is this too simple and I'm missing something?

Peter

Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:
The SRRV, Balikbayan Program, 13A/G Visas and Dual Citizenship are just options a former Filipino citizen has to choose from depending on their preferences and also what is suitable for their dependants needs.
So, it's all about each to their own. "Different Strokes for Different Folks".

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