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alidabiri:
Hi,
 my Filipina wife of 11 years and our two babies and I are planning to move to visaias in October. we have visited Philippines 5 times.
we plan on living in Ormoc city. I have asked around some people who are living there now and none of them have shipped a vehicle there. I have a motorcycle that I plan on shipping to Philippines. anybody has any experience on this? any information would be appreciated.

suzukig1:
All the details are here for the motorcycle:  http://customs.gov.ph/faqs/motor-vehicles-boats-yachts/

4. WHAT ABOUT USED MOTOR VEHICLES?
Only qualified individuals may bring in a used motor vehicle which shall be duly covered by a prior authority to import. Under appendix 1-D of BSP Circular-Letter, Series of 1995, dated October 19, 1995, the importation of used vehicles continue to be regulated and would therefore require prior authority from the Bureau of Import Services (BIS), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

5. WHO IS QUALIFIED TO IMPORT USED MOTOR VEHICLES?
Under Executive Order No. 284 as implemented by BIS, in relation to BSP Circular-Letter, Series of 1995, dated October 19, 1995, the following individuals maybe allowed to bring in used motor vehicles:

A returning Filipino or a former Filipino citizen who has stayed abroad for more than a year;
An immigrant to the Philippines (shall be at least a holder of a 13G Visa duly issued by the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation).

Provided further that:
Only one (1) unit motor vehicle per family is allowed to be brought in. (A motorcycle is considered a motor vehicle for this purpose).
The vehicle is registered in his name for at least six (6) months prior to shipment to the Philippines;
Proof can be presented that the vehicle was acquired out of the earnings abroad.

cogon88:
Even if your a Filipino Citizen and do get the authority to import the motorcycle you still may be subject to duties and taxes plus whatever the people at customs will add for there services

Best Advice I can tell you is to sell the motorcycle and car and buy here

I personally would not ride a motorcycle here in our area it seems to be  open season on trikes and motorcycles at least a couple of deaths every week in our area

Keep us advised on how this works out for you

Ronin:
I don't have any info about importing a motorcycle but here's some ramblings for you.

Don't know what kind of bike you have but consider if it's suited for the terrain and type of riding you will be doing here.  Remember the roads may not be suitable for your bike here. 

I've been thru several bikes here in my two years before I found it ne that really works for us.  I've had a Yamaha fz16, Kawasaki ninja 650, Yamaha xt225 and finally a new Honda crf250l.

Another thing to consider;  are there parts and competent mechanics to work on your bike?

Most of the bikes here are on the small end of the scale and parts and mechanics follow suit.

I still have a Yamaha fjr1300 in storage in the US.  I'd love to have a bigger bike here but the support infrastructure just isn't available and Im not much of a mechanic.

coleman2347:

--- Quote from: alidabiri on January 23, 2015, 04:32:08 AM ---Hi,
 my Filipina wife of 11 years and our two babies and I are planning to move to visaias in October. we have visited Philippines 5 times.
we plan on living in Ormoc city. I have asked around some people who are living there now and none of them have shipped a vehicle there. I have a motorcycle that I plan on shipping to Philippines. anybody has any experience on this? any information would be appreciated.

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Check here, http://www.livinginthephilippines.com/forum/index.php?topic=49824.msg66083#msg66083

It will give you an idea of what most of us ride....when I first got here I had a Honda super four..but could not get anybody qualified to work on it...when I was in the states I almost shipped my Harley Ultra Classic here..I didnt I just gave it to my son...now Im very glad I did...the streets here in Tacloban would be impossible to navigate on a bike that weighs close to a 1000 lbs....maybe if you put a reverse gear in it....I have friends that have "big" bikes...but they never ride them downtown, as the streets are too tight, to congested etc...

Last night I took my wife out to eat, we used her MIO 125 MXI...light, fast enough for town, easy to park..great lane splitter....eventually I want a Royal Enfield, someday money allowing, www.royalenfield.com.  After being here for four years and seeing whats available for a touring type bike, it seems to be the deal...I cant stress enough that its vastly different riding here than in the US....there are places you can tour, lots here do, but the challenge is not you or what you ride, its the totally uncontrolled things like buses, jeepneys, trikes, pede cabs, and the locals using the hwy to dry rice, party etc....hope this helps...its one of the things you really have to be here to understand....

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