Countries to Move to if You Want to Start a New Life Outside the Philippines

If you are thinking about moving to a new country, you are on the right page. Here are the best countries to move to if you want to start a new life outside of the Philippines.

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Sometimes we get tired of doing the same thing every day. Dealing with the same problem, people and situation is exhausting and we know it. We all have personal issues that we silently struggle with, but somehow we get to the point where we wonder if it’s really worth our time. Someone prefers to continue the fight, while someone wants to start a new life. If you have the opportunity to move to another country, then why not? So, in this article, we have summarized the countries that Filipinos can easily relocate to compared to other territories.

1. Montenegro

Montenegro is one of the best countries to move to, especially now that the process has become easier compared to other European countries. The rules here are not yet strict, so it will be easier to get a residence permit. You just need to know the different ways to live here. These ways can be studying, donating to the government, getting a work permit, marrying a Montenegrin woman, buying property, starting a company, or for medical reasons.

Birthday on the catamaran Tahiti The largest sailing boat in Montenegro10

You will need to have temporary residence permit the first one you can renew every year and then move on to permanent residence permit after 5 years. After living in Montenegro for 10 years, you are now eligible to apply for Montenegrin citizenship.

If you don’t know where to start, or have no idea about the process, requirements, legality, etc., then we are here to help you! You can order our service for help and advice on moving to Montenegro.

However, if you are already interested in immigrating to Montenegro, we can help you get a D visa for a residence permit, and all this can be done within 2-3 months and Move2montenegro.com will act as a guarantor, which is required by law (guarantors are interviewed by the local MIA police here and must submit notarized documents).

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2. Australia

As a country rich in natural wonders and diversity, Australia is one of the best Philippine countries when it comes to immigration abroad.

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If they move here, Filipinos have several options to become full Australian citizens; a work visa, an invitation from a family member or study. From here, you can later convert them to other resolutions.

Just to give you an idea, many Filipinos have moved to Australia as permanent residents, although you can choose whether you want to just live temporarily or permanently. You can be a permanent resident in 3 categories; Family Stream, Work Stream and Business or Investment Stream.

  • Family Stream – in the Family Stream category, they are for partners, parents or dependent relatives of Australian citizens or New Zealand citizens.
  • Workflow – Under this category, you will be invited to work in Australia.
  • Business or Investment Stream – If you are considering becoming a business owner, entrepreneur or investor in Australia.

More about moving to australia here.

3. New Zealand

No doubt many Filipinos want to move to New Zealand, but who doesn’t? Less corrupt government, quality of life and security outstanding! Plus scenery? New Zealand is indeed a country that many Filipinos dream of. So how do you move here? Is this possible for Philippine passport holders? Certainly!

Countries to Move to if You Want to Start a New Life Outside the Philippines
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It is the same with Australia, there are also several options that people can choose to obtain permanent residence in New Zealand:

  • Through work or business – Within this category, there are different types of visas such as Skilled Migrant Visa, Resident Investor Visa, Resident Entrepreneur Visa, Talent/Work Resident Visa and Long Term Skills Deficit Work Visa.
  • Through the family Types of visas: partner, resident visa for parents, resident visa for retired parents and resident visa for a dependent child.

You can read our article on how to move to new zealand to learn more about the process and requirements.

4. Canada

If you ask a Filipino where they would like to immigrate if given the chance, most of them would say “Canada”. Canada is a very open country for immigrants, which is one of the reasons why people always choose this place when they want to start a new life outside the Philippines.

The best part here is that there are many different ways to move to Canada (9 ways to be exact):

  • Express Login
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Quebec-selected skilled workers
  • guardians
  • immigration pilot
  • Family Sponsorship
  • Self employed
  • Start visa
  • Student

Among these types, the most common are student, educational and family sponsorship. Each type has its own rules and requirements that must be followed. To learn more about each of these programs, you can read our article here.

Countries where you can get citizenship by investment

Apart from the countries mentioned above, you can also get citizenship just by investing! Listed below are the best countries to move to if you are considering becoming an investor. Travel privileges are very attractive!

Read also: 12 countries where you can get citizenship by investment

5. Antigua and Barbuda

Minimum investment: $100,000
Time limit: 3-6 months
Government official website: cip.gov.ag
Travel privileges: Visa-free entry to 151 countries

6. St. Lucia

Minimum investment: $100,000
Time limit: 3-4 months
Government official website: cipsaintlucia.com
Travel Benefits: Visa free to 146 countries

7. Dominica

Minimum investment: $100,000
Time limit: 3-4 months
Government official website: cbiu.gov.dm
Travel Benefits: Visa free to 152 countries

8. Vanuatu

Minimum investment: $130,000
Time limit: 1 month
Government official website: vanucitizenship.gov.vu
Travel Benefits: Visa-free to 130 countries

9. Saint Kitts and Nevis

Minimum investment: $150,000
Time limit: 1.5 – 2 months
Government official website: ciu.gov.kn
Travel Benefits: Visa free to 165 countries

10. Grenada

Minimum investment: $150,000
Time limit: 3 – 4 months
Government official website: cbi.gov.gd
Travel Benefits: Visa-free entry to 153 countries

11. Cambodia

Minimum investment: $250,000
Time limit: 3-6 months
Government official website: cambodiainvestment.gov.kh
Travel Benefits: Visa-free to 54 countries

12. Turkey

Minimum investment: $250,000
Time limit: 3 – 6 months
Government official website: Invest.gov.tr
Travel Benefits: Visa-free to 125 countries

13. Malta

Minimum investment: 600,000 euros or about 725,000 US dollars
Time limit: over 1 year
Government official website: www.komunita.gov.mt
Travel Benefits: Visa-free entry to 184 countries

14. Jordan

Minimum investment: $1,000,000
Time limit: 5 years+
Government official website: jic.gov.jo
Travel Benefits: Visa-free entry to 51 countries

15. Cyprus

Minimum investment: EUR 2,000,000 / USD 2,400,000
Time limit: 6 months
Government official website: cipregistry.mof.gov.cy
Travel Benefits: Visa-free entry to 174 countries

Residence permit for investment in Europe

If in this case the financial requirements are too much for you, you can instead get a residence permit first before applying for citizenship a few years later. Residence permit by investment is the fastest way.

Read also: 9 European countries where you can get a residence permit by investment

16. Austria

Minimum investment: 50,000 euros
Residence: 2 years
Government official website: migration.gv.at
Travel Benefits: EU Freedom of movement

17. Latvia

Minimum investment: 250,000 euros
Residence: 5 years
Government official website: pmlp.gov.lv
Travel Benefits: EU Freedom of movement

18. Italy

Minimum investment: 250,000 euros
Residence: 2 years
Government official website: Investorvisa.mise.gov.it
Travel Benefits: EU Freedom of movement

19. Greece

Minimum investment: 250,000 euros
Residence: 5 years
Government official website: enterprisegreece.gov.gr
Travel Benefits: EU Freedom of movement

20. Portugal

Minimum investment: 350,000 euros
Residence: 1 year
Government official website: immigrant.sef.pt
Travel Benefits: EU Freedom of movement

21. Spain

Minimum investment: 500,000 euros
Residence: 2 years
Government official website: exteriors.gob.es
Travel Benefits: EU Freedom of movement

22. Monaco

Minimum investment: 1,000,000 euros
Residence: 3 years
Government official website: en.service-public-particuliers.gouv.mc
Travel Benefits: Freedom of movement in France

23. Ireland

Minimum investment: 1,000,000 euros
Residence: 3 years
Government official website: inis.gov.ie

These are the countries worth moving to if you want to start a new life outside of the Philippines. Remember that starting over is never easy, but it can be rewarding at the same time. Good luck on your journey to a new beginning!

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