If you want to start a new life outside the Philippines, the countries to which you must immigrate

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If you are thinking of migrating to a new country, you are on the right page. If you want to start a new life outside the Philippines, here are the best countries to immigrate to.

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Sometimes we get tired of doing something every day. Dealing with the same problem, people and situation is exhausting and we know it. We all have personal issues that we are quietly struggling with, but we somehow get to the point where we ask ourselves if it really’s worth our time. Some people choose to continue the struggle, while others start a new life. If you can immigrate to another country, the question is why not? Therefore, in this article, we summarize the countries in which the Filipinos can move easily compared to other lands.

1. Montenegro

Montenegro is one of the best places to go, especially now that the process is easier than in other European countries. The rules here are not strict yet, so it is easier to get a residence permit. You just have to know the different ways to stay here. These can be education, government grants, work permits, marriage to a Montenegrin, buying a property, starting a company, or for medical reasons.

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You have one Temporary residence permit You can first renew it every year and then change it to a Permanent residence permit After 5 years of living in Montenegro for 10 years, you are now eligible to apply for Montenegrin citizenship.

If you do not know where to start or have no idea about the process, requirements, rules, etc., we are here to help! You can book our services for help and advice Moving to Montenegro.

However, if you already want to immigrate to Montenegro, we can help you get a Type D visa for a residence permit, which you can do in 2 to 3 months. Move2montenegro.com Acts as a guarantor as required by law (guarantors are interviewed here by the local MUP police and must provide notarized documents).

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2. Australia

Australia is one of the top Philippines countries to consider migrating abroad, a country rich in natural wonders and diversity.

If you want to start a new life outside the Philippines, the countries to which you must immigrate
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If you immigrate here, Filipinos have several options for becoming a full-fledged Australian citizen. Work visa, invitation from a family member or study. From here, you can convert them to other permissions later.

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

  • Family-Stream – Under a family stream, these are for partners, parents, or dependent relatives of Australian or New Zealand citizens.
  • Workflow – You will be invited to work in Australia.
  • Business or investment flow – If you are planning to become a business owner, entrepreneur or investor in Australia.

more about Move to Australia here.

3. New Zealand

Undoubtedly, many Filipinos want to move to New Zealand, I mean who does not? Less corrupt government, quality of life and safety are very prominent! Plus sights? New Zealand is truly a country that many Filipinos aspire to. So, how do you get here? Is it possible for holders of Philippine passports? Of course!

If you want to start a new life outside the Philippines, the countries to which you must immigrate
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Like Australia, there are several options for people to apply for permanent residence in New Zealand:

  • Through employment or business – Under this category, there are different types of visas such as skilled immigration, investor residence visa, entrepreneur residence visa, talent / work residence visa and work visa long-term skills shortage list.
  • Through family – Types of visas include partner visa, parent residence visa, parental residence visa and dependent child residence visa.

You can read our article about it How to immigrate to New Zealand For more information on the process and requirements.

4. Canada

If you ask a Filipino where they want to immigrate if given the chance, most will answer “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 several ways to immigrate to Canada (9 ways to be specific):

  • Express Entry
  • Provincial Nominees Program
  • Selected skilled workers of Quebec
  • Caregivers
  • Immigration pilot
  • Family support
  • Please
  • Start-up visa
  • Student

Among these types, the most common are student, caregiver and family support. Each type has different rules and requirements to follow. For more information on each of these programs, you can check out our article here.

Countries you can get citizenship with investment

Apart from the countries mentioned above, you can only get citizenship by investing! The following countries are the best countries for immigration if you are planning to invest. The benefits of travel are awesome!

Also read: 12 countries you can get with citizenship investment

5. Antigua and Barbuda

Minimum investment: 100000 Tomans
period: 3-6 months
Official government website: cip.gov.ag
Travel privileges: No visa for 151 countries

6. St. Lucia

Minimum investment: 100000 Tomans
period: 3-4 months
Official government website: cipsaintlucia.com
Travel privileges: Visa-free travel to 146 countries

7. Dominica

Minimum investment: 100000 Tomans
period: 3-4 months
Official government website: cbiu.gov.dm
Travel privileges: Visa-free travel to 152 countries

8. Vanuatu

Minimum investment: 130,000 Tomans
period: 1 month
Official government website: vanucitizenship.gov.vu
Travel privileges: No visa for 130 countries

9. St. Kitts and Nevis

Minimum investment: 150,000 Tomans
period: 1.5 – 2 months
Official government website: ciu.gov.kn
Travel privileges: Visa-free travel to 165 countries

10. Granada

Minimum investment: 150,000 Tomans
period: 3-4 months
Official government website: cbi.gov.gd
Travel privileges: No visa for 153 countries

11. Cambodia

Minimum investment: 250,000 Tomans
period: 3-6 months
Official government website: cambodiainvestment.gov.kh
Travel privileges: No visa for 54 countries

12. Turkey

Minimum investment: 250,000 Tomans
period: 3-6 months
Official government website: invest.gov.tr
Travel privileges: Visa-free travel to 125 countries

13. Malta

Minimum investment: 600,000 euros or about 725,000 dollars
period: More than 1 year
Official government website: komunita.gov.mt
Travel privileges: Visa-free travel to 184 countries

14. Jordan

Minimum investment: $ 1,000,000
period: 5 years +
Official government website: jic.gov.jo
Travel privileges: No visa for 51 countries

15. Cyprus

Minimum investment: Euro 2,000,000 / USD 2,400,000
period: 6 months
Official government website: cipregistry.mof.gov.cy
Travel privileges: Visa-free travel to 174 countries

Obtaining European residency through investment

If in this case, the financial situation is very complicated for you, you can instead get your residence first before applying for citizenship after a few years. Staying through investing is the fastest way.

Also read: 9 European countries that you can get accommodation with investment

16. Austria

Minimum investment: 50,000 Euros
residence: 2 years
Official government website: migration.gv.at
Travel privileges: Freedom of movement of the European Union

17. لتونی

Minimum investment: 250,000 Euros
residence: 5 years
Official government website: pmlp.gov.lv
Travel privileges: Freedom of movement of the European Union

18. Italy

Minimum investment: 250,000 Euros
residence: 2 years
Official government website: investorvisa.mise.gov.it
Travel privileges: Freedom of movement of the European Union

19. Greece

Minimum investment: 250,000 Euros
residence: 5 years
Official government website: enterprisegreece.gov.gr
Travel privileges: Freedom of movement of the European Union

20. Portugal

Minimum investment: 350,000 Euros
residence: 1 year
Official government website: imigrante.sef.pt
Travel privileges: Freedom of movement of the European Union

21. Spain

Minimum investment: 500,000 Euros
residence: 2 years
Official government website: exteriores.gob.es
Travel privileges: Freedom of movement of the European Union

22. Monaco

Minimum investment: Euro 1,000,000
residence: 3 years
Official government website: en.service-public-particuliers.gouv.mc
Travel privileges: Freedom of movement in France

23. Ireland

Minimum investment: Euro 1,000,000
residence: 3 years
Official government website: inis.gov.ie

If you want to start a new life outside the Philippines, these are the countries you should immigrate to. Remember that starting over is never easy, but it can be rewarding. Good luck on your journey to a new beginning!

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