No mention of the Philippines
- 7,107 tropical islands, English
widely understood on a basic level, friendly people, warm clear water
, relatively inexpensive cost of living - I have permanent rsidence via a Special Resident Retirement
Visa issued by the Philippine Retirement Authority. The fee was about $1,400 USD and I have to keep $10K in an approved PI bank (I use Bank of Commerce which helped me through the process free - they have current
links and info on their web site, and they promptly answer email
in Engliish). There is a way to acquire Philippine citizenship - and there are many dual USA/Philippine citizens - there is a Yahoo group, Mag-Anak, where you can ask questions if this info isn't in the archive.