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Jacques Paillard

Living in Philippines, from France

"All expatriates in my company joined InterNations because it really helped me get accustomed to my new life in Manila. "

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Living in Philippines, from Portugal

"The idea of getting to know other expats in Manila was very appealing to me, and I've greatly expanded my network in the Philippines. "

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InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in the Philippines

  • Join our community and get to know members of Philippines’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Filipino expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Manila, Cebu and many other regions

Working and living in the Philippines with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Philippines? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Manila, Cebu or some other international Filipino city?

The expat relocation to the Philippines is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the shores of Manila Bay, getting to know how Filipino folks celebrate Kaarawan ni Bonifacio, or acquiring a taste for Philippines’s popular dishes like halo-halo…

Interested in expat life around the world, though? We have additional information on dozens of countries and cities, from living in Canada to live in Vietnam!

Philippines Expat Locations

Alabang Ladies International Group (ALIG)

Alabang Ladies International Group (ALIG)

Expat Institutions & Clubs

Kokomos

Kokomos

Restaurants & Nightlife

The Old Swiss Inn

The Old Swiss Inn

Restaurants & Nightlife

Mt. Mayon and the Cagsawa Ruins

Mt. Mayon and the Cagsawa Ruins

Culture & Sights

Australian International School -South Campus

Australian International School -South Campus

International Schools & Education

Murphy's Makati

Murphy's Makati

Restaurants & Nightlife

CAFÉ VIA MARE – GREENBELT 1

CAFÉ VIA MARE – GREENBELT 1

Restaurants & Nightlife

BAS Restaurant

BAS Restaurant

Restaurants & Nightlife

Reliable Information about living and working in the Philippines

Relocating to and living in the Philippines necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Filipino expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in the Philippines: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Filipino income tax law?ʺ, ʺMy partner and I would like to get married in the Philippines. What sort of official documentation do we need?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Manila?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Filipino residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Philippines is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for the Philippines is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in the Philippines. Various topics are covered in our Philippines Expat Guide from restaurants and nightlife, to food & shopping or culture and sights, up to housing & household. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺI need some counsel on the Philippines' labour law. Can you maybe help me out?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Philippines? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Israel or living in Germany!

From international hospitals to moving companies –
Advice on living and working in the Philippines

In addition, our expat listings for the Philippines include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like international hospitals or moving companies. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in the Philippines. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Mabuhay! among our InterNations members living and working in the Philippines.

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