Philippines

Living and
Working in the Philippines

Connect with fellow expats in the Philippines
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Jacques Paillard

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

Adriana Rodrigues Zon

"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. "

Working and living in the Philippines with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in the 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 the Philippines’s popular dishes like halo-halo…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in the Philippines. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Canada to living in Vietnam.

Top Articles in the Philippines Expat Guide

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 the 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 the 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.

Jacques Paillard

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

Adriana Rodrigues Zon

"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. "

Communities in the Philippines

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