The Philippines is home to world-renowned natural wonders such as underground rivers, incredible spots for diving, as well as its unique food and vibrant festivals.

Moving and Living in The Philippines

Famous for its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, the Philippines is home to world-renowned natural wonders such as underground rivers, incredible spots for diving, as well as its unique food and vibrant festivals. 

The Philippines is an island country located in the Western Pacific Ocean; the archipelago consists of more than 7,000 islands and islets. With a tropical climate, those moving to the Philippines are often seeking year round warmth and sun. Even during the rainy monsoonal season, the country is still characterised by its summer temperatures and climate, with activities like waterfall tours, food adventures and surfing still available.

Filipinos are well renowned for their warmth and hospitality, often ranked as the ‘friendliest country in Asia’. The language barrier is not a problem, as English is one of the country’s official languages and is well spoken.

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Moving to the Philippines OSS World Wide Movers

A destination for budget travellers, cheap accommodation, food and itinerary adventures are all affordable whilst also offering luxury accommodation and day trips for those not travelling with a budget. 

The Philippines is famous for its beautiful white beaches surrounded by restaurants, hotels and diving spots, particularly White Beach on the island of Boracay, which is known for its fire shows and live music that happens when the sun goes down. Island hopping is a significant tourist drawcard, with stops including Pagsanjan Falls, a three tier waterfall in the province of Laguna, visiting the starfish at Honda Bay and diving at Tubbataha Coral Reef. 

The Banaue Rice Terraces, known as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, are over 2,000 years old and are used as an irrigation tool by locals who plant and harvest vegetables and rice. Within the capital city of Manila, the San Agustin Church was built during the Spanish Colonial Period and has withstood major earthquakes, with its rich history and magnificent architecture attracting tourists.

Moving your household goods to the Philippines

Visa and Immigration Information

When travelling or moving to the Philippines, make sure your passport and visas are correct and valid. Check these links to find out some of the latest requirements.

Consulate / Embassy in Australia

Contact the Filipino Embassy by visiting 1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia. Phone +612-6273-2535 Fax +61262733984 or follow this link to the Embassy website: https://www.philembassy.org.au/

Visa Information

General visa information can be found here: https://www.philembassy.org.au/consular/visa

Passport Information

General passport information can be found here: https://www.philembassy.org.au/consular/passport

Immigration Information

Follow this link for immigration information and related services: https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/de/home.html

Citizenship Information

A guide to citizenship: https://philippines.embassy.gov.au/mnla/Visas_and_citizenship.html