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Visa and Immigration

Visa and Immigration

Core Group Accounting helps foreign entities obtain the appropriate type of visa they need upon their entry into the Philippines. We work closely with the Bureau of Immigration and Department of Labor and Employment to secure compliance and timely issuance of visa applications.

Alien Employment Permit (AEP)

A foreign national who intends to work in the Philippines is required by the government to secure an Alien Employment Permit through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). This permit authorizes a foreign national to engage in gainful activities provided that there is no available domestic manpower for the particular designation.

All foreign nationals are required to have an AEP if the intention of entry in the Philippines is to engage in any gainful employment except those expressly exempted by law. Holders of other functional visas such as Special Investors Resident Visa (SIRV), Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV), Treaty Traders (9D) Visa, or Special Non-Immigrant Visa (47A2) are also subject to an AEP.

Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG)

The Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG) entitles the holder to reside in the Philippines, permitting multiple entry privileges, so long as his investments, as well as the other requirements, remain in the Philippines. The SVEG is issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) upon endorsement of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Foreign nationals who are granted SVEG shall be considered special non-immigrants with multiple entry privileges and conditional extended stay, without need of prior departure from the Philippines.

The privileges of SVEG may extend to the legal spouse of the qualified foreign national as well as their unmarried children below eighteen (18) years of age, whether legitimate, illegitimate or adopted. The special non-immigrant status of children of SVEG holders shall cease upon reaching the age of eighteen (18), in which case, they are required to downgrade their visas to temporary visitor’s visa.

47A2 Special Non-Immigrant Visa

Under Sec. 47A2 of the Philippine Immigration Act, a Special Non-Immigrant Visa can be issued to foreign investors by the Secretary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the basis on public interest or public policy considerations. This visa is usually given to foreign employees of Regional Headquarters, Regional Operating Headquarters, or those working for special projects in economic zones.

9g or Working Visa

9g or otherwise known as the Pre-arranged Employment Visa is the most common type of work visa in the Philippines. This is a company-specific visa obtained through employer sponsorship which has a validity that is based on the duration of the employment contract and approval of the Bureau of Immigration. The maximum validity issued however is three (3) years and renewable thereafter.

How Core Group can help you?

The following shall be the scope of our services:

  1. Preparation and drafting of documentary requirements needed for the above applications;
  2. Monitoring and updating of valid stay of the applicant during the application;
  3. Consultation and reporting on status of application; and
  4. 4.Meeting and follow-up with pertinent government officials/officers

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