The United States (US) Embassy in Manila cautioned eager visa applicants in the Philippines to be wary of transacting public documents with “expediters” and “fixers” for their visa applications, as they may permanently lose eligibility to travel to the US.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) declared its willingness to review the current Visa Upon Arrival (VUA) policy issued to foreign visitors in response to the security concerns brought about by the recent influx of undocumented foreigners in the Philippines.
On Wednesday, July 24, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) alerted the people of the nation to be wary of ‘fixers’ and nonaccredited travel agents who peddle their assistance and ‘short-cut’ services in exchange for fees.
The Bureau of Immigration reminds foreign nationals residing or visiting the Philippines to refrain from engaging in any political activity in the country.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) recently issued new guidelines on the granting of Special Work Permits and Provisional Work Permits to foreigners who intend to work in the Philippines.
Commissioner Jaime Morente of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is currently pushing for the passage of a new immigration law that will help the agency effectively impose penalties against erring airlines.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Tuesday this week that it will permanently close its field office in Manila, in an effort to reduce its presence abroad and limit both legal and illegal immigration.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) strongly advises the public against non-accredited entities engaged in travel and tours, airline ticketing and other travel businesses.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will no longer issue authentication certificates from May 14 onwards, following the Philippines’ accession as a state member of the Apostille Convention.
The joint guidelines signed by DOLE, DOJ, and BI on Labor Day requires foreigners to present their Tax Identification Number (TIN) as a pre-application requirement when applying for work permits from DOLE.