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.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is currently seeking to reform its labor policies by hiring additional labor inspectors to monitor the entry of foreign workers in the Philippines and prevent the solicitation of illegal foreign employment activities.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced that a total of 148,387 foreign nationals reported in person to their offices starting January 1 until March 2 of this year for the annual reporting of foreigners holding valid immigrant or non-immigrant visas in the Philippines.
The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) has imposed new rules on the issuance of Special Work Permits (SWP) and Provisional Work Permits (PWP) to foreigners seeking to gain employment in blue-collar jobs in the Philippines.