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.
The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) restored the express transactions effective January 3, 2018. Express visa application processing transactions shall now be subject to Express Lane Fees. This is applicable to all BI offices – regional and satellite offices.
Naturally distributed across more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is home to a diverse wildlife, majestic sceneries that can be traversed through land, water, and air and more than millions of warm smiles. The country has been very welcoming to all nations to showcase these beauties but is also known to be very keen in admitting visitors. It enforces a Black List Order (BLO) disallowing entry for foreign nationals who have convicted crimes in their respective countries or had not been convicted of any crime but are fugitives in their home countries.
The world is well aware of how beautiful the Philippine tourist destinations are. Composed of 7,107 islands, you are given a variety of places to choose from; depending on your interest, whether it is an exciting nature hike, a fun beach trip, or simply learning about the rich culture of a certain place here in the Philippines.
The Bureau of Immigration reminded all registered foreign nationals in the Philippines and ACR-I Card holders EXCEPT Temporary Visitor’s Visa holders or Tourist Visa holders to report in person to the Bureau of Immigration main office in Intramuros, Manila, or to the nearest participating Bureau of Immigration offices within the first sixty (60) days of every calendar year.
As the Philippine BPO Industry expands, foreign investors continue to inject capital and resources into the economy, resulting in job creation for the local work force. A key to this unprecedented growth is the recently developed SVEG, short for Special Visa for Employment Generation, a non-immigrant visa which is enabling foreigners to create business opportunities in the Philippine market.
With any country that you may want to live and work in, there is the obvious nightmare of paperwork. The drama and trauma of obtaining a working permit (AEP) and a 9(g) visa which is an experience most foreigners recount with mixed emotions – shock, anger, outrage, frustration, dismay, and at times, even hopelessness. There is no other way to put it, but it is a process, a tedious one and one that is, like any of its nature, time-consuming and difficult.