Special Visa for Employment Generation


Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG)

The Special Visa for Employment Generation or SVEG is issued to qualified non-immigrant foreign nationals who create jobs in the Philippines. To qualify for this visa, the foreign national must have control over an entity, firm, partnership, or corporation in the Philippines, which employs at least 10 full-time, regular Filipino workers on a long-term basis. A qualifying entity must establish, expand, or rehabilitate a business activity, investment, enterprise, or industry during its operation in the Philippines. SVEG entitles the holder to multiple-entry privileges and exempts him or her from payment of exit clearance certificate and special return certificate.

Requirements for SVEG:

  • Alien Employment Permit (AEP)
  • Certification letter of regular employment of at least 10 Filipinos in the company
  • Notarized letter requesting SVEG
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Company articles of incorporation
  • Proof of investment
  • Clearance from National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA)
  • Clearance from Bureau of Immigration (BI)

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