Work Visas: Special Non-Immigrant Visa or 47(A)(2)
Section 47(A)(2) of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, as amended, allows the President to admit as non-immigrants, foreign nationals who are coming for a temporary period only, under conditions as he may prescribe. This consequently paved the way for the creation of special visas, under special laws, for investors or employees of PEZA and/or BOI-registered companies or those in the oil-drilling industries.
This type of visa requires the employer’s sponsorship and is valid for the duration of the contract/term of office or for one (1) year, whichever is shorter. It is a company-specific visa that limits the percentage of foreign national employees to less than 5% of the total workforce. Holders of this visa are exempted from ACR I-card requirement.
We can facilitate the 47(A)(2) visa application, inclusive of the services below:
9(g) Visa Service Non-Commercial Package
- Tax Identification Number (TIN) application with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
- Alien Employment Permit (AEP) application with the Department of Labor and Employment
- 47a2 Application with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)