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Provisional Work Permit (PWP)

Provisional Work Permit (PWP)

A Provisional Work Permit (PWP) is issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to foreign nationals who currently hold temporary visitor visas but wish to commence work in the Philippines while the approval of their employment visa application, either the 9g or 9d, is in progress.

A PWP is normally valid for three (3) months from the date of issuance or until the 9g visa is issued, whichever comes first. Foreign nationals who intend to commence employment while their Alien Employment Permit is pending for approval from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) must also secure the PWP to be allowed to work in the country.

This work permit is extendible until a work visa has been approved.