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PHILIPPINES – Cancellation of Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card Requires Downgrading of Visa

Effective 29 June 2017, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is now requiring an additional document in support of applications for conversion of a 9(a) tourist visa or a temporary visitor visa to a 9(g) Pre-arranged Employment Visa (Commercial).

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PHILIPPINES – New Document Requirement for 9(g) Visa Applications

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Follosco, Morallos & Herce.

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PHILIPPINES – Cancellation of Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card Requires Downgrading of Visa

The Bureau of Immigration has announced that, effective immediately, foreign nationals wishing to cancel their Alien Certificate of Registration I-Cards (ACR I-Cards) are first required to downgrade their visa to a 9(a) temporary visitor visa. Previously, the requirement to downgrade the visa to a 9(a) temporary visitor visa was not strictly enforced.

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TAIWAN – Upcoming Relaxation of Visa Rules for Nationals of Southeast and South Asian Countries

Effective 1 June 2017, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will further relax visa rules for visitors from countries in South east and South Asia covered by the “New Southbound Policy”.

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TAIWAN – Upcoming Relaxation of Visa Rules for Nationals of Southeast and South Asian Countries

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Taiwan Immigration & Relocation Company (TIRC).

PHILIPPINES – All ACR I-Card Holding Foreign Nationals to Report to Immigration Before 3 March 2017

3 March 2017 is the deadline for foreign nationals in the Philippines to report to the immigration office to avoid being noted down as undocumented aliens. The Annual Report (“AR”) 2017 period began on 3 January 2017.

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New Data in Immiguru: Philippines – Work Permit Exempt Occupations

We’re very pleased to announce that the 9(g) Pre-arranged Employment Visa (Commercial) for Work Permit Exempt Occupations and Special Non-Immigrant 47(a)(2) Visa for Work Permit Exempt Occupations were added to Immiguru this week.

These processes are for positions which are now exempt (officially “excluded”) from the Alien Employment Permit and where the applicant remains on home contract i.e. Company Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers and non-executive board members; consultants who are not employed in the Philippines; intra-company transferees and contractual service providers who are executives, managers or specialists and who have been employed by the foreign service supplier for at least one year.

Qualifying applicants are not required to obtain an Alien Employment Permit.

Many thanks to our partner in Philippines, Follosco, Morallos & Herce for their help with this!

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PHILIPPINES – Stricter Employment Permit Rules Introduced

Effective 28 August 2015, the Philippines Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued revised Alien Employment Permit (AEP) rules. Among the major changes are stricter labour-market testing and understudy training rules, and new employment permit exemptions.

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PHILIPPINES – Stricter Employment Permit Rules Introduced

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Follosco, Morallos & Herce.