PHILIPPINES – Changes in Rules for Special and Provisional Work Permits

On 22 April 2019, the Department of Labor (DOLE), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) released joint immigration guidelines, making some changes to the rules for the Special Work Permit (SWP) and Provisional Work Permit (PWP).

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PHILIPPINES – Additional Requirements for Cancellation of Alien Employment Permit

Effective 1 March 2019, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued new guidelines for applications for cancellation of Alien Employment permits (AEPs).

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PHILIPPINES – New Requirements and Restrictions for Special Work Permit and Provisional Work Permit

On 29 January 2019, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) issued Operations Order No. JHM-2019-002, establishing supplemental guidelines for SWP and PWP issuance.

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PHILIPPINES – All ACR I-Card Holding Foreign Nationals to Report to Immigration By 1 March 2019

1 March 2019 is the deadline for registered foreign nationals in the Philippines to report to the immigration office. The Annual Report (“AR”) 2019 period began on 1 January 2019.

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PHILIPPINES – No Visa Stickers Available for Temporary Visitors

The Bureau of Immigration has issued a “Note With Recommendation” warning that it has run out of the visa stickers that are usually issued for the extension of temporary visitor or 9(a) visas (“TV Sticker”).

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PHILIPPINES – No Visa Stickers Available for Temporary Visitors

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PHILIPPINES – Additional Documents Required for Alien Employment Permit Applications

Effective 2 April 2018, the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) has confirmed additional documentary requirements for Alien Employment Permit (AEP) applications.

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PHILIPPINES – Annual Report for ACR I-Card Holders Due by 3 March 2018

The Philippines Bureau of Immigration (BI) has issued its guidelines for holders of Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Cards (ACR I-Cards) to follow in filing their required Annual Reports (ARs). In the first 60 days of each calendar year, all foreign nationals in the Philippines holding valid ACR I-cards are required to complete this annual reporting procedure.

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