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PHILIPPINES – Key Updates on PEZA Visa, Motion for Reconsideration and Temporary Visitor Visa

June 6, 2024

The Bureau of Immigration of the Philippines has made a number of key visa and immigration policy updates.

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PHILIPPINES – Suspension of Medical Clearance Requirement

February 20, 2024

As a preventive measure to mitigate the spread of Ebola, the Philippine authorities have been requiring certain nationals to provide a medical clearance as part of their visa application process. With effect from February 1, 2024, the authorities will suspend the medical clearance requirement for nationals of 53 countries. The memorandum issued by the authorities […]

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December 22, 2023

The Bureau of Immigration of the Philippines has issued a notice to remind foreign nationals holding an Alien Certificate Registration (ACR-I) card to complete the mandatory annual reporting.

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PHILIPPINES – Personal Appearance for Emigration Clearance Certificate Applications

December 4, 2023

In-person appearance is now required for foreign citizens who are required to secure ECC or ECC-A prior to their departure from Philippines.

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PHILIPPINES – Updates on PEZA Visa

September 15, 2023

The government of the Philippines announced a series of immediate changes to the documentation requirements for PEZA Visas.

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PHILIPPINES – COVID Travel Restrictions Lifted

August 17, 2023

The public health emergency caused by COVID-19 has been lifted in the Philippines. This means international travelers will no longer have to present a vaccination certificate to enter the country.

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PHILIPPINES: eTravel System Requirement

April 14, 2023

With effect from 15 April 2023, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will start requiring all inbound and outbound travelers, regardless if they arrive by air or sea, to complete a declaration form through the eTravel system (

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PHILIPPINES: ACR-I Annual Report Due

November 28, 2022

Foreign nationals holding an Alien Certificate Registration (ACR-I) must complete mandatory annual reporting with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BOI).

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PHILIPPINES: DOLE Agents’ Accreditation and Authorized Representative Appointment

June 8, 2022

On 31 January 2022, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued an order requiring third party providers transacting with their office to complete an accreditation process and, thereafter, be appointed by their clients as authorized representatives before they are able to lodge the alien employment permit applications on behalf of their clients.

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PHILIPPINES: New Guidelines for Special Work Permit for Consultants and Specialists

February 25, 2020

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has released new guidelines for Special Work Permit (SWP) applications for consultants or specialists.

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