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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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PHILIPPINES: Update to Special Non-Immigrant 47(a)(2) Visa Applications

February 18, 2020

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority Foreign National Unit has begun requiring authorized agents to present a Special Power of Attorney for the processing of Special Non-Immigrant 47(a)(2) Visa applications.

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PHILIPPINES: Manila PEZA Office Now Requires Personal Appearance for Certain Visa Applications

January 30, 2020

Initial applications for Special 47(a)(2) Non-Immigrant Visas for principal applicants by PEZA-registered enterprises under the functional supervision of Zone Office National Capital Region (NCR) require a personal appearance by the applicant.

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PHILIPPINES: All ACR I-Card Holding Foreign Nationals to Report to Immigration By 29 February 2020

December 18, 2019

29 February 2020 is the deadline for all registered foreign nationals in the Philippines to report to the immigration office. The Annual Report (“AR”) 2020 period begins on 1 January 2020.

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PHILIPPINES: In-Person Application for Alien Employment Permit in Manila [UPDATED]

October 11, 2019

The Philippines now require foreign national applicants to personally submit their Alien Employment Permit (AEP) applications and collect the issued AEP cards from DOLE-NCR.

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