PHILIPPINES: Manila Requires Additional Corporate Document for Alien Employment Permit Application

September 13, 2019

Effective immediately, the Department of Labour and Employment in the National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR), which covers Metro Manila, now requires the submission of a Board Resolution designating and authorizing the company signatory of the employment contract and other supporting documents for Alien Employment Permit (AEP) applications.

The authorized signatory should have a managerial-level position in the company hiring the foreign national, and any amendment to the designated signatory must also be reported immediately to DOLE-NCR.

However, a DOLE-NCR official has clarified that an AEP application may be accepted without a Board Resolution if the signatory is the President, Corporate Secretary or Resident Agent whose name appears in the current General Information Sheet of the sponsor company.

Moreover, for an unspecified grace period, DOLE-NCR will accept AEP applications without a Board Resolution, as long as the Board Resolution is submitted upon release of the AEP card.

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