Visa and Immigration Services in Philippine

Posted by Inter Biz Consulting on July 17th, 2018

A Philippine Visa is an endorsement made on a travel document by a consular officer at a Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad denoting that the visa application has been properly examined and that the conveyor is permitted to proceed to the Philippines and request permission from the Philippine Immigration authorities at the ports of entries to enter the country. The visa thus issued is not a guarantee that the holder will be automatically admitted into the country, because the admission of foreign nationals into the Philippines is a function of the immigration authorities at the port of entry. The following are the minimum requirements for applying for a temporary visitor's visa:

Passport/Travel Document Valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines;

Duly Accomplished Visa application forms;

Passport Photos (2 pieces);

Proof of bona fide status as tourist or businessman;

Confirmed tickets for return or onward journey to the next port of destination; and

Payment of Visa Fees

There are different types of visa and immigration services in the Philippines.

Tourist Visa Open for 21 days to most nationalities, the tourist visa and immigration services in the Philippines is generally for short visits. A tourist visa holder may not participate in continuing business in the Philippines; otherwise, he may violate Philippine Immigration Law and will be subject to its rules. Pre-Arranged Employment Visa allows for several types of employment or working visas depending on the exact nature of your business. This visa allows the holder to work as a non-immigrant within a period of six months from the date of admission. Open to most countries, this is applied with a Special Work Permit for visiting athletes and musicians.

Treaty Trader Visa is assigned to a person whose nationality is the Philippines and the respected person has in place an agreement for the admission of treaty traders or investors. Alien Employment Permit document is issued by the Department of Labour and Employment, authorizing a foreign national to work in the Philippines. This permit is generally issued to foreign nationals exclusively to those who are long-time working residents in the Philippines.

Special Investor’s Resident Visa allows the holder to stay indefinitely in the Philippines, providing they have made a set investment to the Philippines. As resident, you can also apply for product registration in Philippines. Special Resident Retiree’s Visa is a type that wishes to gain multiple-entry privileges with the right to reside permanently in the Philippines. People who wish to stay for a long period of time usually resort to such visa types, as long as investment deposit subsists. Special Non-Immigrant Visa is issued to foreign investors registered under companies qualified with BOI, PEZA, or DOJ. This visa is issued by the Secretary of Justice on the basis of public interest or public policy considerations to get special work permit in Philippines.

The assistance in the procurement or extension of any type of visa defers with the Bureau of Immigration, Department of Labour and Employment, and Philippine Retirement Authority’s for the exhortation in any procedures and requirements relating to the visa application.

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