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THE PHILIPPINES: (Oct. 21, 2014) Exiting foreigners must register with the Alien Registration Project

October 22, 2014
THE PHILIPPINES: (Oct. 21, 2014) Exiting foreigners must register with the Alien Registration Project

IMPACT – HIGH What is the change? The Philippines now requires that foreigners applying for an Emigration Clearance Certificate must first register with the new Alien Registration Project. What does the change mean? Many foreign nationals, including those who downgraded their visas, must register with the Project and obtain a Special Security Registration Number before applying...

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Posted in bal, certificate, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Immigrant, Nationals, philippines, Registration, Visas |

THE PHILIPPINES: (Oct. 14, 2014) Visa waivers granted to certain Chinese, Indian nationals

October 15, 2014
THE PHILIPPINES: (Oct. 14, 2014) Visa waivers granted to certain Chinese, Indian nationals

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? The Philippines has granted visa-free entry to certain Chinese and Indian nationals. What does the change mean? Chinese and Indian nationals holding a valid and current American, Australian, Canadian, Japanese or Schengen visa may enter the Philippines without a visa for seven days. Implementation timeframe: Immediate and...

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Posted in bal, Business, chinese, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, indian, philippines, visa |

THE PHILIPPINES: (Oct. 13, 2014) Alien registration program now in place

October 14, 2014
THE PHILIPPINES: (Oct. 13, 2014) Alien registration program now in place

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? The Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration (BI) has introduced an Alien Registration Project to register all foreigners, capture their biometric data and issue them a special security registration number. What does the change mean? The program is voluntary at this time, despite an initial announcement that it will...

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Posted in acr, alien, bal, card, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Nationals, philippines, Registration, Special |

THE PHILIPPINES: (Oct. 13, 2014) Alien registration program now in place

October 14, 2014
THE PHILIPPINES: (Oct. 13, 2014) Alien registration program now in place

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? The Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration (BI) has introduced an Alien Registration Project to register all foreigners, capture their biometric data and issue them a special security registration number. What does the change mean? The program is voluntary at this time, despite an initial announcement that it will...

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Posted in acr, alien, bal, card, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Nationals, philippines, Registration, Special |

PHILIPPINES: Foreigners who downgraded 47(a)(2) visas now exempt from burdensome rule

September 4, 2014
PHILIPPINES: Foreigners who downgraded 47(a)(2) visas now exempt from burdensome rule

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) has exempted some foreigners from a rule that requires a police clearance for all foreigners under an order to leave the country. What does the change mean? Foreigners who held Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) 47(a)(2) visas and are under an order to...

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Posted in 47, bal, bi, FEM Global Immigration News, foreigners, Global, leave, order, philippines, Visas |

PHILIPPINES: Foreigners who downgraded 47(a)(2) visas now exempt from burdensome rule

September 4, 2014
PHILIPPINES: Foreigners who downgraded 47(a)(2) visas now exempt from burdensome rule

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) has exempted some foreigners from a rule that requires a police clearance for all foreigners under an order to leave the country. What does the change mean? Foreigners who held Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) 47(a)(2) visas and are under an order to...

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Posted in 47, bal, bi, FEM Global Immigration News, foreigners, Global, leave, order, philippines, Visas |

PHILIPPINES: Legal Counsel May Now Represent Employers in 9(g) Visa Application Interviews

July 17, 2014
PHILIPPINES: Legal Counsel May Now Represent Employers in 9(g) Visa Application Interviews

Companies sponsoring foreign nationals for 9(g) Pre-Arranged Employment Visas may once again use their legal counsel to fulfill in-person filing requirements. Representatives must be authorized through a special power of attorney issued by an authorized executive officer of the company. Companies sponsoring foreign nationals for 9(g) Pre-Arranged Employment Visas may once again designate legal...

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Posted in authorized, Companies, counsel, FEM Global Immigration News, Fragomen, legal, philippines, policy, sponsoring, visa |

PHILIPPINES: Lawyers now allowed to appear at 9(g) interviews

July 3, 2014
PHILIPPINES: Lawyers now allowed to appear at 9(g) interviews

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? In an amended order, the Bureau of Immigration now allows legal counsel to appear as a corporate representative at the applicant’s interview for the 9(g) Commercial Visa. What does the change mean? Legal counsel may represent and appear at the 9(g) interview on behalf of a corporation, partnership or...

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PHILIPPINES: Lawyers now allowed to appear at 9(g) interviews

July 3, 2014
PHILIPPINES: Lawyers now allowed to appear at 9(g) interviews

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? In an amended order, the Bureau of Immigration now allows legal counsel to appear as a corporate representative at the applicant’s interview for the 9(g) Commercial Visa. What does the change mean? Legal counsel may represent and appear at the 9(g) interview on behalf of a corporation, partnership or...

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Posted in appear, bal, corporate, counsel, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, interview, legal, order, philippines |

PHILIPPINES: Bureau of Immigration Extends Submission Window for Documents Requiring Legalization

June 27, 2014
PHILIPPINES: Bureau of Immigration Extends Submission Window for Documents Requiring Legalization

Work visa applicants are now permitted to submit with their applications a Letter of Undertaking (LOU) stating that they will submit required authenticated personal and family documents at a later time. After submitting the LOU, applicants have 60 days in which to submit the required documents. Work visa applicants are now permitted to submit...

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Posted in Applications, documents, FEM Global Immigration News, Immigration, lou, philippines, Required, submit, visa |

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