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

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 |

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, authenticated, documents, FEM Global Immigration News, Immigration, lou, philippines, Required, submit, visa |

PHILIPPINES: 9(g) Employment Visa Applications Require In-Person Visit by Corporate Representative

June 24, 2014
PHILIPPINES: 9(g) Employment Visa Applications Require In-Person Visit by Corporate Representative

Many companies sponsoring foreign nationals for 9(g) Pre-Arranged Employment Visas must send a corporate representative to appear in person when the application is filed. Many companies sponsoring foreign nationals for 9(g) Pre-Arranged Employment Visas must send a corporate representative to appear in person during the visa hearing (i.e., interview) at the Bureau of Immigration....

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Posted in Companies, Company, FEM Global Immigration News, Fragomen, Hearing, Hearings, officers, philippines, representative, visa |

PHILIPPINES: 9(g) Employment Visa Applications Require In-Person Visit by Corporate Representative

June 24, 2014
PHILIPPINES: 9(g) Employment Visa Applications Require In-Person Visit by Corporate Representative

Many companies sponsoring foreign nationals for 9(g) Pre-Arranged Employment Visas must send a corporate representative to appear in person when the application is filed. Many companies sponsoring foreign nationals for 9(g) Pre-Arranged Employment Visas must send a corporate representative to appear in person during the visa hearing (i.e., interview) at the Bureau of Immigration....

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Posted in Companies, Company, FEM Global Immigration News, Fragomen, Hearing, Hearings, officers, philippines, representative, visa |

PHILIPPINES: ‘Letter of Undertaking’ can toll deadline for incomplete visa applications

June 20, 2014
PHILIPPINES: ‘Letter of Undertaking’ can toll deadline for incomplete visa applications

What is the change? The Philippines Bureau of Immigration is accepting “Letters of Undertaking” from applicants whose visa applications are not complete but whose filing deadline is approaching. What does the change mean? The “Letter of Undertaking” promises that the applicant will submit key supporting documents within 60 days of the visa application submission. Implementation timeframe: Immediate....

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Posted in Applicants, Application, bal, documents, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, Immigration, philippines, supporting, visa |

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