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PHILIPPINES: Visa scam spurs new restriction on Chinese nationals

February 27, 2014
PHILIPPINES: Visa scam spurs new restriction on Chinese nationals

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? A Department of Justice investigation that uncovered the fraudulent use of documents by 70 Chinese nationals has prompted the Bureau of Immigration to create a new rule for Chinese tourists. What does the change mean? Chinese nationals on sponsored tours will not be allowed to change their...

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Posted in accredited, bal, chinese, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, Immigration, Nationals, philippines, visa, Visas |

PHILIPPINES: 9(g) Visa Applicants Must Obtain Interim Authorization to Work

February 26, 2014
PHILIPPINES: 9(g) Visa Applicants Must Obtain Interim Authorization to Work

Foreign nationals seeking 9(g) Pre-arranged Employment Visas are now required to obtain a Provisional Work Permit (PWP) if they intend to work while their Alien Employment Permit (AEP) application is pending. They may not begin working until they obtain the PWP. Foreign nationals applying for the 9(g) Pre-arranged Employment Visa are no longer permitted...

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Posted in aep, Application, bureau, Employment, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Nationals, philippines, pwp, visa |

PHILIPPINES: 9(g) Visa Applicants Must Obtain Interim Authorization to Work

February 26, 2014
PHILIPPINES: 9(g) Visa Applicants Must Obtain Interim Authorization to Work

Foreign nationals seeking 9(g) Pre-arranged Employment Visas are now required to obtain a Provisional Work Permit (PWP) if they intend to work while their Alien Employment Permit (AEP) application is pending. They may not begin working until they obtain the PWP. Foreign nationals applying for the 9(g) Pre-arranged Employment Visa are no longer permitted...

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Posted in aep, Application, bureau, Employment, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Nationals, philippines, pwp, visa |

PHILIPPINES: Expired special non-immigrant visas cannot be changed to another visa type in-country

February 24, 2014
PHILIPPINES: Expired special non-immigrant visas cannot be changed to another visa type in-country

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? The Bureau of Immigration will stop allowing foreign workers whose 47(a)(2) Special Non-Immigrant visas have expired to convert to another visa type in-country – including through change of status, or “downgrading,” to 9(a) Temporary Visitor visas. What does the change mean? Holders of the 47(a)(2) visa must...

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Posted in 47, bal, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, Immigrant, Immigration, leave, philippines, visa, Visas |

PHILIPPINES: Expired special non-immigrant visas cannot be changed to another visa type in-country

February 24, 2014
PHILIPPINES: Expired special non-immigrant visas cannot be changed to another visa type in-country

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? The Bureau of Immigration will stop allowing foreign workers whose 47(a)(2) Special Non-Immigrant visas have expired to convert to another visa type in-country – including through change of status, or “downgrading,” to 9(a) Temporary Visitor visas. What does the change mean? Holders of the 47(a)(2) visa must...

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Posted in bal, FEM Global Immigration News, Global, Immigrant, Immigration, leave, philippines, visa, Visas |

PHILIPPINES: New provisional work permit rules will delay foreign employees’ start dates

February 24, 2014
PHILIPPINES: New provisional work permit rules will delay foreign employees’ start dates

IMPACT – HIGH What is the change? A new rule mandates that foreign workers who want to work while their Alien Employment Permit applications are pending must first apply for provisional work permits. What does the change mean? Foreign assignees will have to wait longer before they can start work. Implementation timeframe: Immediate. Visas/permits...

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Posted in bal, Employment, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Global, New, Permits, philippines, provisional, Work |

PHILIPPINES: New provisional work permit rules will delay foreign employees’ start dates

February 24, 2014
PHILIPPINES: New provisional work permit rules will delay foreign employees’ start dates

IMPACT – HIGH What is the change? A new rule mandates that foreign workers who want to work while their Alien Employment Permit applications are pending must first apply for provisional work permits. What does the change mean? Foreign assignees will have to wait longer before they can start work. Implementation timeframe: Immediate. Visas/permits...

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Posted in bal, Employment, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Global, New, Permits, philippines, provisional, Work |

PHILIPPINES: Foreign Nationals Must Complete Immigration Annual Reports in Person

January 15, 2014
PHILIPPINES: Foreign Nationals Must Complete Immigration Annual Reports in Person

This year, foreign nationals are required to appear in person when making their annual report with the Bureau of Immigration. Filing by representative is no longer allowed. Individuals have until March 1, 2014 to complete their reports. The Philippine government has mandated that foreign nationals appear in person at a Bureau of Immigration office...

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Posted in Annual, bureau, complete, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Immigration, March, Nationals, philippines, report |

PHILIPPINES: Foreign Nationals Must Complete Immigration Annual Reports in Person

January 15, 2014
PHILIPPINES: Foreign Nationals Must Complete Immigration Annual Reports in Person

This year, foreign nationals are required to appear in person when making their annual report with the Bureau of Immigration. Filing by representative is no longer allowed. Individuals have until March 1, 2014 to complete their reports. The Philippine government has mandated that foreign nationals appear in person at a Bureau of Immigration office...

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Posted in Annual, bureau, complete, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Immigration, March, Nationals, philippines, report |

PHILIPPINES: Foreigners must submit annual report in-person

January 7, 2014
PHILIPPINES: Foreigners must submit annual report in-person

IMPACT – MEDIUM What are the changes? The Philippine Bureau of Immigration is now strictly enforcing the requirement that foreign nationals personally appear to file their annual report. What does the change mean? Foreign nationals living in the Philippines can generally no longer have third-party representatives submit their annual reports. Implementation timeframe: Immediate. Visas/permits...

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Posted in Annual, bal, bureau, FEM Global Immigration News, Foreign, Global, Immigration, Nationals, philippines, report |

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