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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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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 |

THE PHILIPPINES: Employers must send representatives to employees’ 9(g) Commercial Visa interviews

June 11, 2014
THE PHILIPPINES: Employers must send representatives to employees’ 9(g) Commercial Visa interviews

IMPACT – MEDIUM What is the change? Employer sponsors of foreign nationals who are applying for 9(g) Commercial Visas must send a company representative to each applicant’s interview. What does the change mean? Employers must appoint an appropriate representative to appear in person. Implementation timeframe: Immediate. The rule came into force with little advance notice May 28. Visas/permits affected: 9(g)...

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Posted in attorney, bal, Company, Employers, executive, FEM Global Immigration News, interview, philippines, representative, Visas |

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 |

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