In order to work in the Philippines, you normally need a certain visa, a work permit, and pay taxes to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The Philippine Alien Employment Permit (AEP) is issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). It allows a foreign national to work in the country and is usually sent in with a pre-arranged employment visa.
The Bureau of Immigration has its main office in Intramuros, Manila City. Hundreds of foreigners and Filipinos go there everyday to extend visas, get clearances, or change their residence status. Here is the Megacitizens survival guide for the Bureau of Immigration.
The Megacitizens guide for moving to Manila, from booking a flight and packing your things to finding a job and making new friends.
Did you forget to renew your tourist visa? Do not worry; the Bureau of Immigration can fix that with their alien registration program.
If not arranged beforehand, it might be very difficult for a Megacitizen to find an adequate job in Manila. Only international organizations and companies as well as the education sector offer salary ranges that are sufficient for a Megacitizen. If you dream about beach and pristine water and think you can somehow make a living and just go there, you might want to re-think that one. While there are a lot of job openings, those should be explored before going to the Megacity. The obstacles for obtaining the required VISA and work permits however are comparatively low, especially when facilitated by your soon-to-be employer.
Here we provide all basic information regarding the most important types of visa for the Philippines, for all foreigners who want to travel, study, work, or retire in the country.
'In order to save some money and because I was curious getting to know the notorious Philippine Bureau(crazy) of Immigration, I dared to take care of the paperworks myself instead of just hiring a travel and visa agency', Jo, Megacitizen
The BCCP is bringing two speakers from Alba Romeo & Co. and Kittelson and Carpo to talk about relevant matters on tax and visa matters.
Hong Kong is one of the top weekend get-away destinations for a lot of Megacitizens in the Philippines. This city of eight million people is a mere two-hour flight away and its efficient public transportation system leaves everyone in awe.
Some notaries public of Metro Manila do not work in fancy offices but under the open sky. That might seem odd to foreigners, but it does have its advantages.
In a statement on its website, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) advised foreign tourist visa holders not to take part in protests and mass actions such as the pork barrel rallies.