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Philippine Work Visa or 9G Visa

A foreigner who desires to work in the Philippines must secure a 9g or work visa from the Bureau of Immigration. The process will be a change of Status to Pre-Arranged Employee under Section 9(G) of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, as amended.

Before commencing the process in securing a work visa, an Alien Employment Permit must first be obtained from the Department of Labor & Employment.

The documents that need to be submitted with the Bureau of Immigration include a notarized document from the Philippine employer, application form, Alien Employment Permit, Bureau of Immigration (BI) Clearance Certificate, Alien Certificate of Registration, Applicant’s passport and other documents supporting the employment of the Applicant.

After the documents are submitted with the Bureau of Immigration, the application will be evaluated and set for hearing. The Applicant will thereafter receive a Notice of Hearing. After the hearing of the application, the Hearing Officer will issue his recommendation, which will be deliberated upon by the Committee. If approved, an Order will be issued by the Bureau of Immigration granting the application. Thereafter, the work visa will be issued and correspondingly stamped on the Applicant’s passport. The whole process usually takes 3 to 5 months.

If you need assistance in getting a 9G visa or work visa in the Philippines, you may call us at +632 4706126 or +632 4706130 or e-mail us at

Nicolas & De Vega Law Offices is a full-service law firm in the Philippines with Philippine immigration lawyers, attorneys and consultants. We are located at the 16th Floor, Suite 1607 AIC Burgundy Empire Tower, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Visit our website