9G PRE-ARRANGED EMPLOYEE COMMERCIAL VISA
The 9g pre-arranged employee commercial visa lets a foreign national stay and work in the Philippines for a duration permitted by the Bureau of Immigration, that corresponds with his/her contract of employment.
Foreigners who are moving to the Philippines to persist in any legitimate occupation, be it for wages/salary or any other sorts of compensation are eligible to apply for this visa.
Before applying, one must have secured an Alien Employment Permit issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
The 9g work visa also enables the holder multiple entries and exits while working with a firm registered to do business and existing under the Philippines laws.
REQUIREMENTS FOR 9G PRE-ARRANGED EMPLOYEE COMMERCIAL VISA
The employer, an allowed representative, and/or accredited agents shall present the complete documentary requirements as below:
- The Processing time along with the Alien Employment Permit takes between 2-3 months to complete.
- A 9 (G) commercial is valid for 1-3 years and one can extend up to three years at a time, resting on the term of the employment contract.
- The foreign national can also extend this visa multiple times.
The validity, however, cannot surpass the term granted following the AEP issued by the DOLE.
EXTENSION OF 9G PRE-ARRANGED EMPLOYEE COMMERCIAL VISA
Foreign nationals who are existing holders of a Pre-arranged Employee–Commercial Visa and prefer to proceed to their employment in the Philippines.
For visa extension, the same biometric data previously captured during the 9g Visa conversion applies, hence no further need for capturing.
One can renew the 9g application two months before the expiration.
If the foreign employee needs to begin his/her work through a time which the visa process is in motion, he/she should take the other option of obtaining the Provisional Work Permit (PWP).
This allows the applicant to begin the job while the 9g Visa and AEP are in progress. For more information about applying PWP, read it here.
FEES FOR 9G PRE-ARRANGED EMPLOYEE COMMERCIAL VISA
For fees and other payment-related information, refer to the official website of the Bureau of Immigration or you can get in touch with one of our representatives for additional information.