Want to stay, work or retire in the Philippines? Here are the types of VISA and Permits that the Philippines issues foreign nationals that wish to stay here in the Philippines. But first what exactly is a VISA? Why do you need it? What are the types of VISA and of all the VISAs available what do you exactly need? Here are some of the questions that this article will help you get answers.
What’s a VISA?
A Visa is an endorsement on a passport that indicates that the holder has undergone, complied and passed with the countries strict screening process and is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country.
What are the kinds of VISA’s available in the Philippines?
There’s the Immigrant VISA, Non-immigrant VISA and Special VISA.
I’m a Foreign National what kind of VISA do I need to enter the Philippines?
The kind of VISA a Foreign National will need will depend on their reason for entering and staying in the Philippines. It can be for Pleasure, Work or Retirement.
I’m a Foreign National and I want to Work in the Philippines.
For Foreign Nationals that wants to work in the Philippines they will either need an AEP (Alien Employment VISA), PWP (Provisional Working Permit) or SWP (Special Working Permit). These VISAs are issued to foreign nationals that will engage in gainful employment and authorizes them to work in the Philippines for a certain period of time.
I’m a Foreign National and I want to Visit the Philippines.
For Foreign Nationals that wants to visit the Philippines they can get a Short stay visa which is also called as a 9A Tourist VISA. This is issued to foreign nationals that is traveling in the Philippines for the common purpose of Pleasure, Business & Health.
I’m a Foreign National and I want to retire in the Philippines.
For Foreign Nationals that wants to retire in the Philippines they can either get an SIRV (Special Investor’s Resident VISA) or an SRRV (Special Resident Retirees VISA) which will allow them to enjoy multiple visas to enter and leave the Philippines as well as grant them permanent residency and tax exemption.
For a more detailed guide on what kind of VISA you will need and how to secure it you can visit our VISA page here: http://dfnew.inetcm.com/visa/
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