PHILIPPINES TWO TYPES OF WORK PERMIT FOR FOREIGN UNDER WHICH ONE ALLOW TO WORK FOR MAXIMUM OF SIX MONTHS AND ANOTHER FOR FIVE YEARS
Foreigners who want to work in the Philippines can apply for the following permits:
1.) Special Working Permit – A permit issued by the Commission of Immigration (CID) valid for 3 to 6 months without any extension/renewal. After the expiration of the 6 month period, the foreign worker may continue working provided that he applies and issued a Alien Employment Permit (AEP) and a working visa.
2. Alien Employment Permit (AEP) – A permit issued by the Department of Labor and Employment effective for 1 year and renewable for a maximum period of 5 years. Upon issuance of the AEP, the foreign worker is required to convert his tourist visa to a working visa (9G Visa). In the meantime, he can avail of a Provisional Permit in order to work while his application for a working visa is being processed.