Global Visas provides expert immigration advice with Philippines visas and immigration to the Philippines, offering a complete set of visas, work permits and options for anyone that wants to travel to or immigrate to the Philippines to live.
As many of you have discovered, Philippines Immigration authorities are tough and their rules are quite complex, whether you’re an individual or a company, but we have an office based in the country who is happy to help any Filipino immigration and issues regarding a visa to the Philippines.
Do you want to move to the Philippines?
With more than 7000 individual islands, the Philippines has an amazing variety of beautiful scenery with beautiful weather and temperatures and strange animals. Colonised and run by Spain for roughly 400 years, but is now a country in its own right with a healthy government taking advantage of an abundance of natural resources.
There are eight different versions of Filipino spoken throughout the nation, but English is also spoken often by natives who wish to work and study and emigrate from the Philippines.
If you want to find out more about a trip to the Philippines or even moving there permanently, get in touch with Global Visas or start an online assessment to see whether you qualify for a Philippines visa. One of our visa specialists will speak to you shortly.
Visit the Philippines
The Philippines offer short-term visit visas for up to 59 days which may be issued for business activities except for jobs, medical reasons or for tourists and individual visitors. There are also short-term tourist visas for the Philippines that do not provide the opportunity to apply for permanent residency.
To study or work in the Philippines isnt’ allowed under the temporary route and those wishing to engage in either whilst in the Philippines will need to apply for a Philippines study visa or work visa depending on what it is they want to do.
Study in the Philippines
Study visas are given for the entire time you are on the course and all applications are required to proceed through several steps. First of all, applicants must get a place from a school, university or similar. If selected, applicants will be issued with a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) from their sponsor. This notice must be submitted as part of the study visa application itself along a passport, a police background check, proof of current education and evidence of intent to remain in the Philippines to study.
Philippines working visas
Here all work visas are granted after an applicant gets a job offer from a Philippines-based firm and are given as a Special Work Permit application for those who will only be working in the Philippines for six months or less. For candidates that want to work in the Philippines for longer than this period, a basic work permit can be ordered from outside the country.
Applicants will need to provide evidence of their job offer through a letter of request from their sponsoring employer as well as an affidavit of support from the company. Candidates will also need to obtain an Alien Employment Permit (AEP).
Immigrating to the Philippines
Anyone who wants to immigrate to the Philippines permanently can follow one of two options – the quota immigrant visa and the non-quota immigrant visa.
Philippines Quota Visa
This route offers only 50 places per annum and need an applicant to be from a country that takes emigrants from the Philippines. Candidates will need to provide a range of supporting documentation including a valid passport and proof of their ability to support him or herself in the Philippines. There is also an interview that is done in person.
Philippines Non-Quota Visa
The non-quota visa applies to the partner of a Filipino citizen, or any unmarried children who are under 21 years of age, or people who have Filipino citizenship and are natural born but also have non-Filipino citizenship as well. In all cases, a range of supporting documentation is necessary this depends on the application . Your Global Visas Philippines immigration specialist can help you with the necessary items your application will need during your consultation.
To learn more about immigrating to the Philippines or to take up a job or learn a new trade, take the free assessment today.