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  1. Get the CGAF from either at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office or from the official BI Website.
  2. Submit the documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Unit (CRU) or to the frontline officer or staff of other Immigration Offices able to process this transaction.
  3. Pay the required fees.
  4. Submit copy of Official Receipt.
  5. Attend hearing.
  6. Proceed to Image and Fingerprint Capturing Counter of the Alien Registration Division (ARD) and submit requirements for ACR I-Card application
  7. Check website if visa application is already approved.
  8. If approved, submit passport for visa implementation.
  9. If ACR I-Card is approved, claim ACR I-Card.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Joint letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the applicant and the petitioner
  • duly accomplished CGAF form
  • photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay
  • curriculum vitae indicating the educational background, work experience(s) and degree obtained by the applicant
  • photocopy of Employee Contract, Secretary's Certificate of Election, Appointment or Assignment of applicant, or equivalent document, with details of exact compensation, duration of employemnt and comprehensive description of the nature and scope of the applicant's position in the company
  • For Corporations of Partnerships
    • Machine-validated Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Certificate of Registration
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • General Information Sheet (GIS) for the current year stamped received by the SEC
  • For Single Proprietorship
    • Photocopy of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Certificate of Registration of Business Name
    • Mayor's Permit
  • Photocopy of petitioner's latest Income Tax Return (ITR) with the corresponding proof of payment
  • applicant's proof of Tax Identification Number
  • photocopy of Alien Employment Permit (AEP) issued by the DOLE
  • original or certified true copy by the DOLE or by the publisher of the newspaper clipping showing the publication of the application of AEP
  • Special Temporary Permit for an applicant practicing a regulated profession under the Professional Regulation Commission
  • BI Clearance Certificate

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Bureau of Immigration
Address: Magallanes Dr, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila
Trunkline: (02) 8465 2400
Directory - Main Office
Bureau of Immigration Other Offices

Department of Foreign Affairs
DFA Home Office
2330 Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City
Metro Manila, Philippines

Office of Consular Affairs
Bradco Avenue, corner
Macapagal Boulevard
ASEANA Business Park
Paranaque City, Metro Manila

Telephone:(632) 8 834-4000 (632) 8 834-3000
8 234 3488 (For Passport Appointment Concerns)
8 651 9400 (For Passport, Authentication, & Other Consular Inquiries)

Philippine Embassies and Consulates

Note: NTC issued Memorandum Order No. 10-10-2017 last October 27, 2017, directing all telecommunications providers in the country to migrate all its customers to eight-digit telephone numbers.

3000-YYYY to 3499-YYYY – Bayan Telecommunications, Inc.
6000-YYYY to 6699-YYYY – ABS-CBN Converge, Inc.
6700-YYYY to 6999-YYYY – Eastern Telecommunication Philippines/ Telecommunications Technologies Philippines Inc.
7XXX-YYYY – Globe Telecom, Inc./ Innove Communications, Inc.
8XXX-YYYY – PLDT, Inc./ Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc.

A customer who still incorrectly dials the old seven-digit number will hear a special announcement saying the format has been changed to eight-digit, for a period of three months after the migration (March 18, 2019 to June 17, 2019).

To know more: Migration to 8-Digit Landline Number

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Foreign nationals who are proceeding to Philippines to engage in any lawful occupation, whether for wages or salary or other forms of compensation.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


There are different validity period for this visa. It could either be for 1, 2 or 3 years.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

Following are the procedures on how to apply for a pre-arranged employee visa.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Bureau of Immigration

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