Work Permits Philippines

  • 9g Applications

  • AEP Applications

  • ACR Applications

If you are looking for someone to support your work permit needs, LIs fast, efficient and cost effective approach may suit you.

The process in Philippines may take up to 6 weeks to complete from end to end so early consultation is advised to avoid disappointment. Heavy penalties are issued by Bureau of Immigration to anyone that is not in compliance, as all foreigners are required to have clearance by both the Department of Labor and Employment and Bureau of Immigration.

Our Work Permit (AEP) and Working Visa (9g) process in Philippines provides both local and overseas employers with the required expertise to maximize your chances of a successful application. LI provides an easy to follow pack and consultant to guide you throughout to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. Call us now, or contact us via the contact tab on the left for further information.

Alien Employment Permit (AEP)

Who is it for?


  • If the foreign nationals have commenced work while their applications for an AEP or a Pre-arranged Employee Visa (9G) are still pending, they must secure a Provisional Work Permit (PWP)

Brief overview of application steps

  1. The applicant has to file for an AEP personally or through their respective employer with the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office or Field Office with jurisdiction over the intended place of work.
    1.  If foreign nationals are assigned to subsidiaries, branch offices and joint ventures or in headquarters with functions that are overlapping with the branch offices, the applications can be filed at the DOLE Regional Office or Field Office that is nearest to their place of work.
  2. Submit the required forms and documents to the DOLE Office.
  3. Pay the permit fee upon submission of application.
  4. The Secretary of Labour and Employment, through the DOLE Regional Director, who has jurisdiction over the intended place of work of the foreign national, will be able to authorize the issuance of an AEP.
Work Permit Management