47a2 Special Non-Immigrant Visa

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Under Sec. 47(a)(2) of the Philippine Immigration Act a Special Non-Immigrant Visa can be issued to foreign investors. This visa is issued by the Secretary of Justice on the basis on public interest or public policy considerations.

Some examples of industries invested with public interest are companies engaged in oil exploration, power generation, and infrastructure, and those registered with the Philippines Economic Zone Authority PEZA and Board of Investments BOI.

Usually given to foreign employees of Regional Headquarters, Regional Operating Headquarters, or those working for special projects in economic zones.


BoI Requirements

  • BOI Application Form
  • Duly Signed undertaking in the form of Board Resolution
  • An Understudy Information Sheet, Designation of Understudy, and Understudy Training Program( if applicable)
  • Authenticated Passport with valid visa (photocopies)
  • A Secretary’s Certificate authorizing the application of the Special Non-Immigrant Visa (for elective officers)
  • Affidavit of Support from BoI registered company
  • Company organizational chart
  • Resume and bio-data of the foreigner applying for visa.

PEZA Requirements

  • Letter of Request to PEZA on Company’s behalf.
  • Authenticated Passport with valid visa (photocopies)
  • A Secretary’s Certificate authorizing the application of the Special Non-Immigrant Visa (for elective officers)
  • Current Service Contract
  • Resume and bio-data of the foreigner applying for visa.

Dept of Justice DOJ Requirements

  • DOJ application form.
  • Certificate of BOI/PEZA Registration, and its terms and conditions
  • Authenticated Passport with valid visa (photocopies)
  • A Secretary’s Certificate authorizing the application of the Special Non-Immigrant Visa (for elective officers) Current Service Contract (for non-elected positions)
  • Affidavit of Support from BoI/PEZA registered company.

Procedure

  • The employing company applies with the appropriate government agency (e.g. BOIPEZA, Department of Agriculture) for authority to employ the alien;
  • The government agency then endorses the application to the Department of Justice (DOJ);
  • The DOJ approves the application and endorses to the BI for implementation.

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