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Offline xiarylle

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Hi, Everyone!

I got the following email from the Consulate General in New York. Thought it would be nice to pass this along. ^_^

xiarylle
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PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL 
P R E S S  R E L E A S E

 

PR-CBR-  21     -09                                                           14  April  2009

Philippines Now Issuing Special Visa for Employment Generation

The Philippine Bureau of Immigration is now issuing Special Visa to Non-Immigrant for Employment Generation (SVEG) following the passage of Executive Order No. 758 on 17 November 2008.

Non-immigrant foreigners who will employ at least ten (10) Filipinos in a lawful and sustainable enterprise, trade or industry in the Philippines are eligible to apply for SVEG at the Bureau of Immigration in Manila. SVEG holders are considered special non-immigrants and have multiple entry privileges and conditional extended stay, without need of prior departure from the Philippines.

The SVEG privileges may be extended to the qualified foreigner’s spouse and dependent unmarried child/children below eighteen (18) years of age whether legitimate, illegitimate or adopted.

Interested non-immigrant foreigners in the Philippines who wish to have SVEG are advised to submit their application directly to the Bureau of Immigration at the BI Main Building, Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, Manila

For more information, please download Steps in the Applications for Conversion to Probationary Special Visa for Employment Generation,
and Checklist of Requirements for Conversion to Probationary Special Visa For Employment Generation.

Philippine Consulate General

New York

14 April 2009

 

Steps in the Applications for Conversion to Probationary Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG)
(Pursuant to Executive Order No. 758, series of 2008 in relation to Memorandum Circular No. MCL-09-001)

 
1.  Payment of Fees (for payment of  Filing and Express Fee, BI Clearance and   Legal Research Fee);

      * 3rd Floor of the Bureau of Immigration (BI), Main Bldg., Magallanes Drive,

         Intramuros, Manila

2. For Transmittal to the One Stop Shop for evaluation, hearing and preparation of orders;

      * 4th Floor of BI Main Bldg.

3. Application will be forwarded to the Office of Associate Commissioner’s Office for his approval and/or denial;

      * 2nd Floor of BI Main Bldg.

4. IF APPROVED, the application will be forwarded to the EXECUTIVE OFFICE (2nd floor) for issuance of Order of Payment Slip and acceptance of receipt;

    IF DENIED, the applicant may file upon receipt of such denial, a Motion for Reconsideration (MR) within forty-five (45 days) upon payment of filing fee, legal research fee, BI Clearance and Express Fee.

   The MR will be evaluated by the One Stop Shop for recommendation to the Commissioner. 
 
5. The Executive Office will forward the folder to the ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONER for the stamping of the SVEG on the passport of the applicant;

6. The applicant will apply for an ACR-I Card before the Alien Registration Division (located in the BI Ground Floor);

 
7.  The folder and application, whether denied and/or approved, will be transmitted to the Records Section.
 

CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS FOR CONVERSION TO PROBATIONARY SPECIAL VISA FOR EMPLOYMENT GENERATION (SVEG)

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 758, series of 2008

in relation to Memorandum Circular No. MCL-09-001

 
1. Notarized letter request of the applicant certifying among others that:
He/She maintains a lawful immigration status in the Philippines;
The applicant is engaged in a viable and sustainable business activity, investment, enterprise or industry in the Philippines;
The applicant exercises acts of management with authority to employ, promote and dismiss employees;
The applicant evinces a genuine intention to indefinitely remain in the Philippines, for purposes of investment;
The business activity, investment, enterprise or industry is a real and on-going affair requiring daily supervision that shall provide employment for at least ten (10) long-term full time/regular Filipino workers in accordance with Philippine Labor laws and other applicable special laws; and
The applicant undertakes to continuously comply with conditions and limitations of the SVEG, as maybe imposed by the Commissioner of Immigration

2.   General Application Form duly accomplished and notarized (BI Form No. MCL-07-

      01)
3.   Photocopy of passport and visa of the applicant

4.   Certified true copies of the SEC Registration, Articles of Incorporation and latest

      General Information Sheet of the company that employs Filipino workers

5.   Proof of investment of the applicant if any or nomination or endorsement of the

      entity, firm, partnership or corporation that the applicant exercise managerial   

      function and that the said firm, entity, partnership or corporation employs ten Filipino

      workers
6.   Certified true copy of the Alien Employment Permit issued by the Department of

      Labor and Employment (DOLE), whenever applicable

7.   DOLE certification that the applicant’s activity, investment, enterprise or industry in

      the Philippines employs at least ten (10) Filipino workers

8.   BI Clearance

9.   NICA Clearance

10.  BIR Permit, Mayor’s Permit and Business Permit for established corporation and

       business entity

11. Proof of compliance with the PhilHealth, Pag-ibig and SSS requirements

 

 

If the applicant is joined by his/her spouse and dependent unmarried minor children below 18 years of age:
 
1.   BI general application Form
2.   Photocopy of passport and visa of the dependent
3.   Copy of marriage contract of applicant and spouse and/or birth certificate of minor

      unmarried children (NSO certified) or authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/

      Consulate where the marriage was solemnized or place of birth, as the case maybe
4.   BI Clearance
5.   Payment of fees in the same amount as the principal applicant had paid

FOCAL PERSONS for SVEG
 
Special Visa for Employment Generation - One Stop Shop Center (SVEG-OSSC)
 
Associate Commissioner Roy M. Almoro - Commissioner-In-Charge, SVEG-OSSC
Atty. Cris M. Villalobos - Chief, SVEG-OSSC
Tel. Nos.: (632) 301.0976 (632) 527-5660

Members:
Atty. Carlos B. Capulong - (632) 527.3281
Atty. Maricel S. Sulit - (632) 338.4536 (632) 338.4537
Atty. Henry B. Tubban - (632) 527.5663
Atty. Arnulfo D. Maminta - (632) 527.3301
Atty. Vicente G. Uncad - (632) 339.1110

Provinces - Regional Directors of DOLE
DOLE-NCR -Ms. Lorna Obiedoza
Tel: (632) 404.6011  (632) 303.0364  (632) 303.5921

NCR - Dir. Maria Criselda R. Sy of the Bureau of Local Employment
Tel: (632) 528.0087     Fax: (632) 527.2421

NICA - Rodrigo J. Vasallo (BI 3rd floor Main Bldg, Intramuros, Manila)
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Offline xiarylle

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Re: Philippines Now Issuing Special Visa for Employment Generation
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 12:00:49 PM »
the moderator,

pls feel free to move this thread to the visa section. I just noticed it now that we have a visa section.

thanks!

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Re: Philippines Now Issuing Special Visa for Employment Generation
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 06:35:32 PM »
I noticed the sign about this at the BI office in Mandue.....and then followed up on it on internet chats but general concencus was that SRRV or SIRV visas were both cheaper and easier to use....