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PHILIPPINES: In-Person Application for Alien Employment Permit in Manila

, 25/09/2019

Effective 1 October 2019, the Department of Labour and Employment in the National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR), which covers Metro Manila, will require foreign national applicants to personally submit their Alien Employment Permit (AEP) applications and collect the issued AEP cards from DOLE-NCR.

Until the effective date, DOLE-NCR will continue to accept applications submitted by, and to issue AEPs to, authorized agents acting on behalf of foreign national applicants, such as consultancy and law firms.

The new rules apply only to applications submitted to DOLE-NCR (in Metro Manila). Confirmation is pending as to whether the same rules will be applied by other DOLE regional offices.