Work Visa

Work visas are a great option for foreign nationals looking to work and invest in the Philippines, or simply visit. We offer Work Visas, Invest Visas, and Stay Visas that are perfect for any situation.

Work Visas allow foreign nationals to work in the Philippines temporarily. They can be used for travel, business trips, or even long-term employment.

Here are some of the working visas offered in the Philippines: 


Non-commercial 9G Visa

  • A non-commercial 9G visa is a type of 9G pre-employment visa with no income gained from the local company.
  • This applies to foreign nationals who are involved in a medical, missionary, social, and rehabilitation mission.
  • The visa is valid for 1 (one) year and may be subject to renewal.


A working permit will not be required since no income will be earned, and locals will not compete for the post.


One or more of the following employment permits are also required along with the work visa:

  • Work Permit in the Philippines
    • Special Work Permit (SWP) – this should be obtained if the employment period is less than six months 
    • Alien Employment Permit (AEP) – this should be obtained if the employment period exceeds six months. An AEP is usually valid for one year unless the terms of employment require a longer period. An employment visa will not be issued without an AEP.
  • AEP vs. 9g Visa
  • AEP Cancellation
  • AEP Publication
  • AEP Exemption
  • Provisional Word Permit (PWP) – this should be obtained pending the approval of the employment visa. This is valid for three months from the issue date.
  • 9(g) Visa with PWP
  • 9(g) Visa without PWP


Other applications that may be applicable to you: 

Invest Visa

This is an excellent way for foreign investors who want to invest in Philippine companies but don’t want to live here permanently.

Top Invest Visa: SIRV Visa | ASRV Visa | 9(D) Visa

Full list of Invest Visas.

Stay Visa

This mostly caters to foreign nationals who would want to retire and live in the Philippines with either their dependents of just themselves permanently.

Top Stay Visa: 13(a) Visa | 13(G) Visa | SRRV

Full list of Stay Visas.

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Note: Immigration laws in the Philippines can change unexpectedly. This means that eligibility for visas, required documents, processing times, visa validity, and other visa application information may be subject to updates. To stay informed, we advise consulting with our Immigration and Visa Specialists.