9(G) PRE-ARRANGED EMPLOYEES VISA* - for visitors proceeding to the Philippines who will engage in any lawful occupation.
Foreign national proceeding to the Philippines to engage in any lawful occupation with compensation and has a bona fide employer-employee relationship such as payment of salary, selection process, and the power of dismissal are required to apply for 9(G) visa.
The spouse and unmarried minor children under twenty-one (21) years of age of a qualified 9(g) visa holder may also be issued 9(g) visas, if they will accompany or join the qualified applicant within a period of six (6) months from the date of the applicant’s admission into the Philippines as a non-immigrant.
The applicant’s employer or sponsor in the Philippines should file with the Bureau of Immigration a petition for the issuance of a 9(g) visa to the applicant.
The Consulate General will only issue a 9(g) visa upon prior authorization from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila. Upon notice of interview, the applicant shall submit in person at the Philippine Consulate the following requirements:
1. Original and photocopy of passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond authorized period of stay in the Philippines
2. Duly accomplished non-immigrant visa application FA Form No. 2 with 3.3cm x 4.8 cm photo (in white background) of the applicant in decent attire taken within the last six (6) months and must be pasted in the designated box in the application form
Paper application form (F.A. Form No. 2 for Chinese nationals):
Paper application form (F.A. From No. 2 for Other nationals):
3. Letter of Endorsement from the accepting/employing company or organization based in the Philippines and duly notarized by a Philippine notary public
4. Original and copy of Medical Certification (DFA Form No. 11) duly accomplished by any physician whose signature must be notarized by a notary public. Must be submitted together with a standard-size chest x-ray film and laboratory reports. Medical report must be valid for at least six (6) months prior to date of filing of application. This document must undergo authentication by relevant Foreign Affairs Office (FAO), then for authentication by the Philippine Consulate General. Additional charges will apply)
5. Original and copy of Police Clearance Certificate issued by competent Chinese authorities and duly notarized by a notary public. The visa application must be filed within six (6) months from the date the Police Clearance Certificate is obtained. This document must undergo authentication by relevant FAO, then for authentication by the Philippine Consulate General. Additional charges will apply)
6. Copy of flight itinerary or booking
7. Payment of visa processing fees
Additional Requirements for Spouse/Child of Principal:
1. Legal proof of relationship to principal, i.e. original marriage certificate or birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), or Report of Marriage or Report of Birth, if no PSA copy yet
- Additional documents may be required if and when deemed necessary by the visa officer.
- Original copies of the Police Clearance Certificate and Medical Health Certificate will be returned to applicants upon issuance of the visa, for eventual submission to the Bureau of Immigration upon arrival in the Philippines.
For 9(G) PRE-ARRANGED EMPLOYEES for visa issuance of foreign workers under IATF Resolution No. 131-A dated 16 August 2021
Consistent with IATF resolutions, beginning 01 August 2021, eligible foreign workers may be issued 9(g) and 47(a)(2) visas provided approved application has been secured from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and Department of Justice (DOJ), respectively, and an appropriate visa authority has been issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs – Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA). The Consulate General will only be able to issue visas only after receiving authority from the DFA-OCA.
1. Duly accomplished visa application form (FA Form 2) with 3.3cm and 4.8 cm photo in white background
2. Original and photocopy of passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the period of stay in the Philippines
3. Photocopy of the National ID (if applicable)
4. Visa processing fee
5. Personal Appearance
Additional documents may be required if and when deemed necessary by the Visa Officer.
- For those issued 9g visas:
- For newly issued 9g visas, ensure that that the notation “FOR ENTRY PURPOSES ONLY, SUBJECT TO BI IMPLEMENTATION” is written on the visa stamp; and,
- Upon arrival in the Philippines, report to the Bureau of Immigration within seven (7) days from last day of quarantine/isolation for registration and re-stamping of the validity of the 9(g) visa on the passport and issuance of Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-Card). Failure to do will result to be an improperly documented foreigner subject to deportation.