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Under Article 40 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, any alien seeking admission to the Philippines for employment purposes and any domestic or foreign employer who desires to engage an alien for employment in the Philippines shall obtain an employment permit from the Department of Labor and Employment.


The Alien Employment Permit (AEP) is a permit issued to a nonresident alien or foreign national seeking admission to the Philippines for employment purposes after a determination of the non-availability of Filipino citizen who is competent, able and willing at the time of application to perform the services for which the alien is desired.


CLIENT/APPLICANT(S)

All foreign nationals who intend to engage in gainful employment in the Philippines and any domestic or foreign employer who desires to engage an alien for employment in the Philippines.


REQUIREMENTS

  • A. For Issuance of New AEP
    1. Duly accomplished application form
    2. Photocopy of passport of Foreign National (FN) with valid visa* and present original Certificate of Recognition for refugees or stateless persons*
    3. Original copy of Notarized Contract of Employment/Appointment or Board Secretary’s Certificate of Election enumerating the duties and responsibilities, annual salary and other benefits of FN
    4. Photocopy of valid Mayor’s Permit including CEZA registered companies
      • If PEZA registered:
        • PEZA registration* or
        • Ecozone Authority*
      • If construction company:
        • PCAB or
        • DO 18-A Registration*
    5. Two (2) pieces 2×2 ID picture with white background
    6. Proof of Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)
    7. If in negative list per EO-184, authority to employ STP from DOJ or PRC or DTI or DENR, whichever is applicable
    8. If retailer or in the negative list, updated General Information Sheet (GIS)
    9. Authorization letter from the company or foreign national and photocopy of their IDs
  • B. For Renewal of AEP
    • Duly accomplished application form
    • AEP Card or photocopy of current AEP
    • Photocopy of passport of Foreign National (FN) with valid visa* and present original Certificate of Recognition for refugees or stateless persons*
    • Original copy of Notarized Contract of Employment/Appointment or Board Secretary’s Certificate of Election enumerating the duties and responsibilities, annual salary and other benefits of FN.
    • Two (2) pieces 2×2 ID picture with white background
    • Proof of Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)
    • If in negative list per EO-184, authority to employ STP from DOJ or PRC or DTI or DENR, whichever is applicable
    • If retailer or in the negative list, updated General Information Sheet (GIS)
    • Authorization letter from the company or foreign national and photocopy of their IDs