Application for Permits, Licenses, and Clearances

A typical Local Government Unit (LGU) like Makati City Hall would need the following :

Requirements

a. Locational Clearance (New Applicants & Change of Business Address ONLY) b. Lease Contract between the Lessor and the Lessee. If Leased, attach Mayorai??i??s Permit registration of the building owner/landlord as a Real Estate Lessor. If not, Lease Contract between the Lessee and the Sub- Lessee with conformity of the Owner of the Building Administration. If owned, transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) or Tax Declaration (xerox copy). c. Business Name Registration with the Department of Trade and Industry (for sole proprietorship/new applicants) d. Article of Incorporations/Partnership (approved by S.E.C.) (New Applicants ONLY) e. Barangay Clearance. f. Public Liability Insurance.

Other Requirements depending on the type of business

ai??? Resident Certificate A and B for Single Proprietorship, C and C1 for

Corporation.

ai??? Contractorai??i??s License issued by the Philippine Contractors Accreditation

Board (PCAB). In case of General / Specialty and Engineering Contractor.

ai??? National Grains Authority (NGA) License in case of Dealer of Rice/

Corn and Wheat.

ai??? Bureau of Food and Drug Administration in case of Drugstores / Bakery.

ai??? Accreditation Certificate issued by the Department of Trade in case of

Auto Repair Shop, Electronics, Radio and other Electrical Equipments.

ai??? Customer Brokerai??i??s issued by the Custom Brokerai??i??s Commission in case

of Custom Brokerage Business.

ai??? Real Estate Brokerai??i??s License issued by the Department of Trade and

Industry (DTI) in case of Real Estate Broker.

ai??? Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in case of

Recruitment Agency.

ai??? Philippine Overseas and Employment (POEA) in case of Manning and

Crewing Services.

ai??? Central Bank Authority in case of Banking Institution.

ai??? Pest Control License issued by Fertilizers and Insecticide in case of Pest

Control Services.

ai??? Videogram Permit issued by the Videogram Regulatory Board in case of

Video Rental Services.

ai??? Occupancy Permit and Ownership in case of Real Estate Lessor.

ai??? Future Commodity Merchant/Brokerai??i??s License issued by the Securities

& Exchange Commission. For those engaged in the sale of commodities

for future transactions as merchant/broker.

ai??? PCSUCIA (National License) for those operating Security Agencies.

ai??? Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR)

clearance in case of Mining.

ai??? LTO Franchising and Regulatory Board in case of Rent-A-Car and

Transport Services.

ai??? License to Operate-Firearms & Explosive Units (Camp Crame).

ai??? Department of Transportation & Communication (DOTC) in case of

Messengerial and Courier Services.

ai??? Energy Regulatory Board (ERB) in case of dealer of LPG.

ai??? National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) in case of

Telecommunications.

ai??? Philippine Shipperai??i??s Bureau in case of forwarders

ai??? TESDA Certification

Procedure for Registration

ai??? Acceptance of Application Form and other requirements. Evaluation

and assessment of taxes, fees and charges and recommend

approval (BPO)

ai??? Evaluation of annual inspection fees for building / electrical / plumbing /

mechanical, etc. (Engineering Department)

ai??? Proceed to Administratorai??i??s office for approval

a) Releasing assessed permit / license application approved with

index card.

b) Receive payments and issue Official Receipts (License and Treasury)

ai??? Issuance of Health / Sanitation Certificate (Health Department)

ai??? Issuance of Mayorai??i??s Permit and approved permits / licenses released to

the applicant

Processing Time

One (1) to Two (2) Hours

Where to Apply

For Makati City -

Business Permit Office

Makati City Hall

J.P. Rizal St., Makati City

Website: www.makati.gov.ph

Or

City Halls/Municipalities where business is located

Projects that pose potential significant impact to the environment shall be required to secure Environmental Compliance Certificates (ECCs). An ECC is a document issued by DENR/EMB after a positive review of the ECC application, certifying that based on the representations of the proponent, the proposed project or undertaking will not cause significant negative environmental impact. The ECC contains specific measures and conditions that the project proponent has to undertake before and during the operation of the project, and in some cases, during the projectai??i??s abandonment phase to mitigate identified environmental impacts. The ECC also certifies that the proponent has complied with all the requirements of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System and has committed to implement its approved Environmental Management Plan. Screening for Coverage of the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System Proponent may submit a letter of request to the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) or its regional offices inorder to determine if the proposed project is covered by the EIS System. Attached to the letter is the Project Description, which includes raw materials, process or manufacturing technology, project capacity, type and volume of products and discharges, capitalization, project area, manpower requirements and location map. Projects that have no significant environment impact shall not be required to secure ECC. In cases a Cer tificate of Non-Coverage (CNC) is to be secured for the perusal of other government agencies and/or organizations, the above-mentioned requirements may be submitted to the EMB or its Regional Offices. The CNC is issued by the EMB certifying that, based on the submitted project description, the project is not covered by the EIS system and is not required to secure an ECC. ( ECC/CNC apPlication matRix on the next paGE ) Where to Inquire/Apply Environmental Impact Assessment Division Environmental Management Bureau Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Visayas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City Tel. Nos. (632) 925-4793 to 97 / 920-2240 to 41 Email: eia@emb.gov.ph Website: www.emb.gov.ph
A document issued by the Department of Labor and Employment authorizing a foreign national to work in the Philippines. Foreign nationals required to apply for an AEP a. Foreign nationals seeking employment in the Philippines whether they are non-residents or refugees; b. Foreign professionals who are allowed to practice their profession in the Philippines under reciprocity and other international agreements and in consultancy services pursuant to Section 7(j) of the PRC Modernization Act of 2000. c. Holders of Special Investors Resident Visa (SIRV), Special Retirees Resident Visa (SRRV), Treaty Traders Visa (9d) or Special Non-Immigrant Visa (47(a)2) for as long as they occupy any executive, advisory, supervisory, or technical position in any establishment. Exempted from securing an AEP a. Resident Foreign Nationals employed or seeking employment in the Philippines (DO 41-03) b. Members of the diplomatic services and foreign government officials accredited by the Philippine government; c. Officers and staff of international organizations of which the Philippine government is a cooperating member, and their legitimate spouses desiring to work in the Philippines; d. Foreign nationals elected as members of the Governing Board who do not occupy any other position, but have only voting rights in the corporation; e. All foreign nationals granted exemption by special laws and all other laws that may be promulgated by the Congress; f. Foreign nationals who come to the Philippines to teach, present and/or conduct research studies in universities and colleges as visiting, exchange or adjunct professors under formal agreements between universities or colleges in the Philippines and foreign universities or colleges; or between the Philippine government and foreign government; provided that the exemption is on a reciprocal basis (DO 41-03) g. Owners and representatives of foreign principals, whose companies are accredited by the Philippine Overseas Administration (POEA), who come to the Philippines for a limited period solely for the purpose of interviewing Filipino applicants for employment abroad. Requirements ai??? For non-resident Foreign Nationals For elective position: a. Letter request b. Application Form duly accomplished and notarized c. Board Secretaryai??i??s Certificate on Election of Foreign national d. Photocopy of Passport with Visa e. Photocopy of Mayorai??i??s Permit f. Photocopy of current AEP (if for renewal) For non-elective positions: a. Letter request b. Application Form duly accomplished c. Duly authenticated Contract of Employment/Letter of Appointment d. Photocopy of passport with Visa e. Photocopy of Mayorai??i??s Permit f. Photocopy of current AEP (if for renewal) ai??? For holders of SIRV, SRRV, 9(d) and 47(a)2 V isa: For elective position: a. Letter request b. Application Form duly accomplished and notarized c. Board Secretaryai??i??s Certificate on Election of Foreign national d. Photocopy of Passport with Visa e Photocopy of Mayorai??i??s Permit f. Photocopy of current AEP (if for renewal) For non-elective positions: a. Letter request b. Application Form duly accomplished c. Duly authenticated Contract of Employment/Letter of Appointment d. Photocopy of passport with Visa e. Photocopy of Mayorai??i??s Permit f. Photocopy of current AEP (if for renewal) Procedure 1. Submit duly filled-out AEP application form together with all required documents to the DOLE Regional Office that has jurisdiction over the intended place of work of the foreign national.

In case of foreign nationals to be assigned in subsidiaries, branch offices

and joint ventures, and those assigned in the headquarters with oversight

functions in any of the branch offices, operations or projects in the country,

they may file their application in any of the DOLE Regional Offices nearest

their place of work.

1. Pay the corresponding fees.

2. Claim the AEP card at the DOLE Regional Office within 10 working

days or lodge an appeal addressed to the Secretary of Labor and

Employment if application was denied.

Processing Time

Five (5) to Ten (10) working days (those with publication)

Where to Apply

Department of Labor and Employment

National Capital Region (or Regional Offices if applicable)

DOLE Bldg., Maligaya St.

Malate, Manila

Tel. No. (632) 525-9487 local 18

Website: www.ble.dole.gov.ph

Foreign nationals seeking to work, do business and/or invest in the Philippines may apply for work authorization and or the appropriate visa provided for under the Philippine Immigration Act, as amended (Commonwealth Act No. 603) or some other special law. A. Applicable Visas Provided under the Philippine Immigration Act (PIA) 1. Temporary Visitor or Tourist Visa Generally, a foreign tourist comes to the Philippines for business, pleasure, or health. The business a tourist may engage in should be isolated and not continuing or regular; otherwise, he violates Philippine immigration law for working or engaging in business without proper authorization. 2. Working / Employment V isa The PIA provides for three types of work authorization: (a) Pre-Arranged Employment Visa An alien who will be occupying an executive, technical, managerial or highly confidential position in a company for at least one year, but not to exceed five years, may apply for a pre-arranged employment visa under Sec. 9(g) of the Philippine Immigration Act. Requirements 1. Letter request from the petitioner/organization 2. General Application Form duly accomplished and notarized (BI Form MCL-07-01) 3. Alien Employment Permit (AEP) from the Department of Labor and Employment 4. True copy of the applicantai??i??s passport showing admission status and updated stay 5. Bureau of Immigration Clearance Certificate 6. Other supporting documents which will aid in the evaluation of the application 7. If the applicant is accompanied by the spouse and/or minor unmarried children under twenty-one years of age, the originals or certified true copies of the Marriage Contract, Birth Certificate(s) and / or Family Register (duly authenticated if issued abroad). 8. True copies of passport, showing updated stay, of the spouse and minor, unmarried children Procedure 1. The petitioning company must sufficiently establish, by obtaining an AEP from the DOLE, that no person can be found in the Philippines willing and competent to perform the labor and service for which the alien is hired and that the admission of the alien will be beneficial to the public interest. The BI shall not approve the 9(g) visa until such permit has been secured. 2. Pending the approval of the application for a 9(g) visa, the proposed employee may apply for a Special Work Permit (SWP) which is normally valid for a period of three months from the date of issuance. 3. The entire process of obtaining a 9(g) visa takes about two to eight weeks. Applications of proposed employees of BOIand PEZA-registered companies as well as those working the Top 1,000 corporations are given priority.

4. 9(g) visas are valid for the duration of the AEP or the

employment contract, whichever is shorter.

5. 9(g) visas issued to dependents are co-terminus with the

duration of the visa of the principal.

(b) Treaty Trader V isa

An alien investor is entitled to enter the Philippines as a treaty

trader pursuant to Sec. 9(d) of the Philippine Immigration Act,

only if he is a national of a country with which the Philippines

has concluded a reciprocal agreement for the admission of treaty

traders or investors. At present, only nationals of the United

States, Japan and Germany are entitled to treaty trader visas.

The term ai???treaty traderai??? includes a treaty investor or an

alien employed by a treaty investor in a supervisory or executive

capacity. The alien employee must be of the same nationality as

the majority shareholder of the sponsoring firm.

The alien must prove that: he or his employer intends to carry

on ai???substantial tradeai??? between the Philippines and the country in

which the alien is a national; or he intends to develop and direct

the operations of an enterprise in which he or his employer has

invested, or is in the process of investing, a substantial amount

of capital.

Under the regulations, ai???substantial tradeai??? refers to a

non-nationalized business in which an investment of at least

US$120,000.00 has been made. The amount of investment is

merely one of the factors to consider in determining what is

deemed ai???substantial tradeai???. An equally important factor is the

volume of business conducted.

Requirements and Procedure

Similar as those for applications for pre-arranged employment

visa. An alien who enters the Philippines on a tourist visa and

intends to engage in a professional or commercial undertaking

not considered purely local employment, may apply for a special

work permit (SWP). SWPs are normally issued, but limited to,

(1) professional athletes competing only for a limited period;

(2) foreign nationals engaged to perform emergency or

exceptional temporary services, but having no contract of prearranged

employment; and (3) artists and other performers;

Requirements

1. Letter request from the Petitioner Company

2. Photocopy of applicantai??i??s passport with valid visa

3. Affidavit of Support of the petitioner company

4. Certified true copy of contract specifying exact compensation

to be earned.

(c) Special non-immigrant visa under Sec. 47(a)(2) of the Philippine

Immigration Act

This visa is issued upon approval of the Secretary of Justice

(formerly the President) on public interest or public policy

considerations.

Examples of industries invested with public interest are

companies engaged in oil exploration, power generation, and

infrastructure, and those registered with the PEZA and BOI.

Requirements of BOI

1. BOI Application Form

2. Duly Signed undertaking

3. Understudy Information Sheet. Designation of Understudy

and Understudy Training Program

4. Passport with visa (photocopies)

5. Secretaryai??i??s Certificate (for elective officers)

6. Affidavit of Support (if dependent(s) is/are joining)

7. Organizational Chart

8. Bio-data of the expatriate

Requirements of the PEZA

1. Companyai??i??s Letter of Request to PEZA

2. Photocopy of Passport of Applicant

3. Secretaryai??i??s Certificate/Certificate of Employment or Employment

4. Service Contract

5. Bio-data of the Applicant

Requirements of DOJ

1. DOJ application form

2. BOI/PEZA Certificate of Registration, and its terms and

conditions

3. Passport (photocopies)

4. Secretaryai??i??s Certificate (for elective officers) or Contract of Employment (for non-elective) 5. Original affidavit of support (if dependent(s) is/are joining) 6. Marriage Contract if (spouse) is joining 7. Birth certificate(s) if child(ren) is/are joining Procedure 1. The proposed employer applies with the appropriate government agency (e.g. BOI, PEZA, Department of Agriculture) for authority to employ the alien; 2. The concerned government agency endorses the application to the Department of Justice (DOJ); 3. The DOJ approves the application and endorses the same to the BI for implementation. This visa is generally valid for an initial period of one year and is renewable from year to year. B. Applicable visas under special laws (a) Foreign personnel of off-shore banking unit and regional headquarters or regional operating headquarters Special multiple entry visas may be issued to foreign personnel of offshore banking units of foreign banks duly licensed by the Central Bank of the Philippines to operate as such pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1034. The same visas may be issued to foreign personnel of regional or regional operating headquarters of multinational companies officially recognized by the Philippine Government pursuant to Republic Act No. 8756. The above executives, together with their dependent spouses and/or minor unmarried children under 21 years of age, if any, are exempt fromr alien registration. Requirements For Foreign Personnel of Offshore Banking Units of Foreign Banks 1. Letter request of the foreign bank or OBU 2. General application form duly accomplished and notarized 3. Copy of the passport and visa 4. SEC Certificate of Registration 5. Certified true copy of Certificate of Authority issued to the foreign bank by the Central Bank to operate OBUs 6. Certified true copy of the contract of employment stating exact salary and duration of employment or assignment 7. Certificate under oath by a responsible officer of the foreign bank that: (a) expatriate is an employee of the bank and will work exclusively for the OBU in the Philippines and (b) he will be paid by the foreign bank in the Philippines and the compensation is in foreign currency For Foreign Personnel of Regional Headquarters or Regional Operating Headquarters Of Multinational Companies 1. Original letter-application of petitioner-company 2. General application form duly accomplished and notarized 3. Copy of the passport and visa 4. Certified true copy of the contract of employment stating exact salary and duration of employment and assignment 5. Income Tax Return of applicant and proof of payment 6. SEC Certification of inward remittance of at least US$50,000 or its equivalent during the past year 7. Sworn certification that: – the license to operate remains valid and subsisting – the employee has been paid from date of original admission the amount of at least US$12,000.00 or its equivalent. Processing time for securing visas under these two categories is three (3) days. Where to Apply Bureau of Immigration Intramuros, Manila Tel. No. (632) 527-3248 Website: www.immigration.gov.ph Bureau of Immigration Extension Offices Board of Investments (BOI) G/F Industry and Investments Bldg. 385 Sen Gil Puyat Ave. Makati City Tel. No. (632) 897-5335 Philippine Economic Zone Authority San Luis St. cor. Roxas Blvd., Pasay City Tel. No. (632) 510-2948

(b) Special Subic Working V isa Special multiple entry visas are also given to foreign nationals employed by the Subic Bay Freeport Locators. This visa is co-terminus with the employment contract, and is normally extendible. Where to Apply: Locator Registration & Licensing Department Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Bldg. 225, Dewey Avenue, Subic Bay Freeport Zone Tel. Nos. (6347) 252-4331 / 4669 Fax No. (6347) 252-4399 (c) Special Clark Working Visa Special multiple entry visas are likewise given to foreign nationals employed by the Clark Special Economic Zone Locators. This visa is normally valid for two (2) years and may be periodically renewed. Where to Apply: Marketing Department Clark Development Corporation Bldg 2127, C.P. Garcia St. cor. E. Quirino St., Clarkfield, Pampanga Tel. No. (6345) 599-4652 Fax No. (6345) 599-2642 (d) CEZA Working Visa The CWV is a temporary working and residency visa issued by the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority through Bureau of Immigration of the Republic of the Philippines . It is a Multiple Entry Privilege into the country without the necessity of obtaining appropriate Alien Certificates of Registration, Re-Entry Visa, Special Return Certificate (SRC), Emmigration Clearance Certificate (ECC). This is also valid for entry in all Philippine Ports of Entry. The CWV shall be valid for two (2) years for the new and firsttime renewal and one (1) year for the succeeding renewals. Where to Apply: One Stop Action Center (OSAC) CEZA Administration Building Centro, Sta. Ana, Cagayan Tel. No. (6378) 858-1023

C. Investor ai??i??s Visa c.1 Special Investorai??i??s Resident Visa The Special Investor Resident Visa (SIRV) entitles the holder to indefinitely stay in the Philippines, with multiple entry privileges, so long as his investments subsist. The SIRV is issued by the Bureau of Immigration upon indorsement of the Board of Investments pursuant to Book V of Executive Order No. 226. The SIRV program requires investors to remit at least US$75,000 into the country and invest subject capital in viable economic activities. The SIRV holder can bring with him, without any additional deposit, his spouse and unmarried children below 21 years old, if any. If dependents are joining the applicant, originals or certified copies (duly authenticated) of their Marriage and/or Birth Certificates or Household Register shall be presented. Allowable Forms Of Investment For purposes of securing the SIRV, the proposed investor must invest in any of the following: (1) Publicly-listed corporations; (2) Companies engaged in areas listed in the Investment Priorities Plan (IPP); and/or (3) Companies engaged in the manufacturing and service sectors Requirements 1. Application form duly accomplished and notarized; 2. Police Clearance from applicantai??i??s country of origin and/or National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, indicating that the applicant has not been convicted by final judgment of a crime involving moral turpitude; 3. The National Intelligence Coordination Agency (NICA). Said clearances shall be valid within six (6) months from the date of filing of the application. Any derogatory record may be the basis for the revocation of the SIRV. 4. Certification under oath from duly authorized officer(s) of any accredited depository bank in the Philippines as to the amount of foreign exchange inwardly remitted by the applicant and its conversion to pesos through the said bank, in the prescribed form. Should the inward remittance be sent through non-accredited correspondent banks, the total amount of remitted money should be immediately transferred to the accredited banks; 5. Per regulations, the BOI has so far accredited only the Land Bank of the Philippines and the Development Bank of the Philippines;

6. All inward remittances shall be made within one (1) year from

date of filing of the application.

7. Certified true copy of the certificate of peso time deposit with a

maturity period at least 30 days;

8. The original copy of certificate of time deposit shall remain with

the depository bank for safekeeping;

9. Marriage Contract, Birth Certificate(s), and or Family Register

(duly authenticated) of the dependents, if any.

Procedure For Application Filed With Philippine Embassy/Consulate

1. Applicant submits application form and other documents to

Philippine Embassy/Consulate.

2. Embassy/Consulate endorses application/documents to the Board

of Investments (BOI) for evaluation

3. BOI reviews documents. If complete, the documents are

re-endorsed to the Philippine Embassy/Consulate concerned

through the DFA consular office for issuance of a probationary,

multiple entry visa, valid for six (6) months.

Procedure For Application Filed With The Board Of Investments

1. Applicant submits application form and other documents including

the original passport to the Board of Investments.

2. BOI evaluates submitted documents

3. If complete, BOI endorses application/documents to the Bureau

of Immigration for the grant of a provisional, multiple entry visa

valid for six (6) months

4. Amendment of visa (from provisional to indefinite) shall be made

upon submission of proof that the inward remittance have been

actually invested.

Processing Time

Fourteen (14) working days

Where to Apply

Special Investorai??i??s Resident Visa (SIRV) Center

Board of Investments

2/F Industry and Investments Bldg.

385 Sen Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

Tel. No. (632) 890-9336 local 234

Website: www.boi.gov.ph

c.2 Special Investor Resident Visa for investors in touristai??i??related

projects and tourist establishments

A variation of the SIRV discussed above is the visa issued to

investors in tourist-related projects and tourist establishments

pursuant to Executive Order No. 63.

A foreigner who invests at least US$50,000.00 in a qualified

touristai??i??related project or tourism establishment as determined by

the Department of Tourism (DOT) shall be entitled to an SIRV.

Where to Apply:

Office of Tourism Standards

Department of Tourism

T.M. Kalaw, Manila

Tel. Nos. (632) 525-7980 / 536-1128

c.3 Special Subic Investorai??i??s V isa

Any investor who has made, and continues to maintain an investment

of not less than US$250,000.00 within the Subic Bay Freeport

(SBF) may reside in the Philippines under this visa for as long as his

investment subsists.

Where to Apply :

Locator Registration & Licensing Department

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

Bldg. 225, Dewey Avenue, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Tel. Nos. (6347) 252-4331 / 4669

Fax No. (6347) 252-4399

c.4 Special Clark Investorai??i??s Visa

Any investor who has made, and continues to maintain an

investment of not less than US$250,000.00 within the Clark Special

Economic Zone may apply for the said visa which remains valid as

long as the investment subsists.

Where to Apply:

Customer Service Department

Clark Development Corporation

Bldg 2127, C.P. Garcia St. cor. E. Quirino St.,

Clarkfield, Pampanga

Tel. No. (6345) 599-4652

Fax No. (6345) 599-2642

c.5 Special Resident Retireeai??i??s Visa The SRRV is a visa issued by the Bureau of Immigration upon indorsement of the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) pursuant to Executive Order No. 1934. It entitles the holder to multiple-entry privileges with the right to reside permanently in the Philippines as long as his dollar deposit subsists. The SRRV may likewise issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs through the Philippine Embassy/Consulate but the same is only for single entry. The holder must enter the Philippines within one (1) year from the date of the issuance of visa and go to the PRA office to comply with other requirements and pay the required fees. Upon the submission of the documentary requirements, the Authority endorses to the Bureau of Immigration the conversion of the single entry SRRV to multiple indefinite-entry visa. All foreign nationals aged 50 years and older are required to make a dollar deposit (or equivalent) of at least US$20,000.00. Those aged 35 to 49 years old are required to deposit least US$50,000.00. Retirees 50 years and older with pension are required to deposit at least US$10,000.00; while certain categories (former Filipinos, employees of international organizations like the United Nations, its affiliate agencies, or the Asian Development Bank, for instance; and former members of the foreign diplomatic corps who have served in the country) are required to deposit at least US$1,500.00. A resident retiree my include as dependent(s) his spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old, provided that he makes an additional dollar deposit of USD15,000.00 for each dependent in EXCESS of two. Additional deposits shall be subject to the same terms and conditions as the principal deposit. The additional dollar deposit requirement does not apply to former Filipinos. Requirements 1. PRA application form 2. Valid passport, including photocopy showing passport details and current visa 3. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Medical Examination Form #11 accomplished by a licensed physician abroad duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate or PRA Medical Certificate (RRSC Form A #002) accomplished by a licensed physician in the Philippines. This applies to all members of the family if joining the Program. 4. Certification by the accredited bank of the inward remittance of the dollar deposit. 5. Police Clearance (duly authenticated) from the country of origin and/or National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance 6. Marriage Contract, Birth Certificate(s), and/or Family Register (duly authenticated if issued abroad) Procedure The SRRV may be secured: 1. Through the Bureau of Immigration (BI) via the change of admission status in which case the applicant must come to Manila for the processing of visa. Upon arrival in Manila and upon completion of all documentary requirements and payment of the fees, the Authority shall have the SRRV stamped in his passport within five (5) working days. 2. Through the Philippine Embassies/Consular Offices, all documentary requirements shall be transmitted to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in the Philippines which will in turn transmit the same to the PRA. The latter shall evaluate said documents and returns the same to the DFA which in turn authorizes the Philippine Embassy/Consulate to issue a single entry SRRV to the applicant. The latter must enter the country within one (1) year from date of issuance of visa. Upon arrival in Manila, PRA shall recommend to BI the conversion of single-entry SRRV to indefinite, multipleai??i??entry stay. Processing Time Five (5) to Seven (7) working days Where to Apply Philippine Leisure and Retirement Authority 29/F Citibank Tower, 8741 Paseo de Roxas Makati City, 1200 Philippines Tel. Nos. (632) 848-1412 to 20 Fax No. (632) 848-1411 Website: www.pra-visa.com

Requirements a. Individual-Employee ai??? BIR Form 1902 (Application Form) ai??? Photocopy of the Birth certificate, Marriage Contract (if applicable) or any valid identification document showing the name, address, proof of birth date and signatures of the applicant ai??? Waiver of husband to claim additional exemption (if applicable) ai??? Valid company ID or Certificate of Employment b. Individual-Single Proprietor/Professional ai??? BIR Form 1901 (Application Form) ai??? BIR Form 0605 (Payment of Registration Fee)

ai??? Photocopy of the DTI Certificate of Registration of Business Name

ai??? Photocopy of the Mayorai??i??s Permit/PTR issued by LGU

ai??? Photocoy of the Birth certificate, Marriage Contract (if applicable)

ai??? Waiver of husband to claim additional exemption (if applicable)

ai??? Sketch of Business Address

ai??? Photocopy of the Leased Contract (if applicable)

c. Corporation/Gen. Partnership

ai??? BIR Form1903 (Application Form)

ai??? BIR Form 0605 (payment for Registration Fee)

ai??? BIR Form 2000 (payment of Documentary Stamps)

ai??? Photocopy of SEC Registration & Articles of Incorporation/Articles

of Partnerships

ai??? Photocopy of the DTI Registration of business trade name (if applicable)

ai??? Photocopy of the Mayorai??i??s Permit or License to do business in the

Philippines, in case of resident foreign corporation

ai??? Photocopy of the Franchise agreement (if applicable)

ai??? Certificate of Authority, if BMBE registered entity

ai??? Sketch of Business Address

ai??? Leased Contract (if applicable)

Procedure

a. Individual-Employee

ai??? Accomplish Application and attach all the requirements

ai??? Application must be certified by the employer and file with the nearest

Revenue District Office where the principal place of business is located.

ai??? Claim TIN within three (3) to five (5) minutes, provided that all the

necessary requirements are submitted.

b. Individual-Single Proprietor/Professional Corporation/Gen. Partnership

ai??? Accomplish Application and attach all the requirements

ai??? File with the Revenue District Office where the principal place of business

is located.

ai??? Claim TIN within three (3) to five (5) minutes and pay registration fee of

P500.00 with the Authorized Agent Bank (AAB)

ai??? Submit photocopy of BIR Form 0605 and claim your Certificate of

Registration (COR-BIR Form 2303)

Processing Time

Three (3) to five (5) minutes for Individual/Corporation, provided that all

necessary requirements have been submitted.

Where to Apply

To the nearest Revenue District Office where the principal place of business

is located.

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* 2. Obtain lot plan with site map from the geodetic engineer (3 days**) – PHP 1,250***

* 3. Obtain barangay clearance (1 day**) – PHP 500***

4. Apply for the locational clearance at the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) (1 day**) – no charge***

5. Receive inspection for the locational clearance from the CPDO (1 day**) – no charge***

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* 7 Apply and obtain fire safety evaluation clearance (FSEC) from the local Fire Marshall at the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) (7 days**) – PHP 11,055***

8 Apply and obtain the building permit and ancillary permits at the Office of the Building Official (OBO) (21 days**) – PHP 43,043***

9 Receive inspection from the BFP during construction (1 day**) – no charge***

10 Apply for the fire safety inspection certificate (FSIC) at the BFP (1 day**) – PHP 4,304***

11 Receive final inspection for the FSIC from the BFP (1 day**) – no charge***

12 Obtain the FSIC from the BFP (5 days**) – no charge***

* 13 Apply for the certificate of final electrical inspection (CFEI) at the OBO (1 day**) – no charge***

14 Receive final inspection for the CFEI from the OBO (1 day**) – no charge***

15 Obtain the CFEI from the OBO (3 days**) – no charge***

16 Apply for the certificate of occupancy at the OBO (1 day**) – no charge***

17 Receive final inspection for the certificate of occupancy from the OBO (1 day**) – no charge***

18 Obtain the certificate of occupancy from the OBO (18 days**) – PHP 17,688***

19 Apply for water and sewage connection (1 day**) – no charge***

20 Receive inspection for water and sewage connection (1 day**) – no charge***

21 Obtain water and sewage connection (21 days**) – PHP 6,855***

* 22 Apply for the tax declaration of improvement at the City Assessor’s Office (CAO) (1 day**) – no charge***

23 Receive inspection from the appraiser of CAO (1 day**) – no charge***

24 Obtain the tax declaration of improvement from the CAO (3 days**) – no charge***

 

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1 Submit application to MERALCO and await site inspection (3 calendar days**) – PHP 0***

2 Receive site visit from MERALCO and await estimate (14 calendar days**) – PHP 0***

* 3 Request and receive Certificate of Electrical Inspection (CEI) from Quezon City (7 calendar days**) – PHP 7,500***

4 Submit Certificate of Inspection to MERALCO and MERALCO completes installation of overhead distribution facilities and meter, and electricity starts flowing (25 calendar days**) – PHP 120,004.24***

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1 Check against encumbrances and obtain certified true copy of the land title from the Register of Deeds (RD) (4 days**) – PHP 209 – PHP 36 for the certification + PHP 6 for each additional page (2 additional pages needed) + PHP 160.97 IT fee ***

2 Prepare the notarized deed of sale and related documents (1 day**) – 1 – 2% property value for notarization***

3 Obtain tax clearance certificate of real property taxes from the Land Tax Division of the City Treasurerai??i??s Office (CTO) (2 days (simultaneous with procedure 2)**) – PHP 115 (PHP 50 for tax clearance for land and for real estate plus PHP 15 for documentary stamp tax)***

* 4 Obtain certified true copy of latest tax declaration and certificate of “with improvement” from the City Assessorai??i??s Office (CAO) (1 day (simultaneous with procedure 3)**) – PHP 250 (PHP 50 per RPU (land(1RPU), Building (1RPU)) + PHP 90 for certificate of “with improvement” + PHP 60 (PHP 20 documentary stamp tax per RPU/document)***

5 Pay documentary stamp tax and final capital gains tax for the transfer of real property (1 day**) – 1.5% of property value (Documentary Stamp Tax)***

6 Obtain Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) (14 days**) – PHP 115 (PHP 100 certification fee + PHP 15 documentary tax)***

7 Pay the transfer tax at the CTO (1 day**) – 0.75% of property price (transfer tax) + PHP 125 (certificate of payment)***

8 Apply for registration with the Register of Deeds (10 days**) – Registration fee consisting of PHP 8,796 for first PHP 1.700,000 + PHP 90 for every PHP 20,000 or fraction thereof in excess of PHP 1.700,000 + PHP 199.56 legal research fee (1% of the registration fee) + PHP 30 judicial form fee + PHP 3,104.37 IT fee ***

9 Obtain new tax declaration over the building and the land in the name of buyer from CAO (2 days**) – no cost***

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