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Okay, help me out with this. 

I'm a 53-year-old Swedish / Finnish man on my way to Metro Manila for work. 

I have lived in Thailand for 14 years and know the process in Thailand. 

 

As for the Philippines, I need your help and will appreciate any advice. 

 

As I understand the proper visa for me is called 9(g).

Is this applied for at immigration in the Philippines or at a consulate abroad?

What paper work is needed for this visa? 

How long is the visa valid for and how do you apply for extension of stay?

Is work permit applied for separate? 

Who is in charge for the papers, in Thailand it's three different institutions, MFA issues visa, immigration issues extension, DoL issues work permit. 

 

I know the current situation will not allow me to enter, but I like to start the process with the paperwork. 

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Do you already have an employer arranged? It's very difficult for a foreigner to work legally in the Philippines. It's nearly impossible to find a job that pays what a Westerner would consider to be a decent wage.

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19 minutes ago, PoorSucker said:

What paper work is needed for this visa? 

 Hi there, a 9g  Visa is applied for by the Employer so My Friend you will need to have a Bonafide Job Offer First

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3 minutes ago, Jack Peterson said:

 Hi there, a 9g  Visa is applied for by the Employer so My Friend you will need to have a Bonafide Job Offer First

Thanks, got that. 

So, should I just let the employer handle it? 

How do I get the visa in my passport? 

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6 minutes ago, Guy F. said:

Do you already have an employer arranged? It's very difficult for a foreigner to work legally in the Philippines. It's nearly impossible to find a job that pays what a Westerner would consider to be a decent wage.

I have an offer. 

I know the salary situation in Thailand and I'm aware of what a decent wage is. 

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Yes, I believe your future employer should be handling this.  No harm in going into your local Philippines Embassy/Consulate for guidance though. :smile:

The Chinese must be experts at it... the hundreds still coming into the country to work in the online casinos, etc. 

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1 hour ago, PoorSucker said:

Thanks, got that. 

So, should I just let the employer handle it? 

How do I get the visa in my passport? 

A friend started a new job a week or so ago. His employer arranged everything and from my understanding this is how it was done in previous employment here.

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7 minutes ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

A friend started a new job a week or so ago. His employer arranged everything and from my understanding this is how it was done in previous employment here.

Thanks, did they let him in or was he in country already? 

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8 minutes ago, PoorSucker said:

Thanks, did they let him in or was he in country already? 

He has lived here for I think over 10 years. His last job as a trainer in a call center was lost due to staff decreases. He has had previous jobs in management in call centers here and thats what his new job is as manager of a company. 

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When i got my 9g I arrived as tourist. My company handed over all the docs ( called " requirements" here ) to our lawyers and they processed everything.I think visa was stamped in passpor a few weeks later after doing medical etc. This was a few years back though.

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