Alien Employment Permit (AEP)

Alien Employment Permit (AEP)

Welcome to Asia Relocation’s Visa and Immigration Philippines service page. We are dedicated to providing our clients with comprehensive and up-to-date information on Visa and Immigration procedures in the Philippines, with a particular focus on the Alien Employment Permit (AEP).


Our Alien Employment Permit (AEP) service is designed to assist foreign nationals seeking to work in the Philippines. The AEP is a crucial permit issued by the Department of Labor and Employment, authorizing foreign nationals to work in the Philippines. Please note, however, that the AEP alone is not valid for employment; securing the appropriate working visa is a necessity.


An AEP is a prerequisite requirement for several types of visas, including the Special Investors Resident Visa (SIRV), Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV), Treaty Traders (9D) Visa, and Special Non-Immigrant Visa (47A2).


Here’s what you need to know about the Alien Employment Permit (AEP):

  • Validity: Depending on the need of the foreign national, the AEP can have a validity of one year, two years, or a maximum of three years.
  • Processing Time: The processing for an AEP typically takes 3-4 weeks.
  • AEP Card: The issuance of the AEP comes with an AEP Card.
  • Employment Start: A foreign national should only commence work in the Philippines upon issuance of the working permits.
  • Before applying for an AEP, the company must publish a job notice at any Philippine newspaper within 15 days.


To apply for an AEP, the following requirements must be met:

  • Use of Asia Relocation templates
  • Provision of the Original Passport with valid tourist visa
  • Proof of TIN (TIN Card / Form 1904) – must be verified by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • Copy of the Newspaper Publication
  • Submission of the latest SEC Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws (CTC per page)
  • Latest GIS (CTC per page)
  • Latest Mayor’s Permit – with received/stamped by the Municipal
  • 2 pcs of 2”2 photos (white background without eyeglasses)
  • Latest Income Tax Return with proof of payment


At Asia Relocation, we understand the complexities of Visa and Immigration procedures in the Philippines. With our expertise and commitment to our clients, we strive to make the process of acquiring an Alien Employment Permit (AEP) as smooth and efficient as possible. Contact us today to get started on your journey towards gaining employment in the Philippines.

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