New Document Requirements for Some Visas

  • Finland
  • 09/09/2013
  • Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Effective immediately, there are new document requirements for 13A, temporary resident and 9(g) visas.

13A and Temporary Resident Visas

The Bureau of Immigration now requires clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and police. The police clearance should be obtained from the last country the applicant lived in, and must be authenticated by the Philippine embassy or consulate in that country.

9(g) Visas

A taxpayer identification number (TIN) must be submitted with each 9(g) visa application, whether for the initial visa or an extension. According to the Revised Immigration Rules, the income tax information should be provided by the employer’s accounting department. The required documents are as follows.
For initial 9(g) applications:
• Year-to-date income tax return.
• Copy of proof-of-payment or receipt, such as a bank teller validation slip or filing reference from the Bureau of Internal Revenue eFiling and Payment System.
• Copy of a certified, audited financial statement.
For renewal 9(g) applications:
• Copy of most recent income tax return, accompanied by proof-of-payment or receipt such as a bank teller validation slip or filing reference from the Bureau of Internal Revenue eFiling and Payment System.
• Copy of applicant’s TIN. This should be a 1902/1094 form with validation and TIN number.