AEP (Alien Emloyment Permit)

RATIONALE

  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 non-resident 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.

CLASSIFICATION: SIMPLE
Type of Transaction: G2C – Government to Citizen, G2B – Government to Business
Who may avail:
  All foreign nationals who intend to engage in gainful employment in the Philippinesand any domestic or foreign employer who desires to engage an alien for employment in the Philippines

Checklist of Requirements

Requirement Where to Secure
1. Application Form for AEP (1 original copy)
2. Passport with valid visa, except for temporary visitor’s visa in case of renewal or Certificate of Recognition for Refugees or Stateless Persons (1 photocopy)
  • Valid visa – Bureau of Immigration/Department of Foreign Affairs/Department of Justice
  • Certificate of Recognition – Department of Justice
3. Notarized appointment or contract of employment enumerating their duties and responsibilities, annual salary, and other benefits of the foreign national (1 original copy) Philippine-based employer
4. Mayor’s Permit to operate business (1 certified true copy). In case of locators in economic zones, Certification that the company is located and operating within the Ecozone, while in case of a construction company, one photocopy of license from the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) or DO 174-17 Registration should be submitted in lieu of Mayor’s Permit
  • Mayor’s permit – concerned Local Government Unit
  • Certification that the company is located and operating within the Ecozone – Philippine Economic Zone Authority or the Ecozone Authority
  • PCAB license – Department of Trade and Industry
  • DO 174-17 Registration – concerned DOLE Regional Office
5. Business Name Registration and Application Form or Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registration and General Information Sheet (1 certified true copy)
  • Business Name Registration and Application Form - Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Articles of Incorporation and GIS – SEC
6. Special Temporary Permit (STP), if the position title of the foreign national is included in the list of regulated professions (1 certified true copy) Professional Regulation Commission
7. If the employer is covered by the Anti-Dummy Law, an Authority to Employ Foreign National (1 photocopy) Department of Justice or Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in case of mining

Basic Steps

Client Steps Agency Action Fees to be Paid Processing Time Person Responsible
New Application:
1. Get application form and the list of requirements from the Action Officer or download from www.ble.dole.gov.ph or DOLE Regional Office website. Fill-out the form. 1. Provide Application Form and the list of requirements. None 15 minutes Action Officer or alternate
2. Submit to Action Officer the filled-out application form with complete documentary requirements. 2. Check the completeness of the Application Form and all the documentary requirements.
None 15 minutes Action Officer or alternate
3. Get the order of payment. 3. For complete documents, issue order of payment. None 15 minutes Action Officer or alternate
4. Bring the order of payment to the Designated Cashier, pay the required permit fees and receive Official Receipt (OR). 4. Receive payment, issue OR and stamp date of release of AEP on the face of the OR. P9,000.00 – permit fee for an AEP with a validity of 1 year.

In case the period of employment is more than one year, P4,000.00 shall be charged for every additional year or fraction thereof.
15 minutes Regional Office Cashier
5. Publish new AEP application within 2 working days upon receipt of application in a newspaper of general circulation, DOLE RO website and PESO. None 1 day, 7 hours Action Officer or alternate
6. Evaluate submitted documents and recommend for approval/disapproval. None

None
2 days

2 days
Action Officer or alternate
Action Officer or alternate
7. Approve/Disapprove AEP. None 4 hours Regional Director
8. Print AEP Card. None 3 hours Action Officer or alternate
5. Present the OR to the Action Officer on the date and claim AEP/Letter of Denial/Disapproval.

If the claimant is other than the one who filed the application, submit the letter of authorization together with photocopy of their ID (Filer/Applicant and Authorized Representative – to present original for verification purposes).
9. Release the AEP if approved or Letter of Denial/ Disapproval if denied on the scheduled release date. None 15 minutes Action Officer or alternate
5. Present the OR to the Action Officer on the date and claim AEP/Letter of Denial/Disapproval.

If the claimant is other than the one who filed the application, submit the letter of authorization together with photocopy of their ID (Filer/Applicant and Authorized Representative – to present original for verification purposes).
9. Release the AEP if approved or Letter of Denial/ Disapproval if denied on the scheduled release date. None 15 minutes Action Officer or alternate
Total P9,000.00 – permit fee for an AEP with a validity of 1 year In case the period of employment is more than one year, P4,000.00 shall be charged for every additional year or fraction thereof. 6 days, 7 hours, 15 minutes
Client Steps Agency Action Fees to be Paid Processing Time Person Responsible
Renewal:
1. Get application form and the list of requirements from the Action Officer or download from www.ble.dole.gov.ph or DOLE Regional Office website. Fill-out the form. 1. Provide Application Form and the list of requirements. None 15 minutes Action Officer or alternate
2. Submit to Action Officer the filled-out application form with complete documentary requirements. 2. Check the completeness of the Application Form and all the documentary requirements.
None 15 minutes Action Officer or alternate
3. Get the order of payment. 3. For complete documents, issue order of payment. None 15 minutes Action Officer or alternate
4. Bring the order of payment to the Designated Cashier, pay the required permit fees and receive Official Receipt (OR). 4. Receive payment, issue OR and stamp date of release of AEP on the face of the OR. Permit fee of P4,000.00 for each year of validity or fraction thereof. 15 minutes Regional Office Cashier
5. Approve/Disapprove AEP. None 4 hours Regional Office Cashier
6. Print AEP Card. None 3 hours Action Officer or alternate
5. Present the OR to the Action Officer on the date and claim AEP/Letter of Denial/Disapproval.

If th e claimant is other than the one who filed the application, submit the letter of authorization together with photocopy of their ID (Filer/Applicant and Authorized Representative – to present original for verification purposes).
Release the AEP if approved or Letter of Denial/ Disapproval if denied on the scheduled release date. None 15 minutes Action Officer or alternate
Total Permit Fee of P4,000.00 for each year of validity or fraction thereof 1 day, 15 minutes