ALIEN EMPLOYMENT PERMIT (AEP) EXCLUSION

RATIONALE

  Under Article 40 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, any foreign national seeking admission to the Philippines for employment purposes and any domestic or foreign employer who desires to engage a foreign national 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 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 foreign national 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 Philippines and any domestic or foreign employer who desires to engage an alien for employment in the Philippines

Checklist of Requirements

Requirement Where to Secure
1. Letter request addressed to the DOLE Regional Director (1 original copy Foreign National
2. Valid business/Mayor’s permit of the Philippine based company or enterprise (1 certified true copy) LGU (Municipality/City)
3. Passport (bio page) with valid visa (1 photocopy) Foreign National
Additional documents shall be required for specific categories, such as the following:
  • For President, Treasurer, and Members of Governing Boards (excluding those listed in the Foreign Investment Negative List)
1. Updated General Information Sheet (GIS) showing the name and position of the foreign national (1 certified true copy for each foreign national) Securities and Exchange Commission
2. Certification that the requesting foreign national is a member of the governing board with voting rights only, will not in any manner intervene in the management and operation of enterprise and with no intention to obtain gainful employment (1 original copy for each foreign national) Employer Company
3. Board Secretary’s Certificate of Election Employer Company
  • For Intra-corporate Transferee
Employer Company
1. Contract of Employment from the Origin company including proof of Salary (1 original copy) Foreign Employer
2. Secondment Agreement (1 original copy) Foreign Employer
3. Board Secretary’s Certificate of Election Foreign Employer

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