Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG) - Philippines

Non-immigrant foreigners coming to the Philippines may apply for a Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG).
To maintain the legal status of the SVEG visa, the holder must employ at least ten (10) Filipino full-time/regular employees in a
lawful and sustainable enterprise, trade or industry.

If not compliant with maintaining the ten (10) Filipino full-time/regular employees,  the SVEG holder shall immediately submit the reasons for non-compliance to the Bureau of Immigration. Otherwise, the Bureau of Immigration will discontinue the privileges of the SVEG holder.

Holders of SVEG shall have multiple entry privileges. He/She will be issued indefinite stay upon approval and may be extended to spouse and dependent unmarried child/children.

Filipino Employee

The Filipino employee must be full-time/regular and has a managerial, executive, professional, technical, skilled or unskilled
position in a business activity, investment, enterprise or industry in the Philippines excluding housekeepers and household workers, domestics, nannies, cooks, guards, caretakers and the like.

Requirements for SVEG:

•Alien Employment Permit (AEP)
•Certification letter of regular employment of at least 10 Filipinos in the company
•Notarized letter requesting SVEG
•Copy of valid passport
•Company articles of incorporation
•Proof of investment
•Clearance from National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA)
•Clearance from Bureau of Immigration (BI)