Related to the released Joint Guidelines (JG) on the Issuance of Work & Employment Permits to Foreign Nationals, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) imposed changes with their requirements.

New Alien Employment Permit (AEP) Application Form

As of this writing, the DOLE is using a revised AEP form wherein it includes an area where the applicant is supposed to indicate his Tax Identification Number (TIN). Section 7 of the JG states that all work permits, AEP included, requires the foreign applicant’s TIN.

New AEP Application Form as of July 2019

The DOLE has not yet updated the AEP form in its website when we accessed it in time for this article.

New Set of Requirements for Foreign TIN Application

The BIR released the new set of requirements for foreign TIN application. Notable addition to the requirements would be the Certificate of Incorporation/Memorandum & Articles of Association from Abroad for Corporations for purposes of SEC, General Information Sheet (GIS), ITAD Tax Clearance and signed draft of GIS if the foreign national’s purpose of securing TIN is for GIS and other SEC-related purposes.

As of this writing, the BIR website has not update its list of requirements for foreign TIN application.

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