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Key Points

  • Starting April 1, 2023, the Philippines will initiate the processing of both new and renewal Bureau of Immigration accreditation clearance applications


The Philippines government will begin processing initial and renewal Bureau of Immigration (BI) accreditation clearance applications beginning on April 1, 2023. The government will continue to accept applications until May 15, 2023. If approved, accreditation permissions will remain valid from July 1, 2023, until June 30, 2024. Check here for a complete checklist of required documents for the application process.

What are the Changes?

The Philippines government will accept accreditation applications beginning April 1, 2023. Generally, BI accreditation is required during the application process for certain work authorization types in the Philippines.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of the Philippines’ website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Dmitri Pikman, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: Bureau of Immigration, Republic of the Philippines

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