Table of Contents
- Introduction to Visa
- Singapore Visa
- Philippines Visa
- UK Visa
Introduction to Visa
- In this sense, a visa is a country’s entry permit. According to international law, countries have no obligation to allow foreigners to enter the country. To check and filter the visiting foreigners in advance, to confirm the effective real identity and purpose of entry, a visa system is implemented. In order to facilitate the management, governments of various countries usually issue different visas according to the purpose of entry of foreigners. Common types include:
For tourism, this type of visa usually allows the holder to stay within 15 to 90
days and is prohibited from working. Some countries will accept group travel
to apply for each person collectively, while the self-guided tour is subject to
additional regulations in each country.
It is used for short-term business activities (such as business negotiation,
cooperation, performance), etc. Its attributes are similar to those of tourist
visas, but some different situations may get paid.
Foreigners are allowed to work, and this type of visa is usually valid for a
longtime. Some countries do not issue such visas, and the applicant needs
to apply for a work permit from the labor department.
Residence visa, immigrant visa:
Only after obtaining this visa can you apply for the nationality of the
For elderly immigrants or dependents immigrants.
Singapore is a country with a lot of immigrants. In order to make up for the shortage of domestic labor force and attract overseas talents, Singapore welcomes foreigners to work in Singapore and even settle down. To work in Singapore, depending on various factors such as occupation, job nature, salary, company size, etc., the work visa you apply for will be slightly different. Common work visa types for Singapore are as follows:
Employment Pass (EP):
There are academic requirements. For those who apply to go to Singapore to engage in high-level management or technical work, the monthly salary is at least 3,600 SGD. If you are an older applicant, you must have a higher Salary and corresponding senior management work experience. EP is a visa for professional talents. In addition, Singapore has been actively introducing talents. There is no quota limit for EP applicants, and you can apply for PR later.
S Pass (SP):
There are academic requirements and a monthly salary of 2300 SGD (inclusive) can be applied. There is a company quota limit for the application (service industry cannot exceed 15% of the total number of employees, 20% for other industries).
Work permit (WP):
No salary and education requirements, but age restrictions (18-50 years old*), most of the labor work, there is a company quota limit (service industry cannot exceed 8%).
- PR Permanent Resident Pass:
Singapore’s PR is the abbreviation for permanent residents. It is issued by the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to foreign citizens who can grant the right of abode in the local area under conditions, usually for a period of 5 years.
Work permits provide applicants with the right to work in the Philippines. They are divided into short-term and long-term. The short-term permit depends on whether it is extended. It is usually valid for 3-6 months, divided into PPW (Provisional Work Permit) and SWP (Special Work Permit), a long-term permit is AEP (Alien Employment Permit).
SWP (Special Work Permit)
The Special Work Permit is issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI). Initially, it has a validity of 3 months and can be extended to 6 months at most. It is especially suitable for those who first come to the Philippines with a tourist visa to find a job. After being converted, you should actively apply for an AEP long-term work visa to the Labor Bureau within the validity period to be able to continue to work in the Philippines. Generally, it does not take too long to apply for SWP, about five working days.
PWP (Provisional Work Permit)
Temporary work permits are also issued by the Immigration Bureau, mainly by people who are applying for 9G work permits. Generally speaking, they have a validity of 3 months, but in fact, if a 9G work permit or AEP is issued within 3 months, Then the validity period of the PWP permit will also cease. That is to say, once the PWP is applied for, the actual validity period is determined by the time when the 9G work permit or AEP is issued.
AEP(Alien Employment Permit)
Both SWP and PWP are issued by the Immigration Bureau. The two are only different in purpose and nature, but they are both permits approved by the Immigration Bureau to work in the Philippines, but SWP and PWP are both temporary and short-term licenses. To work for a long time, both SWP and PWP must finally apply for conversion to AEP (Long Term Work Permit).
The current Philippine work visa is a 9G work visa. To work in the Philippines, you must first enter the country with a travel visa. After entering the country, the company will take a passport to apply for a work permit. After obtaining the work permit, you can apply for a work visa. During the application period, applicants need to be in the Philippines before they can apply for a work visa. Applying for a work visa is a time-consuming and costly period. The time is usually 3 months, and it is possible for the elderly to be half a year to 8 months.
The UK allows companies or individuals from abroad to invest or develop or expand their business in the UK through business immigration. The UK is a highly market-oriented economy, and a large number of business immigrants are influx every year to contribute to economic growth. According to the type of business visa, the following types can be simply distinguished:
T2 work visa
Whether you are just starting your career or want to further develop your own industry, foreigners need to apply for a Tier 2 General visa to work legally in the UK. Citizens from outside the European Economic Area must be employed by a licensed sponsor’s employer to apply for this visa.
Sole Representative Visa
The Sole Representative visa allows overseas companies to dispatch representatives to the UK to study the market and expand their business. The Sole Representative visa is mainly to allow senior managers and managers of overseas companies to enter the UK to set up a branch company or subsidiary in the UK. Representatives cannot own more than 50% of the business, and the main business should remain outside the UK.
The UK business area should be in a similar business area to the overseas business, and the overseas business outside the UK should actually be much larger than the proposed UK business. The validity period of this visa is initially 3 years and can be extended for 2 years. Holders of a 5-year-end visa in the UK can apply for a permit to stay in the UK indefinitely.
Tier 1 Investor Visa
As the name suggests, the Tier 1 Investor Visa is for non-EEA nationals who wish to invest in the UK. The £2 million investment required in the visa category for Tier 1 investors. Once the visa is approved, money needs to be invested in one or more active British companies.
Business Administration Service
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