I am a foreign national who wants to work in the Philippines? How can I do this legally?

You may apply for a Pre-Arranged Employees (Commercial) visa under Section 9 (g) and Section 20 of the Commonwealth Act No. 613 or Philippine Immigration Act of 1940 (PIA). This is a working visa that allows employers/proprietors [in the Philippines] to employ foreign nationals with skills, qualifications and experience that may be short in supply continue reading : I am a foreign national who wants to work in the Philippines? How can I do this legally?

How long will my commercial visa be valid?

You may have an initial period of one (1), two (2) or three years (3) validity on your 9(g) Pre-Arranged Employees – Commercial visa. You may also extend said visa for one (1), two (2) or three year (3) years depending on the Employer-Employee Contract.