International Expat Service


International Expat Services

The Philippines is considered one of the fasting growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region, along with China and India. If you’re moving to the Philippines to work or to open a business, you’re coming at a highly opportune time.

Investor-friendly policies and procedures have been put in place to sustain the momentum. As a growing economy, the business climate is dynamic and continually evolving. And while most of the policies in the Philippines closely mirror those in the United States and other leading global economies, many details remain unique to the country.

To successfully navigate this complex landscape, you need the help of legal experts who specialize in Philippine corporate laws. We’re proud to offer our services in all areas of business in the Philippines, including the following:

  • Incorporation and registration of your business
  • Tax consultations
  • Accounting, bookkeeping and payroll
  • Recruitment and HR services
  • Assistance with visas, work permits and other Philippine immigration related activities
  • Call center consulting and setup

Business incorporation and legislation

Philippine investment laws have recently been liberalized to widen the range of economic activities where up to 100% foreign ownership is allowed. A slew of incentives is also available to investors under various programs.

In addition to helping you with business registration processes, we can also assist in identifying the incentives that best apply to your business, and in complying with the requirements for these incentives. Likewise, we shall help you in your company’s formation, with consideration for the liabilities that come with each possible business type.

Tax consultations

Philippine taxes come in many forms, including business tax, income tax, value-added tax, sales tax, custom duties, and others. Failure to file taxes accurately and on-time can lead to costly fines and litigation. We shall help you stay on top of your tax obligations to avoid any problems.

Moreover, the Philippine government offers tax incentives to various business types. We shall assist in identifying incentive schemes that are applicable to your business as well as with complying with the eligibility requirements for these schemes. We will also help you structure your company and operations such that unnecessary taxes are avoided.

Accounting, bookkeeping and payroll

You need someone you can trust with your company’s finances. Our track record will attest to our trustworthiness and reliability in providing accounting services. Not only that, we can help ensure compliance with tax deadlines, employee’s tax requirements, and other tax-related issues.

Visas, work permits and other immigration-related activities

The Philippines offers various visa options to expats, depending on their reason for staying in the country. We shall help you identify which visa type is applicable for you and your employees, and expedite the processing of these visas, along with any needed work permits.

Call center consulting and set-up

BPOs, particularly call centers, as well as KPOs and other IT-related services are hot investment areas in the Philippines, with the government offering a wide range of incentives for these companies. We offer assistance in identifying which incentive scheme would work best for you. We have helped many of these kinds of companies get off the ground in the shortest time possible.

Real estate ownership

As a general rule, foreign nationals may own a house or building in the Philippines, but not the land where the house or building was built on. However, there are exceptions to this, especially where former Philippine nationals are concerned. We provide guidance and assistance related to the this rather complex issue.


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Setting up a company in the Philippines requires you to register your business with government agencies like the BIR, SSS, Philhealth and PagIbig

New to doing a business in the Philippines or launching a start up company? Avoid the hassle of painful paperwork and register your business fast!


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