Big Jim's Philippines Experience
Useful Philippines Links
I do not guarantee the service provided by any of the businesses in the links section.
The links are provide for information only. You use any services offered at your own risk!
Don't forget these other link pages
All major government websites can be found in the first link. I have listed the websites that a foreigner or expat would most probably be interested in.
(click on the website name to go to the site)
|All Other||Other Philippines government websites not listed below are at this Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) website|
|Bureau of Customs (BOC)||Responsible for tariffs and custom laws|
|Bureau of Immigration (BOI)||Visa extensions for foreigners|
|Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)||Responsible for collection of taxes. You need to be registered with these people if you want to be in business|
|Commission on Filipinos Overseas||Filipinas emigrating to other countries need a stamp in their passport from these people before they can leave the Philippines|
|Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)||If you are planning to start a business|
|Land Transportation Office (LTO)||For driver's licence and motor vehicle registrations|
|National Bureau of investigation (NBI)||Based on the FBI in the USA. Filipinos need these people for their NBI clearance|
|National Statistics Office (NSO)||Registration of births deaths and marriages plus census figures. When it is working, you can obtain certificates on line with eCENSUS. The address is here: http://ecensus.com.ph/|
|Philippines Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC)||Protection for Bank deposits|
|Philippines National Police (PNP)||Police web site|
|Philippine Social Security System (SSS)||Social Security. Something expats need to know about for their employees.|
|Philippine Tourism Authority||Tourist Information|
|Republic of the Philippines||Official website|
|Tariff Commission||Information about tariffs on imported goods|
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