MENU

"ALL TRANSACTIONS WITH THE CONSULATE MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF THE DATA PAGE OF THE LATEST PASSPORT 
BEARING THE HOLDER'S MOBILE NUMBER AND SIGNATURE."

 

Guidelines on the Entry of Temporary Visitors to the Philippines

 

Visa serves as a pre-entry clearance. Visa holders are still subject to standard immigration controls at ports of entry in the Philippines. The visa issued, however, is not a guarantee that the holder will be admitted into the country. Airport immigration officers have the authority to deny or restrict/limit the entry of a foreign national, as may be warranted by the circumstances.

The Consulate General reserves the right to require the submission of additional supporting documents when necessary.

 

(NON-MACHINE READABLE PASSPORTS/TRAVEL DOCUMENTS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR VISA APPLICATION EFFECTIVE 01 OCTOBER 2016)

 

For Visits falling under other Visa Categories – Please consult the officials of the Philippine Consulate General – Visa Section

Nationals from countries listed below who are traveling to the Philippines for tourism and business purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and holders of passport valid at least six (6) months beyond the period of stay in the Philippines:
1.    Andorra
2.    Angola
3.    Antigua and Barbuda
4.    Argentina
5.    Australia
6.    Austria
7.    Bahamas
8.    Bahrain
9.    Barbados
10.  Belgium
11.  Belize
12.  Benin
13.  Bhutan
14.  Bolivia
15.  Botswana
16.  Brazil *
17.  Brunei
18.  Bulgaria
19.  Burkina Faso
20.  Burundi
21.  Cambodia
22.  Cameroon
23.  Canada
24.  Cape Verde
25.  Central African Republic
26.  Chad
27.  Chile
28.  Colombia
29.  Comoros
30.  Congo
31.  Congo, Democratic Republic
32.  Costa Rica
33.  Cote d'Ivoire
34.  Croatia
35.  Cyprus
36.  Czech Republic
37.  Denmark
38.  Djibouti
39.  Dominica
40.  Dominican Republic
41.  Ecuador
42.  El Salvador
43.  Equatorial Guinea
44.  Eritrea
45.  Estonia
46.  Ethiopia
47.  Fiji
48.  Finland
49.  France
50.  Gabon
51.  Gambia
52.  Germany
53.  Ghana
54.  Greece
55.  Grenada
56.  Guatemala
57.  Guinea
58.  Guinea Bissau
59.  Guyana
60.  Haiti
61.  Honduras
62.  Hungary
63.  Iceland
64.  Indonesia
65.  Ireland
66.  Israel *
67.  Italy
68.  Jamaica
69.  Japan
70.  Kazakhstan
71.  Kenya
72.  Kiribati
73.  Korea (ROK)
74.  Kuwait
75.  Kyrgyzstan
76.  Laos
77.  Latvia
78.  Lesotho
79.  Liberia
80.  Liechtenstein
81.  Lithuania
82.  Luxembourg
83.   Madagascar
84.   Malawi
85.   Malaysia
86.   Maldives
87.   Mali
88.   Malta
89.   Marshall Islands
90.   Mauritania
91.   Mauritius
92.   Mexico
93.   Micronesia
94.   Monaco
95.   Mongolia
96.   Morocco
97.   Mozambique
98.   Myanmar
99.   Namibia
100.  Nepal
101.  Netherlands
102.  New Zealand
103.  Nicaragua
104.  Niger
105.  Norway
106.  Oman
107.  Palau
108.  Panama
109.  Papua New Guinea
110.  Paraguay
111.  Peru
112.  Poland
113.  Portugal
114.  Qatar
115.  Romania
116.  Rwanda
117.  Russia
118.  Saint Kitts and Nevis
119.  Saint Lucia
120.  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
121.  Samoa
122.  San Marino
123.  Sao Tome and Principe
124.  Saudi Arabia
125.  Senegal
126.  Seychelles
127.  Singapore
128.  Slovak Republic
129.  Slovenia
130.  Solomon Islands
131.  South Africa
132.  Spain
133.  Suriname
134.  Swaziland
135.  Sweden
136.  Switzerland
137.  Tajikistan
138.  Tanzania
139.  Thailand
140.  Togo
141.  Trinidad and Tobago
142.  Tunisia
143.  Turkey
144.  Turkmenistan
145.  Tuvalu
146.  Uganda
147.  United Arab Emirates
148.  United Kingdom of Great Britain
        and Northern Ireland (UK)
149.  United States of America (USA)
150.  Uruguay
151.  Uzbekistan
152.  Vanuatu
153.  Vatican
154.  Venezuela
155.  Vietnam
156.  Zambia
157.  Zimbabwe
 
    
   * Brazilian and Israeli nationals
      are given fifty-nine (59) days stay
      based on existing agreements.
 

The following are also allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days:

  1. Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports
  2. Holders of British National Overseas (BNO) passports
  3. Holders of Portuguese Passports issued in Macao
  4. Holders of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports

Important Note:

Nationals who are subjects of deportation/blacklist orders of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration shall not be admitted to the Philippines. Further inquiries may be addressed to the Visa Division (Telephone numbers: 834-4854, 834-3707, and 834-4810), Department of Foreign Affairs, 2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City or to any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad.

 

VISA-FREE SCHEME FOR INDIANS

The following rules shall apply on the visa-free entry of Indian nationals to the Philippines:

  1. Indian nationals may be granted a visa-free entry for an initial stay not exceeding fourteen (14) days, provided they possess the following:
    a.  *Either a valid Australian, Japanese, American (US), Canadian, Schengen, Singaporean or UK (AJACSSUK) visa or permanent residence permit;
    b.  A national passport valid at least six (6) months, beyond the contemplated stay; and
    c.  Return or onward ticket to the next country of destination
  2. This may only be implemented at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals I, II, III, IV and Clark International Airport.
  3. This type of admission will be non-convertible to other visa categories.
  4. For a stay longer than (14) days, they must apply for a visa at the Consulate.
  5. Indian nationals who do not possess a valid AJACSSUK visa or residence permit must apply for a visa.

*Valid visa refers to both the period of time it may be used and to the number of times it may be used, i.e. single or multiple-entry. Thus, a single-entry AJACSSUK visa that has been used once is no longer considered a valid visa even though it may have an expiry dated one year from now. Likewise, an unused visa that has expired is no longer valid.

 


List of Requirements for Temporary Visitor's Visa (Tourist, Business)

  1. Personal appearance of the applicant;
  2. Passport of the applicant. It must be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay in the Philippines with photocopies of data page, date of issue and expiration date;
  3. One (1) passport size colored photo taken within six (6) months;
  4. Duly accomplished visa application form (FA Form no. 2);
  5. Photocopy of valid Iqama (Residence Permit);
  6. Photocopy of Saudi Exit and Re-entry Visa (for non-Saudis);
  7. Copy of airline booking with flight details indicating the inbound (arrival in the Philippines) and outbound journey to the country of origin or to the next country of destination, and a valid visa to that country, if one is required;
  8. Report of bank statement or photocopies of Traveler’s cheque or bank cards;
  9. Hotel booking or letter of invitation from the reference person in the Philippines with complete address and telephone number;
  10. Letter from the applicant’s company (in English) requesting the grant of visa, also stating the applicant’s position, salary and purpose of travel to the Philippines;
  11. Non-working or Student applicants must present a letter of sponsorship and “NO OBJECTION” from their parents;
  12. Marriage Contract, if married to a Filipino national;
  13. Letter of Support and Consent for minor applicant signed by parent/s
Additional requirements for Business:
a.  Letter of Invitation from host/inviting company in the Philippines, and
b.  Photocopy of Demand Letter/Job Order stating the number of workers to be hired, their positions, and salaries, etc. verified by the
     Office of Labor Office/Attaché (POLO)
 
And other supporting documents as may be required by the Consular Officer after evaluation of the application.
ALL NON-ENGLISH DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION.

DOWNLOAD Visa Application Form here.

Schedule of Filing and Releasing:

Filing of Visa Application: SUNDAY to THURSDAY (9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.), except Fridays and Saturdays and Philippine and Saudi holidays.
Releasing of Visas: 4:30 P.M.
 
Processing Time from the date of submission of complete required documents: 
For  ALGERIA, AZERBAIJAN, BANGLADESH, EGYPT, IRAN, IRAQ, JORDAN, LEBANON, LIBYA, PAKISTAN, PALESTINE, SOMALI, SUDAN, SYRIA
      and YEMEN Mininum of five (5) working days.
For All other nationals*: 3 working days.
 
Note: Applicants who are holders of TRAVEL DOCUMENTS have to wait for approval (CLEARANCE) from Manila before the issuance of their visas.
 
 
Schedule of Fees:
 
  • SR 100 (Notarial)
  • SR 160/*120 (Single Entry/3 months validity)
  • SR 320/*240 (Multiple Entry/6 months validity)
  • SR 480/*360 (Multiple Entry/1 year validity)

 

Foreign Media

International Presss Club (IPC) Application form 
Requirements

 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

itsmorefuninthephilipines