Ever wondered what is Philippine Visa and how to get One hassle-free?

Applying for a visa can feel confusing, right? Well, worry not! We’re here to simplify the entire Philippine Visa process for you.

In this Article, we aim to explain what it is and to make getting a Philippine Visa easy and straightforward.

This guide will walk you through the different types of visas, what you need to apply, and some helpful tips.

Ready to explore? Let’s dive into this guide together, and soon enough, you’ll be a visa expert!”

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What is a Philippine Visa?

A Philippine Visa is a document issued by the Philippine government that grants foreign citizens permission to enter, stay, or work in the country for a certain period of time. 

Whether you are planning to visit the country for tourism, study, business, or employment, it is important to know the different types of visas available and the application process to ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel to the Philippines.

Definition of a Foreign Tourist (Temporary Visitor)

A “foreign tourist” is an individual, regardless of their race, gender, language, or religion, who is traveling to the Philippines for a valid non-immigrant reason such as sightseeing, sports, health, family visit, training or study (except for enrolling in schools to acquire a title or degree), religious journey, business, cultural, or scientific purposes.

Standard Procedure/Minimum Requirements for Applying for a Temporary Visitor’s Visa

To apply for a temporary visitor’s visa, one needs to submit their application in person.

However, if the applicant is a minor below eighteen (18) years of age, another person who, in the opinion of the consular officer, is responsible for the minor’s welfare, may apply on their behalf.

The minor, who can walk on their own, must be present at the Consulate for an interview along with the person applying on their behalf.

Generally, applicants for a temporary visitor’s visa should apply at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate located in their place of residence.

While some visa applicants may apply at any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad, others are only allowed to apply for their visa at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate located in their country of origin or legal residence.

The following are the minimum requirements for applying for a temporary visitor’s visa:

  1. Passport/Travel Document Valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines;
  2. Duly Accomplished Visa application forms;
  3. Passport Photos (2 pieces);
  4. Proof of bona fide status as tourist or businessman;
  5. Confirmed tickets for return or onward journey to the next port of destination; and
  6. Payment of Visa Fees

Other Visa/Entry Requirements for Foreign Nationals

If you’re a foreign national planning to travel to the Philippines, it is important to be aware of the various visa and entry requirements that apply to your specific situation.

Let’s explore these requirements to help you prepare for your travel to the Philippines.

For Minor children below 15 years old Traveling to the Philippines Unaccompanied by or not Joining a Parent in the Philippines

A Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) Under Section 29(a)(12) of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, as amended is required for children below 15 yrs. old who are traveling to the Philippines unaccompanied by or not joining his/her parent/s to the Philippines.

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will release the WEG (Waiver for Exclusion Ground) Order at the port of entry upon submission of the following requirements by the WEG applicant:

  1. Affidavit of consent by either parent or legally appointed guardian of the child, naming therein the person who will be accompanying the child to the Philippines and with whom the child will stay while in the country. The said Affidavit must be duly notarized by a local notary public or the consular officer at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate in the applicant’s country or residence;
  2. Clear photocopy of the data page of the child’s passport;
  3. Clear photocopy of the data page of the passport of the accompanying adult or guardian; and
  4. Payment of immigration fees (currently, P3,120 per child).

For Foreign Nationals on Board Privately-Owned Yachts or Sailboats

Foreign nationals traveling to the Philippines on privately-owned yachts and sailboats are required to have a temporary visitor’s visa. In order to apply for the visa, applicants must provide information about the yacht/sailboat and its crewmembers including:

  1. Crewlist;
  2. Nationality/Citizenship;
  3. Passport details of the crew;
  4. Vessel to be used for entry: type, name, registration, call sign, and other particulars;
  5. Estimated date of entry into the Philippine territory;
  6. Port/Area of entry (Philippine waters);
  7. Estimated period of stay in the Philippines;
  8. Character reference/shipping agent in the Philippines (if any); and
  9. Purpose of visit

Upon entry into the Philippines, the crew of the yacht and sailboats are required to register immediately with the nearest Coast Guard Station and submit the yacht/sailboats to Customs, Immigration and Quarantine inspections.

For Foreign Newsmen, Journalists and Cinema/Television Groups

Foreign journalists and newsmen who are visiting the Philippines for work purposes are required to apply for a temporary visitor’s visa. Additionally, the following requirements are necessary for visa applications for foreign newsmen, journalists, cinema/television groups:

  1. Curriculum vitae of newsmen/journalists;
  2. Shortlist of work credits;
  3. Copy of one (1) sample article written by the applicant;
  4. Background of media organization, including target market/audience, circulation, format; and
  5. Administrative arrangements for the work in the Philippines, as follows:
    • List of members of the reportorial team, nationality and passport details;
    • Planned itinerary and activities, with storyline for any films to be made;
    • List of equipment to be brought by each team member, with certification from the media organization that said equipment will be re-exported at the end of the trip to the Philippines;
    • Flight details (arrival and departure); and
    • For each team member, one (1) photograph, sixe 1″x1″, to be submitted to the International Press Center (IPC) for the issuance of accreditation card.

Upon arrival in the Philippines, the newsmen/journalists will have to report to the IPC for accreditation.

For Foreign Nationals who wish to take up a short-term non-degree course

Foreign students who wish to take up short-term non-degree courses, such as language and computer courses, are required to apply for a temporary visitor’s visa.

Upon arrival in the Philippines and after being accepted by a school/institution authorized by the Bureau of Immigration to accept foreign students, the student should apply for a Special Study Permit at the Bureau’s Student Desk. The student should submit the following documents:

  1. Letter request;
  2. Certificate of Acceptance from the school accredited by the Bureau of Immigration to accept foreign students;
  3. Photocopy of passport reflecting the applicant’s authorized period of stay;
  4. Affidavit of Support and Proof of Financial Capacity; and
  5. Birth Certificate.

Extension of Authorized Period of Stay in the Philippines

In case of a temporary visitor’s visa holder whose stay in the Philippines will exceed the authorized period of stay, he/she will have to report to the Bureau of Immigration, secure an extension of stay, and pay the corresponding immigration fees.

Guidelines on the Entry of Temporary Visitors to the Philippines

The Philippines grants visa-free entry to passport holders of certain countries while requiring a visa for others. Check below if your passport will require a visa for entry to the Philippines.

CountryVisa Requirement
AfghanistanVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
AlbaniaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
AlgeriaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
AndorraYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
AngolaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Antigua and BarbudaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
ArgentinaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
ArmeniaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
AustraliaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
AustriaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
AzerbaijanVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
BahrainYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
BangladeshVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
BarbadosYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
BelarusVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
BelgiumYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
BelizeYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
BeninYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
BhutanYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
BoliviaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
BotswanaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
BrazilYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of fifty-nine (59) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
BruneiYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
BulgariaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Burkina FasoYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
BurundiYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
CambodiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
CameroonYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
CanadaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Cape VerdeYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Central African RepublicYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
ChadYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
ChileYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
ChinaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
ColombiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
ComorosYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Costa RicaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
CroatiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
CubaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
CyprusYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Czech RepublicYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
DenmarkYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
DjiboutiYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
DominicaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Dominican RepublicYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
East TimorVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
EcuadorYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
EgyptVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
El SalvadorYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Equatorial GuineaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
EritreaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
EstoniaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
EthiopiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
FijiYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; andYou hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; andYour passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stayYou are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
FinlandYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
FranceYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
GabonYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
GeorgiaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
GermanyYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
GhanaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
GreeceYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
GrenadaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
GuatemalaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
GuineaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Guinea-BissauYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
GuyanaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
HaitiYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
HondurasYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
HungaryYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
IcelandYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
IndiaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
IndonesiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
IranVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
IraqVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
IrelandYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
IsraelYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of fifty-nine (59) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
ItalyYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Ivory CoastVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
JamaicaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
JapanYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
JordanVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
KazakhstanYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
KenyaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
KiribatiYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
KuwaitYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
KyrgyzstanYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Lao People’s Democratic RepublicYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
LatviaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
LebanonVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
LesothoYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
LiberiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
LibyaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
LiechtensteinYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
LithuaniaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
LuxembourgYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MacedoniaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
MadagascarYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MalawiYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MalaysiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MaldivesYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MaliYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MaltaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Marshall IslandsYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MauritaniaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MauritiusYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MexicoYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MicronesiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MoldovaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
MonacoYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MongoliaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MontenegroVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
MoroccoYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MozambiqueYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
MyanmarYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
NamibiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
NauruVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
NepalYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
NetherlandsYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
New ZealandYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
NicaraguaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
NigerYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
NigeriaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
North KoreaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
NorwayYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
OmanYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
PakistanVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
PalauYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
PanamaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Papua New GuineaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
ParaguayYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
PeruYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
PolandYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
PortugalYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
QatarYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
RomaniaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
RussiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
RwandaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Saint Kitts and NevisYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Saint LuciaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
SamoaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
San MarinoYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Sao Tome and PrincipeYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Saudi ArabiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
SenegalYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
SerbiaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
SeychellesYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Sierra LeoneVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
SingaporeYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
SlovakiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
SloveniaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Solomon IslandsYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
SomaliaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
South AfricaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
South KoreaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
South SudanVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
SpainYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
Sri LankaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
SudanVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
SurinameYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
SwazilandYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
SwedenYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
SwitzerlandYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
SyriaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
TajikistanYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
TanzaniaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
ThailandYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
The BahamasVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
The Democratic Republic of the CongoYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
The GambiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
The Republic of the CongoYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
TogoYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
TongaVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
Trinidad and TobagoYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
TunisiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
TurkeyYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
TurkmenistanYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
TuvaluYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
UgandaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
UkraineVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
United Arab EmiratesYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
United KingdomYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
United StatesYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
UruguayYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
UzbekistanYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
VanuatuYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
VenezuelaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
VietnamYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
YemenVisa Required. Please inquire at the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest your place of residence.
ZambiaYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration
ZimbabweYou are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less provided that you meet all of the requirements below:
➤If you are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism; and
➤You hold valid tickets for your return to port of origin or next port of destination; and
➤Your passport is valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay
➤You are not subject of deportation/blacklist order of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration

Visa Application Process

Where to Apply: 

DFA-OCA ASEANA (Third Floor)
Address: Bradco Ave. corner Macapagal Blvd.,
ASEANA Business Park, Parañaque City, PH
Operational hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Renewal of 9(e) Visa of Foreign Government Officials and Representatives of International Organizations Accredited in the Philippines, Their Dependents, Household Members, and Issuance of 9(e) Visa to Newborn Child
RequirementsWhere to Get it
• Note Verbale/Letter of Endorsement from the requesting Foreign Embassy/Consulate/organization accredited in the Philippines
• Original Passport of the applicant
• Application form
• Two (2) pcs Passport size photos
• Copy of latest valid visa
• Copy of 9(e) arrival stamp in the Philippines
• Proof of marital union or copy of Protocol Diplomatic ID (for dependent spouse only)
• Copy of Principal’s visa and passport(for dependents and household members)
From the requesting Foreign Government Entity and International Organizations accredited in the Philippines
APpproval and Issuance of APEC Business Card (ABTC) Application(New Application and Renewal)
RequirementsWhere to Get it
• ABTC application form
• Photocopy of applicant’s passport
• Bureau of Immigration and National Bureau of Investigation Certification
• Current photo of the applicant
• Resume/Curriculum Vitae
• Employment Certificate
• Certified True Copy of Company’s Securities & Exchange Commission registration
• Company Profile
• Organizational Chart
• Latest Audited Balance Sheet of IncomeStatement
• Name/Address/Contact Numbers of BusinessPartners in APEC
• Annual Volume of past and current transaction with business partners in APEC
• Past and current activities in APEC
• Statement of how the company will benefit from ABTC scheme
ABTC Application Form: DFA-OCA Website ()

BI and NBI Certification: BI ( http://immigration.gov.ph/) NBI (http://nbi.gov.ph/

Employment Certificate: From the requesting party

Certificate True Copy: Securities & Exchange Commission http://www.sec.gov.ph/
Acceptance of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Newly Accredited and renewed Accreditation of PH-PROC Tour Operator/s to be TransmittedTo Foreign Services Posts in China
RequirementsWhere to Get it
• Request letter from the Tour Operator
• Letter of Guarantee
• Original Letter of Endorsement from Department of Tourism
• Certified True Copy of Certificate of Accreditation from Department of Tourism
• Authenticated Cooperation Agreement of Philippines and People’s Republic of China Tour Operator
• Seven (7) photocopies of all documents
From the Newly Accredited Tour Operator
• Valid Cooperation Agreement
• Expired Cooperation Agreement
From the Renewed Accredited TourOperator
Acceptance of Endorsement Letter from Philippine Governmenr AgencyAnd Foreign Government Entity for Issuance of Appropriate VisasAt Foreign Service Posts
RequirementsWhere to Get it
• Endorsement Letter from the RequestingGovernment Agency or Foreign GovernmentEntity
• Copy of applicant’s passport
• Copy of the itinerary of travel
From the Philippine Government Agency or Foreign Government Entity
Acceptance of Endorsement Letter or Note Verbale for 47(A)(2) Visa Application From Foreign Embassies and International Organizations Accredited in the Philippines
RequirementsWhere to Get it
• Endorsement letter from the requesting PrivateEntities addressed to the Foreign Service Post copy furnished the Office of Consular Affairs -Visa Division
• Copy of applicant’s passport
• Copy of the itinerary of travel
From the requesting Foreign Embassies and International Organization saccredited in the Philippines
Application
ProcessProcessing TimeFeePerson Responsible
Submission of requirements to the Visa Assistant who will assess the application15 minutesNoneVisa Assistant
Evaluation for Approval / Denial of Processing TimeIn Coordination with other Government Agencies
ProcessProcessing TimeFeePerson Responsible
Renewal of 9(e) Visa of Foreign Government Officials and Representatives of International Organizations Accredited in the Philippines, their Dependents, Household Members, and Issuance of Visa to Newborn Child7 working daysNoneVisa Assistant
Approval and Issuance of APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC)Application (New Application & Renewal)60-90 working daysABTC Desk Assistant
Acceptance of DOT’s Newly Accredited and Renewed Accreditation of PH-PROC Tour Operator/s to be transmitted to Foreign Service Posts in China.20 working daysVisa Assistant
Acceptance of Endorsement Letter from Philippine Government Entity and Foreign Government Entity for Issuance of Appropriate Visas at Foreign Service Posts7 to 20 working daysVisa Assistant
Acceptance of Endorsement Letter or Note Verbale for 47(a)(2) Visa Application from Foreign Embassies and International Organization Accredited in the Philippines7 working daysVisa Assistant
Releasing / Issuance of Visa at the VIisa Division
ProcessProcessing TimeFeePerson Responsible
Renewal of 9(e) Visa of Foreign Government Officials and Representatives of International Organizations Accredited in the Philippines, their Dependents, Household Members, and Issuance of Visa to Newborn Child7 working daysNoneVisa Assistant
Approval and Issuance of APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Application (New Application & Renewal)90 working daysABTC Desk Assistant

Feedbacks and Complaints

How to send feedback?

Fill out the client feedback form available at the counter.

Drop the accomplished form in the designated drop box located at the front desk.

Contact info: +632-8836-7763 and oca.visa@dfa.gov.ph or online via this link: http://tiny.cc/dzcdmz

How do you file a complaint?

For filing of complaints, please fill out the Public Assistance and Complaints (PAC) Form and submit to the PAC Desk Officer

Complaints may also be filed via email at oca.visa@dfa.gov.ph and/or oca.concerns@dfa.gov.ph

Kindly provide the following information:
– Name of person being complained of
– Incident
– Evidence

For inquiries and follow-ups, clients may contact the following telephone number: 

  • DFA OCA Visa Division: +632-8836-7763 oca.visa@dfa.gov.ph
  • Presidential Complaints Center (PCC): 8888
  • CSC Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB): 0908-881-6565 (SMS)
  • Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA): 8478-5091/ 8478-5099

Visa Guidelines

These guidelines provide a framework for visa applications for foreign nationals entering the Philippines. 

These cover the requirements for government and private entities, foreign governments, accredited international organizations, and APEC Business Travel Card applicants. 

These guidelines include necessary documents, timelines, and procedures for a smooth visa application process. 

These aim to ensure compliance with immigration regulations and foster international relations while facilitating easy entry for foreign nationals.

Guidelines for Government entities requesting Visa assistance for Foreign Nationals

  1. If the Home Office authorization is needed, the invitee must submit the visa application to the Philippine Foreign Service Posts abroad at least one (1) month before the scheduled flight. However, if prior authorization is not needed, the application must be submitted at least seven (7) working days prior to the scheduled flight.
  2. If prior authorization from the Home Office is required, the Consular Officer has the discretion to refuse visa applications submitted less than a month before the invitee’s planned flight.
  3. The Philippine Foreign Service Post requires the following documents to be submitted:
    1. Original Passport, valid for at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated stay in the Philippines
    2. Copy of Passport data Page and amendment pages, if applicable
    3. Copy of Philippine visa previously issued, if any
    4. Flight details
    5. Invitation letter addressed to the invitee by the inviting or sponsoring government entity indicating the following:
      1. Purpose of the travel
      2. Address in the Philippines where the invitee will be staying
      3. Guarantee for the invitee’s entry, stay and exit
      4. Name and contact details of the inviting or sponsoring government entity (in case of a government office, a focal person should be identified)
    6. Additional documents that the Consular Officer may require the applicant to submit, should the Consular Officer deem necessary
  4. The invitee’s personal appearance for the purposes of interview by the Consular Officer shall be required, unless the inviting or sponsoring government entity provides a letter of guarantee with a request to waive the personal apprearance of the applicant, subject to prior approval from the Home Office.
  5. The inviting or sponsoring government entity must send a letter to the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Consular Affairs (addressed to the Visa Division and cc’d to the Consul General of the Foreign Service Post where the visa application was submitted) at least one (1) month before the invitee’s planned flight. The letter should include the following details:
    1. List of names of its invitees with passport details:
      1. name appearing on the passport
      2. nationality
      3. date of birth
      4. place of birth
      5. passport number
    2. Purpose of travel
    3. Type of assistance being requested (e.g. expedited processing, waiver of personal appearance, waiver of fees)
    4. Whether the invitee is being funded by the inviting or sponsoring government entity
    5. Guarantee for the applicant’s entry, stay and exit
    6. Expected date/s of travel and length of stay in the Philippines
    7. Name and contact details of the inviting or sponsoring government entity (in case of a government office, a focal person should be identified)
  6. Requests for waiver of visa fees shall be considered on a case-to-case basis subject to the approval by UCSCC and OFMS.
  7. OCA – Visa Division and Posts shall endeavour to accommodate requests for expedited processing, subject to compliance with existing rules and regulations.

Guidelines for Private entities requesting Visa assistance for Foreign Nationals

  1. To obtain prior authorization from the Home Office, the invitee must submit the visa application to the appropriate Philippine Foreign Service Post abroad at least one (1) month before the planned flight. If Home Office authorization is not required, the application must be submitted at least seven (7) working days before the planned flight.
  2. If prior authorization from the Home Office is required, the Consular Officer has the discretion to reject visa applications submitted less than one month before the invitee’s planned flight.
  3. The following are the requirements to be submitted at the Foreign Service Post:
    1. Original Passport, valid for at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated stay in the Philippines
    2. Copy of the Passport Data Page and amendment pages, if applicable
    3. Copy of the Philippine visa previously issued, if any
    4. Flight details
    5. Proof of sufficient fund to travel expenses, accommodation and subsistence (e.g. bank statement, certificate of employment, certificate of deposits and investments)
    6. Invitation letter addressed to the invitee by the inviting or sponsoring private entity indicating the following:
      1. Purpose of the travel
      2. Address in the Philippines where the invitee will be staying 
      3. Guarantee for the invitee’s entry, stay and exit
      4. Name and contact details of the inviting or sponsoring private entity (in case of an office or enterprise, a focal person should be identified)
    7. Additional documents that the Consular Officer may require the applicant to submit, should the Consular Officer deem necessary
  4. It is necessary for the invitee to personally appear for an interview with the Consular Officer.
  5. The inviting or sponsoring private entity shall send a letter directly to the Consul General of the Foreign Service Post where the visa application was filed (cc: the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Consular Affairs and attn: the Visa Division), at least one (1) month prior the scheduled flight of the invitee, indicating the following details:
    1. List of names of its invitees with passport details:
      1. name appearing on the passport
      2. nationality
      3. date of birth
      4. place of birth
      5. passport number
    2. Purpose of travel
    3. Type of assistance being requested
    4. Whether the invitee is being funded by the inviting or sponsoring private entity
    5. Guarantee for the applicant’s entry, stay and exit
    6. Expected date/s of travel and length of stay in the Philippines
    7. Name and contact details of the inviting or sponsoring private entity (in case of an office or enterprise, a focal person should be identified)

Guidelines for Foreign Government entities requesting Visa assistance for Foreign Nationals

  1. To obtain prior authorization from the Home Office, the invitee must submit the visa application to the appropriate Philippine Foreign Service Posts abroad at least one (1) month before the planned flight. If Home Office authorization is not required, the application must be submitted at least seven (7) working days before the planned flight.
  2. If prior authorization from the Home Office is required, the Consular Officer has the discretion to reject visa applications submitted less than one month before the invitee’s planned flight.
  3. The following are the requirements to be submitted at the Philippine Foreign Service Post:
    1. Original Passport, valid for at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated stay in the Philippines
    2. Copy of the Passport Data Page and amendment pages, if applicable
    3. Copy of Philippine visa previously issued, if any
    4. Flight details
    5. Invitation letter addressed to the invitee by the inviting or sponsoring foreign government entity indicating the following:
      1. Purpose of the travel
      2. Address in the Philippines where the invitee will be staying
      3. Guarantee for the invitee’s entry, stay and exit
      4. Name and contact details of the inviting or sponsoring foreign government entity (in case of a foreign government office, a focal person should be identified)
    6. Additional documents that the Consular Officer may require the applicant to submit, should the Consular Officer deem necessary
  4. The Consular Officer may request the invitee to appear for an interview, unless the inviting or sponsoring foreign government entity submits a letter of guarantee requesting a waiver of the invitee’s personal appearance, subject to prior approval from the Home Office.
  5. The inviting or sponsoring Foreign Government entity shall send a letter addressed to the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Consular Affairs (attn: the Visa Division and cc: the Consul General of the Foreign Service Post) where the visa application was filed, at least one (1) month prior the scheduled flight of the invitee, indicating the following details:
    1. List of names of its invitees with passport details:
      1. name appearing on the passport
      2. nationality
      3. date of birth
      4. place of birth
      5. passport number
    2. Purpose of travel
    3. Type of assistance being requested
    4. Whether the invitee is being funded by the inviting or sponsoring foreign government entity
    5. Guarantee for the applicant’s entry, stay and exit
    6. Expected date/s of travel and length of stay in the Philippines
    7. Name and contact details of the inviting or sponsoring foreign government entity (in case of a foreign government office, a focal person should be identified)
  6. OCA – Visa Division and Post shall endeavor to accommodate requests for expedited processing, subject to compliance with existing rules and regulations.

Guidelines for Accredited International Organization (IO) entities endorsing Visa applications for Foreign Nationals

  1. To obtain prior authorization from the Home Office, the invitee must submit the visa application to the appropriate Philippine Foreign Service Posts abroad at least one (1) month before the planned flight. If Home Office authorization is not required, the application must be submitted at least seven (7) working days before the planned flight.
  2. If prior authorization from the Home Office is required, the Consular Officer has the discretion to reject visa applications submitted less than one month before the invitee’s planned flight.
  3. The following are the requirements to be submitted at the Philippine Foreign Service Post:
    1. Original Passport, valid for at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated stay in the Philippines
    2. Copy of Passport Data Page and amendment pages, if applicable
    3. Copy of Philippine visa previously issued, if any
    4. Flight details
    5. Proof of sufficient fund to travel expenses, accommodation and subsistence (e.g. bank statement, certificate of employment, certificate of deposits and investments)
    6. Invitation letter addressed to the invitee by the inviting or sponsoring accredited IO entity indicating the following:
      1. Purpose of the travel
      2. Address in the Philippines where the invitee will be staying
      3. Guarantee for the invitee’s entry, stay and exit
      4. Name and contact details of the inviting or sponsoring accredited IO entity (in case of an office, a focal person should be identified)
    7. Additional documents that the Consular Officer may require theapplicant to submit, should the Consular Officer deem necessary
  4. It is necessary for the invitee to personally appear for an interview with the Consular Officer.
  5. The inviting or sponsoring accredited IO entity shall send a letter directly to the Consul General of the Foreign Service Post where the visa application was filed (cc: the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Consular Affairs and attn: the Visa Division), at least one (1) month prior the scheduled flight of the invitee indicating the following details:
    1. List of names of its invitees with passport details:
      1. name appearing on the passport
      2. nationality
      3. date of birth
      4. place of birth
      5. passport number
    2. Purpose of travel
    3. Type of assistance being requested
    4. Whether the invitee is being funded by the inviting or sponsoring accredited IO entity
    5. Guarantee for the applicant’s entry, stay and exit
    6. Expected date/s of travel and length of stay in the Philippines
    7. Name and contact details of the inviting or sponsoring accredited IO entity (in case of an office, a focal person should be identified)

Guidelines for Application for APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC)

The APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) offers business people a simplified entry into participating economies through a straightforward pre-clearance system. With a single application, they can obtain multiple short-term entries to participating APEC economies.

The current list of participating economies in the ABTC Scheme includes Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, Peru, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Qualifications for an ABTC, among others:

  • The company/business entity represented by the business person must be engaged in international trade, and selling of goods or services and investments between APEC economies
  • Applicants must have never been charged or convicted of any criminal offense
  • Must be a bona fide business person who is:
    • Vested with powers and prerogatives to lay down and execute management policies in furtherance of the primary business purpose of the business entity and hold specific authority to negotiate and commit to trade and investment activities (e.g.Chairman, CEO, President, Vice Presidents, Chief Financial Officer,Regional Head and Board members of a registered company); or, 
    • An official nominated by the CEO, President, or Regional Head, whose work is directly involved in the trade of goods, the provision of services, or the conduct of investment activities when travelling overseas.

Applications may be filed through any of the following Certifying Business Organizations (CBOs):

  1. Makati Business Club (MBC)
    1. 2/F, AIM Conference Center
      Benavidez St., Legaspi Village Makati City
      Telephone No.: (+632) 7751-1137, 7751-1138
      Fax No.: (+632) 7750-7406, 7750-7405
      Email: makatibusinessclub@mbc.com.ph
  2. Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
    1. 3rd Floor, Commerce and Industry Plaza (CIP)
      1030 Campus Avenue cor Park Avenue
      McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio Taguig City
      Telephone No.: (+632) 8846-8196 loc 113
      Fax No.: (+632) 8846-8621
      Email Address: abtc@philippinechamber.com
  3. Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT)
    1. International Trade Complex
      Roxas Blvd. cor Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue Pasay City
      Tel No.: (+632) 8230-5539
      Email Addresses: ef.philexport@gmail.comefosedc@philexport.ph

Reminders

To ABTC Holders:

  • Passport and ABTC details should be the same.
  • Passports generally have to be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel.

To Filipino ABTC Holders (in case of Lost or Stolen passports):

  • Please report the loss immediately to ABTC-Philippines and apply for a new passport. Requirements for application include a Notarized Affidavit of Loss explaining the circumstances on how the passport was lost or stolen 
  • As soon as the new passport is issued, inform ABTC-Philippines of the new passport number and apply for the re-issuance of the card. Some economies do not accept cards bearing passport details different from the current passport.

Conclusion

In conclusion, applying for a Philippine visa may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. 

By knowing the different visa types available, the application process, and the requirements, you can ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience to the Philippines.

Whether you’re a foreign tourist, journalist, or student, or you’re on board a privately owned yacht or sailboat, our comprehensive guide has provided you with all the information you need to know about getting a Philippine visa.

Remember to check the guidelines on the entry of temporary visitors to the Philippines and ensure that you have all the necessary documents and requirements before submitting your visa application.

We hope that this guide has been helpful to you in demystifying the Philippine visa process.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Philippine Embassy or Consulate nearest to you. Safe travels!

References

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  4. Private entities endorsing visa application for foreign nationals | Department of Foreign Affairs. (n.d.). Dfa-Oca.ph. Retrieved December 19, 2023, from https://dfa-oca.ph/visa/visa-guidelines/visa-guidelines-private/
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  6. Accredited International Organization (IO) Entities endorsing visa application for foreign nationals | Department of Foreign Affairs. (n.d.). Dfa-Oca.ph. Retrieved December 19, 2023, from https://dfa-oca.ph/visa/visa-guidelines/visa-guidelines-io/
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