Visa Section

Nationals of a number of countries with which the Philippines maintains diplomatic relations, including the United States, may avail themselves of visa-free entry into the Philippines, provided their stay will not exceed 30 days. Please contact the Philippine Embassy for information on which countries are extended this privilege.

US citizens who wish to stay more than 30 days in the Philippines and nationals of countries who are not extended the 30-day visa free privilege should apply for a visa before traveling to the Philippines.

Returning Balikbayans or former Filipinos may also enter the Philippines without a visa and stay for a period of one (1) year, provided that they have a passport valid for 6 months beyond the intended stay in the Philippines, a roundtrip ticket, and proof of former Philippine citizenship (e.g. old Philippine passport or PSA-authenticated birth certificate). Foreign spouses and their minor children may avail themselves of this privilege if traveling with the Balikbayan.

Please make sure to read the  travel and entry guidelines before proceeding below. Visa-free nationals and foreign travelers to the Philippines who fail to fully comply with the visa, and travel and entry conditions and requisites shall be denied admission into the country and shall be subject to appropriate exclusion proceedings by the local authorities. The Embassy is not liable/responsible for the traveler’s failure to comply which may lead to missed flights or their entry denial into the Philippines.

Furthermore, note that an issued visa is NOT A GUARANTEE that the holder will be automatically admitted into the country. The admission of foreign nationals into the Philippines is a function of the immigration authorities at the port of entry.

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9D Visa

9E Foreign Government Official Visa

9F Student Visa

9G

9G Visa

Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV)

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47A2 Visas

Visa
COUNTRY THAT ISSUED PASSPORT PHILIPPINE VISA POLICY
Afghanistan Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa only at the Philippine Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan
Albania Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Algeria Visa required. Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, Libya. If a Permanent Resident of the US, traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application.
Andorra No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Angola No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Antigua and Barbuda No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Argentina No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Armenia Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Australia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Austria No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Azerbaijan Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate. Allow 10 working days for the processing of the visa application. Allow for 3 to 4 weeks for the processing of a multiple-entry business visa valid for six months or one year.
Bahamas No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Bahrain No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Bangladesh Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka. For Permanent Residents of the USA, submit to the nearest Philippine Consulate in the US. Present valid US Permanent Resident Card. For both cases, allow 10 working days for the processing of the visa application. Allow for 3 to 4 weeks for the processing of a multiple-entry business visa valid for six months or one year.
Barbados No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Belarus Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Belgium No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Belize No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Benin No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Bhutan No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Bolivia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Bosnia-Herzegovina Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Botswana No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Brazil No visa required for a stay not exceeding 59 days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Brunei Darussalam No visa required for a stay not exceeding 21 days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Bulgaria No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Burkina Faso No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Burundi No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Cambodia No visa required for a stay not exceeding 21 days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Cameroon No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Canada No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Cape Verde No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Central African Republic No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Chad No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Chile No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
China, People's Republic of Visa required. If the traveller is legally working, studying or residing in US, traveller may apply at the Philippine Consulate. If not residing in the US, the traveller must apply at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate in the country of residence. If the traveller has a visa issued by Australia, Canada, Japan, Schengen country or U.S.A, may enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding 7 days for tourism purposes, provided that the traveller (1) has a national passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond contemplated stay (2) holds a valid ticket for the return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and (3) no derogatory record with the Bureau of Immigration.
Colombia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Comoros No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Congo, Republic of No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Costa Rica No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast) No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Croatia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Cuba Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Cyprus No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Czech Republic No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Denmark No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Djibouti No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Dominica No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Dominican Republic No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Ecuador No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Egypt Visa required. If traveller is a US permanent resident then traveller can apply at the Philippine Consulate. A five (5) working days waiting period from application period for security clearance applies.
El Salvador No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Equatorial Guinea No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Eritrea No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Estonia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Ethiopia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Fiji No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Finland No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
France No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Gabon No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Gambia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Georgia Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Germany No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Ghana No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Greece No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Grenada No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Guatemala No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Guinea No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Guinea Bissau No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Guyana No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Haiti No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Honduras No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Hong Kong British / British National Overseas May enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days, provided that the traveller holds a valid ticket for the return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and passport is valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.
Hong Kong SAR May enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fourteen (14) days , provided that the traveller holds a valid ticket for the return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and passport is valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.
Hungary No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Iceland No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
India Visa required. Traveller must apply for a visa at the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate in the country of legal residence. Visa required for business , conference , training- , official and other non-leisure travel. Indian passport holders do not require a visa for tourism travel not exceeding fourteen (14) days provided that they hold a valid visa or permanent residence permit issued by Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Schengen country, U.K. or U.S.A. Traveller must have a valid national passport for at least six (6) months, beyond the contemplated stay and a return or onward ticket to the next country of destination and (3) No derogatory record with the Bureau of Immigration.
Indonesia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Iran Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Iraq Visa required. Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. If a Permanent Resident of the US, traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application.
Ireland No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Israel No visa required for a stay not exceeding 59 days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Italy No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Jamaica No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Japan No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Jordan Visa required. Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Amman, Kingdom of Jordan. If a Permanent Resident of the US, traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application.
Kazakhstan No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Kenya No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Kiribati No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North Korea) Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa only at the Philippine Embassy in Beijing, People's Republic of China.
Korea, Republic of (South Korea) No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Kosovo, Republic of Visa required.
Kuwait Prior authorization from Department is required before issuance of visa.
Kyrgyzstan May apply for a visa only at Budapest PE EXCEPT those who possess the following: (1) Permanent Residency in a country which the Philippines has diplomatic relations; (2) A Travel document which entitles re-entry to the country of residence, with such re-entry permit valid for at least six (6) months beyond contemplated period of stay in the Philippines; (3) Gainful employment and guarantee by employer that they would not become public charges or financial independence which would preclude them from becoming public charges.
Lao PDR (Laos) No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Latvia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Lebanon Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. If a Permanent Resident of US, traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application.
Lesotho No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Liberia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Libya Visa required. Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, Libya. If a Permanent Resident of US, traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application.
Liechtenstein No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Lithuania No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Luxembourg No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Macau SAR May enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fourteen (14) days, provided that the traveller holds a valid ticket for the return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and passport is valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.
Macau- Portuguese May enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days, provided that the traveller holds a valid ticket for the return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and passport is valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.
Macedonia Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Madagascar No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Malawi No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Malaysia No visa required for a stay not exceeding 21 days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Maldives No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Mali No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Malta No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Marshall Islands No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Mauritania No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Mauritius No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Mexico No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Micronesia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Moldova Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Monaco No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Mongolia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Morocco No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Mozambique No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Myanmar No visa required for a stay not exceeding 21 days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Namibia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Nauru Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Nepal No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Netherlands No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
New Zealand No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Nicaragua No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Niger No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Nigeria Visa required. Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria. If a Permanent Resident of the US, traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application.
Norway No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Oman No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Pakistan Visa required. Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. If a Permanent Resident of the US, traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application.
Palau No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Palestine Visa required. Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Amman, Kingdom of Jordan. If a Permanent Resident of the US, traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application.
Panama No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Papua New Guinea No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Paraguay No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Peru No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Poland No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Portugal No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Qatar No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Romania No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Russia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Rwanda No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Saint Kitts and Nevis No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Saint Lucia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Samoa No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
San Marino No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Sao Tome and Principe No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Saudi Arabia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Senegal No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Serbia Visa Required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Seychelles No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Sierra Leone Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Singapore No visa required for a stay not exceeding 21 days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Slovak Republic No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Slovenia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Solomon Islands No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Somalia Visa required. Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. If a Permanent Resident of US, traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application.
South Africa No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Spain No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Sri Lanka Visa required. Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. If a Permanent Resident of US, may apply for a single-entry visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application.
Sudan Visa required. Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. If a Permanent Resident of US, traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application.
Suriname No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Swaziland No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Sweden No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Switzerland No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Syria Visa required. Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Damascus. If a Permanent Resident of US, traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application
Taiwan Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Tajikistan No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Tanzania No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Thailand No visa required for a stay not exceeding 21 days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Timor-Leste Visa required. If the traveller is a permanent resident of the US, traveller may apply at the Philippine Consulate.
Togo No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Tonga Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
Trinidad and Tobago No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Tunisia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Turkey No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Turkmenistan No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Tuvalu No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Uganda No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Ukraine Visa required. Traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate
United Arab Emirates No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
United Kingdom No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
United States of America (US) No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Uruguay No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Uzbekistan No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Vanuatu No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Vatican (Holy See) No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Venezuela No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Viet Nam No visa required for a stay not exceeding 21 days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Yemen Visa required. Traveller must apply for visa at the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. If a Permanent Resident of US, traveller may apply for a visa at the Philippine Consulate but must allow for 10 working days for the visa application.
Zambia No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.
Zimbabwe No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveller must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines.

Types of Visa

Non-Immigrant Visa

The Philippine Embassy can now issue visa to foreign nationals wishing to visit the Philippines for non-immigrant purpose such as sightseeing, sports, health, family reasons, training or study (excluding enrollment in schools for the purpose of obtaining a title or degree), religious pilgrimage, business, cultural and scientific purposes. 

Please note that the visa issued is not a guarantee that the holder will be automatically admitted to the country. The admission of foreign nationals into the Philippines is a function of the immigration authorities at the port of entry. 

For instructions on how to apply for a Philippine visa, please email visa@phembassy-us.org

  1. Notarized application form duly prescribed by the Embassy.
  2. Actual passport of applicant (valid at least 6 months at the time of entry) and one (1) photocopy of the data page.
  3. Proof of ticket reservation. Foreign nationals MUST NOT finalize travel itineraries until after receipt of visas. The Embassy will not be liable for any missed flights due to proximity of the intended travel date. Foreign tourist must be a holder of a roundtrip/onward flight ticket out of the Philippines with departure date not later than 59 days (for nationals of visa-free countries) or 30 days (for nationals for non visa-free nationals) from the date of arrival in the Philippines.  
  4. One (1) colored 2” x 2” photo, taken within the last six (6) months from the date of application, showing a clear front view of the applicant’s face, with a white background. No sleeveless attire. Blurred or low-quality photos will not be accepted.
  5. Proof of financial capacity (photocopy of latest bank statement) and/or an employment certificate from the employer or letter of endorsement if attending or participating in a program.
  6. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope,preferably USPS Priority Mail, with tracking number, Do not use metered stamps or P.O. Box Return Address. Do not use Fedex. IMPORTANT: Please do not require a “signature to receive” on your package and do not use a box to send your documents.
  7. Visa fee of US$ 30.00 for nationals of visa-free countries; US$40.00 for nationals of non-visa-free countries (non-refundable) in cash or money order made payable to “Embassy of the Philippines”. Personal checks are not accepted.
  8. Acceptable proof of vaccination (against COVID-19) i.e. CDC vaccination record card, state issued vaccine records.

For instructions on how to apply for a 9 (a) visa and submission of the required documents, please email visa@phembassy-us.org

Visa for seafarers traveling to the Philippines to join a vessel docked at a port in the country.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Actual passport of applicant (valid at least 6 months at the time of entry) and one (1) photocopy of the data page.
  2. Actual Seaman’s Book.
  3. Notarized accomplished application.
  4. Proof of ticket reservation. Foreign nationals MUST NOT finalize travel itineraries until after receipt of visas. The Embassy will not be liable for any missed flights due to proximity of the intended travel date.
  5. One (1) colored photo, 2” x 2”, taken within six months before the date of application, showing a clear front view of applicant’s face, with a white background. No sleeveless attire. Blurred or low quality photos are not accepted.
  6. Letter from Shipping Company
  7. Crew List form as prescribed by the Embassy
  8. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope,preferably USPS Priority Mail, with tracking number, Do not use metered stamps or P.O. Box Return Address. Do not use Fedex. 
  9. Visa fee of $20.00 (non-refundable), payable in cash or money order made payable to “Embassy of the Philippines” . Personal checks are not accepted.
  10. Acceptable proof of vaccination (against COVID-19) i.e. CDC vaccination record card, state issued vaccine records.

For instructions on how to apply for a 9 (c) visa and submission of the required documents, please email visa@phembassy-us.org

For inquiries regarding the 9(D) Treaty Traders Visa type, applicants may call the Embassy. Please contact the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) at washington@dti.gov.ph

Holders of diplomatic and official US passports and/or UN Laissez Passer accredited in the United States who will be traveling to the Philippines on official business will need to apply for a visa.

Requirements:

  1. Actual passport of applicant (valid at least 6 months at the time of entry) and one (1) photocopy of the data page
  2. Duly-accomplished Non-Immigrant Visa application form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, and notarized.(Disregard the notarization requirement if the applicant is personally appearing at the Embassy). (a downloadable form can be linked here)
  3. One (1) colored photo, 2” x 2”, taken within six months before the date of application, showing a clear front view of the applicant’s face, with a white background. No sleeveless attire. Blurred or low quality photos are not accepted.
  4. Letter from the relevant government agency/ international organizations stating your assignment in Manila, your designation, and length of assignment / purpose of official travel and its duration.
  5. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope,preferably USPS Priority Mail, with tracking number, Do not use metered stamps or P.O. Box Return Address. Do not use Fedex. 
  6. Visa fee – gratis
  7. Itinerary Declaration Form (for short term official visits only). (a downloadable form can be linked here)
  8.  

Foreign nationals MUST NOT finalize travel itineraries until after receipt of visas. The Embassy will not be liable for any missed flights due to proximity of the intended travel date.

Complete requirements must be sent via mail to the following address:

     Visa Section
     Embassy of the Philippines
     1617 Massachusetts Ave. NW
     Washington, DC. 20036

Alternatively, applicants of 9(e) visa or their representatives who wishes to personally bring their application documents to the Embassy must email the Visa Section to arrange a schedule at visa@phembassy-us.org

For those applying for their 9F-Student Visa at the Philippine Embassy, EXCEPT foreign exchange students (foreign exchange students must check the Special Non-Immigrant 47 (A)(2) visa category):

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Foreign student who is at least 18 years of age at the time of enrollment communicates directly with his choice of any Philippine HEI authorized to admit foreign students and complies with the school’s institutional requirements, including submission of the following documents:
    • Duly accomplished Visa Application Form (FA Form No. 2)
    • Certified true copy of Personal History Statement
    • Certified true copy of Notice of Acceptance (NOA) and CEA where necessary (to be duly noted by Consular Officer)
    • Medical Certificate (FA Form No. 11), duly notarized, together with laboratory reports of urine (urinalysis), stool (ova/parasites and occult blood) and blood (routine)
    • Chest x-ray plates and chest x-ray results
    • Police clearance certificate bearing the signature of issuing police officer and seal of law enforcement agency
    • Passport (minimum validity of 6 months)
    • $250.00 fee in cash, money order or cashier’s check (personal checks are not accepted)
    • Six (6) 2″ x 2″ photos, taken within the last 6 months.
  2. The HEI, satisfied with the student’s compliance with its requirements, issues a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) to the student and submits the original an photocopy to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), together with all the documents and shall be hand carried to the DFA by the HEI’s designated Liaison Officer.
  3. The DFA endorses the documents to the Philippine Consulate General (or embassy as the case may be) located in the student’s country of origin or residence for the issuance of the student visa. Request for issuance of the student Visa in places other than the student’s country of origin shall not be entertained.
  4. The Philippine Embassy notifies the student of the receipt of the documents and requests him/her to appear in person before a consular officer for interview and compliance with consular requirements. In addition to the documents transmitted to the post by the DFA, students must submit the following requirements to the Philippine Consulate in triplicate:
    • Duly accomplished Visa Application Form (FA Form No. 2)
    • Certified true copy of Personal History Statement
    • Certified true copy of Notice of Acceptance (NOA) and CEA where necessary (to be duly noted by Consular Officer)
    • Medical Health Certificate (FA Form No. 11), duly notarized, together with laboratory reports of urine (urinalysis), stool (ova/parasites and occult blood) and blood (routine)
    • Chest x-ray plates and chest x-ray results
    • Police clearance certificate bearing the signature of issuing police officer and seal of law enforcement agency
    • Passport (minimum validity of 6 months)
    • $250.00 fee in cash, money order or cashier’s check (personal checks are not accepted)
    • Six 2″ x 2″ photos, taken within the last 6 months
  5. Upon arrival in the Philippines, the student shall report immediately to the accepting HEI which shall assist him to obtain the Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) and Certificate of Resident for Temporary Students (CRTS) from the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
  6. The DFA notifies the HEI, copy furnished CHED, BI, NICA and NBI, of the issuance of a student visa to the student as soon as it receives a report to this effect from the issuing post.

For inquiries regarding the 9(G) Pre-Arranged Employees Visa type, applicants may call the Embassy. Please check the Directory for the appropriate contact details.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Actual passport of applicant (valid at least 6 months from date of entry) and one (1) photocopy of the data page
  2. Two copies of duly-accomplished Non-Immigrant Visa application forms, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, and notarized.
  3. Two (2) colored photos, 2” x 2”, taken within six months before the date of application, showing a clear front view of the applicant’s face, with a white background. No sleeveless attire. Blurred or low quality photos are not accepted.
  4. Letter from sending and receiving Institutes stating that the applicant is connected with such a program.
  5. Certificate of No Police Record from place of residence of applicant (original and one photocopy)
  6. Acceptable proof of vaccination (against COVID-19) i.e. CDC vaccination record card, state issued vaccine records.
  7. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope,preferably USPS Priority Mail, with tracking number, Do not use metered stamps or P.O. Box Return Address. Do not use Fedex.
  8. Visa fee – gratis
  9. Application Cover Information Page (a downloadable form can be linked here)

For instructions on how to apply for a 47 (a) (2) visa, please email visa@phembassy-us.org

If a foreign national who wish to retire in the Philippines, click the links below for more information:

https://pra.gov.ph/srrv/
https://pra.gov.ph/contact/

SRRV visa should be applied at the Philippine Retirement Authority. Please directly coordinate with PRA at https://pra.gov.ph/contact

Immigrant Visa

A non-quota immigrant visa may be granted to the spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age of Philippine citizens (13A) and to former Filipinos who have already acquired foreign citizenships including their spouse and unmarried minor children (13G).

13A and 13 G visa holders are eligible to apply for duty-free shipment to the Philippines.

Processing time for 13A and G visas is two (2) weeks after complete submission of requirements.

If you are a spouse or a child (under 21 years old) of a Filipino national or dual citizen of the Philippines and US:

Requirements:

  1. Actual passport of applicant (valid at least 1 year from date of application) and one (1) photocopy of the date page.
  2. One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of the duly-accomplished Immigrant Visa application form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, and notarized. (a downloadable form can be linked here)
  3. Four (4) identical colored photos, 2″ x 2″, taken within six months before the date of application, showing a clear front view of applicant’s face, with a white background. No sleeveless attire. Blurred or low-quality photos are not accepted.
  4.  One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of documentary evidence to prove spouse’s Philippine citizenship and to show the applicant’s relationship to the Philippine citizen:
         a. Philippine Passport of your Filipino spouse and Birth Certificate of your spouse issued by the Philippines Statistics Authority; 
         b. Marriage Certificate issued by the Philippines Statistics Authority or Report of Marriage issued by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate (if married outside the Philippines).
         c. Copy of US green card or Certificate of Dual Citizenship, if applicable (for those Filipino spouses who are residing in the US).
  5. Duly notarized letter signed by your Filipino spouse of your intention to permanently reside in the Philippines and other reasons for your visa application.
  6. Medical Examination Report, duly accomplished by a licensed physician, which should include his contact details, and which should not be more than six (6) months from date of application, together with laboratory reports (original and one photocopy), for  the following tests: 1) stool (ova/parasite and occult blood); 2) urinalysis; and 3) complete blood test (blood serology and chemistry) i.e. HIV, Drugs, UTI.
  7. Chest X-ray, negative, standard size – in CD (preferable).
  8. Certificate of No Police Record from place of residence of applicant (original and one photocopy)
  9. One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of evidence of sound financial statues (e.g. proof of real property, investment/s, bank certification, pension, or notarized Affidavit of Support from a relative in the Philippines, with attached documents to substantiate declaration or claim.)
  10. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope,preferably USPS Priority Mail, with tracking number, Do not use metered stamps or P.O. Box Return Address. Do not use Fedex.IMPORTANT: Please do not require a “signature to receive” on your package and do not use a box to send your documents.
  11. Visa fee of $150.00 (non-refundable), payable in cash or money order made payable to “Embassy of the Philippines”. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.
  12. Accomplished Visa Application Cover Info Page
  13. Copyof a proof of vaccination (against COVID-19) i.e. CDC vaccination record card, state issued vaccine records

For instructions on how to apply for a 13 (a) visa and submission of the required documents, please email visa@phembassy-us.org

For more information/inquiries kindly email:

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I stay in the Philippines based on my visa?

The period indicated under “Valid From” to “Valid Until” are the inclusive dates during which the visa holder may enter the Philippines.

The “Period of Stay” indicates the continuous period of authorized stay in the Philippines which commences from the date of arrival in the Philippines. This may extend beyond the period of validity of the visa, depending on the date of arrival in the country.

Can I stay longer than the authorized period of stay on my visa?

Yes, you may extend your stay in the Philippines through the Philippine Bureau of Immigration. You will find information on how to extend your stay in the Philippines on this page: https://immigration.gov.ph/faqs/extensionofstay

To illustrate: Dave Semartates may enter the Philippines any time from 18 December 2017 to 17 December 2018. Assuming he enters on 14 December 2018, he may stay for 59 days until 10 February 2019. Should he decide to extend his stay for another month, he can apply with the Bureau of Immigration seven (7) days prior to the expiration of his valid stay.

I AM A FOREIGN NATIONAL TRAVELING UNDER THE VISA-FREE PROGRAM WHICH ALLOWS ME TO STAY UP TO 30 DAYS, HOWEVER I WANT TO EXTEND MY STAY. HOW DO I GO ABOUT IT?

Foreign nationals who are admitted with an initial stay of thirty (30) days may apply at the Bureau of Immigration for a visa waiver, granting an additional stay of twentynine (29) in the Philippines. Thereafter, you may apply for one (1) month, two (2) months or six (6) months extensions at least one week prior to the expiration of your valid stay.

WHAT IS A BLACK LIST ORDER (BLO), AND HOW DO I LIFE CTHE BLO AGAINST ME?

A Black List Order (BLO) disallows a foreign national entry into the Philippines. One of the common reasons for inclusion in the BLO is that a foreign national has violated the Philippine Immigration law/s such as overstaying.

You may apply for BLO lifting by filing a letter of request addressed to the Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration (BI). You may seek assistance of a lawyer to make arrangements and submit the documentary requirement/s for your request.

Can nationals with 30-day visa-free entry privilege, particularly US passport holders, with a return ticket beyond 30 days enter the PH without getting a visa from the Embassy and extend their stay with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration?

Visa-free nationals, with the intention of staying in the Philippines for more than 30 days, are encouraged to apply for a 9(a) visa to avoid the inconvenience of applying for an extension of period of stay with the Bureau of Immigration. Post may issue them 9(a) visas with a period of stay of 59 days.

CAN VISA holders travel to ph with a one-way ticket?

Yes, as they will apply for a Temporary Resident’s Visa (TRV) or Permanent Resident’s Visa (PRV) with the BI. Said applications usually take months.

CAN VISA APPLICANTS SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION DIRECTLY TO THE BI WITHOUT GOING THROUGH PH FSPS?

For visa-free nationals, yes.

can the balikbayan program be availed of by the balikbayan and dependents every time they enter PH, and not only once a year?

Former Filipinos and their dependents may be granted a 1-year period of stay every time they avail themselves of the Balikbayan privilege. This is subject to the assessment and approval of the Immigration Officer at the Port of Entry.

can those who avail the balikbayan program, including dependents, be exempted from the return ticket requirement?

Yes, as they can stay in the Philippines for 1 year.

can an applicant get advance information on whether or not he/she is on the Embassy's visa Look-Out List (BLO)?

The Department does not issue any document of certificate regarding visa BLO. A foreign national may only be checked in the Visa BLO once he/she is applying for a visa.

Balikbayan Program

Under the “Balikbayan Program” of the Philippines, the following persons are considered Balikbayans:

  • a Filipino citizen who has been continuously out of the Philippines for a period of at least one year from the date of last departure;
  • a Filipino Overseas Worker; and
  • a former Filipino citizen who had been naturalized in a foreign country and holds a foreign passport (original proof of former Philippine citizenship, such as old Philippine passport, birth certificate, or foreign naturalization papers showing Filipino nationality will be required).

Balikbayans are entitled to the following benefits:

  • travel tax exemption
  • visa-free entry to the Philippines for a period of one year from the date of arrival in the Philippines
  • duty-free shopping privileges up to US$1,500.00

Family members (spouse and children) of a Balikbayan who are holding foreign passports are also entitled to Balikbayan privileges, on the condition that they:

  • travel with the Balikbayan;
  • pay any applicable immigration fees; and
  • observe and comply with immigration rules and regulations.

(proof of affiliation may be required)

However, a Balikbayan who has acquired the citizenship of a country that falls under the visa-required nationals category per Philippine visa regulations, or his/her family member whose nationality also falls under the cited category, is not entitled to a Balikbayan privilege and is required to obtain an entry visa to the Philippines.

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