Philippines Visa Requirements
Documents required for making a Philippines Tourist Visa
1. Duly-accomplished visa application (F.A. Form 2). Application forms that are incompletely filled-out will be returned to the applicant.
2. Valid passport (the original passport itself must be submitted) whose validity must extend at least six (6) months beyond the length of proposed stay in the Philippines.
3. One 2″ x 2″ size photograph taken within the last six (6) months. The applicant’s signature must be affixed on the front side of the picture.
4. A photocopy of the applicant’s airline ticket or confirmed travel itinerary
5. Proof of financial capacity (e.g. travellers cheques, latest print-out of credit card account(s), latest print-out of bank statements, ownership of real estate properties, and other documents showing the applicant’s capacity to financially support himself/herself during his/her stay in the Philippines)
6. If applicant is not appearing in person before the Consular Officer, the application form must be notarized by a local notary public.
7. Visa Application Fee
Tourist visas are issued under three main classifications:
1. Pleasure. For tourists and other visitors to the Philippines. It cannot be used to engage in gainful employment or for business, or to take up educational courses in any learning institution in the Philippines.
2. Business. The purpose of the temporary stay is to search for areas of investment. It does not allow you to engage in any activity which may be considered a form of gainful employment.
3. Health. This is granted to those whose intention is to convalesce from a serious injury or illness. The illness, however, should not be contagious or dangerous.
Entry of Temporary Visitors to the Philippines
1. Nationals from countries listed below who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding twenty-one (21) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay. However, Immigration Officers at ports of entry may exercise their discretion to admit holders of passports valid for at least sixty (60) days beyond the intended period of stay.
2. Nationals from the following countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of twenty-one (21) days of less:
3. Antigua and Barbuda
16. Brunei Darussalam
18. Burkina Faso
23. Cape Verde
24. Central African Republic
30. Costa Rica
31. Cote d’Ivoire
33. Czech Republic
34. Democratic Republic of the Congo
38. Dominican Republic
40. El Salvador
41. Equatorial Guinea
56. Guinea Bissau
71. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
82. Marshall Islands
95. New Zealand
102. Papua New Guinea
108. Republic of Korea
111. Saint Kitts and Nevis
112. Saint Lucia
113. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
115. San Marino
116. Sao Tome and Principe
117. Saudi Arabia
122. Solomon Islands
124. South Africa
132. Trinidad and Tobago
137. United Arab Emirates
138. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
139. United Republic of Tanzania
140. United States of America
3. The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fifty-nine (59) days:
1. Holders of Brazil passports; and
2. Holders of Israel passports
4. The following nationals are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days.
1. Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports.
2. Holders of British National Overseas (BNO) passports.
3. Holders of Portuguese Passports issued in Macao
4. Holders of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports
Nationals who are subjects of deportation/blacklist orders of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration shall not be admitted to the Philippines.
Further inquiries may be addressed to the Visa Division (Telephone numbers: 834-4854, 834-3707, and 834-4810), Department of Foreign Affairs, 2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City or to any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad.
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