Tuesday, December 10, 2019

General Information


Do you need a visa to enter the Philippines?

The Philippines grants visa-free entry to passport holders of certain nationalities while requiring a visa of other nationalities. Follow this link to check if you need a visa to enter the Philippines.

These purposes for travelling to the Philippines require a visa regardless of the nationality of the traveler:

  • Persons joining a ship for onward travel to another destination
  • Persons making a ship inspection
  • Persons staying in the Philippines for more than 30 days

Please note that Philippine visa holders are still subject to normal immigration control at the port of entry.

Philippine Immigration authorities have the sole authority to grant or deny entry into the Philippines.

What are the visa requirements?

Applying for a Philippine visa will require that the applicant’s passport be valid for six months beyond the applicant’s date of departure from the Philippines. The passport must have one blank visa page.

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore will accept only electronic passports and machine readable passports for visa applications. Non-machine readable passports or hand-scripted passports will not be accepted for visa applications.

Please note that beginning 01 January 2017, foreign nationals who are not in possession of electronic or machine-readable passports will not be allowed entry into Philippine airports and seaports.

The documentary requirements vary depending on the type of visa being applied for.

Visa hours

Starting 16 December 2019, walk-in visa applications will not be accepted.

All visa applicants shall be required to make an appointment via email. Please send your request, with the application form and the documentary requirements to consular.sgpe@gmail.com and indicate “Application for PH Visa” as the subject.

If your documents are in order, you will be advised via email to come to the Embassy on the following visa hours:

  • Receiving of application: Mondays-Fridays, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Releasing of processed visas: Mondays-Fridays, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Processing time

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that sufficient time is allowed for visa application and processing.

The processing of the single-entry visa takes between 2 business days and 10 business days, depending on the visa applied for and the issuing country of the applicant’s passport. The Visa Officer will inform the applicant how many days the processing will take.

Certain conditions will allow the visa to be processed and released within the same business day, with the payment of the express-processing fee (SGD 17.00). The Visa Officer will inform the applicant whether the visa application is eligible for express processing.

The processing of the multiple-entry visa may require a longer period of time (3 months or beyond in certain cases). The Visa Officer will inform the applicant how many days the processing will take.

Visa fee

The visa fee depends on the type of visa applied for, the number of entries requested, and the issuing country of the applicant’s passport.

The visa fee excludes the express processing fee or document legalization fees which certain applications might require. The range of visa fees is as follows:

VISA TYPEFEE (payable in cash only)
Single-entry visa for Tourism or Business SGD 85.00 – SGD 110.50
Multiple-entry visa for Tourism or Business SGD 144.00 – SGD 246.50
Single-entry Seafarer / Seaman visa SGD 76.50
Crew list visa SGD 212.50 – SGD 467.50
Residence visa of spouse of Filipino citizen SGD 382.50
Transit visa SGD 76.50
Single-entry visa for journalist, media crew SGD 85.00 – SGD 110.50

The Embassy accepts CASH payment ONLY.

Payment visa NETS, debit card or credit card is not available.

Visa fee is NON-REFUNDABLE in case an application is DENIED or if the visa is approved after the applicant’s scheduled departure date. 

You may contact the Visa Officer through email, consular.sgpe@gmail.com.