Saturday, November 22, 2014

Applying for a Philippine Visa


The Philippines grants visa-free entry to passport holders of certain countries while requiring a visa to others. Check if your passport will require a visa for entry to the Philippines by selecting the country that issued your passport:



VISA ADVISORY


NOTES:

  • For passport holders who are allowed visa-free entry for a stay of up to 30 days: a visa is required for a stay exceeding 30 days.

  • Persons who were previously deported from the Philippines or included in the "blacklist order" of the Department of Foreign Affairs or Bureau of Immigration of the Philippines will not be allowed entry to the Philippines.
The visa types issued by this Embassy are as follows:

Children aged below 15 years travelling to the Philippines unaccompanied by a parent must comply with a Philippine requirement called a Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG). Click this link for the documentary requirements of a WEG.

Appointment for visa applications are not necessary.

CONSULAR HOURS FOR LODGING OF THE VISA APPLICATION

Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except public holidays (click this link for the calendar of holidays when the Embassy will be closed).

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THE VISA APPLICANT

The visa fee is non-refundable in case an application is denied.

It is the applicant's responsibility to allow sufficient time for the visa processing before the intended overseas travel. The Embassy does not issue a visa earlier than the prescribed processing period.

Multiple-entry visas are issued only for meritorious needs. During the processing period for a multiple-entry visa, the Embassy does not keep applicant's passport and will require it only after the visa is approved.

Visa applicants aged 13 years and older must appear in person at the Embassy for the visa interview. Applicants aged younger than 13 years need not appear personally at the Embassy.