Saturday, October 24, 2020

Special Resident Retiree Visa

The Philippine Embassy informs the public that, effective 20 March 2020 and until further notice, it is temporarily suspending  all visa issuances. Visa-free privileges, including those pursuant to visa waiver agreements entered into by the Philippines with certain countries, are also temporarily suspended.

All visa applicants are required to make a prior appointment via email. This will enable the Embassy to advise if the applicant is eligible to be granted a Philippine visa.

Send your request, together with the application form and the documentary requirements to and indicate “Application for PH Visa” as the subject.

The Special Resident Retiree (SRR) Visa is applied for directly with the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA).


Online application:

The PRA requires that certain documents, specifically the Police Clearance issued by the Singapore Police Force and the Certification of Retirement Benefits, be legalized (authenticated) by the Philippine Embassy in Singapore.  Before such authentication by the Embassy, the

  • Police Clearance issued by the Singapore Police Force must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Singapore
  • Certificate of Retirement Benefits must be legalized by a public notary of Singapore
  • Beginning 01 October 2016, the Philippine Embassy in Singapore will accept only electronic passports and machine readable passports for visa applications. Non-machine readable passports (hand-scripted passports) will not be accepted for visa applications.
  • Beginning 01 January 2017, Philippine immigration authorities will not allow entry into Philippine airports and seaports of foreign nationals holding non-machine readable passports.