Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tourism Visa


Visa applicants are strongly advised to finalize their flight booking only after the visa is granted. The Embassy will not hasten the visa processing to accommodate the applicant’s flight schedule.

Visa processing time is dependent on the applicant’s nationality and usually takes two (2) to ten (10) business days. Processing could be faster if the applicant’s country has an existing visa agreement with the Philippines. For some applicants, evaluation may require a longer period of time.

Please note that no refund of visa application fee will be made if the visa application is denied or if the visa is approved after the applicant’s scheduled departure date.

Mandatory Requirements

  1. Personal appearance of the applicant
  2. Accomplished visa application form
  3. Electronic and machine-readable passport with at least six months validity after the date of departure to the Philippines

Non-machine-readable passports or hand-scripted passports will not be accepted for visa application. 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.

  1. Photocopy of passport information page
  2. Recent coloured photograph, size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, taken against a white background
  3. Photocopy of Singapore-issued Identification Card, namely, Permanent Resident IC, PE Pass, Entre Pass, Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit, Student Pass, Dependant’s Pass. Long Term Visit Pass holders are not eligible to apply.
  4. Proof of sufficient funds for travel expenses, accommodation and subsistence, such as:
    • Printed bank statements for the three (3) consecutive months preceding the date of visa application
    • The bank account should have an average monthly minimum balance of SGD 2,000
  5. CASH payment of visa fee; the Embassy does not accept credit or debit cards, NETS or cheque payments
  6. Additional documentary requirements, as deemed necessary by the Visa Officer

Additional Requirements for Sponsored/Invited Applicants:

If sponsored by a friend or family in the Philippines, the following shall be required:

  1. Invitation and Letter of Support from the sponsor
  2. Sponsor’s passport if he/she is a Filipino citizen; if the sponsor is non-Filipino, proof of residency shall be required
  3. Sponsor’s bank statement for the last three months preceding the visa application. The amount required may vary as deemed necessary by the Visa Officer.
  4. Sponsorship by non-Filipino nationals will only be considered if the sponsor will be travelling with the applicant.

Unaccompanied Travel of Minors

If the traveler is less than 15 years old and will not be accompanied by either parent, he/she must apply for a  Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG). Travelers who fall under this category who do not possess the WEG may be denied entry into the Philippines, even if they are accompanied by an adult other than their parent.

Conditions for denial of visa or refusal of service:

The Embassy has the sole discretion to deny the visa or to refuse service to any individual.