As defined by the Department of Foreign Affairs, a Philippine Visa is an “endorsement made on a travel document by a consular officer at a Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad denoting that the visa application has been properly examined and that the bearer is permitted to proceed to the Philippines and request permission from the Philippine Immigration authorities at the ports of entries to enter the country. The visa thus issued is not a guarantee that the holder will be automatically admitted into the country, because the admission of foreign nationals into the Philippines is a function of the immigration authorities at the port of entry.”
Minimum Requirements for Applying a Temporary Visitor's Visa
Application for a temporary visitor's visa must be made in person at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate, which has jurisdiction over his or her place of residence. While some may apply his or her visa application at any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad, others are only permitted to apply his or her visa at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate, in his or her legal residence or country of origin. Minimum requirements for applying a temporary visitor's visa are as follows:
1. Passport or travel document valid for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines;
2. Duly accomplished visa application forms;
3. Two pieces passport photos;
4. Proof of bona fide status as tourist or businessman;
5. Confirmed tickets for return or onward journey to the next port of destination; and
6. Payment of visa fees.
For more information, visit http://www.dfa.gov.ph/.
E.O. 408 and Countries with No Visa Entry
Below are the countries whose nationals may enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding 30 days under Executive Order 408, provided these foreign nationals are holders of a passport valid at least six months, beyond the period of stay in the Philippines and return outward bound tickets to country of origin or next country of destination.
*Brazilian and Israeli nationals are given 59 days stay based on existing agreements.
|A||El Salvador||Luxembourg||San Marino|
|Andorra||Equatorial Guinea||M||Sao Tome and Principe|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Estonia||Malawi||Senegal|
|Bahamas||France||Marshall Islands||Solomon Islands|
|Brunei Darussalam||Guinea Bissau||N||Togo|
|Bulgaria||Guyana||Namibia||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Cape Verde||Indonesia||O||United Arab Emirates|
|Central African Republic||Ireland||Oman||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nothern Ireland|
|Chad||Israel*||P||United Republic of Tanzania|
|Chile||Italy||Palau||United States of America|
|Comoros||Jamaica||Papua New Guinea||Uzbekistan|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||L||Republic of Korea||Zimbabwe|
|Denmark||Lao People's Democratic Republic||Romania|
|E||Liechtenstein||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|