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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.

Applicants for temporary visitor's visa should normally apply at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate that has jurisdiction over their place of residence. While some visa applicants may apply at any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad, others are only allowed to apply his/her visa at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate in his country of origin or legal residence.

VALIDITY OF VISA

The period of validity of a visa indicates the time within which entry into the Philippines may be affected.  It does not refer to the length of stay in the Philippines.  In case of a temporary visitor's visa holder whose stay in the Philippines will exceed the authorized period of stay, he/she will have to report to the Bureau of Immigration, secure an extension of stay and pay the corresponding immigration fees. Information on fees for extension of stay and other Immigration fees are available at the Bureau of Immigration website (www.immigration.gov.ph).

30-DAY VISA-FREE ENTRY OF TEMPORARY VISITORS TO THE PHILIPPINES

Nationals from countries listed below who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.

Andorra Greece Palau
Angola Grenada Panama
Antigua and Barbuda Guatemala Papua New Guinea
Argentina Guinea Paraguay
Australia Guinea Bissau Peru
Austria Guyana Poland
Bahamas Haiti Portugal
Bahrain Honduras Qatar
Barbados Hungary Republic of Korea
Belgium Iceland Romania
Belize Indonesia Russia
Benin Ireland Rwanda
Bhutan Israel* Saint Kitts and Nevis
Bolivia Italy Saint Lucia
Botswana Jamaica Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Brazil* Japan Samoa
Brunei Darussalam Kazakhstan San Marino
Bulgaria Kenya Sao Tome and Principe
Burkina Faso Kiribati Saudi Arabia
Burundi Kuwait Senegal
Cambodia Kyrgyzstan Seychelles
Cameroon Lao People’s Democratic Republic Singapore
Canada Latvia Slovak Republic
Cape Verde Lesotho Slovenia
Central African Republic Liberia Solomon Islands
Chad Liechtenstein South Africa
Chile Lithuania Spain
Colombia Luxembourg Suriname
Comoros Madagascar Swaziland
Congo Malawi Sweden
Costa Rica Malaysia Switzerland
Cote d’Ivoire Maldives Tajikistan
Croatia Mali Thailand
Cyprus Malta Togo
Czech Republic Marshall Islands Trinidad and Tobago
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mauritania Tunisia
Denmark Mauritius Turkey
Djibouti Mexico Turkmenistan
Dominica Micronesia Tuvalu
Dominican Republic Monaco Uganda
Ecuador Mongolia United Arab Emirates
El Salvador Morocco United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Equatorial Guinea Mozambique United Republic of Tanzania
Eritrea Myanmar United States of America
Estonia Namibia Uruguay
Ethiopia Nepal Uzbekistan
Fiji Netherlands Vanuatu
Finland New Zealand Vatican
France Nicaragua Venezuela
Gabon Niger Vietnam
Gambia Norway Zambia
Germany Oman Zimbabwe
Ghana

*Brazilian and Israeli nationals are given fifty-nine (59) days stay based on existing agreements. 

 The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fourteen (14) days:

             1. Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports.

             2. Holders of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports.

The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days:

             1. Holders of Macau-Portuguese passports

             2. Holders of Hong Kong British passports.