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.
|Antigua and Barbuda||Guatemala||Papua New Guinea|
|Barbados||Hungary||Republic of Korea|
|Bhutan||Israel*||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Botswana||Jamaica||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Brunei Darussalam||Kazakhstan||San Marino|
|Bulgaria||Kenya||Sao Tome and Principe|
|Burkina Faso||Kiribati||Saudi Arabia|
|Cameroon||Lao People’s Democratic Republic||Singapore|
|Central African Republic||Liberia||Solomon Islands|
|Czech Republic||Marshall Islands||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Mauritania||Tunisia|
|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|
*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.