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IATF Resolution No. 165 dated 24 March 2022 - Beginning 0001H, 01 April 2022, foreign nationals may enter the Philippines without need of an Entry Exemption Document (EED); provided they comply with the applicable visa requirements and immigration entry and departure formalities; provided further that they comply with the requirements in the IATF Resolution No. 165.

I. Visa for Business Visitors

A. For Business Owners:

  • Ticket or flight reservation (entry and exit)
  • Invitation letter from a Philippine government/private entity or endorsement from a chamber of commerce (recognized by the host government) in the country where the business is located
  • Proof of business operations/income
    • Business permit/license or registration
    • Bank statement of the latest six (6) months or tax payments
  • Hotel accommodation or proof of lodging

B. For Employees

  • Certificate of Employment in a managerial level or higher
  • Tickets or flight reservation (entry and exit)
  • Invitation letter from a Philippine government/private entity
  • Endorsement letter from the applicant’s company
  • Employment certificate with remuneration or letter of guarantee from company/sponsor
  • Hotel accommodation or proof of lodging

II. Visa for tourism or Leisure Visitors

  • Ticket or flight reservation (entry and exit)
  • Proof of financial capacity (any of the following)
    • Bank statement of the latest six (6) months
    • Employment certificate with remuneration
    • Proof of business income
    • Letter of guarantee from the sponsor with proof of financial capacity
  • Document proving ties to the home country/country of residence (any of the following)
    • Employment certificate
    • Property documents
  • Itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation or proof of lodging
  • For minors not traveling with a parent/guardian (additional requirement)
    • Letter of permission from a parent/guardian

III. Visa for Medical Treatment Visitors

  • Tickets or flight reservation (entry and exit)
  • Acceptance letter or confirmation of treatment or appointment from a Philippine medical or wellness institution
  • Proof of medical condition, such as medical abstract from the sending medical or wellness institution
  • Proof of financial means (any of the following)
    • Bank statement of the latest six (6) months
    • Pay slips for the latest six (6) months or employment certificate with remuneration (for employees)
    • Pension statements of the latest six months (for retirees)
    • Receipt/confirmation of advance payment or deposit made for the treatment
    • Letter of guarantee from the sponsor with proof of financial capacitHealth insurance policy 
  • Hotel accommodation or proof of lodging
  • For minors not traveling with a parent/guardian (additional requirement)
    • Letter of permission from a parent/guardia
  • For escort:
    • Letter from the sending medical or wellness institution assigning the foreign national to escort the patient

IV. Visa for Yachtsmen/Sailors

  • Letter from the owner/captain indicating the following:
    • Port or area of entry
    • Date of entry and period of stay
    • List of crew and passengers
    • Particulars of the vessel:
      • Type
      • Name
      • Registration
      • Call sign
  • Boat insurance policy
  • Cargo manifest
  • Character reference/shipping agent in the Philippines (if any)
  • For Minors not traveling with a parent/guardian (additional requirement):
    • Letter of permission from a parent/guardian

V. Visa for Filmmaking Visitors

  • Tickets or flight reservation (entry and exit)
  • Letter of request addressed to the International Press Center
  • Background of film outfit
  • Curriculum Vitae of the filmmaker, including a shortlist of work credits
  • Synopsis/storyline of the film
  • Itinerary of activities
  • List of members of the crew with designations (if any)
  • Employment certificate or contract from the film outfit
  • List of equipment with certification from the film outfit that said equipment will be re-exported at the end of the trip to the Philippines
  • Hotel accommodation or proof of lodging

VI. Visa for Journalism Visitors

  • Tickets or flight reservation (entry and exit)
  • Letter of request addressed to the International Press Center
  • Background of media organization, or of contracting media organization (for freelance journalists)
  • Curriculum Vitae of newsman/journalist, including a shortlist of work credits
  • Copy of one published article/work of journalist
  • Synopsis/storyline/purpose of the news
  • Itinerary of activities
  • List of members of the crew with designations (if any)
  • Employment certificate or contract from media company
  • List of equipment with certification from the media organization that said equipment will be re-exported at the end of the trip to the Philippines
  • Hotel accommodation or proof of lodging

VII. Visa for Athletic and Performing Arts Visitors

  • Tickets or flight reservation (entry and exit)
  • Letter of request from the applicant's team, group, or organization
  • Invitation letter from the organizer of the event
  • Endorsement letter from Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee, Games and Amusement Board, or a national sporting association duly recognized by the PSC/POC/GAB (for athletes)
  • Endorsement letter from the Local Government Unit where the venue of the event is located (for performers)
  • Contract or agreement with the organizer, including promotional materials
  • Itinerary of activities
  • Proof of financial means or letter of guarantee from the sponsor
  • List of members of the crew with designations (if applicable)
  • Employment certificate of crew members (if applicable)
  • List of equipment with certification from the group that said equipment will be re-exported at the end of the trip to the Philippines (if applicable)
  • Hotel accommodation or proof of lodging
  • For Minors (additional requirement):
    • Letter of permission from a parent/guardian

VII. Visa for Visitors with Other Purposes

  • Tickets or flight reservation (entry and exit)
  • Proof of financial capacity
  • Documents relative to the purpose of visit
  • Hotel accommodation or proof of lodging
  • For Minors not traveling with a parent/guardian (additional requirement):
    • Letter of permission from a parent/guardian

Other Requirements

  1. Personal appearance. In the case of a minor under eighteen (18) years of age, the application may be made for the minor by a person who, in the opinion of the consular officer, is responsible for his/her welfare. The minor, not an infant in arms, shall be required to appear at the Embassy for interview, together with the person making the application for him/her.
  2. Visa application form.
  3. Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines.
  4. Photocopy of data page of passport.
  5. Payment of visa fee.

* Reminders:

- Visa applications, except for diplomatic visa (9e) applications, should be submitted online at www.visa.gov.ph.

- All visa applications are subject to evaluation and approval by the consular officer.

- Other documents/papers may also be required by the consular officer in support of the visa application.

- Submission of the basic and additional requirements requested by the consular officer is not an assurance that a visa will be granted.