Visa Information

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.

Nationals from the following countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less

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.

Important Note: Nationals who are subjects of deportation/blacklist orders of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration shall not be admitted to the Philippines. Further inquiries may be addressed to the Visa Division (Telephone numbers:556-0000 and ask the operator to connect you to Visa Division), Department of Foreign Affairs, 2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City or to any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad.

STANDARD PROCEDURE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING A TEMPORARY VISITOR'S VISA

Application for a temporary visitor's visa must be made in person. In the case of a minor under eighteen (18) years of age, the application may be made for him 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 Consulate for interview, together with the person making the application for him/her.

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.

The following are the minimum requirements for applying a temporary visitor's visa:

  • Passport/Travel Document Valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines;
  • Duly Accomplished Visa application forms;
  • Passport Photos (2 pieces);
  • Proof of bona fide status as tourist or businessman;
  • Confirmed tickets for return or onward journey to the next port of destination; and
  • Payment of Visa Fees

If you require a local invitation letter for your visa application, please send Zoey Woodward (zwoodward@currency-research.com) your flight details and passport (bio page) at least four (4) weeks prior to arrival.

For more information, please contact your local embassy or visit the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs’ website.