Visa

REMINDERS TO ALL VISA APPLICANTS

  • Philippine immigration authorities will not allow entry into Philippine airports and seaports the following foreign nationals:

    • Those holding non-machine readable passports (e.g. hand scripted passports); or

    • Those previously deported from the Philippines or included in the “blacklist order” of the Department of Foreign Affairs or Bureau of Immigration; or

    • Those with incomplete documentation; or

    • Those with circumstances that would render them inadmissible for entry, even with a valid passport and visa issued by a Philippine Consulate.

  • For all visa applications:

    • Visa applications and requirements must be sent by mail or courier. Do not use FedEx.

    • The Consulate will only accept machine readable passports and e-passports/biometric passports (passports with the microchip logo) that are valid at least (6) six months from applicants departure date and with at least one (1) blank passport visa page.

    • The visa officer can request additional documents to determine whether or not the applicant can be issued a visa.

    • Depending on the applicant’s passport, visa processing will take seven (7) to ten (10) business days excluding the time it will take for your visa to be delivered. The application may require clearance from other government agencies in the Philippines. Adjust your travel schedule accordingly.

    • It is suggested that a ticketed reservation (paid ticket) be made only when the visa application has been approved.

    • No refund of the visa fee will be given when the application has been denied or visa has been issued but was not used or could not be used during its validity period.

      I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE REMINDERS ABOVE