Foreign students who wish to take up a short-term non-degree course like language and computer courses must apply for a temporary visitor’s visa (click here for requirements). Upon arrival in the Philippines and acceptance by the school/institution authorized by the Bureau of Immigration to accept foreign students, he/she should apply for a Special Study Permit at the Bureau’s Student Desk, together with the following documents:
- Letter request;
- Certificate of Acceptance from the school accredited by the Bureau of Immigration to accept foreign students;
- Photocopy of passport reflecting the applicant’s authorized period of stay;
- Affidavit of Support and Proof of Financial Capacity; and
- Birth Certificate.