Our Philippines Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Philippines’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Philippines.
Who needs a visa to Philippines
157 nations are given visa-free admission for durations ranging from 14 to 59 days, depending on the country of origin. For the most part, foreign persons who intend to visit the Philippines must do so with a visa, unless they are citizens of one of the following countries: a citizen of a member state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Entry into Philippines
Irish nationals may enter the Philippines visa-free for up to 30 days initially. However, citizens must satisfy the following requirements or they risk being denied immigration clearance and deported:
- Citizens travelling to the Philippines are strongly encouraged to register for an e Arrival Card with
- Philippine authorities within 72 hours prior to departure.
- Be fully immunised and in possession of a valid immunisation certificate. Proof of a booster dose, a negative RT-PCR test conducted forty-eight (48) hours prior to departure from the country of origin, or a negative Antigen Test taken within twenty-four (24) hours may be shown by adults over the age of 18 who are completely vaccinated.
- Children between the ages of 12 and 17 must have completed the basic vaccine series.
- Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is properly vaccinated.
- In the Philippines, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers over the age of 12 whose vaccination status cannot be verified will be compelled to undergo a facility-based quarantine.
- Possess a return or onward ticket valid for travel within thirty (30) days of entering the Philippines.
- Possess a passport valid for at least six (6) months.
- Have travel insurance covering at least €35,000 in COVID-19 treatment costs.
Citizens of Ireland with a valid visa may enter the Philippines, however they may be subject to quarantine based on the recognition of their vaccination status, as outlined above. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases reserves the right to modify admission restrictions at any time (IATF).
Criteria to apply for a Philippines Visa
You will need the following:
British passport holders may enter the Philippines visa-free for a 30-day initial stay.
Consult the Philippine Embassy prior to departure.
You can apply to extend your stay at Bureau of Immigration offices.
Duly-accomplished visa application from the Philippine Online Visa Application System.
Processing Time For Philippines Visas
Typically, it takes two to three weeks. The evaluation of some applicants will require additional time. You must allow sufficient time prior to departure for your visa to be processed.
Appointment Waiting Times
The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines provides all routine visa services; however, interview appointments for certain visa classes remain limited in order to prioritise travellers with urgent needs and certain categories of critical visas.
Who Can Visit Philippines Without a Visa?
Indian nationals who possess a valid Schengen Visa or a tourist or business visa issued by Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, or the United States may enter the Philippines visa-free for up to fourteen days. Before entering, countries from everywhere else in the world must obtain a visa.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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|What is a Visa?|
|What kind of visa do I need?|
|Do I need more than one visa?|
|How long is a visa valid for?|
|When do I need my visa?|
|What if my visa is refused?|
Philippines Visa Types
The types of visas available are:
- Electronic Travel Authorization
- Quota Immigrant
- Long-Term visas for leisure, tourism, and extended stays longer than 90 days.
What To Do If Your Philippines Visa is Refused
People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is verify that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application has been rejected. You have the option to appeal the rejection. The appeal must be lodged within 15 days after receiving the visa denial letter to the Consulate that issued the denial. The appeal must be an original with the appellant’s original signature, in person or by mail (not email).
People Also Asked...
The maximum permissible length of stay granted by the Philippine Consulate to all applicants for temporary visitor visas is 59 days.
The minimum bank balance required to apply for a Philippines visa is the amount you must have in your account to submit an application. The embassy of the Philippines has set this minimum at $1,000.
You can pay your overstay fees and fines at the BI’s main office. You must get an Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC) from the BI office once you have paid your fines.