Philippines Entry Requirements
U.S. citizens may enter the country without a Phillipines visa
upon presentation of their U.S. passport, valid upon entry into the
Philippines, and a return ticket to the United States or an onward
ticket to another country. Upon arrival, immigration authorities
will annotate the traveler's passport with an entry visa valid for 30
days. If the traveler plans to stay longer than 30 days, he/she must
apply for an extension at the Philippine Bureau of Immigration and
Deportation's main office at Magallanes Drive in Intramuros, Manila or
at any of its provincial offices.
If you have definite plans of staying in the Philippines for
longer than 30 days, you may opt to apply for a 59-day visa in advance
at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate. Extensions for 29 more days may
be applied once you are in the country.
Persons who overstay their visas are subject to fines and
detention by Philippine immigration authorities. American citizens are
urged to remain aware of their visa status while in the Philippines and
to strictly follow immigration laws and regulations. Travelers
departing the country from international airports must pay a Passenger
Service Charge in Philippine Pesos. Visit the Embassy of the
Philippines web site for the most current visa information.
Special requirements exist for the entry of unaccompanied minors. In an
effort to prevent international child abduction, the Philippine
Government requires that a waiver of exclusion be obtained from a Philippine Embassy
or Consulate or from the Bureau of Immigration and Detention in Manila
for a child under 15 years of age who plans to enter the Philippines
unaccompanied by either a parent or legal guardian prior to the child's
entry into the Philippines.
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The foreign entry requirements listed here were
obtained from foreign embassies or consulates. This information is
subject to change. Verify the data with the consular officials of the
countries you plan to visit well in advance. For further information,
see our embassy list