Philippines Visa Information
A Philippines visa
endorsed by the consular office of the Philippine Embassy in the US
permits the holder to enter the country. However, the visa does not
guarantee entry since it is up to the immigration officers to deem
entry of a foreign national valid. Some foreign citizens, including
United States citizens, do not need a visa to travel to the
Philippiness and are permitted to stay up to 30 days.
U.S. travelers who want to stay in the Philippiness for over 30
days must obtain a Philippines visa by completing an F.A. Form No. 2-A.
For applicants who want to apply in the Philippines Consulate General
in L.A, you can download the Philippiness visa application form
and apply yourself or go through an expediter to get your Philippines visa quickly
Applications that are sent through mail should be
notarized by a public attorney first. Applicants must also provide a
photocopy and original data pages of his/her passport with a remaining
validity of six months beyond the planned stay. Must also be included
are a recent 2 x 2 photo and a financial statement as proof of the
applicant's ability to support the visit.
For a Philippines tourist visa
, aside from the
requirements mentioned above applicants must also supply a flight
itinerary and a certification from the travelling agency confirming the
applicants' possession of round-trip airline tickets or cruise tickets.
A sum of $30USD must be paid by a single-entry visa applicant. It can
be paid by cash or money order made payable to the 'Embassy of the
Philippines' or "Philippine Consulate General), depending on where the
application is submitted.
A single-entry visa is valid for 3 months from date of issue. A
multiple-entry visa which is valid for 6 months has a corresponding fee
of $60USD and a multiple-entry valid for 12 months has a corresponding
fee of $90USD.
To obtain a Philippines business visa
applicants must secure round-trip airline or cruise tickets and a
certification from a travel agency confirming the applicant's
possession of said documents. A letter from the company requesting the
business visa must also be included in the application documents. The
letter must state the purpose of the applicant's visit and declaration
of financial support for the duration of the applicant's stay in the
country. For single-entry visa valid for 3 months, a fee of $30USD must
be paid. For multiple-entry visa valid for 6 months, its corresponding
fee is $60USD and for multiple-entry visa valid for 12 months, a fee of
$90USD must be paid by applicant. It can be paid by cash or money
order made payable to the 'Embassy of
the Philippines' or 'Philippine Consulate General', depending on where
the application is submitted.
A minor travelling alone or with a person that is neither his parent
must produce a notarized letter of consent from the child's parents. At
the point of entry such as the airport, the guardian must present a
Waiver of Exclusion Ground. To obtain a Philippines student visa
applicants must have a valid passport and 3 copies of a
completed application form for student visa with three
passport-sized photos. Students must also submit the Original Notice of
Acceptance, three copies of Medical Health Certificate or DFA 11 and a
police clearance obtained from the applicant's legal residence
authenticated by the corresponding Philippines Embassy of the country.
A visa fee of $250USD must be paid by applicants.
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