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Here Are Guidelines on the Entry of Temporary Visitors to the Philippines

Guidelines on the Entry of Temporary Visitors

How to get a Temporary Visitor's Visa for Foreign Nationals Visiting the Philippines

How to get a Temporary Visitor’s Visa for Foreign Nationals Visiting the Philippines

Are you currently considering to visit the Philippines soon and explore its scenic spots? You are on the right page. This post will tell you the guidelines on how to enter the Philippines as a temporary visitor.

Guidelines on the Entry of Temporary Visitors
Guidelines on the Entry of Temporary Visitors

What are the requirements?

When applying for a visitor’s visa, make sure to have these requirements prepared:

  • 2 pieces Passport Photos
  • Travel Document / Passport that is valid at least six months beyond your intended period of stay in the country
  • You have to accomplish Visa applications forms
  • You have to show proof of bona fide status as a businessman or tourist
  • Confirmed tickets for return or onward journey to your next port of destination
  • Visa Fees

How and where to apply?

It is required that you have to apply in person at the Consulate or Philippine Embassy in your country of residence. Note that while some applicants are allowed to apply at any Consulate or Philippine Embassy abroad, some, however, can only apply visa at the Consulate or Philippine Embassy in their country of origin.

For applicants who are under 18 years old, it has to be noted that their application may be made for them by somebody who the consular officer considers as responsible for their welfare. For a minor who is not considered an infant in arms, they are required to head on over to the Consulate for an interview. They should be accompanied by someone who is processing their application.

How long can foreigners stay in the Philippines?

Some nationals from countries listed on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs can stay in the Philippines without a visa for a maximum of 30 days. However, they should have the following documents: passports valid for at least six months and valid tickets for their return journey to their next port of destination or port of origin.

Note, however, that if you are from Israel and Brazil, you are allowed to stay for 59 days.

How to get a Temporary Visitor's Visa for Foreign Nationals Visiting the Philippines
How to get a Temporary Visitor’s Visa for Foreign Nationals Visiting the Philippines

If you are a holder of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) passport or a Hong Kong Special Administrative passport, you can stay in the Philippines without a visa for a maximum of 14 days.

In the meantime, holders of Hong Kong British passports and Macau-Portuguese passports are only allowed to stay in the country for seven days without a visa.

Should you wish to know more information, you may visit this link: https://www.dfa.gov.ph/guidelines-requirements

Also read: Taiwan to extend visa-free program for Filipinos

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Written by Markus Castro

A cat person by day and a writer by night. He loves to travel to his favorite destinations in Southeast Asia.

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