Visa Information

Guidelines on Entry Visas of Temporary Visitors to the Philippines

  • Nationals from countries not listed below are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding twenty-one (21) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination. Department regulations require that passports are valid for a period of not less than six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay. However, Immigration Officers at ports of entry may exercise their discretion to admit holders of passports valid for at least sixty (60) days beyond the intended period of stay.
     

  • Nationals from the following countries are required to secure entry visas to the Philippines:

    • Afghanistan*

    • Albania

    • Algeria*

    • Armenia

    • Azerbaijan

    • Belarus

    • Belize

    • Bosnia-Herzegovina

    • China, Peoples Republic of (PROC)

    • Croatia ) Regular passport holders only; diplomatic and official passport holders do not need entry visas.

    • Cuba ) Regular passport holders only; diplomatic and official passport holders do not need entry visas.

    • Egypt *

    • Estonia

    • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)

    • Georgia

    • India*

    • Iran*

    • Iraq*

    • Jordan*

    • Kazakhstan

    • Kyrgyzstan

    • Latvia

    • Lebanon

    • Libya*

    • Lithuania

    • Moldova

    • Nigeria*

    • North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)*

    • Pakistan*

    • Russian Federation

    • Sierra Leone

    • Slovenia ) Regular passport holders only; diplomatic and official passport holders do not need entry visas.

    • Ski Lanka*

    • Sudan*

    • Syria*

    • Tajikistan

    • Tonga

    • Turkmenistan

    • Ukraine

    • Uzbekistan

    • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia/Montenegro)

    Nationals from these countries may only apply for 9(a) temporary visitor's visa at their country of origin or place of legal residence.
     

  • The following are also required entry visas to the Philippines:

    • Palestinians

    • Holders of Taiwanese passports

    • Holders of Documents of Identity (DI), Certificates of Identity (CI) or Travel Documents ("Titre de Voyage")

    • Stateless Persons
       

  • The following nationals are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days.

    • Holders of HongKong Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports

    • Holders of British National Overseas (BNO) passports

    • Holders of Macau-Portuguese passports

    • Holders of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports

IMPORTANT NOTE :
Nationals who are subjects of deportation/blacklist orders of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration shall not be admitted to the Philippines. Further inquiries may be addressed to the Visa Division (Telephone numbers: 831-8971; 834-4854,; 834-4707 & 834-4961), Department of Foreign Affairs, 2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, or to any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad.

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  Information provided by Department of Tourism. Government of Philippines.

 

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