Philippines Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter the Philippines, a valid passport is required by nationals referred to in the chart above. Nationals of some countries require six months’ validity on their passport, while others (including Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA) need only carry a passport valid for the duration of stay; check with the embassy before you travel.
Visas for the Philippines are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for tourist or business stays of up to 30 days.
Tourists wishing to stay longer than 30 days should apply for a single-entry visa in advance, which allows stays of up to 59 days, or apply for an extension once in the Philippines at any Bureau of Immigration (www.immigration.gov.ph). The standard is an extension to 59 days, although the government is now allowing tourists to extend visas up to six months.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for the Philippines.
Types and Cost
Single-entry visa: £25; six-month multiple-entry visa: £47; one-year multiple-entry visa: £70.
Single-entry visa: valid for three months from the date of issue; multiple-entry visa: valid for six months or a year from the date of issue. The maximum stay for each entry is 59 days.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy).
Visa processing at the embassy usually takes two to three working days, unless the application is referred to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, in which case it can take up to two months.
Embassies and tourist offices
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in the USATelephone: (202) 467 9300.
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in the UKTelephone: (020) 7451 1780.
British Embassy in ManilaTelephone: (02) 858 2200.