Philippines Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
Other EU Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
British Yes No Yes
Australian Yes No Yes


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.

Visa Note

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 ( 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.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

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 USA

Telephone: (202) 467 9300.

Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7451 1780.

British Embassy in Manila

Telephone: (02) 858 2200.