Philippines Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU Yes Yes No/1
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

To enter the Philippines, a passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the intended length of stay is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

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 except (1) nationals of Croatia, who must obtain a visa in advance.

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 (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: £22; six-month multiple-entry visa: £43; one-year multiple-entry visa: £65.

Validity

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. Website: http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7451 1780. Website: http://philembassy-uk.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1300 and 1400-1700 (visa applications); Mon-Fri 1600-1700 (visa collection).
British Embassy in Manila
Telephone: (02) 858 2200. Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/world/philippines Opening times: Mon-Fri 0800-1645.
Edited by Jane Duru
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