Visa Application for Foreign Tourists in Manila - Philippines
Foreign tourists who are citizens from the following countries may enter the Philippines and stay up to twenty-one (21) days even without a visa:
Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote dIvoire, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Citizens of Brazil and Israel may enter the Philippines and stay up to fifty-nine (59) days without a visa.
Holders of the following passports, on the other hand, may stay in the Philippines without a visa for only up to seven (7) days: Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports, British National Overseas (BNO) passports, Portuguese passports issued in Macao and Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports.
Citizens who are included in the deportation/blacklist orders of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Bureau of Immigration of the Philippines shall not be allowed to enter the country.
Foreign tourists who intend to stay in the Philippines for a period longer than what is allowed by the Bureau of Immigration are required to apply for a temporary visa. The term foreign tourist refers to a person whose visit to the Philippines is for a legitimate and nonimmigrant purpose.
Foreign tourists need to apply for a temporary visa in person. Application for a temporary visa for a minor who are under eighteen (18) years of age may be made for him by a person responsible for his or her welfare. The minor, together with the person making the application for him or her, needs to appear at the Consulate for interview.
Applications for temporary visitors visa are normally lodged at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate that has jurisdiction over the applicants place of residence. There are visa applicants who are allowed to apply at any Philippine Embassy or Consulate both within and outside their country of origin or legal residence. But there are others who cannot apply outside their country of origin or legal residence.
The following are required to be submitted when applying for a temporary visitors visa: passport/travel document which are valid for at least six (6) months beyond the foreign tourists intended period of stay in the country; visa application forms which are duly accomplished; two (2) pieces passport photos; proof that the applicant is a bona fide tourist or businessman; confirmed tickets for return or onward .