By Mary Charie / 22/04/2019

PHILIPPINES VISA GUIDE:
What you need to know [UPDATED 2019]

Yes! I've been writing visa guides for other countries and haven't about the Philippines, so there you are. A visa guide for the people who wish to visit the Philippines.

Famous for its 7,107 islands and very hospitable locals, the Philippines can easily jump on a traveller's list of must-see countries. If you are not convinced yet if you should travel here, check these photos of the Philippines to inspire your trip.

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VISA FREE NATIONALITIES TO ENTER THE PHILIPPINES

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30 days

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14 days

  • Hong Kong
  • Macau
  • Portugal (strictly for passports issued with a valid permanent resident visa of Macau)

REPLACEMENTS VISAS

  • China – 7 days (ONLY if the tourist holds a valid Australia, Canada, Japan, United States or Schengen Area)
  • India – 14 days (ONLY if the tourist holds a valid Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States or Schengen Area: tourist, business, or resident)

VISA ON ARRIVAL

Afghanistan

Egypt

Montenegro

South Sudan

Albania

Nauru

Sri Lanka

Algeria

Nigeria

Sudan

Armenia

Iran

North Korea

Syria

Azerbaijan

Iraq

North Macedonia

Taiwan

Bangladesh

Jordan

Pakistan

Timor-Leste

Belarus

Kosovo

Palestine

Tonga

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lebanon

Sierra Leone

Ukraine

China

Libya

Serbia

Yemen

Cuba

Moldova

Somalia

VISA EXTENSION IN THE PHILIPPINES

All visitors who wish to stay longer than their visa validity should apply for an extension of visa in any authorised Immigration Office in the country. Check out the steps and requirements you need to extend your visa in the Philippines.

Requirements to extend your Philippines visa

  • Original Passport
  • Application Form (TVS-CGAF-VE-2016)
  • Sworn Statement for overstaying /updating of stay of more than six (6) months
  • Cash

Procedure

When you get to the Immigration Office, follow these steps:

  • Get a number and wait for your turn. Make sure you are on Public Information Assistance Unit Visa Extension Lane
  • When your number is called, pass your documents to see how much do you have to pay
  • Payment
  • On the releasing window, you will be called to pick up your passport

NOTE: If you need to extend for another 29 days, you can either apply for it in advance in your home country or get on when you arrive for a fee of $50.  Simply go to any immigration office

More Information

  • Check the nearest Immigration Office to you HERE
  • Download the application form HERE
  • Table of fees and more information HERE

I hope you found this Philippines visa guide useful. If you have more questions, let me know in the comment section below.

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About the author

Mary Charie

She's the person behind this blog, she has been travelling since 2013. Torn between her itchy feet and writing, Mary found herself soaking up in the world of travel blogging. She travels on her own terms and tries to build her own world whilst pushing herself into every corner of life, breaking limit beyond her capabilities.

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