Type of Visas
- 9(a) Temporary Visitor Visa (Tourism/Business)
- 9(a-1) visa for Business Visitors
- 9(a-2) visa for Tourism or Leisure Visitors
- 9(a-3) visa for Medical Treatment Visitors
- 9(a-4) visa for private Yachtmen/Sailors
- 9(a-5) visa for Filmmaking Visitors
- 9(a-6) visa for Journalism Visitors
- 9(a-7) visa for Athletic and Performing Arts Visitors
- 9(a-8) visa for Visitors and Other Purposes
- 9(c) Seaman Visa
Foreign nationals traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes may enter the Philippines without visa, provided they:
- Qualify as former Filipino citizens with Balikbayan privilege under Republic Act No. 9174, including their spouse and/or children who are not balikbayans in their own right and are traveling with them to the Philippines (provided they are not restricted nationals); OR
- Are a citizen or national of a country entitled to stay in the Philippines not exceeding thirty (30) days under Executive Order 408, S. 1960, as amended.
- Indian nationals may be granted a visa-free entry for an initial stay not exceeding fourteen (14) days under the Foreign Service Circular (FSC) No. 36-12, provided, that they possess:
- Valid or unexpired Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, Singapore, UK, or US visa or permanent residence permit;
- A national passport valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated stay;
- Return or onward ticket to the next country of destination;
- No derogatory record with the Bureau of Immigration, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), and the International Police (Interpol).
The 14-day visa-free entry may be extended by an additional seven (7) days for a maximum twenty-one (21) days.
- Under FSC No. 112-11, the following may enter the Philippines without a visa for an initial stay not exceeding seven (7) days provided that they possess a return or onward ticket:
- Holders of Hong Kong British passports; and
- Mainland Chinese for tourism with a valid or unexpired Australian, Japanese, Canadian, Schengen or US visa.
The 7-day visa-free entry may be extended by an additional fourteen (14) days to complete a maximum twenty-one (21) days.
Hong Kong SAR passport holders may enter the Philippines visa-free for an initial stay of fourteen (14) days.
- Under FSC No. 122-11, Macau SAR passport holders may enter the Philippines without a visa for an initial stay of fourteen (14) days, provided that they possess a return or onward ticket.
- Under Operations Order No. SBM-2015-018, MECO ETA holders may enter the Philippines visa-free for an initial stay of thirty (30) days.
Subject to the entry, testing and quarantine protocols for Foreign Nationals under the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolution No. 160-B dated 03 February 2022 (https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2022/02feb/20220203-RESO-160B-RRD.pdf ) and all prevailing Bureau of Immigration Advisories
The countries with visa-free basis under Executive Order No. 408, s. 1960 | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines .
All foriegn nationals travelling to the Philippines must declare an online health pass through this link: https://onehealthpass.com.ph/
- Thirty (30) days shall start a day after the arrival of the foreign nationals in the Philippines.
- If you wish to stay for more than Thirty (30) days, you may apply for 9(a) visa with a maximum stay of Fifty-nine (59) days
- The Philippine Government strictly prohibits entry of foreigners without vaccinations.
- Nationals from countries NOT listed in the above categories for visa-free stay must lodge a visa application.
9(a) (Temporary Visitor) Visa Application
To lodge your visa applications, please click this link Philippine Visa Application
Please note the following:
- For non-Australians/other foreign nationals, additional documents may be required
- Booking of flight tickets are not recommended prior to the issuance of the visa
For the residents of South Australia
After lodging the application for a visa, kindly mail the following requirements addressed to the Philippine Consulate General, Level 10, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000 Victoria, Australia:
- Original passport
- Duly signed online application form
- Visa fee - Australian money order for Fifty-Four Australian dollars ($54.00) payable to the Philippine Consulate General – Melbourne
- Return envelope (preferably Australian Post express prepaid envelope)
Please check on this link on Schedule of Fees (dfa.gov.ph). Visa fees shall be paid ONLY IN CASH.
Balikbayan Privilege (Republic Act No. 6768, An Act instituting a Balikbayan Program )
- A Filipino citizen who has been continuously out of the Philippines for a period of at least one (1) year, a Filipino overseas worker, or a former Filipino citizen and his or her family
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