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
  • For other visas, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visa-Free Stay

Foreign nationals traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes may enter the Philippines without visa, provided they:

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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:
    1. Valid or unexpired Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, Singapore, UK, or US visa or permanent residence permit;
    2. A national passport valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated stay;
    3. Return or onward ticket to the next country of destination;
    4. 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.

  1. 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:
    1. Holders of Hong Kong British passports; and
    2. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 ( ) 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 .

  1. Andorra
  2. Angola
  3. Antigua and Barbuda
  4. Argentina
  5. Australia
  6. Austria
  7. Bahamas
  8. Bahrain
  9. Barbados
  10. Belgium
  11. Belize
  12. Benin
  13. Bhutan
  14. Bolivia
  15. Botswana
  16. Brazil
  17. Brunei Darussalam
  18. Bulgaria
  19. Burkina Faso
  20. Burundi
  21. Cambodia
  22. Cameroon
  23. Canada
  24. Cape Verde
  25. Central African Republic
  26. Chad
  27. Chile
  28. Colombia
  29. Comoros
  30. Congo
  31. Costa Rica
  32. Cote d’Ivoire
  33. Croatia
  34. Cyprus
  35. Czech Republic
  36. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  37. Denmark
  38. Djibouti
  39. Dominica
  40. Dominican Republic
  1. Ecuador
  2. El Salvador
  3. Equatorial Guinea
  4. Eritrea
  5. Estonia
  6. Ethiopia
  7. Fiji
  8. Finland
  9. France
  10. Gabon
  11. Gambia
  12. Germany
  13. Ghana
  14. Greece
  15. Grenada
  16. Guatemala
  17. Guinea
  18. Guinea Bissau
  19. Guyana
  20. Haiti
  21. Honduras
  22. Hungary
  23. Iceland
  24. Indonesia
  25. Ireland
  26. Israel
  27. Italy
  28. Jamaica
  29. Japan
  30. Kazakhstan
  31. Kenya
  32. Kiribati
  33. Kuwait
  34. Kyrgyzstan
  35. Lao PDR
  36. Latvia
  37. Lesotho
  38. Liberia
  39. Liechtenstein
  40. Lithuania
  1. Luxembourg
  2. Madagascar
  3. Malawi
  4. Malaysia
  5. Maldives
  6. Mali
  7. Malta
  8. Marshall Islands
  9. Mauritania
  10. Mauritius
  11. Mexico
  12. Micronesia
  13. Monaco
  14. Mongolia
  15. Morocco
  16. Mozambique
  17. Myanmar
  18. Namibia
  19. Nepal
  20. Netherlands
  21. New Zealand
  22. Nicaragua
  23. Niger
  24. Norway
  25. Oman
  26. Palau
  27. Panama
  28. Papua New Guinea
  29. Paraguay
  30. Peru
  31. Poland
  32. Portugal
  33. Qatar
  34. Republic of Korea
  35. Romania
  36. Russia
  37. Rwanda
  38. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  39. Saint Lucia
  40. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  1. Samoa
  2. San Marino
  3. Sao Tome and Principe
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. Senegal
  6. Seychelles
  7. Singapore
  8. Slovak Republic
  9. Slovenia
  10. Solomon Islands
  11. South Africa
  12. Spain
  13. Suriname
  14. Swaziland
  15. Sweden
  16. Switzerland
  17. Tajikistan
  18. Thailand
  19. Togo
  20. Trinidad and Tobago
  21. Tunisia
  22. Turkey
  23. Turkmenistan
  24. Tuvalu
  25. Uganda
  26. UAE
  27. UK and Northern Ireland
  28. United Republic ofTanzania
  29. USA
  30. Uruguay
  31. Uzbekistan
  32. Vanuatu
  33. Vatican
  34. Venezuela
  35. Vietnam
  36. Zambia
  37. Zimbabwe

All foriegn nationals travelling to the Philippines must declare an online health pass through this link:


  • 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:

  • After the lodgement of your visa application, please send an email with the signed application form to the Consulate General: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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)

Visa Fees

Please check on this link on Schedule of Fees (  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

For more details, please click the link below:

Republic Act No. 6768 | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines 

Republic Act No. 9174 | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines 


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