1. When is the best time to apply for my Philippines visa? The best time to apply for your Philippines visa is 1-2 months before your travel date.
  2. Do I have to send you my passport to get a Philippines visa? Is it safe to send a passport? You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Philippines visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa requests cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application and passport to CIBTvisas in a secure way, using a traceable courier such as FedEx, UPS, Express Mail or Certified Mail.

 

 

Business Visa Application Requirements for a Philippines Visa

  1. Visa May Not Be Required

    No visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days in the Philippines. The information below pertains to trips of over 30 days in duration.

  2. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact CIBTvisas at 800-929-2428 for further details.

  3. Photographs

    You must provide two color, passport-type photographs. The photographs must:

    • Be taken within the last six months and against an all-white background
    • Be two inches by two inches and printed on photo-paper
    • Business Cover Letter

      You are required to provide a Business Cover Letter from your U.S.-based company. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a U.S. mailing address. Use the included sample Business Cover Letter to complete your letter.

    • Visa Application Form

      You must provide one fully completed copy of the visa application form found in this kit. The application form must:

      • Include answers for all fields
      • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
      • Be signed and notarized

    • Proof of Travel Arrangements

      You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip. Details of your intended arrangements must:

      • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination
      • Show the traveler's full name (as printed in his or her passport)

    • CIBTvisas Order Form

      Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    • Multiple Entry Visa Applicants

      You must provide copies of all previous Philippines visas if you are applying for a multiple entry visa.

    • Former Filipino Nationals and Immediate Family

      Former Filipino nationals can travel to the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to one year. Their immediate family (spouse and children) also benefit from this visa waiver when travelling together.

      Former Filipino nationals will be required to provide either a former Philippine passport or a copy of birth certificate on entry. Each accompanying family member will be required to carry documents showing proof of relationship:

      • A copy of marriage certificate for the spouse
      • A copy of birth certificate or adoption certificate for each child

    • Urgent Applications

      If you have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline, CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays. A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to certify your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly. Visit https://cibtvisas.com/visa-pre-check-service to learn more about this service.

    • Medical Certificate

      Applicants who have visited Iran or Italy in the past 14 days must present a medical certificate on arrival which has been issued in the past 48 hours and certifies that the applicant is not infected with COVID-19.

Tourist Application Requirements for a Philippines Visa

  1. Visa May Not Be Required

    No visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days in the Philippines. The information below pertains to trips of over 30 days in duration.

  2. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact CIBTvisas at 800-929-2428 for further details.

  3. Photographs

    You must provide two color, passport-type photographs. The photographs must:

    • Be taken within the last six months and against an all-white background
    • Be two inches by two inches and printed on photo-paper
    • Proof of Sufficient Funds

      You must provide proof that you possess sufficient funds. Your financial details must:

      • Include a copy of your most recent bank statement
      • Display your full name

    • Visa Application Form

      You must provide one fully completed copy of the visa application form found in this kit. The application form must:

      • Include answers for all fields
      • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
      • Be signed and notarized

    • Proof of Travel Arrangements

      You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip. Details of your intended arrangements must:

      • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination
      • Show the traveler's full name (as printed in his or her passport)

    • Hotel Confirmation

      You must provide a confirmation of your hotel accommodation during your trip.

    • CIBTvisas Order Form

      Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    • Former Filipino Nationals and Immediate Family

      Former Filipino nationals can travel to the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to one year. Their immediate family (spouse and children) also benefit from this visa waiver when travelling together.

      Former Filipino nationals will be required to provide either a former Philippine passport or a copy of birth certificate on entry. Each accompanying family member will be required to carry documents showing proof of relationship:

      • A copy of marriage certificate for the spouse
      • A copy of birth certificate or adoption certificate for each child

    • Multiple Entry Visa Applicants

      You must provide copies of all previous Philippines visas if you are applying for a multiple entry visa.

    • Urgent Applications

      If you have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline, CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays. A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to certify your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly. Visit https://cibtvisas.com/visa-pre-check-service to learn more about this service.

    • Medical Certificate

      Applicants who have visited Iran or Italy in the past 14 days must present a medical certificate on arrival which has been issued in the past 48 hours and certifies that the applicant is not infected with COVID-19.

Visa Pre-Check

Have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline?  CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays.  A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to confirm your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly.

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Fast Track Your Visa

Need your visa processed quickly?  CIBTvisas can fast track your order and process it in the fewest days possible.

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View A Sample Visa

Don't know what a visa for your destination looks like?

You can view a sample visa for your country of destination and see the information it contains.

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