Visa and passport information for the Philippines
The Philippines is an archipelago bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east the Bashi Channel to the north the Sulu and the Celebes Seas to the south. You can find us East of Vietnam, North of Indonesia The country is divided into the geographical areas of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Its capital, the City of Manila, is in Luzon. You can also enter through the cities of Cebu in the Visayas, and Davao in Mindanao.
Visa and Entry Information
Visa and Passport requirements for the Philippines
For longer stays, before you travel apply at a Philippine embassy or consulate for a three-month single-entry visa, which usually costs US$30. Multiple-entry visas valid for up to six or twelve months are also available ($60 or $90 respectively), but you'll still be limited to 59-day stays.
Most Philippine embassies and consulates won't issue you a visa without proof of a ticket for onward travel from the Philippines.
Currently, 21-day visas can be extended to 59 days for P3030. Longer extensions (up to a maximum of six months) are possible, with correspondingly higher fees. You'll need photocopies of the identity page and the Philippine entry stamp from your passport, and you may need to show an onward ticket.
Most main areas have an immigration office Manila is the busiest largest if possible try and use the ones either in Cebu or San Fernando (La Union) remember when visiting government offices be respectful this is very important to society in the Philippines and you do want to get the visa.. this applies to dress as well, casual clothes, such as shorts and singlets, are prohibited - flip-flops (thongs) are also frowned upon, if you have them wear long trousers / skirt and a smart looking top and closed shoes.
Chinese Nationals, including citizens for Hong Kong and Taiwan, will need a special permit. You can get a visa or special permit from a Philippine Embassy or Consulate.
Or contact your local Philippine embassy or consulate.
The following items are prohibited:
The following items are regulated:
The following items are restricted and require prior import permits and
health, sanitary or phytosanitary certificates:
“Balikbayans” have separate rules and should check with the Embassy or Consulate in their current residence.
Foreign exchange regulations
The transportation of foreign currency or monetary instruments is legal.
However, the carrying of foreign currency in excess of US$10,000.00 or
its equivalent in other foreign currencies must be declared to a Customs
Officer or the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
Latest news: for Indian nationals
The policy only applies to Indian Nationals arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA 1-3) who have the following: (1) National Passport valid at least 6 months, beyond the contemplated stay (2) Return or Onward ticket (3) No derogatory record in BI, NICA, or INTERPOL.
For trips more than 21 days, Indian nationals are required to apply for a tourist visa in New Delhi or any Foreign Service Post where they’re valid residents.
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