Philippines Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

To enter the Philippines, you must have a passport valid for at least six months beyond the intended stay in the Philippines.

Visas

Nationals from these countries do not require a visa to visit the Philippines (although the length of stay allowed differs from country to country): Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Republic of), Congo (Democratic Republic of), Costa Rica, Cote d' Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR*, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau SAR*, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

* Hong Kong SAR & Macau SAR: you may enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding 14 days, provided that you hold a valid ticket for the return journey to your country of origin or the next country of your destination. Also, your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the contemplated period of stay.

Chinese nationals need to apply for a visa. However, if the traveller has a valid visa issued by Australia, Canada, Japan, any of the Schengen country or the USA, he or she may enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven days for tourism purposes, provided that the traveller has a national passport valid for at least six months beyond contemplated stay, holds a valid ticket for the return journey to the country of origin or the next country of destination, and has no derogatory record with the Bureau of Immigration.

Types and cost

Various, depending on the embassy to which you are applying through.

Validity

Single-entry visa: valid for three months from the date of issue.

Application to

Visit the website https://www.visa.gov.ph or apply at your nearest Philippine Embassy.

Working days

Visa processing at the embassy can range from two to ten days.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 467 9300. Website: http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in the UK
Telephone: +44 207 451 1780. Website: http://philembassy-uk.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1300 and 1400-1700 (visa applications); Mon-Fri 1600-1700 (visa collection).
British Embassy in Manila
Telephone: +63 2 858 2200. Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/world/philippines Opening times: Mon-Fri 0800-1645.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.