APPLYING FOR A TEMPORARY VISITOR’S VISA
Procedure and Minimum Requirements
Application for a temporary visitor’s visa may be made in person or by mail. In the case of a minor under eighteen (18) years of age, the application may be made for him by a person, who in the opinion of the consular officer, is responsible for his/her welfare. The minor, not an infant in arms, may ne required to appear at the Embassy for interview, together with the person making the application for him/her.
Applicants for temporary visitor’s visa should normally apply at the corresponding Philippine Embassy or Consulate located at their country of origin or legal residence. However, some visa applicants such as Australian nationals may apply at any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad.
The following are the minimum requirements to be submitted to the Embassy for application of a temporary visitor’s visa:
1 Moonah Place
Yarralumla, ACT 2600
The Consular Officer may require (1) the personal appearance of an applicant for interview and (2) the submission of additional supporting documents, as he may deem fit under the circumstances.
Additional Entry Requirements for Minor Foreign Nationals:
Minor children who are NOT Filipino citizens and below 15 yrs. Old traveling to the Philippine unaccompanied by or not joining a parent in the Philippines
A waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) is required for children below 15 yrs. old who are traveling to the Philippines unaccompanied by or not joining his/her parent/s to the Philippines.
The WEG Order will be issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) at the port of entry upon submission by the WEG applicant of the following requirements:
Affidavit of consent by either parent or legally appointed guardian of the child, naming therein the person who will be accompanying the child to the Philippines and with whom the child will stay while in the country. The said Affidavit must be duly notarized by the consular officer at the Philippine Embassy or by a Notary Public;
Certified clear photocopy of the data page of the child’s passport;
Certified clear photocopy of the data page of the passport of the accompanying adult or guardian; and
Payment of immigration fees.
Extension of Authorized Period of Stay in the Philippines
In case a temporary visitor visa holder will exceed his initial authorized period of stay in the Philippines, he will have to report to the Bureau of Immigration, secure an extension of stay and pay the corresponding immigration fees. For more information on extension of stay, please visit the Bureau of Immigration website at http://www.immigration.gov.ph/faqs/extensionofstay.