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Republic of the Philippines
EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia

Applying for a temporary visitor’s visa

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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. Passport/Travel Document valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines;
  2. Duly accomplished https://dms.philembassy.org.au/index.php/website/download-forms/visa-application/39-non-immigrant-visa-business-pleasure/file. It must be subscribed and sworn to before a Justice of the Peace, if applying by mail;
  3. Two (2) pcs of passport-sized colour photos of good quality, with no marks on the image;
  4. Proof of bona fide status as tourist or businessman such as hotel arrangements for tourists or company sponsorship letter for businessmen;
  5. Photocopy of confirmed itinerary of return travel or onward journey to the next port of destination; and
  6. Payment of visa fees. Please refer to the schedule of fees at https://philembassy.org.au/consular/schedule-of-fees. If applying by mail, include a prepaid registered and self-addressed return envelope or notify in writing the Embassy of any pre-arranged courier service. Applications may be sent by mail to the following address:

  Visa Section
  Philippine Embassy
  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:

  1. 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;

  2. Certified clear photocopy of the data page of the child’s passport;

  3. Certified clear photocopy of the data page of the passport of the accompanying adult or guardian; and

  4. 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.

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