Click on the correct button below to download the application form for printing and returning to us.

 

PHILIPPINES VISAS:

The following nationals DO NOT require a visa: Philippines.

For stays of up to 59 days to nationals of: Brazil & Mexico.

For stays of up to 7 days to holders of British passports endorsed "British Nationals Overseas" issued in Hong Kong, holders of Hong Kong (SAR China passports), holders of Portuguese passports issued to residents of Macao & holders of passports issued by China (Peoples Republic) providing travelling as a tourist and holding a valid and current visa for Australia, Canada, Japan, USA or a Schengen visa.

For stays of up to 21 days to nationals of Germany holding passports or National Identity Cards & all nationals EXCEPT the following: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia Herzegovina, China (Peoples Republic), Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (North), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Montenegro, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Timor Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen, holders of Chinese Taipei passports & holders of Palestinian travel documents.

  PHILIPPINES visa service & travel information

General Information

PHILIPPINES visas take 5 working days to issue in the embassy & is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

Visa requirements

To see what visa application requirements are needed when applying for a visa, please download the correct visa application form (on the left) which applies to the type of journey you will be undertaking.

If you are staying for less than 21 days you can get a visa on arrival. For a stay of 21 days or more you will need a visa before departure.
You will be permitted to stay for a maximum of 59 days with your visa. Application forms and photos must be signed and stamped by a Notary Public. 

Application Fees

Visa type

Visa fee

Service charge

Total to pay

Tourist/business 6 month multiple entry Philippines visa

£43.00

£50.00

£93.00

Tourist/business 12 month multiple entry Philippines visa

£65.00

£50.00

£115.00

Tourist/business 3 month single entry Philippines visa

£22.00

£50.00

£72.00

PHILIPPINES VISAS:

The following nationals DO NOT require a visa: Philippines.

For stays of up to 59 days to nationals of: Brazil & Mexico.

For stays of up to 7 days to holders of British passports endorsed "British Nationals Overseas" issued in Hong Kong, holders of Hong Kong (SAR China passports), holders of Portuguese passports issued to residents of Macao & holders of passports issued by China (Peoples Republic) providing travelling as a tourist and holding a valid and current visa for Australia, Canada, Japan, USA or a Schengen visa.

For stays of up to 21 days to nationals of Germany holding passports or National Identity Cards & all nationals EXCEPT the following: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia Herzegovina, China (Peoples Republic), Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (North), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Montenegro, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Timor Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen, holders of Chinese Taipei passports & holders of Palestinian travel documents.

PHILIPPINES TRANSIT VISAS:

Required by all except those continuing to a third country within 24 hours, provided holding tickets with confirmed seats & documents for onward journey. Leaving the airport transit area is not permitted

PHILIPPINES HEALTH:

Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. Infants under 1 year are exempt.

Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese B Encephalitis, Malaria, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid.

Risks: Malaria exists all year below 600 metres, except in provinces of Aklan, Biliran, Bohol, Camiguin, Capiz, Catanduanes, Cebu, Guimaras, Iloilo, Leyte, Masbate, northern Samar, Sequijor and metropolitan Manila. No risk in urban areas or in the plains. Rabies.

PHILIPPINES WEATHER:

There are three pronounced seasons, rainy from Jun-Oct, cool to dry from Nov-Feb, hot and dry from Mar-May. The coolest month is Jan, the hottest April-May

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR THE PHILIPPINES:

Location of Philippines: Asia
Local Time in Philippines: GMT+8
Capital City of Philippines: Manila
Population of Philippines: 87,857,500
Language(s) spoken in Philippines: Filipino (Tagalog), English
Dialling Code for Philippines: 63
Emergency numbers in Philippines: Police: 166. Fire: 5273609 (Manila)
Driving in Philippines: Driving is on the right. National licence (may be used for 30 days) or International Driving Permit (until validity date)
Electricity in Philippines: 110V/220V AC 60Hz
Currency of Philippines: Philippine Peso (PHP 1 = 100 Centavos)
Notes: PHP: 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000
Coins: PHP: 1, 5, 10. Centavos: 5, 10, 25
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: International credit cards are widely accepted in major establishments throughout big cities. It is adviseable to carry a sufficient amount of local currency when travelling to provinces. Travellers cheques and major foreign currency may be cashed in large commercial banks and Central Bank dealers in Metro Manila. Also accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Always use authorised money changers or banks. Outside the capital, there is a shortage of facilities for changing foreign currency
Opening Hours in Philippines:
Bank: 0900-1500 Mon-Fri
Office: 0800-1200 & 1300-1700 Mon-Fri
Shops: 1000-2000
Hints for Philippines: Business is usually conducted in English. Some executives speak Spanish and Chinese. On social occasions punctuality is appreciated. Dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. The minimum drinking age is 18 years
Tipping in Philippines: A service charge is normally added to bills, therefore tips are not necessary, but it is customary to leave small change
Import Allowances in Philippines: For persons of 17 years of age or older:
400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250gr of tobacco
2x 1 lit bottles of liquor or wine
Purchases up to USD 1,000 from duty free including items a & b above
Prohibited/Restricted in Philippines: Drugs, narcotics, firearms, explosives, firecrackers, pyrotechnics & obscene or immoral articles/materials/objects. Adulterated or misbranded articles of food or drugs. gambling outfits/paraphernalia & Elephant/ivory tusk products

Airports in Philippines:

Mactan-Cebu International (CEB)
Manila Ninoy Aquino International (MNL)

 
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