Visa Free Entry
Citizens of 157 countries can now enter the Philippines visa-free. Check the full list of visa-free countries and maximum length of stay for your nationality.
Requirements for visa-free entry:
Passport valid for at least six (6) months after the applicant’s date of departure from the Philippines.
Outbound flight ticket.
Foreigners admitted visa-free may apply for an extension at the nearest Philippine Immigration office at least one week before the initial visa-free stay ends.
Minors under fifteen (15) years old travelling without his/her parent must apply for a Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG).
For further information, you visit the Philippine Bureau of Immigration’s website immigration.gov.ph
Applying for a visa
Visa applicants are strongly advised to finalize their flight booking only after the visa is granted. The Embassy will not expedite the visa processing to accommodate the applicant’s flight schedule.
Processing time is from five (5) to ten (10) working days depending on the applicant’s nationality. Some applicants may require a longer evaluation period.
Please note that NO REFUND of the visa application fee can be made for whatever reason.
Documentary requirements vary depending on the type of visa being applied for:
9(C) Seafarers and Crew members
9(D) International Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
9(E) Foreign Government Officials
9(G) Pre-arranged employees / Missionary
47(A)(2) Foreign volunteers
Submission of visa application is strongly advised at least a month before the expected date of travel to the Philippines.
Processing of the visa takes five (5) to ten (10) working days, depending on the visa applied for and the applicant ‘s nationality. Some applications may require a longer period for evaluation and must wait for the approval from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.
Certain conditions will allow the visa application to be processed and released the following working day, with the payment of the express processing fee of nine euro (€ 9,00). Please inquire if your application is eligible for express processing.
The visa fee depends on the type of visa applied for, number of entries requested, and the applicant’s nationality.
The visa fee excludes the express processing fee or legalization fee for documents which certain application might require. The range of visa fee are as follows:
9(a) Single entry € 27,00
9(a) Single entry (Chinese) € 22,50
9(a) Single entry (visa required) € 36,00
9(a) Multiple entry (six months) € 54,00
9(a) Multiple entry (twelve months) € 81,00
9(c) Seafarer € 18,00
13(a) / 13 (g) immigrant € 135,00
Visa fee must be paid in cash if application is submitted in person.
If you wish to send your visa application by post or courier service, please use the following bank details for your payment and send a copy of the proof of payment (Überweisungsbeleg):
Bank Details of the Philippine Embassy in Berlin
(Use this account for transactions done in Berlin only)
Name: Philippinische Botschaft
IBAN: DE 83 380 700 590 1950229 00
BIC: DEUT DE DK380
Please note that NO REFUND of the visa application fee will be made if the application is denied or the visa is approved after the applicant’s scheduled departure date.
SINGLE ENTRY – Traveller must enter the Philippines within three (3) months from the date of the visa’s issuance. Maximum allowable stay is fifty-nine (59) days.
MULTIPLE ENTRY – Traveller must enter the Philippines within six (6) or twelve (12) months from the date of the visa’s issuance. Maximum allowable stay is fifty-nine (59) days per trip.
For those who wish to extend beyond fifty-nine (59) days, the foreign national must apply for visa extension at the nearest immigration office at least one week prior to the expiration of the valid stay.
FA form No. 2 – Application for Non-immigrant Visa
FA form No. 2 – for Chinese nationals
FA form No. 3 – Application for Immigrant Visa
FA form No. 11 – Medical Examination form