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Visa

COUNTRIES OF NATIONALS UNDER EO 408 ENTITLED TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES WITHOUT VISA NOT TO TO EXCEED 30 DAYS: please click here for the complete list of Countries)

U.S Passport holders and other EO 408 nationals who are staying for more than 30 days in the Philippines must apply for a visa. In general, nationals not included in the EO 408 list must apply for a visa regardless of duration of stay.

All Temporary Visitor Visa 9 (A) visa applications are being processed via the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Online Visa Application System (OVAS). Visa applicants must lodge their application through this website: https://www.visa.gov.ph.

*** Please note that www.visa.gov.ph is currently undergoing maintenance as of 31 May 2024 and is inaccessible. In the meantime, visa applicants can submit their applications and documentary requirements by email at visa.pcgla@gmail.com or in person. Please click this link for more information on requirements and application form.

REMINDER TO ALL VISA APPLICANTS:

Philippine immigration authorities will not allow entry into the Philippine airports and seaports the following nationals:

• Those holding non-machine readable passports (e.g. hand scripted passports); or
• Those previously deported from the Philippines or included in the “blacklist order” of the Department of Foreaign Affairs or Bureau of Immigration; or
• Those with incomplete documentation; or
• Those with circumstances that would render them indamissable for entry, even with a valid passport and visa issued by a Philippine Consulate General.

For all visa applications

• Visa Applications and requirements must be sent by mail or courier. DO NOT USE FEDEX
• The Consulate General will only accept machine readable passports and/or e-passports/biometric passports (passports with the microship logo) that are valid at least (6) six months from the applicant’s departure date and with at least one (1) blank passport page
• The visa office can request additional documents to determine whether or not the applicant can be issued a visa
• Visa processing usually takes five (5) to seven (7) business days upon receipt of complete documents, excluding the time it will take for the applicant’s passport with a visa sticker to be mailed. We therefore recommend that the visa application is filed at least one month before the intended date of travel to the Philippines, or, if the applicant is planning a multi-country travel and the Philippines is one of its stops, then, at least one month before the start of the travel.
• Temporary flight booking/ reservation is accepted. The Consulate cannot guarantee the approval, and issuance, of the visa before the applicant’s scheduled flight, nor can the processing be expedited to accomodate the applicant.
• The Consulate will not refund any visa fee received, regardless of the outcome of the application.

FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OFFICERS/STAFF AND THEIR DEPENDENTS

Please directly contact our Visa Section at visa.pcgla@gmail.com for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONSULATE HOLIDAY NOTICE

The Consulate General informs the public that it will be closed on:

04 July 2024 (US Independence Day)

For those with Consulate Emergencies or Inquiries kindly contact us here:

Thank you for your patience and cooperation

OTHER CONSULAR NOTICES

From May 15, 2019, the Consulate cannot authenticate the signatures on the following public documents:(1) notarized documents and (2) documents signed/issued/certified by a Federal, State, County, City, University or School Official.

The change is due to the Philippines officially becoming a party to the Apostille Convention.

For more information, visit our Authentication webpage here.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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