GUIDELINES ON THE ENTRY OF TEMPORARY VISITORS TO THE PHILIPPINES
Nationals from countries listed below who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.
Nationals from the following countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less:
In Alphabetical Order:
Antigua and Barbuda
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Korea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
- Taiwan – latest
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America
*The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fifty-nine (59) days:
1. Holders of Brazil passports; and
2. Holders of Israel passports
The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days:
3. Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports
4. Holders of British National Overseas (BNO) passports
5. Holders of Portuguese Passports issued in Macao
6. Holders of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports
Nationals who are subjects of deportation/blacklist orders of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration shall not be admitted to the Philippines. Further inquiries may be addressed to the Visa Division (Telephone numbers:556-0000 and ask the operator to connect you to Visa Division), Department of Foreign Affairs, 2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City or to any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad.
This list is subject to change without prior notice. Double check with the nearest embassy or consulate.
For Taiwanese Citizens as of July 1, 2015 – you may now apply visa online – https://onlinetravel.meco.org.tw/EVISA/
For Indian Passport Holders (from Philippine Embassy in New Delhi 9 June 2015).
There is no visa-on-arrival facility for Indian nationals.
However, those who have valid visas to the U.S., Japan, Australia, Canada, Schengen countries, Singapore and U.K. or permanent residence permits in these countries can visit (for TOURISM only) the Philippines VISA-FREE for 14 days (which could be extended for another seven (7) days, or a total of twenty-one (21) days) or less provided they have:
a. A passport valid at least six (6) months, beyond the contemplated stay;
b. Return or onward ticket to the next country of destination; Any port of entry (major international airports and secondary international hubs (SIHs), as well as in seaports by passengers on board cruise ships/vessels; and
c. No derogatory record with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI), the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), and the International Police (Interpol).