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VISA REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES


1.  Persons Exempt from Visa Requirements

  a. List of countries under Visa-Free  
       

2.  Types of Philippine Visa

a. 9(a) Visa -Temporary Visitors (for  leisure, pleasure, business, medical treatment, training, attendance in conferences, meetings and workshops/seminars; visitors on board private yacht/sailboat; visitors coming to do movie/documentary filming; journalist; athletes and performing artists, and unaccompanied minor children. 
b. 9(f) Visa - Student Visa
c. 9(c) Visa - Seaman and crew members
d. 9(e) Visa - Accredited foreign government officials, their families and attendants

3.  Downloadable Forms

 
Visa application by mail is NOT accepted.  PERSONAL APPEARANCE is required for all applicants.
 NOTE:
Visa Processing Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Releasing Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Visa Regular Processing: after 10 Working Days

Expedite Processing: after 7 Working Days

NOTE: FOR PHILIPPINE HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL LAHORE AND KARACHI

Visa Regular Processing: After 12 Working Days

Expedite Processing: after 9 Working Days

All entries in the application form must be TYPEWRITTEN OR PRINTED IN BLOCK CAPITALS in a legible manner in BLACK OR DARK BLUE ink;

  • Applications must be submitted at least fifteen (15) working days before the intended date of departure;
  • All supporting documents must be submitted in ORIGINAL. The visa officer may require additional supporting documents not listed herein, refuse a visa application, or deny its issuance as warranted in accordance with existing rules and regulations, consistent with Philippine law.
  • Official receipt will be issued upon submission of COMPLETE requirements. Date of release will based on the issuance of receipt.
  • Submission of requirements and receipt by the Consular Section of the submitted application forms and supporting documents is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.

NOTE: 6 months and 1 year Multiple Entry is subject for approval of Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, Philippines

VISA FEES
Single entry valid for three (3) months

Rs. 4,800.00 / US$40.00

Multiple entry valid for six (6) months

Rs. 9,600.00 / US$80.00

Multiple entry valid for one (1) Year
Rs. 14, 400.00 / US$120.00

Seaman's Visa
Rs. 2,400.00 / US$20.00

Expedite Fee
Rs. 1,200.00 / US$10.00

PE NOTICE TO PUBLIC
Philippine Embassy Islamabad require the applicants to provide a registered stamped self-addressed envelope, such as the TCS, Leopard, DHL and OCS with a tracking number. This will enable us to mail your passports or notarized documents to you once they become available. Payment for all consular services are still made with cash. Requirements for consular services will be strictly followed.

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VISA REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

1.  Persons Exempt from Visa Requirements
 
 

Nationals from countries listed below who are travelling 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, which must be presented before Philippine immigration authorities upon arrival at the port of entry in the Philippines 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:

 
  Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil*
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel*
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Monaco
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Norway
Oman
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe
 
 
*Brazilian and Israeli nationals are given fifty-nine (59) days stay based on existing agreements.

The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fourteen (14) days:
  1.  Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports.
2.  Holders of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports.
 
 
The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days:
  1.  Holders of Macau-Portuguese passports.
2.  Holders of Macau-British passports.
 
 
IMPORTANT NOTE:

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

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2.  Types of Philippines Visas


 
A.  9(a) VISA

For TOURIST VISA - stipulates the duration of stay and the purpose (which is leisure travel).

 
   The following  BASIC requirements must be submitted when applying for this type of visa:  
  • 2 copies of duly accomplished non-immigrant visa application form (F.A. Form 2) with visa applicant's signature. Application forms that are incompletely filled-out will be returned to the applicant;
  • Passport valid for a period of not less than six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay in the Philippines;

  • Personal appearance by the applicant;

  • 1 copy of  itinerary flight details (NOT TICKET) valid for travel to the Philippines and for subsequent return to the country of origin or to the next country of destination (including a valid visa to that country, if one is required); Your return or onward journey plane ticket must be presented to the Philippine immigration officer upon entry into the Philippines;

  • Original bank statement attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • ;
  • 2 copies of photocopies of the relevant pages (information pages) of the passport;

  • 2 passport-size photographs  of the visa applicant, taken within the last 3 months, pasted in the designated box in the application form; and scanned photo not acceptable;

  • Original copy of Police character certificate or clearance issued by authorities at the place of residence or business of the applicant and issued not more than six months prior to the application for visa, attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

  • 1 copy of hotel booking;

  • Other Supporting documents as may be required by the Consular Officer after evaluation of the application;

    ADDITIONAL:

    For PLEASURE - Applicants proceeding to the Philippines for a legitimate, non-immigrant purpose such as sightseeing, amusement, sports and recreation, health reasons, or to visit family and friends, should present the basic requirements together with the  following additional supporting documents.

    • A Letter of invitation (original) from inviting party in the Philippines, notarized and authenticated by Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines, indicating complete address and telephone number along with the passport copy of the invitee or ID bearing picture and signature of the invitee, attesting to guarantee all financial expenses of the foreign visitor and his/her compliance with the Philippine laws while in the Philippines.

    • IF STUDENT - Certificate of Enrolment issued by school authorities and copy of alien card with English translation if written in any other language. Letter of Guarantee from spouse or parents or other guarantor, copy of guarantor's valid ID  and Original bank statement or report of bank balances attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
    • IF EMPLOYED - Certificate of Employment issued by employer, giving workplace name and address, nature of employment financial remuneration of visa applicant and copy of alien card with English translation if written in any other language.
    • Original bank statement or report of bank balances attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • IF SELF-EMPLOYED - Certificate of Business Registration issued by Pakistan government Authorities and copy of alien card with English translation if written in any other language. Original bank statement or report of bank balances attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • IF RETIRED/UNEMPLOYED - Letter stating the fact that is retired/unemployed and copy of alien card with English translation if written in any other language. Original bank statement or report of bank balances attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • IF UNEMPLOYED - Letter stating the fact that is retired/unemployed and copy of alien card with English translation if written in any other language. Original bank statement or report of bank balances attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • IF SPOUSE OF PHILIPPINE CITIZEN - Name of Filipino Spouse should be indicated in the visa application form, passport copy or ID with signature of spouse, copy of Report of Marriage issued by the Philippine Embassy or Philippine National Statistics Office; Letter of invitation from spouse as sponsor.

    Proof of LIVING ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENT

    • hotel reservation/email confirmation/certificate issued by visa applicant's hotel choice in the Philippines, as applicable.

    FOR BUSINESS - Foreign Travellers coming to the Philippines for the purpose of attending international conferences, scientific, education, commercial, and/or professional workshops, conventions, lectures, contract negotiations, need to submit the basic requirements together with the following documents:

    • Letter of Invitation (ORIGINAL) from the organizer in the Philippines, notarized and authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs,  Manila, Philippines, The letter should include the nature, venue and schedule of the event, reference persons in the Philippines, flight details, and place of residence/hotel while in the Philippines, and guarantee the foreign visitor's compliance with Philippine laws (together with the passport copy or ID bearing with signature of the organizer).;

    • Letter of Endorsement from the company/employer certifying the visa applicant's employment with the company, the purpose of travel/nature of the business trip to the Philippines, flights details, and place of residence/hotel while in the Philippines (photocopy of alien card with English translation if written in any other language). 

    • Letter of Recommendation from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the purpose of travel/nature of the business trip to the Philippines, flights details, and place of residence/hotel while in the Philippines and NTN Certificate must be attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs;  

    FOR BUSINESSMAN INVESTING AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN THE PHILIPPINES  - Foreign Travellers coming to the Philippines for the purpose of investing and business opportunity in the Philippines, need to submit the basic requirements together with the following documents:

    • Letter of Invitation (ORIGINAL) from the organizer in the Philippines, notarized and authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines, The letter should include the nature, venue and schedule of the event, reference persons in the Philippines, flight details, and place of residence/hotel while in the Philippines, and guarantee the foreign visitor's compliance with Philippine laws (together with the passport copy or ID bearing with signature of the organizer). If the organizer is a Philippine government entity or recognized international organization no attestation is needed.

    • Police Character Certificate or Letter of Recommendation from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the purpose of travel/nature of the business trip to the Philippines, flights details, and place of residence/hotel while in the Philippines (photocopy of alien card with English translation if written in any other language).

    • Photocopy of Chamber of Commerce Certificate ID and NTN Certificate;

    B. 9(f) FOR STUDENT -  The student applicant must first communicate with the school concerned and comply with the school's institutional requirements.

    Said school shall forward the application package to the Commission on Higher Edcucation (CHED) for approval. Once approved, the application package shall be endorsed by CHED to the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID), if approved, it will be forwarded to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA will inform the Philippine Embassy for issuance of the student visa. The Philippine Embassy shall then notify the student accordingly.

    C. 9(c) FOR SEAMAN AND CREW MEMBERS

    • Seaman's book and photocopy of its data page;

    • Certification letter from shipping company deploying the foreign seaman, naming the vessel which the seaman will board, where it is docked, and the designation/assignment of the seaman abroad the vessel, duly notarized by a Pakistani notary public.

    • Endorsement letter from Philippine charter/agent acknowledging the incoming seaman's assignment abroad the vessel, duly notarized by a Philippine notary public.

    9(c) FOR CREW MEMBERS

    • Certification letter from shipping company deploying the vessel and its crew/member, naming the ship's master/captain, and endorsing the purpose of the voyage and its intended schedule, duly notarized by a Pakistani notary public.

    • Triplicate copies of vessel Captain/Master's seaman's book and passport data page, showing personal details and signature.

    • Triplicate of the seaman's book / passport data page of crew members.

    D. 9(e) FOR FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS - An accredited official of a foreign government recognized by the Philippines, who is a citizen of the country whose government he represents, proceeding to the Philippines on official business for his/her government, needs to submit the following:

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS

    • Original passport and photocopy of its data page. The passport must be valid for a period not less than six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines;

    • Duly accomplished non-immigrant visa application form with visa applicant's signature;

    • Passport-size photograph of the visa applicant, taken within the last 3 months, pasted in the designated box of the application form;

    • Itinerary flight details (NOT TICKET) valid for travel to the Philippines and for subsequent return to the country of origin or to the next country of destination (including a valid visa to that country, if one is required); Your return or onward journey plane ticket must be presented to the Philippine immigration officer upon entry into the Philippines;

    ADDITIONAL:

    a. For  Government of Pakistan Officials and personnel of Pakistani Government Institutions with special status as an International Organization/Agency

    • Diplomatic Note* issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Pakistan.

    b. For  accredited diplomats/officials of other foreign governments stationed in Pakistan

    • Diplomatic Note* issued by the Mission/Embassy in Pakistan, endorsing the official's trip to the Philippines.

    c. For  officials of specialized agencies and other international organizations

    • Diplomatic Note* from the sending international organization.

    • Original Letter of Acceptance signed by the international organization with resident representative office in the Philippines receiving the foreign government official.

    *The Diplomatic Note should indicate the position of the official, nature of the trip, the intended date of travel, and period of stay as applicable.

    VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMING FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS (FGOs) TRAVELLING FOR POSTING AND ASSIGNMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES

    1. Official written notification of the impending assignment of the FGO, via a Diplomatic Note at least thirty (30) days in advance of expected travel to the Philippines. The Note should be state.

    • Particulars of the visa applicant;

    • His/her expected departure date from the country of origin;

    • Expected duration of assignment in the Philippines; and

    • Complete name and designation of the official he/she is coming to replace (or if he/she is an additional official being deployed in the mission/consular office in the Philippines).

    • In the case if qualified dependents: that the visa applicant is travelling to the Philippines to join and live with the principal for the duration of the principal's assignment.

    2. Duly filled-out visa application form with photograph and visa applicant's signature ;

    3. Clear photocopy of the visa applicant's diplomatic/service/official passport.

    4. Supporting documents to establish family ties, martial union, employee-employer relations, etc. as may be deemed necessary, in order to properly ascertain appropriate visa type per existing rules and regulations.

    5. Itinerary flight details (NOT TICKET) valid for travel to the Philippines.

NOTE: Appropriate 9E visas can only be issued to arriving FGOs, qualified dependents and member of the official's household only after the receipt of appropriate authority from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.
 

 
 NOTE: The authorized maximum period of stay granted by the Philippine Embassy to all temporary visitor’s visa applicants is thirty (30) days. If the applicant will stay beyond 30 days in the Philippines, an application for extension of stay must be filed at the Bureau of Immigration in Manila, or the Immigration office nearest to the place where the applicant is temporarily residing.

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 VISA FOR MINORS - Travelling Either Alone or Accompanied by a Guardian

Children under eighteen (18) years old going to the Philippines TRAVELLING ALONE OR UNACCOMPANIED by parents (or to be accompanied during travel by an individual other than a parent) or not coming to join a parent in the Philippines must comply with the following requirements:

 
 
       
  •  Two (2) copies of duly-accomplished visa application (F.A. Form 2). This form may be accomplished by a parent on behalf of the minor-applicant;
  • The minor’s passport (the original passport itself must be submitted), which must be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended stay in the Philippines.;

  • Two photocopies of the relevant page of the passport of the:

    •  accompanying guardian; and,

    •  the child

  • Two (2) copies of passport size photographs taken not more than six (6) months and scanned photo not acceptable;

  • Affidavit of Support and Consent to Travel. The affidavit must be executed by either or both parents indicating travelling companion of minor and address in the Philippines, duly notarized by a local Notary Public, attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and consular officer of the Philippine Embassy.  This Affidavit must be presented before immigration officials at the port of entry in the Philippines. The Philippine Bureau of Immigration will issue a Waiver of Exclusion Ground (W.E.G.) upon the minor’s arrival in the Philippines;

  • Payment of $25.00 / Rs. 3,000.00 for notary fee if the Affidavit of Support and Consent will be notarized by a consular officer.

  • Photocopy of airline ticket or confirmed travel itinerary.

  • Other Supporting documents as may be required by the Consular Officer after evaluation of the application;

 
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You can get pertinent information on procedures and requirements, as well as download the forms for each type of service you require.  If your particular query is not covered in this section, please feel free to write us at islamabad.pe@dfa.gov.ph or isdpe@isb.comsats.net.pk for general questions.  For specific questions on any of the services please go to our Contact Us page for particulars to that Department.



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