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Honorary Consulates

· Cape Town, South Africa

Mr. ALAN M. HARVEY
physical: 20 Main Road, St. James 7945, Cape Town, South Africa
postal: PO Box 5, St. James 7946
phone: (27)(21) 788-9295
fax: (27)(21) 788-9261

· Luanda, Angola

Mr. ETIENNE A. BRECHET
physical: Rua Rainha Ginga, No. 190, Luanda, Angola
postal: c/o Mascot Exports, PO Box 9771 Edenglen 1613
phone: (244)(2) 326075; 333856
fax: (244)(2) 320331; 324058

VISA INFORMATION


 
Guidelines on Entry Visas of Temporary Visitors to the Philippines 

A.        Nationals from countries listed below are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding twenty-one (21) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination.  Department regulations require that passports are valid for a period of not less than six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.  However, Immigration Officers at ports of entry may exercise their discretion to admit holders of passports valid for at least sixty (60) days beyond the intended period of stay. 

B.        Nationals from the following countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa:

1.      Andorra

2.      Angola

3.      Antigua and Barbuda

4.      Argentina

5.      Australia

6.      Austria

7.      Bahamas

8.      Bahrain

9.      Barbados

10.    Belgium

11.    Benin

12.    Bhutan

13.    Bolivia

14.    Botswana

15.    Brazil

16.    Brunei Darussalam

17.    Bulgaria

18.    Burkina Faso

19.    Cambodia

20.    Cameroon

21.    Canada

22.    Cape Verde

23.    Central African Republic

24.    Chad

25.    Chile

26.    Colombia

27.    Comoros

28.    Congo

29.    Costa Rica

30.    Cote d’Ivoire

31.    Cyprus

32.    Czech Republic

33.    Democratic Republic of the Congo

34.    Denmark

35.    Djibouti

36.    Dominica

37.    Dominican Republic

38.    Ecuador

39.    El Salvador

40.    Equatorial Guinea

41.    Eritrea

42.    Ethiopia

43.    Fiji

44.    Finland

45.    France

46.    Gabon

47.    Germany

48.    Ghana

49.    Gibraltar

50.    Greece

51.    Grenada

52.    Guatemala

53.    Guinea

54.    Guinea Bissau

55.    Guyana

56.    Haiti

57.    Honduras

58.    Hungary

59.    Iceland

60.    Indonesia

61.    Ireland

62.    Israel

63.    Italy

64.    Jamaica

65.    Japan

66.    Kenya

67.    Kuwait

68.    Lao People’s Democratic Republic

69.    Lesotho

70.    Liberia

71.    Liechtenstein

72.    Luxembourg

73.    Madagascar

74.    Malawi

75.    Malaysia

76.    Maldives

77.    Mali

78.    Malta

79.    Marshall Islands

80.    Mauritania

81.    Mauritius

82.    Mexico 83.    Micronesia

84.    Monaco

85.    Mongolia

86.    Morocco

87.    Mozambique

88.    Myanmar

89.    Namibia

90.    Nepal

91.    Netherlands

92.    New Zealand

93.    Nicaragua

94.    Niger

95.    Norway

96.    Oman

97.    Palau

98.    Panama

99.    Papua New Guinea

100.  Paraguay

101.  Peru

102.  Poland

103.  Portugal

104.  Qatar

105.  Republic of Korea

106.  Romania

107.  Rwanda

108.  Saint Kitts and Nevis

109.  Saint Lucia

110.  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

111.  San Marino

112.  Sao Tome and Principe

113.  Saudi Arabia

114.  Senegal

115.  Seychelles

116.  Singapore

117.  Slovakia

118.  Solomon Islands

119.  Somalia

120.  South Africa

121.  Spain

122.  Suriname

123.  Swaziland

124.  Sweden

125.  Switzerland  

126.  Thailand

127.  Togo

128.  Trinidad and Tobago

129.  Tunisia

130.  Turkey

131.  Tuvalu

132.  Uganda

133.  United Arab Emirates

134.  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

135.  United Republic of Tanzania

136.  United States of America

137.  Uruguay

138.  Venezuela

139.  Vietnam

140.  Zambia

141.  Zimbabwe

C.        The following nationals are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days.

            1.     Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR)                     passports.
            2.     Holders of British National Overseas (BNO) passports.
            3.     Holders of Macau-Portuguese passports.
            4.     Holders of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) 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: 834-4854, 834-4853, and 834-4961), Department of Foreign Affairs, 2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City or to any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad.

             The advisory shall be updated whenever necessary.

 
GUIDELINES ON PASSPORT APPLICATION
Passport Requirements for first time applicants
Requirements for renewal of passport
Requirements for replacement of lost passport
Passport fees
To submit supporting Documents
        Download Passport Application Form
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PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME APPLICANTS
 
  1. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) and photocopy of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO and document indicating fullname, date and place of birth and citizenship (e.g. valid employment's ID, voter's affidavit, NBI clearance and driver's license).
  • IN CASE OF NO BIRTH RECORD:
  • If born after 1950:
    • In case of birth certificates with delayed registration, submit authenticated BC and supporting documents indicating date, place of birth and citizenship.

    If born on or before 1950:
     

    1. Certificate of Non-availability of Birth Record from the NSO.
    2. Joint Birth Affidavit signed and executed by two (2) disinterested persons.
    3. Baptismal Certificate or Certified True Copy of Voter's Affidavit from COMELEC or any public document indicating date and place of birth and citizenship.
  1. Three (3) copies 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm new photo (colored with plain white background). Photo should show applicant in decent attire with collar.
  2. Personal appearance except when the applicant is:
    • 8 years old and below;
    • 65 years old and above; or
    • mentally or physically incapacitated

  1. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
A.  For married women who chose to adopt surname of husband
  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or CTC  issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.
  • For married women opting to  use maiden name, submit MC & affidavit indicating that she has not use her Married name.
B.  For women who obtained an annulment or were divorced by foreign husband
  • Authenticated copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment granting divorce or annulment.
  • Certified true copy and photocopy of the first page and the dispositive portion of the judgment granting divorce or annulment, authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate when the divorce was obtained.
  • Annotated Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA)
C.  For fiancees and spouses of foreign nationals 
  • Original and photocopy of Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance.
D.  For minors (below 18 years old)
  • Personal appearance of either parent.
  • if minor is not travelling with either parent, submit an original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent indicating the name of the travelling companion and relationship to the minor.
  • If both parents are abroad, such an affidavit must be authenticated by the nearest  Philippine Embassy or Consulate General.
  • If both parents are abroad, person applying in behalf of the minor must submit Special Power of Attorney authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General.
  • Passport and photocopy of the passport of person travelling with the minor.
E.  For adopted children
  • Authenticated copy and photocopy of the dispositive portion of the Court Order on adoption.
  • Authenticated copy of original and amended Birth Certificate.
  • DSWD Travel Clearance
F.  For illegitimate children born after August 13, 1988:
  • Personal appearance and written consent of mother 
  • DSWD Clearance if minor is  travelling with Father/other persons.

G.  For Legitimated Children due to subsequent marriage of parents

  • Authenticate BC with annotation of the amended surname of the child and MC of parents.
H.  For Muslim applicants
  • For those whose births were registered, follow requirements for new applicants.
  • For those whose births were not registered.
    • Certified True Copy of Late Registered Birth Certificate from the National Statistics Office.
    • Original and photocopy of Voter's Affidavit or NBI Clearance or other supporting documents indicating date and place of birth and citizenship.
    • Certificate from the Office on Muslim Affairs for Muslim convert
    • Fro Muslim converts, submit annotated BC in Security Paper (SECPA)
    • Court Order to change name.
    • Shari'ah Court Order.
 Additional supporting documents may be required when necessary.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF PASSPORT
 

A.  Personal appearance of the applicant shall not be required and the application may be filed by:

    1.)  Any agency duly accredited with the Department
    2.)  Member of immediate family of the applicant authorized in writing by the latter ( applicant's spouse, brother/sister, parent/children, legal guardian/guardian having custody of the child.
B. Three (3) copies 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm new photos (colored with plain white background).  Photo should show applicants in decent attire with collar.

C.   In passport being renewed is brown or issued prior to 01 May 1995,

1.)  Old passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3 (amendment).  The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps.  (Shall not be required if applicant is applying in person.)

2.)  Supporting documents with complete middle name 

D.  In case passport being renewed is green or issued after 01 May 1995:
    1.)  Present old passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3 (amendment) inside and back cover.  The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps.  (Shall not be required if applicant is applying in person.)
E.  For married women who chose to adopt surname of husband in her new passport,  Marriage Contract in Security Paper issued by the National Statistics Office or Certified True Copy and photocopy of MC issued by NSO.

F.  For minors (below 18 years old)

  • Personal appearance of either parent.
  • if minor is not travelling with either parent, submit an original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance and Affidavit of Support and Consent.
  • If both parents are abroad, such an affidavit must be authenticated by the nearest  Philippine Embassy or Consulate General.
  • If both parents are abroad, person applying in behalf of the minor must submit Special Power of Attorney authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General.
  • Passport and photocopy of the passport of person travelling with the minor.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR REPLACEMENT OF LOST PASSPORT 
 
  • If already expired, submit notarized Affidavit of Loss. No penalty fee of P200.00
  • If still valid, submit Police Report and notarized Affidavit of Loss.  There will be a 15-day clearing period prior to the processing of application for a new passport.
  • Personal Appearance.
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in security paper and supporting documents
  • Three (3) copies 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm new photos (colored with plain white background). Photos should show applicant in decent attire with collar.
 
PASSPORT FEES
    For Regular Passport: 
    (6 working days)  
    32 pages P500 ($50 abroad)  
    64 pages P600 ($60 abroad)
Overtime Processing  
P250 in addition to regular fee  (2 working days)
    For amendment of Passport: 
    P100 ($20 abroad) 
    Replacement of Lost Passport, whether valid or expired: 
    32 pages P700 ($90 abroad)  
    64 pages P800 ($140 abroad) 
 
TO SUBMIT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Supporting documents are the following:

A..  Old SSS E-1 Form
B.   Baptismal  Certificate
C.   Income Tax Return (ITR)
D.   School Form 137 or Transcript of Record
E.   GSIS policy
F.   Government Service Record
G.   Seaman's Book
H.   Marriage Contract
I.     PRC ID

REMINDERS

    1. Applicant should file his application where he is physically present.
    2. Declare lost, valid, or expired passport to avoid delay in the issuance of a new one.
    3. Passport unclaimed after one (1) year will be cancelled per Memorandum Circular 33-88.
    4. Check all data in the passport upon release.  Passports found to have scripting errors will be replaced gratis if presented for correction 6 months from date of release.

 

Forms

Application for Visa - Application for Passport


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