Yes - A visa is required for travel to Philippines

Friday, October 23, 2020

A visa is not required for a stay of up to 30 days. Traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and a round-trip airline ticket.

Former Filipino Nationals and Immediate Family

Former Filipino nationals can travel to the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to one year. Their immediate family (spouse and children) also benefit from this visa waiver when travelling together. Former Filipino nationals will be required to provide either a former Philippine passport or a copy of birth certificate on entry. Each accompanying family member will be required to carry documents showing proof of relationship: a copy of marriage certificate for the spouse, copy of birth certificate or adoption certificate for each child.

Los Angeles:

The consulate is only able to grant a maximum duration of stay of 59 days. If you intend to stay longer than the 59 days authorized on the issued visa, you must apply for an extension of stay at the Bureau of Immigrations in Manila or at the Immigration office closest to where you intend to stay.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in the Philippines, with at least one blank passport page available for Philippine visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Philippines visas.


Philippines Visa Application Form:

Two notarized Philippines visa application forms. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.
San Francisco: photographs do not need to be signed


Letter Of Invitation:

Letter of invitation from the host in the Philippines explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel to Philippines. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and host’s name and contact information.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Philippines (not required in Los Angeles jurisdiction).


Hotel Confirmation:

Washington D.C.: You must provide a confirmation of your hotel accommodation during your trip.


Applicants Under the Age of 18:

A child (under 15) who is not traveling with parents or legal guardian must provide a notarized Consent Waiver . If traveling with only one parent, a letter of consent from the non-accompanying parent must be submitted. A copy of the child’s birth certificate and guardianship or custody agreement documents are also required. These documents must also be carried by the minor upon entry to the Philippines.


Proof of Sufficient Funds:

San Francisco: you must provide proof of sufficient funds in the form of your most recent bank statement.


This May Pertain to You:

Medical Certificate: Applicants who have visited Iran or Italy in the past 14 days must present a medical certificate on arrival which has been issued in the past 48 hours and certifies that the applicant is not infected with COVID-19.

Los Angeles:

All multiple entry visa applicants must go through an approval process. The consulate will send their applications, along with the required documentations to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila for approval. This process may take up to six weeks. Multiple entry applicants are advised to apply for their visa three months in advance of the expected travel date.

Additionally, the following conditions apply to all multiple entry visa applicants. Applicants must:

  • Apply three months in advance of their intended travel date
  • Have at least one previous visa to Philippines in their current passport (a copy of the previous visa is required)
  • Provide the original passport, one copy of the passport biodata page and copies of all the supporting documents. Once the consulate verifies the materials on the day of visa submission, the original passport will be returned to the applicant. When the approval from the government office in Manila has been obtained, the consulate will request the applicant's passport for visa issuance

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Philippines Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Philippines

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Philippines Visa

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Alabama, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Cayman Islands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles (except Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenades, St. Kitts and Nevis & US Virgin Islands

Diran Visa Service
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 638-4328

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Arizona, Texas, Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, Clark, Lincoln & Nye counties only), New Mexico & Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern & San Luis Obispo counties only)

Diran Visa Service
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota Wisconsin

Diran Visa Service
111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 512
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Northern Nevada (Including Reno), Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming & Northern California

Diran Visa Service
555 Montgomery Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

Diran Visa Service
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Travisa :

Hawaii, Kiribati, French Polynesia, Tonga & American Samoa

Please contact the nearest embassy or consulate directly.
Tel: 877-876-3266