Yes - A visa is required for travel to Philippines

Friday, October 23, 2020

A valid passport and visa are required to travel to Philippines.

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 Filipino visa stamp. Plus one copy. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Philippine visas.


Philippines Visa Application Form:

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


Photo Requirements:

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


Other Forms:

Official Letter of Support from the US Department of State.


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.


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.

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

Visa Validity:

Visa Validity is based on the consulates discretion.

Visa Processing Time:

Chicago - Philippine visas are usually processed in 4 business days.
Los Angeles - Visas are usually processed in 4 business days.
New York - Visas are usually processed in 3 business days.
San Francisco - Visas are usually processed in 3 business days.
Washington DC - Visas are usually processed in 4 business days. Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Philippine Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

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 Chicago :

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

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

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Los Angeles :

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)

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

Residents of these states apply for a visa in New York :

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

Travisa - New York
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 San Francisco :

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

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

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Washington, DC :

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

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
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