Visas

The Philippines visa requirements for foreigners include the following types:

  • Treaty trader visas are granted to foreigners (as a non-immigrant) entering the country under the provisions of a treaty of amity, commerce and navigation.
  • Employment visas are given to foreign technicians whose skills are not locally available.
  • Temporary visitor’s visas are granted to persons visiting for business, pleasure or medical purposes for a period of 59 days, with the possibility of extension to a year.
  • Special investor’s resident visas are issued to foreigners investing at least US$75 000 in the Philippines, allowing them to reside as long as their investment is maintained.

Foreign personnel of regional or area headquarters, respective spouses and unmarried children below 21 years of age may be issued multiple entry visas.

For further information please contact your nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate prior to arrival.