A. A visa means an endorsement made on a travel document by the consular officer denoting that the visa application has been properly examined and that the bearer is permitted to proceed to the country of his destination.
B. The granting of a Philippine Visa, however, is not a guarantee that the holder will be admitted into the country. Immigration Officers have authority to grant or deny admission. Visa holders are subject to normal immigration control at the port of entry.
C. Visitors who are issued visas under 9(a) (temporary visitors’ visa) are normally allowed to stay in the Philippines for fifty-nine (59) days for every entry. However, Immigration officers at port of entry may exercise their discretion to allow a stay of less than 59 days. It is advised that applicants for temporary visitor’s visa take note of the above and check the number of days he/she is allowed to stay in the Philippine as stamped on his passport by the Immigration officer at the port of entry.
D. A temporary visitor’s visa may be valid for single or multiple entries. A single-entry visa is valid for entry for three (3) months from the date of issuance. A multiple-entry visa is valid for entry either for six (6) months or one (1) year.
E. The validity of an entry visa should be differentiated from the length of stay in the Philippines. A three-month validity means a person may enter the Philippines within three (3) months from the date of issuance of visa. The length of stay in the Philippines is determined by immigration officials.
F. For holders of collective passports (where several persons are included in one passport), a separate application and payment must be made for each person. All persons included in the passport must be properly identified with two photographs affixed to the passport. The lack of a photograph may serve as sufficient grounds for the denial of visa.
G. Applicants are reminded to submit the complete visa requirements. Incomplete or lack of requirements will result in the delay or denial of applications.
A single-entry visa is valid for a period of three months from the date of issue by the Embassy. It will allow the holder to enter the Philippines and stay for 59 days, this period being counted from the date of his arrival in the Philippines.
Payments should be made in CASH and in Euro only.
Fee for a single-entry visa with 3 months validity of entry: Euro 27
Fee for a multiple-entry visa with 6 months validity of entry: Euro 54
Fee for a multiple-entry visa with one (1) year validity of entry: Euro 81
Visa Extension in the Philippines
When a foreign traveller or tourist plans to stay for more than the 21- or 59-day period, he/she may apply for an extension of the visa at the office of the Bureau of Immigration in Intramuros, Manila. Please check the Bureau’s website at www.immigration.gov.ph for more information.