Visa Waiver Agreements Philippines

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows nationals of 38 participating countries to travel to the United States for stays of 90 days or less without a visa to make a stay. Travelers eligible for the VWP can apply for a visa if they prefer this. Nationals of VWP countries must meet the authorization requirements to travel on vwP without a visa, and therefore some travelers from VWP countries are not allowed to use the program. VWP travelers must have a valid authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before traveling. On July 1, 27, 2013, the Bureau of Immigration began implementing an extended visa waiver for nationals insured for 21 to 30 days, which the Philippine government hopes will boost tourism.[5] Taiwanese citizens need a printed copy of their electronic visa waiver (eTA) and all other entry rules. The fourteen (14) days of visa waiver may be extended by an additional seven (7) days at the Philippine Bureau of Immigration for a maximum stay of twenty-one (21) days, but may not be reassigned to other visa categories. Visa required. Travelers can apply for a visa at the Embassy of the Philippines. Please contact the Embassy in for procedures and requirements for applying for a temporary visitor visa. An updated ESTA application form is available. The new form contains additional questions about the new travel authorization requirements required by law. We encourage travelers who want an ESTA to use the expanded system that helps decide whether to grant a declaration of waiver. There is no separate request for waiver.

The following requirements apply to non-visa-required nationals who intend to travel to the Philippines for more than 30 days and stay in the Philippines and to all visa-required nationals, regardless of their length of stay. Please see the previous section to check if you need a visa. Some visas were introduced by subsequent laws or presidential proclamations that are not considered visas under Section 9 or Section 13 under the Philippine Immigration Act. These visas are called special visas and assigned to groups such as retirees, investors and entrepreneurs. A number of nationalities may enter the Philippines without a visa for short-term stays that do not involve remunerated activities. Others may obtain a travel authorization online, while some may be required to apply for a traditional visa through an embassy or travel agency. Passport Validity: Visitors traveling to the United States must possess passports valid for six months beyond the duration of their intended stay in the United States Citizens of the countries listed in the Six Month Club Update are exempt from the six-month rule and only need a passport valid for their intended length of stay. If you are travelling visa-free under the Visa Waiver Program, your passport must be valid for at least 90 days. If your passport is not valid for 90 days, you will be admitted to the United States until the expiry date of your passport. Note: For each unaccompanied minor, a waiver fee of P3.120.00 must be paid to the Bureau of Immigration Authorities at the port of entry. Nationals of the following countries may enter the Philippines for a stay of thirty (30) days or less without a visa: visa required. Travelers can only apply for a visa at the Embassy of the Philippines in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Nationals of the countries listed below who travel to the Philippines for commercial and tourist purposes may enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided that they have valid tickets for their return to the nearest port of origin or port of destination and that their passports are valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay. Travellers who have committed minor traffic offences that have not resulted in the arrest and/or conviction for the offence may travel without a visa if they are otherwise qualified. . . .