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GENERAL VISA APPLICATION POLICIES

  • All visa applications are subject to evaluation and approval by the Visa Officer.
  • Other documents/papers may also be required by the Visa Officer in support of the visa application.
  • Submission of the basic and additional requirements requested by the consular officer is not an assurance that a visa will be granted.
  • A Philippine visa does not guarantee entry into the Philippines. A Philippine Visa isan endorsement made on a travel document by a consular officer at a Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad denoting that the visa application has been properly examined and that the bearer is permitted to proceed to the Philippines and request permission from the Philippine Immigration authorities at the ports of entries to enter the country. The visa thus issued is not a guarantee that the holder will be automatically admitted into the country, because the admission of foreign nationals into the Philippines is a function of the immigration authorities at the port of entry.
  • Telephone or email inquiries on the status of a visa application will not be entertained by the consular office. Information on any visa application and its status are held in strict confidence. The information on the status and/or result of a visa application will be given only to the applicant or the authorized representative on the day indicated on the receipt.
  • Applicants for temporary visitor's visa should normally apply at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate that has jurisdiction over their place of residence. While some visa applicants may apply at any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad, others are only allowed to apply his/her visa at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate in his country of origin or legal residence.
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Visa processing takes at least 6 working days (excluding weekends and holidays).

Please be informed that the Philippines Consulate General – Dubai has not allowed any agency to process and collect any fees for visa applications for the Philippines. All applications must be submitted personally at the Philippine Consulate General- Dubai. Therefore any transaction with such agency will not be honored.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Personal appearance of applicant.
  2. Accomplished computerized/typewritten visa application forms (two copies).
  3. Two (2) recent passport ID photos taken within 6 months of application.
  4. Machine Readable Passport with validity of at least 6 months from intended date of departure from the Philippines.
  5. Two (2) copies of the applicant’s passport data page.
  6. Photocopy of UAE residence visa (duly translated in English by legal translator if in Arabic).
  • Note: UAE residence visa must be valid beyond the date of departure from the Philippines.
  1. Flight and hotel bookings
  2. Any other requirements or documents requested by the Visa Officer

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS PER TYPE OF VISA

REASON FOR TRAVELLING TO THE PH ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

9a— Temporary Visitor’s Visa for Pleasure (Tourist Visa)

  1. Letter of Guarantee/No Objection from employer (on company letterhead) stating the following: (a) position and/or designation of the applicant; (b) Inclusive period of employment of applicant with the employer; and (c) monthly salary.

NOTE: If applicant is a business proprietor or partner, present original and submit a copy with English translation of the trade license and proprietor or partner in the business entity indicated in the visa application form

  1. Proof of Financial Capacity for international travel such as bank statements, salary certificate, etc.
  2. Hotel booking or invitation letter from Philippine sponsor/contact person or company with a copy of the sponsor’s passport or any identification card/document.

NOTE: Indian nationals who wish to visit the PH for tourism purposes may be granted visa-free entry into the country in any port of entry (major international airports and secondary international hubs) as well as in seaports by passengers on board cruise ships/vessels) for an initial authorized stay not exceeding 14 days, provided they possess the following:

  • Valid American, Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, United Kingdom, or Singaporean multiple-entry or permanent residence permit;
  • An Indian passport valid at least (6) months beyond the date of departure from the Philippines;
  • Return or onward ticket to the next country of destination; and
  • No derogatory record with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration.
9a—Temporary Visitor’s Visa for Minors (17 years old and below)
  1. No Objection letter from the UAE Residence Visa Sponsor stating no objection on the minor's travel and guarantees to cover all expenses related to the travel;
  2. Salary Certificate or 3 months bank statements of the UAE Residence Visa Sponsor;
  3. Copies of Passports and UAE Residence Visas of both parents;
  4. Copies of Passport and UAE Residence visa of the minor;
  5. English Birth Certificate or Report of Birth issued by the Philippine Consulate/Embassy;
  6. If minor is aged 15 years old and below, not travelling with either parent or not coming to a parent in the Philippines, parents must execute a Waiver of Exclusion Grounds (please click -WAIVER OF EXCLUSION GROUND FOR MINORS.
  7. Minors aged 8-17 years old require personal appearance (accompanied by either parent)
9a—Temporary Visitor’s Visa for those whose UAE residence visa is sponsored by an individual
  1. No Objection letter from the UAE Residence Visa Sponsor stating no objection on the applicant’s travel and guarantees to cover all expenses related to the travel;
  2. Passport and UAE Residence Visa of the UAE Residence Visa Sponsor of the applicant;
  3. Salary Certificate or 3 months bank statements of the UAE Residence Visa Sponsor
9a—Temporary Visitor’s Visa for the purpose of recruitment of employees from the Philippines
  1. Original and Photocopy of the Job Order and Special Power of Attorney duly verified and attested by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office and Philippine Consulate General;
  2. No Objection letter from the UAE Residence Visa Sponsor/Company of the applicant;
  3. Salary Certificate or 6 months bank statements of the applicant

9a—Temporary Visitor’s Visa for Religious Workers and Missionaries

  1. Sponsorship/endorsement letter from the religious organization in country of origin
  2. Guarantee letter from the inviting entity in the Philippines stating that it will be responsible for the welfare acts and movement of the visa applicant during his/her stay in the Philippines and it guarantees that   the visa applicant will not be a public charge to the Philippine Government
  3. Certificate of accreditation of sending religious organization

NOTE: All applicants under this category are informed that the visa process (including evaluation and approval) will take at least one (1) month from the date of application and receipt of complete documentation.

9a—Temporary Visitor’s Visa for Business (Business Visa)

  1. Original letter of invitation from reference person or company in the Philippines. The letter must also be signed by the authorized company signatory and notarized in the Philippines.
  2. Official letter from company where employed mentioning applicant’s travel to the Philippines, expected duration of stay.

9b—Transit Visa

Travelling from one country to another via the Philippines.   Transit period is limited to 72 hours. 

  1. Copy of air ticket to show the applicant’s flight details.
9c—Seaman Joining a Ship
  1. Valid Seaman’s Book
  2. Letter from Shipping Company

9e—Diplomatic Visa 

NOTE: Authority to issue 9e visa has to be received by the PH Consulate General from the PH Department of Foreign Affairs before this visa can be issued.

9f—Student Visa

  1. Original notice of acceptance issued by the school to the student with clear impression of school’s dry seal
  2. MOFA-authenticated police clearance
  3. MOFA-authenticated medical certificates
  4. If applicable, original Certificate of Eligibility for Admission issued by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education to the student

NOTE: Authority to issue student visa has to be received by the PH Consulate General from the PH Department of Foreign Affairs before this visa can be issued. Personal appearance of applicant may be required.

9g—Pre-Arranged Employment Visa

  1. MOFA-authenticated police clearance
  2. MOFA-authenticated medical certificates

NOTE: Authority to issue this visa has to be received by the PH Consulate General from the PH Department of Foreign Affairs before this visa can be issued. Personal interview may be required before issuance of visa.

MODES OF RELEASE OF VISA

MODE REQUIREMENTS

Applicant to personally pick-up visa from the Visa Section at designated date and time of release.

Applicants must bring original receipt.

Applicant’s authorized representative to pick-up visa from the Visa Section at designated date and time of release.

Authorized representative must present and submit:

  1. Original receipt of transaction;
  2. Original authorization letter from applicant;
  3. Photocopy of applicant’s passport with signature; and
  4. Photocopy of authorized representative’s passport with signature.