Passport and visa regulations
|Return ticket required
|Other EU countries
Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay.
A visa is generally required for the Philippines except for: Tourists from the following countries listed in the table above for stays of up to 30 days (arrival and departure days count) provided they hold a 6 month visa over the stay valid passport, valid return/onward travel tickets confirmed by the travel agency and sufficient funds are: EU countries, Switzerland and Turkey.
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Germany and Austria German, Austrian and Turkish nationals residing in Germany or Austria receive a visa free of charge for a stay of up to 30 days upon arrival. Tourist visa for EU citizens €54 (multiple entries, within 6 months, 59 days stay, valid for six months). 81 € (several entries within one year, 59 days stay, valid for one year). Switzerland Swiss and Turkish citizens residing in Switzerland receive a visa free of charge for a stay of up to 30 days upon arrival. Tourist visa for EU citizens and Swiss 30 CHF (single entry, valid for 3 months). 60 CHF (multiple entries, valid for 6 months). 90 CHF (multiple entries, valid for 1 year). Anyone planning a stay of more than 30 days can obtain visas that are valid for 6 months to extend their stay.
Visa types and costs
Visit Visa (single entry) and Business Visa (multiple entry).
Visitor visa: 3 months for a stay of up to 59 days from the date of entry. Business Visa: 6 months or 1 year for a stay of up to 59 days from the date of entry.
Travelers who otherwise require a visa, who fly on within 24 hours, do not leave the transit area and have a booking confirmation for the seats in the aircraft do not require a transit visa. Further information can be obtained from the relevant diplomatic missions. In person or by post at the consulate or embassy.
(a) 1 application form (can be downloaded from the Embassy’s website). (b) 1 recent color passport photograph. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay. (d) Copy of the return or onward ticket. (e) Proof of Sufficient Funds. (f) Fee (in cash when applying (also by post in cash). Business trips also: (g) Letter from your own company with details of the reason for the trip and confirmation of the assumption of costs. When applying by post, a stamped, registered return envelope must be enclosed.
Approx. 5 business days. The application documents should be received by the responsible consular representation of the Philippines 4-5 weeks before the planned departure. Application in Berlin: In very urgent cases, processing possible in 1 working day (visa fee + 10 €).
Proof of sufficient funds
Foreigners must have sufficient funds during their stay.
Documents required upon entry
Passport, return or onward ticket confirmed by travel agent and sufficient funds.
Extension of stay
The stay can be extended up to 59 days at the Bureau of Immigration, Intramuros, Manila, or at one of the regional offices. The total stay limit of one year may not be exceeded. The visas are valid for 6 months. A valid return ticket is required for this. The renewal processing fee is currently 3,050 PP.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: Unaccompanied children under 15 and minors under 15 who are only accompanied by a parent/legal guardian need a “Travel Permit” from the responsible Philippine Embassy, in which the non-accompanying parents confirm that they agree to the trip are. Since this regulation has recently been enforced more tightly, it is advisable to contact the Philippine embassy in advance. Philippine law provides for a fee of 3120 PP (approx. €51) to be charged for each of these persons to enter the country and their passport to be retained at the airport until they leave the country. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible. Since June 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (including within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible. Since June 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (including within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Entry with pets
A veterinary health certificate from the country of origin and an import permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry are required for all pets. The health certificate, no more than 30 days old, must confirm that the animal is healthy and that the animal was not exposed to any contagious diseases at the place of origin. Furthermore, the form “Certification of Authenticity” from the responsible Philippine consulate is required (fee: approx. 20 US$). A rabies vaccination certificate is also required for dogs and cats. The transporting airline must notify the quarantine inspector 24 hours before arrival of the animal’s arrival.