- DO NOT BOOK FLIGHT TICKETS UNTIL ISSUANCE OF THE PHILIPPINE VISA
- The start date of the validity of the Philippine visa is on the date of the issuance thereof. It is important that your travel to the Philippines is within the duration of the visa validity.
- Processing time:
- Single-Entry Visa (3 Months Validity) process may take 7-10 working days.
- Multiple-Entry Visas (6 Months Validity / 1 Year Validity) are subject to the approval of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs and it may take 6 weeks or more.
- Other visa types are subject to the approval of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.
- All Filipino/foreign nationals traveling to the Philippines must register and declare their vaccination history to online health pass through this link:
https://etravel.gov.ph/ . Registration to E-travel is free. Ensure that you save a copy of the QR code produced at the end of the registration.
- Philippine Tourist and Business Visa can only be filed online using the link below;
- After filing online, the completed PDF form with the applicant’s details will be generated;
- Download the form, affix your signature, write the date and upload in the portal. This shall deemed the Philippine visa application as submitted;
- Kindly send an email with the SIGNED APPLICATION FORM to the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne via email: [email protected];
- The Philippine Consulate will send a notification via the CONSULAR EMAIL upon approval of the application and the applicant will be advised to submit the ORIGINAL PASSPORT and any supporting documents indicated in the visa application form for visa issuance;
- For multiple entry visa applications, additional documents may be required;
- For non-Australians/other foreign nationals, additional documents may be required.
- 9(a) Temporary Visitor Visa (Tourism/Business)
- 9(a-1) visa for Business Visitors
- 9(a-2) visa for Tourism or Leisure Visitors
- 9(a-3) visa for Medical Treatment Visitors
- 9(a-4) visa for private Yachtmen/Sailors
- 9(a-5) visa for Filmmaking Visitors
- 9(a-6) visa for Journalism Visitors
- 9(a-7) visa for Athletic and Performing Arts Visitors
- 9(a-8) visa for Visitors and Other Purposes
- 9(b) Transit Visa
- 9(c) Seaman Visa
- 13(a) visa for Non-Quota Immigrant
- For other visas, send an email to [email protected]
After lodgement of applications for Philippine visas, kindly mail the following requirements to the Philippine Consulate General with address:
Level 10, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000 Victoria, Australia:
- Original Passport
- Duly signed online application form
- Supporting documents indicated in the application form
- Visa Fee in Australian Post Money Order payable to the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne
- Return envelope (Australia Post express prepaid envelope)
- For personal payment at the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne – CASH PAYMENT ONLY
- Please check on this link Schedule of Fees (dfa.gov.ph) .
- Qualify as former Filipino citizens with Balikbayan privilege under Republic Act No. 9174, including their spouse and/or children who are not balikbayans in their own right and are traveling with them to the Philippines (provided they are not restricted nationals); OR
- Are a citizen or national of a country entitled to stay in the Philippines not exceeding thirty (30) days under Executive Order 408, S. 1960, as amended.
- Indian nationals may be granted a visa-free entry for an initial stay not exceeding fourteen (14) days under the Foreign Service Circular (FSC) No. 36-12, provided, that they possess:
- Valid or unexpired Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, Singapore, UK, or US visa or permanent residence permit;
- A national passport valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated stay;
- Return or onward ticket to the next country of destination;
- No derogatory record with the Bureau of Immigration, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), and the International Police (Interpol).
- Under FSC No. 112-11, the following may enter the Philippines without a visa for an initial stay not exceeding seven (7) days provided that they possess a return or onward ticket:
- Holders of Hong Kong British passports; and
- Mainland Chinese for tourism with a valid or unexpired Australian, Japanese, Canadian, Schengen or US visa.
- Under FSC No. 122-11, Macau SAR passport holders may enter the Philippines without a visa for an initial stay of fourteen (14) days, provided that they possess a return or onward ticket.
- Under Operations Order No. SBM-2015-018, MECO ETA holders may enter the Philippines visa-free for an initial stay of thirty (30) days.
- Subject to the entry, testing and quarantine protocols for Foreign Nationals under the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolution No. 160-B dated 03 February 2022 (https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2022/02feb/20220203-RESO-160B-RRD.pdf ) and all prevailing Bureau of Immigration Advisories
- A Filipino citizen who has been continuously out of the Philippines for a period of at least one (1) year, a Filipino overseas worker, or a former Filipino citizen and his or her family
- A Filipino citizen or former Filipino traveling with a foreign spouse or children, may avail the visa-free basis for a maximum stay of ONE (1) YEAR in the Philippines.
- Requirements (to be presented with the Philippine Immigration):
- Copy of Birth certificate or Philippine passport of Former Filipino
- Copy of Marriage Certificate/Report of Marriage
For more details, please click the link below:
Republic Act No. 6768 | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines
Republic Act No. 9174 | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines
- Thirty (30) days shall start a day after the arrival of the foreign nationals in the Philippines.
- If you wish to stay for more than Thirty (30) days, you may apply for a 9(a) visa with a maximum stay of Fifty-nine (59) days.
- The Philippine Government strictly prohibits entry of foreigners without registration of vaccination history.
- Nationals from countries NOT listed in the above categories for visa-free stay must lodge a visa application.
The countries with visa-free basis under Executive Order No. 408, s. 1960 | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines .