VISA

ADVISORY

Please be advised that the online Philippine visa application platform is currently under maintenance. In this regard, the Philippine Consulate General is presently accepting applications via email.

For email submission of application for tourist/business visa of Non-Australians, kindly provide the following:

  1. Application form, here is the link: VISA_Melbourne_PCG.pdf
  2. Copy of passport
  3. Certificate of employment (if employed)
  4. Certificate of Business Registration (if self-employed)
  5. Purpose of travel (Letter stating the purpose of travel in the Philippines)
  6. Proof of income (bank statements or payslips)
  7. Australian Grant visa (for non-Australian applicants)

Kindly send the requirements to [email protected]. The Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne will notify visa applicants on the approval or refusal of their visa applications via email.

Please note of the following:

  • Personal appearance is not required until the approval of the visa for affixing of the visa to the applicant’s passport.
  • The Philippine Consulate General may require additional requirements to support the visa application.

Citizens of Australia and other countries listed under Executive Order No. 408 are eligible for visa-free stay in the Philippines for Thirty (30) days. Extension or additional twenty-nine (29) days may also be applied at the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines.

The Philippine Government strictly prohibits entry of foreigners without registration of vaccination history.

The countries with visa-free basis under Executive Order No. 408, s. 1960 | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines.  Countries NOT listed must lodge a visa application via email.

  • 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.
  1. Philippine Tourist and Business Visa can only be filed online using the link below;
  2. After filing online, the completed PDF form with the applicant’s details will be generated;
  3. Download the form, affix your signature, write the date and upload in the portal. This shall deemed the Philippine visa application as submitted;
  4. Kindly send an email with the SIGNED APPLICATION FORM to the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne via email: [email protected];
  5. 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;
  6. For multiple entry visa applications, additional documents may be required;
  7. 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 and Debit Card Only (Please bring the physical card)
  • Please check on this link Schedule of Fees (dfa.gov.ph) .
Foreign nationals traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes may enter the Philippines without visa, provided they:
    1. 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
    2. 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.
    3. 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:
      1. Valid or unexpired Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, Singapore, UK, or US visa or permanent residence permit;
      2. A national passport valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated stay;
      3. Return or onward ticket to the next country of destination;
      4. No derogatory record with the Bureau of Immigration, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), and the International Police (Interpol).
The 14-day visa-free entry may be extended by an additional seven (7) days for a maximum twenty-one (21) days.
  1. 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:
    1. Holders of Hong Kong British passports; and
    2. Mainland Chinese for tourism with a valid or unexpired Australian, Japanese, Canadian, Schengen or US visa.
    The 7-day visa-free entry may be extended by an additional fourteen (14) days to complete a maximum twenty-one (21) days. Hong Kong SAR passport holders may enter the Philippines visa-free for an initial stay of fourteen (14) days.
  2. 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.
  3. Under Operations Order No. SBM-2015-018, MECO ETA holders may enter the Philippines visa-free for an initial stay of thirty (30) days.
  4. 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 .
  1. Andorra
  2. Angola
  3. Antigua and Barbuda
  4. Argentina
  5. Australia
  6. Austria
  7. Bahamas
  8. Bahrain
  9. Barbados
  10. Belgium
  11. Belize
  12. Benin
  13. Bhutan
  14. Bolivia
  15. Botswana
  16. Brazil
  17. Brunei Darussalam
  18. Bulgaria
  19. Burkina Faso
  20. Burundi
  21. Cambodia
  22. Cameroon
  23. Canada
  24. Cape Verde
  25. Central African Republic
  26. Chad
  27. Chile
  28. Colombia
  29. Comoros
  30. Congo
  31. Costa Rica
  32. Cote d’Ivoire
  33. Croatia
  34. Cyprus
  35. Czech Republic
  36. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  37. Denmark
  38. Djibouti
  39. Dominica
  40. Dominican Republic
  1. Ecuador
  2. El Salvador
  3. Equatorial Guinea
  4. Eritrea
  5. Estonia
  6. Ethiopia
  7. Fiji
  8. Finland
  9. France
  10. Gabon
  11. Gambia
  12. Germany
  13. Ghana
  14. Greece
  15. Grenada
  16. Guatemala
  17. Guinea
  18. Guinea Bissau
  19. Guyana
  20. Haiti
  21. Honduras
  22. Hungary
  23. Iceland
  24. Indonesia
  25. Ireland
  26. Israel
  27. Italy
  28. Jamaica
  29. Japan
  30. Kazakhstan
  31. Kenya
  32. Kiribati
  33. Kuwait
  34. Kyrgyzstan
  35. Lao PDR
  36. Latvia
  37. Lesotho
  38. Liberia
  39. Liechtenstein
  40. Lithuania
  1. Luxembourg
  2. Madagascar
  3. Malawi
  4. Malaysia
  5. Maldives
  6. Mali
  7. Malta
  8. Marshall Islands
  9. Mauritania
  10. Mauritius
  11. Mexico
  12. Micronesia
  13. Monaco
  14. Mongolia
  15. Morocco
  16. Mozambique
  17. Myanmar
  18. Namibia
  19. Nepal
  20. Netherlands
  21. New Zealand
  22. Nicaragua
  23. Niger
  24. Norway
  25. Oman
  26. Palau
  27. Panama
  28. Papua New Guinea
  29. Paraguay
  30. Peru
  31. Poland
  32. Portugal
  33. Qatar
  34. Republic of Korea
  35. Romania
  36. Russia
  37. Rwanda
  38. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  39. Saint Lucia
  40. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  1. Samoa
  2. San Marino
  3. Sao Tome and Principe
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. Senegal
  6. Seychelles
  7. Singapore
  8. Slovak Republic
  9. Slovenia
  10. Solomon Islands
  11. South Africa
  12. Spain
  13. Suriname
  14. Swaziland
  15. Sweden
  16. Switzerland
  17. Tajikistan
  18. Thailand
  19. Togo
  20. Trinidad and Tobago
  21. Tunisia
  22. Turkey
  23. Turkmenistan
  24. Tuvalu
  25. Uganda
  26. UAE
  27. UK and Northern Ireland
  28. United Republic of Tanzania
  29. USA
  30. Uruguay
  31. Uzbekistan
  32. Vanuatu
  33. Vatican
  34. Venezuela
  35. Vietnam
  36. Zambia
  37. Zimbabwe

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