General Information on Visas

A visa is an endorsement on a passport or travel document by a consular officer indicating that the holder may be permitted to enter and stay in the Philippines for a specified period of time. However, it is not a guarantee that the holder will be admitted into the country as visa holders are still subject to normal immigration control at the port of entry. The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is principally responsible for the administration and enforcement of immigration, citizenship, and alien admission and registration laws in accordance with the provisions of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940.

Myanmar and other foreign nationals may enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days provided that they comply with BI requirements. An extension of stay can also be filed at the BI office.

International inbound travellers are required to register with the One Health Pass (OHP) before arriving in the Philippines. Travelers are enjoined to present their proof of valid OHP registration prior to flight boarding. OHP registration is FREE OF CHARGE and neither require nor collect any online payment. You may register only within 2 days (or 48 hours) prior your arrival in the Philippines.

For those who would like to apply for a Philippine visa, the Consular Section of the Embassy is open from Monday to Friday, 9AM - 4PM, except on Myanmar and Philippine holidays. No appointment needed.