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What you will need: 

*A visa is not required for US Citizens visiting the Philippines for less than 30 days.  For stays over 30 days, you will need the following:

  1. U.S. Passport – You must provide your signed passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months and have a blank page available.
  2. Philippines Visa Application Form – The completed visa application form must be signed and notarizedclick here for a .pdf of the application. Because the application changes on occasion, we’ve also provided a link to the Philippines Embassy website so you may get the most recent version directly from the Embassy website. The application form must be filled out completely and have answers for all fields. It must display your full name as appears in your passport, and it must be signed and notarized.
  3. Washington Express Visas Visa Request Form – filled out completely.
  4. Photographs – Please provide 2 (two) color, passport size photos. The photographs must be printed on photo paper, must be 2″ by 2″ and have a white background, and must have been taken in the last 6 months.
  5. Proof of sufficient funds – a copy of your recent bank statement or a letter from your bank.
  6. Invitation letter – An invitation letter from your host stating your relationship, purpose of travel, length of stay, accommodations and contact information.
  7. Copy of your airline ticket or travel agent itinerary.

*The first step is to contact/email the Embassy of the Philippines at visa@phembassy-us.org and request an appointment. Once an appointment is granted, you can mail us your physical passport/supporting documents to submit them at the embassy.

*The Embassy of Philippines in Washington, DC issues visas for only residents of the following states:  AL, DC, FL, GA, KY, MD, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV.  If you live in a different state, please give us a call.

What you will need: 

*A visa is not required for US Citizens visiting the Philippines for less than 30 days.  For stays over 30 days, you will need the following:

  1. U.S. Passport – You must provide your signed passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months and have a blank page available.
  2. Philippines Visa Application Form – The completed visa application form must be signed and notarizedclick here for a .pdf of the application. Because the application changes on occasion, we’ve also provided a link to the Philippines Embassy website so you may get the most recent version directly from the Embassy website. The application form must be filled out completely and have answers for all fields. It must display your full name as appears in your passport, and it must be signed and notarized.
  3. Washington Express Visas Visa Request Form – filled out completely.
  4. Photographs – Please provide 2 (two) color, passport size photos. The photographs must be printed on photo paper, must be 2″ by 2″ and have a white background, and must have been taken in the last 6 months.
  5. A business letter of introduction from your company (on company letterhead) addressed to the Embassy of Philippines stating the purpose of travel, the name and contact of the company in Philippines you’re visiting, and a financial guarantee for all of your expenses.  Click here to see a sample business letter.
  6. Copy of your airline ticket or travel agent itinerary.

*The first step is to contact/email the Embassy of the Philippines at visa@phembassy-us.org and request an appointment. Once an appointment is granted, you can mail us your physical passport/supporting documents to submit them at the embassy.

*The Embassy of Philippines in Washington, DC issues visas for only residents of the following states:  AL, DC, FL, GA, KY, MD, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV.  If you live in a different state, please give us a call.

Philippines Consular Fees:

  • Single Entry (3 months) – processed in 2-4 days: $30
  • Multiple Entry (6 months) – processed in 2-4 days: $60
  • Multiple Entry (1 year) – processed in 2-4 days: $90

Washington Express Service/Fees:

  • Regular Service (2-4 business days): $175

See our Price List for detailed information about Service Fees and Shipping information.

*Please note, you can also fill out and submit your application for free (excluding embassy fees) by visiting the Philippines Embassy website. We have no affiliation with any government embassy or agency.

Forward Documents To:
1001 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036

We ask that you send the documents listed above via FedEx or UPS so the delivery can be tracked. Please call us at 202-393-3030 to let us know that your documents have been sent. See our Price List for detailed information about Service Fees and Shipping information.

Vaccination against Yellow Fever required, if arriving within 6 days after leaving or transiting countries with infected areas.

Exempt from Yellow Fever vaccination:

– Children under 1 year of age who are, however, subject to isolation or surveillance when indicated.

– Transit passengers not leaving the transit lounge of the airport.
– Those not leaving the airport in the infected countries concerned.
Recommended:
– Malaria prophylaxis. Malaria risk exists throughout the year in areas below 600 m, except in the provinces of Aklan, Bilaran, Bohol, Camiguin, Capiz, Catanduanes, Cebu, Guimaras, Iloilo, Leyte, Masbate, northern Samar, Sequijor and metropolitan Manila. No risk considered to exist in urban areas or in the plains. P. falciparum resistant to Chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine reported. Recommended prevention in risk areas: IV.

  • Passport required.
    – Passport and/or passport replacing documents must be valid for at least 6 months beyond period of intended stay(SEE NOTE 32437).  NOTE 32437: Passports with a validity less than 6 months (not expired) For details, click here

    Visa required, except for Those coming for a max. stay of 21 days provided holding a passport.
    Visa required, except for Passengers able to prove that they are former nationals of the Philippines, For details, click here

    Visa Issuance:
    – On arrival: if required, a visa can be issued for a max. stay of 59 days. FEES: visa fee of USD 50.- (bank exchange slip is mandatory), express fee: PHP 500.-, legal research fee: PHP 10.
    -Minors:
    – Foreign minorsFor details, click here
    – Minors travelling accompanied by parents For details, click here

    Additional Information:

    – Visitors must hold tickets and documents for return/onward journey and sufficient funds to cover their stay.
    – Extension to 21-day stay visa exemption is possible for nationals of the U.S.A. once admitted to the Philippines, For details, click here
    – Length of stays are calculated by starting on the next day after the day of arrival in the Philippines.
    Warning:
    – Non-compliance with visa requirements will result in a fine of PHP 50,000.- and transportation at delivering carrier’s expense to the country of origin.

Helpful Resources

Sample Visa
Business Letter

ETIAS Visa Waiver Postponed

How to confirm an Apostille is authentic

Tips for successful document processing

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