Philippines Visa – How To Apply For A Filipino Visa

The Philippines the next destination on your list? If so, you will not need to obtain a Philippines visa to travel to the Philippines for tourism and business purposes for up to 1 month. If you plan to stay in the Philippines for a period longer than 30 days, you will need to obtain either a business or tourism visa. Also, you should make sure that your passport is valid and in order before your trip to the Philippines. Your passport should have a minimum of 6 months validity left on it after your departure from the Philippines, also your passport should have at least (2) blank visa pages to accommodate for visa stamps.

The Philippines Visa Requirements

Regarding a Philippines visa for tourism, your documents should include your signed United States passport with at least 6 months validity, (2) passport photographs, and an itinerary of your trip. Also, you should provide a copy of your hotel reservations with the applicant’s name on the reservation for the hotel. The Philippines also requires travelers to provide a recent bank statement with the traveler’s name as the account holder, date of the bank statement, and the traveler’s balances in their accounts. Lastly, a Letter of Invitation is included in your documents that show an invite from family or friends.

Regarding a business visa, everything provided for a tourist visa should be included with the addition of a business letter. A business letter should include an introduction of the applicant, the nature of the business that will be conducted on the trip, state the type of visa needed along with preferred validity length, and you will also have to prove sufficient funds for your traveling purposes. The business letter that you provide should be written on the company’s letterhead that you are working for.

Philippines Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of Philippines in DC
1600 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
United States
Phone
202.467.9300
202.467.9363
202.467.9382
Fax
202.328.7614
202.467.9417
Consulate General of Philippines in Illinois
122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603
United States
Phone
312.583.0621
Fax
312.583.0647
Consulate General of Philippines in California
447 Sutter St., 6th Floor, Philippine Center Bldg.
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Phone
415.433.6666
415.269.2090
Fax
415.421.2641
Consulate General of Philippines in New York
556 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10036-5095
United States
Phone
212.764.1330
Fax
212.764.6010
Consulate General of Philippines in Georgia
3400 Peachtree RD NE Suite 630
Atlanta, GA 30326
United States
Phone
404.442.5667
Fax
404.442.5641
Consulate General of Philippines in California
3600 Wilshire Bl., Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Phone
213.639.0980
Fax
213.639.0990
Consulate General of Philippines in Oregon
2662 SW Georgian Place
Portland, OR 97201
United States
Phone
503.679.6682
Fax
503.242.9087
Consulate General of Philippines in Hawaii
2433 Pali Highway
Honolulu, HI 96817
United States
Phone
808.595.6316
808.595.6317
808.595.6318
808.595.6319
Fax
808.595.2581
Consulate General of Philippines in Michigan
10475 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48150
United States
Phone
734.427.9440
Fax
734.427.1701
Consulate General of Philippines in Texas
8315 Navasota Dr
Lantana, TX 76226
United States
Phone
940.728.2222
Consulate General of Philippines in Michigan
10475 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48150
United States
Phone
734.427.9440
Fax
734.427.1701
Consulate General of Philippines in Alaska
251 South Franklin St
Juneau, AK 99801
United States
Phone
907.790.2924

Additional Philippines Information

Capital Manila
Currency Peso (PHP)
Language Filipino, English
Electricity Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 60 Hz
Power sockets: type A / B / C
Country Code +63
Time Zone PST (UTC+8)

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