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Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines

Honolulu

           PUBLIC ADVISORY ON VISA ISSUANCE            

Effective 01 April 2022, the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu will resume issuance of visa to foreign nationals. Entry to the Philippines, however, is still subject to the following health and safety requirements and procedures, especially those pertaining to COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and quarantine:

a. Fully vaccinated except minor children below twelve (12) years of age travelling with fully vaccinated foreign parent/s;

b. Carry/possess an acceptable proof of vaccination;

c. Present Negative RT-PCR test taken with 48 hours, or a negative laboratory based Antigen Test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from country of origin/first port of embarkation, excluding layovers, PROVIDED, the passenger has not left the airport premises or was not admitted into the transit country;

d. With passport valid for at least six months at the time of entry;

e. With travel insurance for COVID-19 treatment costs, with a minimum coverage of USD35,000 for the duration of stay in the Philippines; and

f. With valid onward /return ticket to port of origin or next port of destination. Only the following are exempted from the travel insurance and return ticket requirements (items E and F):

1.  Foreign spouses and/or children of Filipino citizens:

2.  Former Filipino citizens with Balikbayan privileges under Republic Act No 9174, including their spouse and/or children who are travelling with them; and

3.  Foreign nationals with valid immigrant visa or non-immigrant visa except 9A visa holders.

Please note that fully vaccinated nationals of countries listed in EO 408 (US included) may enter the Philippines without a visa for visits under 30 days.

For instructions on how to apply for a Philippine visa, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FOR INFORMATION ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO THE PHILIPPINES, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK: ADVISORY ON THE REVISED TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS GUIDELINES FOR ARRIVING FOREIGN NATIONALS

Applicants should email their completed visa application form and copies of the supporting documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for initial evaluation. Once found in order, the Visa Section will email instructions regarding the next steps of the application process.

REQUIREMENTS:

9 (A) Temporary Visitor’s Visa

  1. Actual passport of applicant (valid at least 6 months from return date) and one (1) photocopy of the data page
  2. Duly-accomplished and notarized Non-Immigrant Visa application form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, and notarized if sent by mail
  3. Travel Itinerary (applicant must be a holder of a roundtrip/onward flight ticket out of the Philippines)
  4. One (1) colored photo, 2” x 2”, taken within six months before the date of application, showing a clear front view of applicant’s face, with a white background. No sleeveless attire. Blurred or low quality photos are not accepted.
  5. Proof of Financial Capacity (photocopy of latest bank statement and an employment certificate from the employer indicating position and salary, or affidavit of support), for Tourist Visa (for pleasure only).
  6. Self-addressed return envelope, with appropriate stamps worth USD 8.95 for express or priority mail with tracking numbers via US Postal Service, for mailing of passport with visa.
  7. Visa fee, according to fee schedule below (non-refundable), payable in postal money order or bank check made payable to "Philippine Consulate General". Personal checks are not accepted. 

Note: The Philippine Consulate General assumes no responsibility for any delay or loss in the mail, or while the documents are in the custody of the courier service. The applicant should note the tracking numbers of all envelopes used and submitted. 

Further to standard requirements for a 9(A) visa, following are additional requirements:

FOREIGNERS WITH SPOUSE OR MINOR CHILDREN IN THE PHILIPPINES

  • Proof of filiation (PSA-issued marriage/birth certificate or apostilled copy of marriage/birth certificate) with the Filipino national
  • Proof of Filipino citizenship of spouse/minor child (Philippine government-issued ID indicating Filipino citizenship)
  • Proof that Filipino spouse/minor children is in the Philippines (barangay certificate/current school record of minor children)
  • Invitation letter from Filipino spouse/ guardian of minor child to visit the Philippines

FOREIGNERS WITH THEIR MEDICAL ESCORT FOR MEDICAL REPATRIATION

  • Entry Exemption Document (EED) issued by the DFA
  • Proof of medical emergency
  • Supporting document indicating treatment to be performed in the Philippines

FOREIGNERS WITH OFFICIAL BUSINESS WITH THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT

  • Entry Exemption Documents (EED) issued by the DFA
  • Letter of endorsement from the sponsoring government agency from the Philippines

FOREIGN NATIONALS APPLYING FOR A SPECIAL INVESTOR'S VISA (SIRV)

  • SIRV should apply for a 9(a) Temporary Visitor's visa for their initial entry to the Philippines. Subsequently, they shall file their SIRV application with the Board of Investments (BOI) upon arrival in the Philippines.

Fee for 9 (A) Visa

For nationals of countries with visa agreement with the Philippines: Single entry valid for three (3) months US$ 30.00

For nationals of countries without visa agreement with the Philippines: Single entry valid for three (3) months US$ 40.00

9 (C) Seamen Visa

  1. Actual passport of applicant (valid at least 6 months from return date) and one (1) photocopy of the data page
  2. Duly-accomplished Non-Immigrant Visa application form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, and notarized if sent by mail
  3. Travel Itinerary (roundtrip ticket not necessary)
  4. One (1) colored photo, 2” x 2”, taken within six months before the date of application, showing a clear front view of applicant’s face, with a white background. No sleeveless attire. Blurred or low quality photos are not accepted.
  5. Letter from Shipping Company
  6. Crew List, if applicable
  7. Self-addressed return envelope, with appropriate stamps worth USD 8.95 for express or priority mail with tracking numbers via US Postal Service, for Passport with Visa to be mailed back.
  8. Visa fee of $20.00 (non-refundable), payable in postal money order or bank check made payable to "Philippine Consulate General". Personal checks and credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Note: The Philippine Consulate General assumes no responsibility for any delay or loss in the mail, or while the documents are in the custody of the courier service. The applicant should note the tracking numbers of all envelopes used and submitted. 

9 (E) Foreign Government Officials Visa

Holders of diplomatic and official U.S. passports who will be traveling to the Philippines on official business for a stay not exceeding 30 days no longer need to apply for a diplomatic or official visa with the Philippine Consulate General. U.S. government officials must possess passports that are valid for at least six months beyond the contemplated period of stay in the Philippines and a return ticket to the U.S. or to their next country of destination. 

  1. Actual passport of applicant (valid at least 6 months from return date) and one (1) photocopy of the data page
  2. Duly-accomplished Non-Immigrant Visa application form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, and notarized if sent by mail
  3. One (1) colored photo, 2” x 2”, taken within six months before the date of application, showing a clear front view of applicant’s face, with a white background. No sleeveless attire. Blurred or low quality photos are not accepted.
  4. Letter from US government agency requesting issuance of visa or Note Verbale from US State Department, endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs
  5. Self-addressed return envelope, with appropriate stamps worth USD 8.95 for express or priority mail with tracking numbers via US Postal Service, for Passport with Visa to be mailed back.
  6. Visa fee – gratis

Note: The Consulate General assumes no responsibility for any delay or loss in the mail, or while the documents are in the custody of the courier service. The applicant should note the tracking numbers of all envelopes used and submitted.

Requirements for 13A Immigrant Visas (spouse or unmarried child under twenty-one years of age of a Philippine citizen)

1.   Actual passport of applicant (valid at least 1 year from date of application) and one (1) photocopy of the date page.

2.   Duly-accomplished Immigrant Visa application form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink (One (1) original notarized and one (1) photocopy).

3.   Four (4) identical colored photos, 2″ x 2″, taken within six months before the date of application, showing a clear front view of applicant’s face, against a white background. No sleeveless attire. Blurred or low-quality photos are not accepted.

4.   Documentary evidence to prove Philippine citizenship of spouse/child and show the applicant’s relationship to the Philippine citizen (One (1) original and one (1) photocopy): 

A. Philippine passport of Filipino spouse/child and Birth Certificate of spouse/child issued by the Philippines Statistics Authority; 

B. If married to a Filipino spouse:  Marriage Certificate issued by the Philippines Statistics Authority or Report of Marriage issued by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate (if married outside the Philippines).

C. Copy of US green card or Certificate of Dual Citizenship, if applicable (for Filipino spouses who are residing in the US).

5. Duly notarized letter signed by the Filipino spouse of the applicant’s intention to permanently reside in the Philippines and other reasons for the visa application.

6. Medical Examination Report, duly accomplished by a licensed physician, which should include his contact details, and which should not be more than six (6) months from date of application, together with laboratory reports (original and one photocopy), for  the following tests: 1) stool (ova/parasite and occult blood); 2) urinalysis; and 3) complete blood test (blood serology and chemistry) i.e. HIV, Drugs, UTI.

7.   Chest X-ray, negative, standard size - in CD (preferable).

8. Copy of a proof of vaccination against COVID-19, i.e.. CDC vaccination record card, state issued vaccine records.

9.   Certificate of No Police Record from place of residence of applicant (original and one photocopy)

10.   Proof of financial stability (One (1) original and one (1) photocopy) (e.g. proof of real property, investment/s, bank certification, pension, or notarized Affidavit of Support from a relative in the Philippines, with attached documents to substantiate declaration or claim.)

11.Self-addressed prepaid return envelope, with stamps worth USD 9.00 for express or priority mail with tracking numbers via US Postal Service, or with pre-paid mailing envelope from private courier of choice (Do not use FedEx).

12.Visa fee of $150.00 (non-refundable), payable in cash or money order made payable to “Philippine Consulate General Honolulu, Hawaii.”  Personal checks are not accepted.

Mail complete requirements to:

Visa Section - Consulate General of the Philippines

2433 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, USA

Failure to comply with foregoing requirements shall be grounds to disapprove the visa application.

Please note that processing may take up to 10-15 business days.

Note: The Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu assumes no responsibility for any delay or loss in the mail, or while the documents are in the custody of the courier service. The applicant should note the tracking numbers of all envelopes used and submitted. 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

1. How long can I stay in the Philippines based on my visa?

The period indicated under “Valid From” to “Valid Until” are the inclusive dates during which the visa holder may enter the Philippines.

The “Period of Stay” indicates the continuous period of authorized stay in the Philippines which commences from the date of arrival in the Philippines. This may extend beyond the period of validity of the visa, depending on the date of arrival in the country.

2. Can I stay longer than the authorized period of stay on my visa?

Yes, you may extend your stay in the Philippines through the Philippine Bureau of Immigration. You will find information on how to extend your stay in the Philippines on this page: http://www.immigration.gov.ph/faqs/extensionofstay