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Requirements for the Philippines Visa
iVisa
4 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

The Philippines visa is available online and is known as an Electronic Travel Authorization. Requirements for the visa include filling out an application with your personal information like your passport information, travel and lodging plans, and return flight information.

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Currently, only Taiwanese residents can get an electronic travel authorization, but all foreign citizens going to the Philippines will need a visa unless otherwise noted. You can go to the nearest embassy or consulate to get a paper visa application and fill it out in person at the time you are there.

Electronic Travel Authorization for the Philippines: What is Required to Obtain It

NOTE: Taiwan is the only country as of February 2020 that is allowed to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization. All other nationalities who need a visa will have to get a standard paper visa for the moment. This article provides standard information on visas for the Philippines. Check our Visa Checker Tool to find out more information about what is required for your specific nationality.

What is required to get a visa for the Philippines?

You will need to have your passport and travel plans ready to show officials when you go to the embassy or consulate for the paper application. Those travelers from Taiwan can simply fill out our online form for the electronic travel authorization, which works the same as a paper visa.

How long do I have to use the electronic travel authorization once I receive it?

Your electronic travel authorization is only valid for 30 days after issued so be sure to plan your trip accordingly.

How much will it cost to get a visa or electronic travel authorization for the Philippines?

You will have to pay the standard document fee and possibly an associated processing fee, based on which processing speed you choose at checkout.

  • Standard: USD $123.99
  • Rush: USD $184.99
  • Super Rush: USD $249.99

How many times can I enter the Philippines while holding a visa?

Every travel document has a limit on how many times the traveler can enter the destination country.

For Taiwan citizens holding the Philippines Electronic Travel Authorization, you will have Multiple Entry.

The same time frame should be standard for visas of all types for the Philippines.

Will I be guaranteed entry if I get an eTA or visa?

Not necessarily. Final permission is given by officials once you arrive in the Philippines.

When I have my visa or travel documents, how long can I stay in the Philippines?

The maximum amount of days that you are allowed to stay with an eTA is 30 days in Total.

What is required to fill out the application for a visa or electronic travel authorization?

When applying for the Philippines electronic travel authorization or in-person paper visa, you will need to supply the following information:

  • Accommodation Information - Where are you lodging during your trip? Be able to show receipts or reservations.
  • Payment Method - We accept credit/debit cards as well as PayPal Secure online payment. Check with your local embassy to find out what payment methods they will accept.
  • Current Passport - Your passport must be valid for at least six months past the date you plan to arrive in Taiwan.
  • Travel Itinerary - Customs officials in the Philippines want to see that you plan to exit the country at some point before your travel authorization expires.

How long does it take to process a visa application for the Philippines?

During the application process for the Philippines electronic travel authorization, you will need to select a processing speed. We have three speeds to choose from:

  • Standard - It will take up to 7 Business Days to get your eTA.
  • Rush - It will take up to 5 Business Days to get your eTA.
  • Super Rush - It will take up to 2 Business Days to get your eTA.

Foreign Nationals: The Philippines Visa Application Requirements

If you need a visa application for the Philippines, you can get one at the nearest embassy or consulate. If you are from Taiwan, you are allowed to fill out your application online for the electronic travel authorization. iVisa was created to make online visa forms easy for all travelers.

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