Republic of the Philippines

EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
50 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand 6011

Visa

Nationals of a number of countries with which the Philippines maintains diplomatic relations, including the New Zealand, may avail themselves of visa-free entry into the Philippines, provided their stay will not exceed 30 days.

No-Visa Entry for 30-Day stay under Executive Order 408

NZ citizens who wish to stay more than 30 days in the Philippines and nationals of countries who are not extended the 30-day visa free privilege should apply for a visa before traveling to the Philippines.

Available Visas:
Go to list of NON-IMMIGRANT VISA
Go to list of SPECIAL NON-IMMIGRANT VISA
Go to list of IMMIGRANT VISA

Download copy of Visa Documentary Requirements

NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS

9(a) Temporary Visitor’s Visa
9(b) Transit
9(c) Seaman
9(d) Treaty Traders
9(e) Foreign Government Official
9(f) Student
9(g) Pre-Arranged Employees

Of the above, the most frequently-applied for visa at the Embassy are the 9(a) Temporary Visitor’s Visa, 9(c) Seaman’s Visa, and the 9(e) Foreign Government Official Visa.

For inquiries regarding the other non-immigrant visa types, applicants may call the Philippine Embassy. Applicants may check the Philippine Bureau of Immigration website to check if they need to apply for a visa.

Non-immigrant Visa - 9(a) Temporary Visitor’s Visa

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Lodge Appointment Online here. If submitted personally (please bring email or print out confirmation) or by courier/ mail
  2. Passport of applicant (valid at least 6 months from return date)
  3. Duly-accomplished Non-Immigrant visa form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, and notarized/Justice of Peace, if sent by mail
  4. Photocopy of round trip ticket
  5. One (1) colored photo, passport size, 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.
  6. FOR PLEASURE/ TOURIST ONLY. Proof of Financial Capacity (photocopy of latest bank statement and an employment certificate from the employer indicating position and salary, or affidavit of support).
  7. FOR BUSINESS ONLY. Letter from employer or sponsor of the trip, indicating its specific purpose or nature and length of stay (inclusive dates) in the Philippines, for Tourist Visa (for business only).
  8. For minor visa applicants (below 18) traveling on their own, affidavit of support and guarantee from either parent, as well as photocopy of parent's bank statement.
  9. Police clearance valid for 6 months.
  10. Prepaid signature courier bag
  11. Payment should be Cash or Bank Check (payable to Philippine Embassy). Please refer to embassy's Schedule of Fees here.
  12. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

The Philippine Embassy 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.

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Non-immigrant Visa - 9(c) Seamen

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Lodge Appointment Online here. If submitted personally (please bring email or print out confirmation) or by courier/ mail
  2. Passport of applicant (valid at least 6 months from return date)
  3. Duly-accomplished Non-Immigrant visa form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, and notarized/Justice of Peace, if sent by mail
  4. Travel Itinerary (roundtrip ticket not necessary)
  5. One (1) colored photo, passport size, 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.
  6. Letter from Shipping Company
  7. Crew List
  8. Prepaid signature courier bag
  9. Payment should be Cash or Bank Check (payable to Philippine Embassy). Please refer to embassy's Schedule of Fees.
  10. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

The Philippine Embassy 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.

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Non-immigrant Visa - 9(e) Foreign Government Officials

Holders of diplomatic and official New Zealand 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 Embassy. However, NZ 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 NZ or to their next country of destination.

  1. Lodge Appointment Online here. If submitted personally (please bring email or print out confirmation) or by courier/ mail
  2. Passport of applicant (valid at least 6 months from return date)
  3. Duly-accomplished Non-Immigrant visa form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, and notarized if sent by mail
  4. One (1) colored photo, passport size, 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 NZ government agency requesting issuance of visa or Note Verbale from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  6. Prepaid signature courier bag
  7. Visa fee - gratis

The Philippine Embassy 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.

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SEPCIAL NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS

Special Non-immigrant 47(a) (2) Visa

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Lodge Appointment Online here. If submitted personally (please bring email or print out confirmation) or by courier/ mail
  2. Passport of applicant (valid at least 6 months from return date)
  3. Two copies of duly-accomplished Non Immigrant visa form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, and notarized if sent by mail
  4. Four (4) colored photos, passport size, 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 Foundation or Institute stating that the applicant is connected with such program, which is approved by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs
  6. Two (2) copies of the Medical Examination Report (FA Form No. 11) duly-accomplished by a licensed physician whose signature must be notarized, and which should not be more than six (6) months from date of application
  7. Chest X-ray (CD form)
  8. Certificate of No Police Record or Ministry of Justice Certificate from place of residence of applicant (original and one photocopy)
  9. Prepaid signature courier bag
  10. Visa fee - gratis

The Philippine Embassy 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.

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IMMIGRANT VISAS

13(a) Visa
13(g) Visa

A non-quota immigrant visa may be granted to the spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age of Philippine citizens (13a) and to former Filipinos who have already acquired foreign citizenships including their spouse and unmarried minor children (13g).

13a and 13g visa holders are eligible to apply for duty-free shipment to the Philippines.

Processing time for 13a and g visas is two (2) weeks after complete submission of requirements.

Immigrant Visa - 13(a) Visa

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Send it by courier/mail
  2. Passport of applicant (valid at least 1 year from date of application).
  3. One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of the duly-accomplished Non-Quota or Quota visa form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink
  4. Four (4) identical colored photos, passport size, 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. One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of documentary evidence to prove spouse's Philippine citizenship and to show applicant's relationship to the Philippine citizen, i.e., Philippine passport and marriage contract (original will be returned). NSO Marriage Certificate must be presented if Report of Marriage is not available.
  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).
  7. Chest X-ray, negative, standard size, or in CD (preferable)
  8. Certificate of No Police Record or Ministry of Justice Certificate from place of residence of applicant (original and one photocopy)
  9. One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of evidence of sound financial status (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)
  10. Personal appearance for interview
  11. Prepaid signature courier bag
  12. Payment should be Cash or Bank Check (payable to Philippine Embassy). Please refer to embassy's Schedule of Fees.
  13. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

The Philippine Embassy 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.

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Immigrant Visa - 13(g) Visa

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Send it by courier/mail
  2. Passport of applicant (valid at least 1 year from date of application).
  3. Photocopy of Certificate of Naturalization (original to be presented)
  4. One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of the duly-accomplished Non-Quota or Quota visa form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink
  5. Four (4) identical colored photos, passport size, 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.
  6. One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of documentary evidence to prove applicant’s former Philippine citizenship, as well as proof of legal relationship for foreign spouse and minor children, such as, birth certificate, Philippine passport, marriage contract (original will be returned)
  7. 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)
  8. Chest X-ray, negative, standard size, or in CD (preferable)
  9. Certificate of No Police Record or Ministry of Justice Certificate from place of residence of applicant (original and one photocopy)
  10. Personal appearance for interview
  11. Prepaid signature courier bag
  12. Payment should be Cash or Bank Check (payable to Philippine Embassy). Please refer to embassy's Schedule of Fees.
  13. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

The Philippine Embassy 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.

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