Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
New Delhi, India
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Foreigners who wish to study in the Philippines may enter the country using 9(a) temporary visitor’s visa which may be converted into 9(f) student visa or Special Study Permit (SSP) in the Philippines.
The student is responsible for checking the accreditation of his/her prospective university with the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration (BI) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
The processing of visa takes at least two (2) working days from the submission of requirements and interview.
A non-refundable fee of Rs. 2560 for regular processing will be collected upon submission of visa application, payable in demand draft to the Embassy of the Philippines.
Students who have been accepted into a learning institution in the Philippines must comply with the following requirements for issuance of 9(a) visa:
REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUANCE OF 9(A) VISA FOR CONVERSION INTO 9(F) VISA
$11. Formal letter written (typewritten) and signed by the student addressed to The Head, Consular Section, Embassy of the Philippines, 50-N Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi stating the destination (if studying, state name of school or university), specific purpose (if pursuing a degree, state course or program), duration of the course/program (based on academic calendar) or expected stay in the Philippines, and requesting for issuance of appropriate visa. The letter must also indicate the supporting documents accompanying the letter, with tabs, as follows:
Tab “A”: Original letter requesting for issuance of appropriate visa as indicated in number 1 above;
Tab “B”: Completely filled out Visa Application Form;
Tab “C”: Original and photocopy of acceptance letter from the university or learning institution, with required attachments as indicated in number 3 below;
Tab “D”: Proof of payment of tuition as indicated in number 4 below;
Tab “E”: Original and photocopy of Certificate of Eligibility for Admission from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, for students pursuing Medicine or Dentistry. Leave this tab blank when it is not applicable;
Tab “F”: Original and photocopy of Affidavit of Support and Consent duly notarized and authenticated by India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), with attachments as indicated in number 5 below (the attachments need not be photocopied); and
Tab “G”: Copy of return air ticket.
$12. Duly accomplished Visa Application Form, with clear passport-size ID picture of the applicant, with white background. Scanned photo and incompletely filled out application form will not be accepted. (Visa Application Form may be obtained from the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Philippines, New Delhi or downloaded from www.newdelhipe.dfa.gov.ph).
$13. Original and photocopy of the letter of acceptance from the university addressed to the student, printed on the university’s letterhead and bearing the clear imprint of the university’s dry seal and signature of the university’s registrar or its authorized representative.
The letter must state the complete name of the student, his/her passport details, the degree program he/she has been accepted into, and the inclusive semester(s) and school year(s) to complete the program.
The letter must be accompanied by the university’s schedule of all fees to be paid for by the student, simplified in matrix form, for the entire course or program in which the student has been accepted, including fees that involve the conversion of their 9(a) visa into 9(f)
$14. Proof of payment of tuition fee for the first semester (i.e., original official receipt from the university, or wire transfer payable to the name and account of the accepting institution).
$15. If student is pursuing Medicine or Dentistry, original and photocopy of Certificate of Eligibility for Admission from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.
$16. Original and photocopy of Letter of Support and Consent of parents, duly notarized and authenticated by India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), with attached proof of financial capacity to travel and pay for tuition and other expenses (an example of such proof is bank statement bearing the seal of the issuing bank and signature of the bank’s authorized representative, including proof of income and/or employment of parents).
$17. Personal appearance of the student at the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Philippines, for interview.
$18. Return air ticket. The ticket must be valid until or after the completion of the course or program to be taken by the student.
NOTE: The Consular Section of the Embassy of the Philippines will not accept any application filed on behalf of the student by agents of proxies. The Embassy will also require additional documents if it deems necessary, to fully ascertain the authenticity and veracity of documents and information provided to the Embassy.