General Visa Application Policies 

  • Indian nationals holding a regular passport, regardless of length of stay in the Philippines, require a visa to enter the Philippines. Indian nationals holding a diplomatic or official passport who intends to be in the Philippines for no more than 30 days need not apply for a Philippine visa.
  • Citizens from some countries would not need a visa to enter the Philippines for a stay not exceeding 30 days provided that the passport has a validity of more than 6 months beyond the contemplated stay in the Philippines and has a ticket showing the confirmed flight of departure from the Philippines. Please for the list of those countries which don't need a temporary visitor's visa for a stay of no more than 21 days.
  • Indian nationals may be granted visa-free entry (i.e. no need for Philippine visa) for an initial stay not exceeding fourteen (14) days, provided they meet some requirements. Please visit Announcements, page 3for more details.
  • There is no legal right to a Philippine visa.
  • Indian nationals may apply for a temporary visitor's visa for pleasure (single entry) or for business (single entry, multiple entry for 1 year).
  • All visa applications are subject to evaluation and approval by the Philippine consular officer.
  • Submission of the basic and additional requirements requested by the consular officer is not an assurance that a visa will be granted.
  • A Philippine visa does not guarantee entry into the Philippines. It is just an endorsement made on a travel document by a consular officer at a Philippine Embassy or Consulate denoting that the visa application has been properly examined and that the bearer may be permitted to proceed to the Philippines. However, the final decision to admit a foreign national into the Philippines is a function of the immigration authorities at the port of entry.
  • Telephone inquiries on the status of a visa application will not be entertained by the consular office. Information on any visa application and its status are held in strict confidence. The information on the status and/or result of a visa application will be given only to the applicant or the authorized representative on the day indicated on the claim stub given when we received your visa application.