Philippines Visa Requirements/Process
9(A) Temporary Visitor’s Visa
1. Passport of applicant (valid at least 6 months from return date)
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 (applicant must be a holder of a roundtrip/onward flight ticket out of Manila)
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
6. 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).
7. 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.
8. Self-addressed return envelope, with appropriate stamps for express or priority mail with tracking numbers via US Postal Service, or with pre-paid mailing envelope from private courier
of choice, if Passport with Visa is to be mailed back.
9. Visa fee, according to fee schedule below (non-refundable), payable in cash or money order made payable to “Embassy of the Philippines” (or “Philippine Consulate General”, if application
is made at one of the Philippine Consulates General in the U.S.). Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.
For nationals of countries with visa agreement with the Philippines:
1. Single entry valid for three (3) months US$ 30.00
2. Multiple entry valid for six (6) months US$ 60.00
3. Multiple-entry valid for twelve (12) months US$ 90.00
For nationals of countries without visa agreement with the Philippines:
1. Single entry valid for three (3) months US$ 40.00
2. Multiple entry valid for six (6) months US$ 80.00
3. Multiple-entry valid for twelve (12) months US$ 120.00
Note: The Philippine Embassy/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.
Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG) for Certain Minors
As a rule, minors, who are under 15 years of age and unaccompanied by or not traveling with a parent to the Philippines, are generally excluded from entering the Philippine ports of entry. To avoid exclusion before arrival at Philippine ports,
the minor’s parent/s or guardian needs to submit an Affidavit of Request, Consent and Guarantee for the Issuance of Waiver of Exclusion Ground, duly-authenticated/acknowledged by the Embassy/Consulate General, to the Bureau of Immigration authorities at the port of entry and pay the waiver fee of P3,120.00 for each unaccompanied minor.
To have the Affidavit of Request, Consent and Guarantee duly-authenticated/acknowledged by the
Embassy/Consulate General, please refer to the procedures and requirements for private documents under the Authentication/Acknowledgment link. In addition to the requirements enumerated, please include a copy of the Report of Birth of child, if born abroad, or a copy of the
Report of Marriage
Procedure and Requirements:
Reporting a Marriage Contracted in the United States
(Between Filipinos or a Filipino and a Foreign National)
Present original documents or certified true copies of the Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Divorce Decree, etc. to the Consular Officer/Staff. The original documents will be returned after processing the report of marriage. Kindly collate the following documents and
arrange into sets of five (5) according to the order of documents below:
1. One (1) Cover letter indicating your request to report a marriage with contact information (ex. Mobile/telephone number, email address, and permanent address).
2. Five (5) original duly-accomplished Report of Marriage (ROM) forms. The following entries must be made:
a. Entries must be typewritten or printed legibly in black ink.
b. Entries should be made in the exact format indicated in the ROM form (ex. Date: 18 May 2020, Place: San Francisco, California, USA).
c. The wife should use her maiden name (birth name/ name before marriage) in filling out the ROM form
d. For the civil status of both husband and wife, indicate if Single, Annulled, Divorced, or Widow/Widower.
e. Entries must be at the time of marriage of the spouses/subject.
f. For the signature of the husband and wife:
– If the marriage is reported in person, it will be sworn to and signed by both husband and wife before a Consular Officer/Staff; or
– If submitting the ROM by mail, item 20 in all five (5) duly-accomplished ROM
– If wife is in the Philippines please accomplished the form then signed it in front of a notary, notarized. Then send the original form to you husband for you to sign it as well in front of a notary, notarized. Please send the notarized form including all the requirements to the Consulate to enable us to register your marriage forms must be notarized by a Notary Public. Item 21 and item 22 should be left blank.
3. One (1) original and four (4) photocopies of Affidavit of Delayed Registration of Marriage, duly notarized, when reporting the marriage a year or more after its occurrence. Otherwise, there is no need to submit said Affidavit.
4. Five (5) photocopies of the Marriage Certificate/Contract issued by the Office of Vital Records or any other appropriate office of the State where the marriage took place. The following details must be indicated in the Certificate/Contract:
a. Number of marriages contracted by the parties.
b. If the number of contracted marriages is not shown in the Certificate/Contract, one
(1) certified copy and five (5) showing the number of marriage/s must be additionally submitted.
c. If there is a record of previous marriage of both parties, see additional requirements below.
5. Five (5) photocopies of the Birth Certificate of both husband and wife:
a. For the Filipino National – PSA Authenticated Birth Certificate
b. For the Foreign National – Birth Certificate issued by the country of birth.
6. Five (5) photocopies of valid passport of both husband and wife, together with any of the following:
a. For the Filipino National (proof of Philippine Citizenship) – submit copies of Resident Alien Card/ Permanent Resident Card and/or Philippine Dual Citizenship (Birth Certificate/Report of Birth or Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, and Order of Approval), copy of visa (if tourist, leisure or business purpose), job contract or working permit (if working abroad at the time of marriage).
b. If the Filipino Spouse was a former Filipino citizen and had acquired foreign citizenship (i.e. American) after the marriage – submit copies of Certificate of Naturalization.
For Divorced, Annulled, or Legally Separated Filipino Spouse
1. If divorced/previous marriage is annulled by a foreign court, the foreign judgement must be recognized by a Philippine Court – present one (1) original and provide five (5) photocopies of the Annotated Marriage Certificate issued by the PSA.
2. If previous marriage is annulled in the Philippines – present one (1) original and provide five (5) photocopies of the final order issued by the Philippine Regional Trial Court (RTC)
and one (1) original and five (5) photocopies of the Annotated Marriage Certificate (which indicates the details of the annulment) issued by the PSA.
3. If the divorced Filipino spouse has no record of marriage in PSA – submit photocopies of Divorce Decree / Certificate validated by the Regional Trial Court nearest the spouse’s place of residence in the Philippines.
For Widowed Filipino Spouse
1. One (1) original or certified true copy and five (5) photocopies of the Marriage Certificate
and Death Certificate issued by the PSA or foreign death certificate of the deceased spouse.
For Divorced, Annulled, or Legally Separated Foreign Spouse
1. One (1) original or certified true copy and five (5) photocopies of the foreign decree / decision of the foreign spouse. If the applicant got divorced, annulled, or legally separated not just once, please provide all the said legal document/s. For example, if the applicant got divorced twice, please provide two divorce paper document/s.
For Widowed Foreign Spouse
One (1) original or certified true copy and five (5) photocopies of the Death Certificate of previous spouse. The Consular Officer reserves the right to require additional proof and/or documents from an Online Marriage
Signed affidavit stating Marriage was performed online and make mention if spouse has visa to foreign spouses current country of residence.
Applicant (ex. Certificate of No Marriage Record (CENOMAR), ***Negative Certification of Marriage Record***, etc.) to determine his/her citizenship, identity, or eligibility for registration of marriage under Philippine laws.
The Processing Fee for Report of Marriage is $25.00. Fees are non-refundable and should be made payable to the “Philippine Consulate General” in Money Order, Bank Draft, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check. Cash, personal checks and credit/debit cards are not accepted.
If you wish to send your application by mail:
1. One (1) Cover letter indicating your request to report a marriage with contact information (ex. Mobile/telephone number, email address, and permanent address) through which the Consulate can reach you.
2. Submit all the requirements mentioned above. Item 20 in all five (5) duly-accomplished ROM forms must be notarized by a Notary Public. Item 21 and item 22 should be left blank.
3. Provide a (1) Self-Addressed Stamped Return Envelope with appropriate stamps and tracking number (USPS Express or Priority Mail) or (2) Self-Addressed Prepaid Mailing Envelope from courier of choice labeled with the recipient’s address. Please be reminded of the following:
a. Please do not put the name of the Philippine Consulate as the sender should the Shipping Label is to Bill the Sender.
b. Please do not send white letter envelopes, as your return documents will not fit.
4. Processing Fee of $25.00 payable in money order, bank draft, certified check or cashier’s check, made payable to “Philippine Consulate General”. Please do not enclose cash. Personal Checks are not accepted.
Upon completion of the above-mentioned requirements, mail your documents to this address:
Philippine Consulate General
Attn: Civil Registry Section
447 Sutter Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, California 94108, USA
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, and may track their envelopes at the website of their chosen courier.
When will I get my Marriage Certificate?
It will take around six (6) months to one (1) year from the date of filing a Report of Marriage before the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) can generate an official marriage certificate on security paper with a barcode. Afterwards, you may request online for a hard copy of the official marriage certificate at https://www.psaserbilis.com.ph/. The certificate can be delivered to your US address.
Incomplete applications will be returned to the sender.
The Civil Registry Officer may require additional documents upon assessment of the application depending on the circumstances of the applicant’s birth, marriage, or death. Factors such as citizenship, previous civil status, and other details may affect the status of your application. In this regard, it is important that you submit your contact details along with your application documents (mobile phone and email address) so that the Consulate can reach you immediately.
For Inquiries: Please send an email to [email protected]