Visa Application for Immigrant Visa



On the Temporary Suspension of Visa Issuance and Visa-free Privilege

19 March 2020 – The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) informs the public that it is temporarily suspending visa issuance in all its Foreign Service Posts effective immediately and will be valid and effective until further notice.

The temporary suspension of visa issuance is in light of Proclamation No. 922, dated 08 March 2020, declaring a "State of Public Health Emergency" throughout the Philippines; and Proclamation No. 929, dated 16 March 2020, declaring a "State of Calamity" throughout the Philippines due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

With the temporary suspension, all visa-free privileges including those based on Visa Waiver Agreements, those under Executive Order 408, s.1960, and for holders of Hong Kong and Macau SAR passports, Macau-Portuguese passports, and British National Overseas passports, are likewise temporarily suspended, effective 22 March 2020.

It is to be noted, however, that foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals are exempted from this temporary suspension.

The temporary suspension of visa issuance will deem all previously issued visas canceled, and foreigners with visas issued by Philippine Foreign Service Posts (primarily 9a Temporary Visitor/Tourist visas) will not be allowed entry into the country starting 22 March 2020.

However, visas previously issued to accredited Foreign Government and International Organization officials and their dependents will remain valid and will be honored when entering the country even after said date. The same is true for previously issued visas to foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals.

This temporary suspension has no impact on foreign nationals that are already in the country or on holders of visas issued by other government agencies.



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  1. Attached FA Form No. 3 (Revised 1981) duly accomplished. Download Form

  2. Valid Passport

  3. Four (4) 2”x2” passport pictures signed across the bottom front.

  4. FA Form No. 11 (attached), Medical examination report including HIV test.

  5. Chest X-Ray Plate or in CD format, to be presented to the Philippine Immigration authorities at port of entry (taken within the last six months). The plate/CD must be sealed by the Philippine Consulate General.

  6. Police Clearance from RCMP.

  7. Birth Certificate.

  8. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

  9. Travel Document (Passport) of Spouse.

  10. Evidence of financial support, i.e. letter from the company sponsoring the trip, financial assets, certificate from the bank, etc.

  11. Fee: C$202.50 per applicant (non-refundable, cash or money order only).

  12. Philippine passport of wife or husband; or original copy of birth certificate.

  13. Certificate of Canadian Citizenship.

  14. Personal interview of applicant.

  15. Affidavit stating that applicant(s) intends to reside permanently in the Philippines with the supporting documents such as land titles and other evidence of ownership being disposed of in the country of where he/she is a citizen/resident of – must be duly executed before a notary public in the province of applicant’s residence.

  16. If you are bringing a motor vehicle, please secure a license to import from the Philippine Department of Trade Office. Other requirements will apply.

  17. Other documents deem necessary by the Consular Officer.