CURRENT PHILIPPINE ENTRY RESTRICTIONS
AND VISA REGULATIONS
(as of 12 February 2021)
The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) advises the public of the following Supplemental Advisory from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on the Revised Guidelines on the entry to the Philippines of foreign nationals who are allowed to travel to the Philippines at this time:
UPDATE, 18 February 2021 - Please read this BI Advisory on the Revised Guidelines on foreign nationals allowed to travel to the Philippines pursuant to Resolution nos. 97 and 98, series of 2021, of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. (source:https://www.facebook.com/PHinCalgary/posts/1321559601553581) :
PART II - List of Visa Application Requirements for foreign nationals under Item No. 11 of the BI Advisory above.
List of Requirements for VISA Application
A. Applicants must mail their visa application to:
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL, CALGARY
Suite 920 517 10th Avenue South West
Calgary, AB, Canada T2R 0A8
B. Following are the requirements:
1. ORIGINAL Passport with validity period of six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the
Philippines, and photocopy of the passport data page (page with photo).
Note: The visa will be stamped on the passport.
2. Duly accomplished Visa Application Form -- Download Form
Note: The Form must be notarized by a local notary public. Visa application of minors must be signed by the parent. Please write down at the bottom of the form your correct email address where we can reach you.
3. One (1) 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm photo of the applicant taken within the last 6 months. Paste photo on the Visa
Application Form as indicated.
4. Tentative flight/travel itinerary
5. Proof of means of financial income or support, i.e., bank statement, employment certificate, payroll slip,
proof of pension, etc.
6. Visa fee: CAD 43.50 -- Include in the mail a bank draft (personal cheques are not accepted) payable to
the "PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL" (no abbreviation and wrong spelling) and indicating the exact
7. Non-Canadian passport holders need to submit a photocopy of proof of residency in Canada
i.e. permanent resident card, work permit, etc.)
8. Proof of relationship to a Filipino citizen (e.g. Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate)
Note: The Marriage Certificate or Birth Certificate must be copy issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA, formerly National Statistics Office or NSO). If issued by foreign government, ex. Vital Statistics of Canada, the Marriage Certificate or Birth Certificate must be authenticated. Please refer to our page on Authentication procedure at
9. Copy of Filipino spouse's / child's valid Philippine passport
10. Proof that the Filipino spouse, parent/s, and/or child/children of the applicant is/are currently in the
School enrollment records of Filipino child / children in the Philippines;
Philippine immigration arrival stamps on their passports; and/or
Notarized affidavits or certifications signed by local government officials where the Filipino spouse or minor child reside, attesting that they are indeed in their place of residence in the Philippines.
11. Unused, self-stamped, self-addressed return envelope preferably with tracking features (ex. Xpresspost
envelope) to be used in mailing the applicant's passport.
Complete applications must be mailed to the PCG. Personal filing of visa applications is not accepted, but non-Canadians may be required to appear in person.
Visa processing/issuance for COMPLETE applications takes seven (7) working days, counted from the working day after receipt of the application from the mail. Fees and processing time may vary for non-Canadian passport holders.
Applicants are advised to wait for their visa before finalizing flight details.
The PCG is not liable for any delays or loss of documents in the mail, which is a service provided by third parties and not by the PCG.
The PCG is only authorized to issue SINGLE ENTRY 9(a) VISAS valid for 3 months for a stay of 59 days in the Philippines. No other type of visa as well as multiple entry visa will be issued at this time.
A visa is not a guarantee that the holder will be automatically admitted into the Philippines, as the admission of foreign nationals into the Philippines is a function of the immigration authorities at the port of entry.
The list of DOH-accredited hotel quarantine facilities may be found here: http://quarantine.doh.gov.ph/facilities-inspected-as-of-august-24-2020/
You may wish to read PAL's guide on arrival procedures for non-OFWs / foreign nationals at https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/ph/home/covid-19/ArrivingInThePH/ManilaArrivalGuideForNon-OFWs